With so many quality Power Stations on the market, choosing the best option can be rather difficult. Today we will be comparing the three most popular solar generators: The Goal Zero Yeti X Line of Solar Generators, The increasingly popular EcoFlow Delta 1300 and finally the Nature’s Generator Standard and Elite.
Hopefully by the end of our journey you will have a better understanding of how these units differ, and which one is best suited for your needs.
One of the most important specs to consider when choosing the proper solar generator is the storage capacity. This dictates how much power you can store in the system at any given time. The larger the battery (typically displayed in Watt Hours (Wh) or Amp Hours (AH)); the longer the run times will be.
Below you will find a diagram showing the differences between our three contenders:
Solar Input & Recharging Speed
The speed at which a unit can recharge is certainly an important feature. A faster recharge rate will give way to accessing more potential power. All of these units can output power while receiving a charge. This process will offset outgoing power effectively increasing your general run times.
Recharge speed is directly related to Solar input capabilities. Therefore, a higher solar input allowance will allow you to not only recharge quicker but output more power during daylight hours. If you intend on relying heavily on solar panels for power production, then choosing a generator with a high input allowance is very important.
Below you will find a diagram displaying maximum solar input and any fast-charging features when recharging with AC power.
The power output is limited to the integrated inverter’s specifications. While an important feature, the appliances that are ideal for these types of units all draw a relatively similar amount of power to run.
Just be sure to confirm that the number of watts you intend on outputting does not exceed the continuous watt draw rating for the inverter found in the power station of your choosing.
Please see below the diagram comparing the in-built inverters:
Size & Weight
The size and weight are very important specifications for consumers who intend on using their generators in a portable fashion. Whether its powering your Television and Cooler at a tailgating event or using a powerpack for mobile RV use.
Below you will find all the listed weights and dimensions for each of our participating Generators:
Being able to increase the size of your system down the road is a very valuable feature. This way, if your power requirements increase in the future, you can simply purchase an easy to connect expansion battery and continue to power all of the items you desire.
The majority of generators we are looking at today have this ability. Please review the chart below for additional information on this process:
Each Power Station has a few special characteristics that are unique. We recommend considering these lesser known features when making your decision.
We took the liberty of assembling a few of those unique features in the below diagram:
Picking between the Goal Zero Yeti, Ecoflow Delta 1300 and Natures Generator may not be an easy decision, but we can honestly say there is no wrong choice. If you are unsure as to which model will work best for you; as always, we are just a phone call away (877-548-3387) and are happy to offer our expertise on all of your Solar Generator needs!