There are dozens of portable power stations on the market. But the problem is how to pick the one that meets your purpose? How do these battery generators compete with each other? Side by side comparison is the answer to these questions. In this post, I will give you an in-depth comparison of Maxoak Bluetti EB150 (1000W/1500WH) and Goal Zero Yeti 1000 (1000W 1045WH).

You can also read my in-depth review of EB150 here. I have been using it for a while and it is amazing.

The exact models I am comparing in this article are as below

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What’s in the box?

Both Bluetti and Yeti 1000 come in a massive package. My Bluetti station was delivered via FedEx. The following are the box contents.

Bluetti EB150

  • PV Solar Charge Cable (7909 to MC4)
  • AC Wall Charger (including AC input charging cable)
  • EB150 Solar Power Generator
  • User Manual
  • Warranty Card
  • Certificate of Qualification

Goal Zero Yeti 1000

  • Yeti 1000 Lithium Power Station
  • Wall Charger
  • User Manual
  • Warranty Card

First Impressions

Aesthetics of power stations shouldn’t matter much as long as it serves the purpose. But since the power stations are quite heavy, its better if we have a comfortable handle to carry it around. Bluetti has a single handle whereas Yeti has 2 handles, one each on either side. Bluetti can be carried with one hand while Yeti needs two hands!

Goal Zero weighs 40 lbs whereas Bluetti EB150 weighs just around 35 lbs.

Bluetti EB150 vs Goal Zero Yeti 1000

Find the number of ports and their power rating in the below table.

Yeti 1000 Bluetti EB150
AC Power Outlets (110V) 2 Ports 1500W each 2 Ports 1000W each
USB Ports 2 Ports 5V 4 Ports 3A Max
USB C Ports 1 60W PD In/Out, 1 Quick Charge Port(18W) 1 Port 45W
DC Car Port 12V 10A 12V 9A
Solar/DC Input Port 14 – 22V 16 – 60V / 10A
Digital Display Yes Yes
AC On/Off Switch Yes Yes
DC On/Off Switch Yes Yes
Overload Protection Yes Yes

Battery Capacity and Power

When you consider a portable generator, both Power and Battery capacity are important in their own terms. But when it comes to choosing one, it completely depends on your applications. If you want to run power appliance you need more power capacity which is watts. But, if you want to run an appliance for longer duration battery capacity becomes important i.e watt-hours.

A simple example to make you understand the difference is to consider an appliance of 1500W. Now to run this appliance you need a power station of power capacity 1500W or higher.

Suppose you want to run a 250W blender. With a power station of battery capacity 1000Wh, you can run for 4hrs whereas 1500Wh power station can run it for 6hrs. (Assuming 100% efficiency)

Basically power capacity is how much power can the power station drive whereas battery capacity is how long the appliance can run.

Goal Zero Yeti 1000 Bluetti EB150
Power 1500W 1000W
Battery Capacity 1045Wh 1500Wh
Surge 3000W 1000W

It is pretty simple here. If you need power you lose battery capacity and vice-versa. So it completely depends on what appliance you need to use. If you wish to use a low power appliance then blindly go for Bluetti.

Charging

Both Bluetti and Yeti supports multiple charging methods. Have a look at the below table to have an idea of charging time.

AC Wall Outlet ~18 Hours for a full charge ~10 Hours for a full charge
Solar Panel 2x100W Panel (~8 Hours) Supports 500W Panel
Car Yes (~14 Hours) No

Car charging is super helpful when you are on a trip and Yeti has got this option covered.

But Bluetti charges way faster than Yeti which is also an important feature.

Bluetti vs Yeti

Performance

The following table gives you an idea of EB150 and Yeti 1000 in performance.

Appliance Yeti 1000 Bluetti EB150
Laptop (80W) 12+ Times 18+ Times
LCD TV (150W) 7 Hours 9 Hours
Smartphone (8W) 100+ Times 175+ Times
Desktop Computer (200W) 5 Hours 7 Hours
Ceiling Fan (52 inch) 17 hours 1 Day
Microwave Oven (1100W) 60 Minutes 90 Minutes
Instant Pot Cooker (900W) 65 Minutes 100 Minutes
Corded Drilling Machine (600W) 1.7 Hours 2 Hours
Washing Machine (900W) 70 Minutes 1.5 Hours
Blender (250W) 4 Hours 5.5 Hours
Electric Clothes Dryer (1700W) No No
Toaster (650W) 100 Minutes 2 Hours
Electric Kettle (1300W) No No
Portable Refrigerator (70W) 15 Hours 20 Hours
Mini Vacuum Cleaner (250W) 4 Hours 5.5 Hours
Surveillance/Wifi Camera (5W) 9 Days 11 Days

*Based on efficiency numbers may vary. It is just a rough idea

With Bluetti you can run an appliance for a long duration because of battery capacity. But Yeti has a surge capacity of 3000W that can help you turn on power appliance at least for some short duration.

Yeti 1000 Vs. Bluetti EB150: Which one to consider

Even though both of these battery stations are similar in features, there are some significant differences in technical aspects and pricing. Also, Goal Zero Yeti 1000 is a smart device that lets you control it via your smartphone. This is a cool feature most of the other batteries lack. Consider the following points before buying the products.

Buy Bluetti EB150 If:

  • You need more battery capacity (watt-hours)
  • You are looking for an affordable generator
  • Need to charge faster & easy to carry around
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Maxoak Bluetti EB150 Review

Buy Yeti 1000 If:

  • You like to more have the surge capacity
  • You care about aesthetics and smart connectivity
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Bluetti EB150 is pretty affordable when compared to many other 1000W power stations

If you have any concerns or questions, do leave a comment and I will be happy to answer them.

Last update on 2020-07-03 / Links / Images from Amazon PAAPI