How to Prepare for Power Outages

candle in case of power outage

Summer storms can crop up, unexpectedly, out of the bluest of skies, and lead to power outages. While a storm rages on, focusing on avoiding the immediate danger is, of course, the most important thing. But when the storm is over, sometimes the power remains out for the following few days or even a week.

In the summer, you may not miss your heating as much, but it’s still important to be able to cook proper meals and have access to hot water.

Of course, you could build a fire outside and cook your meals that way. Or you can use a camping grill or stove that you might have on hand.

But today, we’re here to introduce you to another option that’s more exciting and super environmentally friendly! It’s our Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator, and it’s the epitome of reliable, unlimited backup power. It can soak up energy from your wall, your car or (and this is ideal) from the sun. And with a capacity of 1200Wh and 100Ah, it’s perfect for charging whatever appliances you can’t do without! It’ll charge…

  • Yeti 1250 is perfect for power outagesLaptops
  • Fridges
  • Other kitchen appliances
  • TV’s
  • Lights

The Yeti 1250 can also power your devices through USB, 12V or AC Inverter so you’ll never be without power.

This may not be a spontaneous purchase, but if you’re interested in minimizing your carbon footprint and going green this generator might be for you! We also carry some other similar products, so please check them out as well.

You won’t regret the consideration. And if you find yourself without power one day—which is pretty much inevitable—you’ll be prepared for the emergency!

-Article contributed by Sophie Wooding – Avid gardener and cyclist in Victoria, BC and Content Writer for Frontier.io

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2 thoughts on “How to Prepare for Power Outages

  1. Jim Puskas says:

    I have it on good authority (Electrical Engineering) that a Li-ion battery should never be charged at a temp. below freezing (0 C), and that not only will the battery be damaged, it is liable to explode later. So, in most of Canada, a Li-ion backup, whether charged from a solar cell or otherwise needs to be kept indoors at more or less room temperature. But if we lose power during the winter, we will be without heat. This appears to be a no-win situation for us. So is your proposed solution an “only in USA” remedy?.

    1. Alison Stewart says:

      Hi Jim,

      You are absolutely correct that Lithium batteries are not ideal in extreme cold, and that even lead-acid options lose capacity under 0C. Being a proudly Canadian company we looked into this with the manufacturer of our Yeti generator line before carrying the units.

      According to the experts, a cooler (or other insulating storage container) can be used to hold the Yetis in extreme cold. The heat the generator creates while it runs combined with insulation is enough to keep the unit filling all your power needs safely and without capacity loss.

      We hope this addresses your concerns. Please let us know if you have any other questions and thank you for your thoughtful comment!

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