Backup batteries are handy to have for mobile phones, tablets and laptops. And now you can get a backup battery for your refrigerator, too! In fact, the Goal Zero Yeti 1400 Lithium Portable Power Station functions just like a 1,500-watt gas-powered generator. That’s enough power to run a circular saw, operate a 1/3-hp sump pump or keep a refrigerator cold for one or two days in a power outage. And because there’s no engine exhaust to worry about, this power station can be parked indoors.
The Yeti 1400 will charge in 25 hours when plugged into a wall outlet. And for you off-the-grid types, it can also be charged with solar panels (sold separately). When it’s not in use, the unit will hold a charge for up to 18 months. A display screen gives an estimated run-time and a recharge completion time. At $2,000, this puppy isn’t cheap, but it might be just the ticket if you need portable power or want power-outage peace of mind without having to mess with a gas engine. You can learn more, find a retailer or buy the Yeti 1400 at goalzero.com.