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Q:Hi, I was wondering if the cable hooks the batteries in series? It looks like you cannot hook red to red and black to black on both sides. Is it red to black and black to red going in to the second battery, or do you keep the polarities matched?
A:The chaining cable connects the Extreme 350s in parallel. Red to red and black to black
A:The cable hooks between the two power packs/batteries and the batteries stack. It is red to red, black to black.
Q:I have purchased an Extreme 350 power pack and 3 Boulder 30 Solar panels. I want to connect a 12 volt RV battery to the second output receptacle to enhance the storage volume instead if adding, (chaining)a second Extreme 350 at this port. Will the Extreme 350 be able to recognize and use a RV battery to prolong useable time between sun cycles, (exposure to light) from the solar panels?
A:Please contact our Support Team at email@example.com or 1-888-794-6250 with the Ah specs of your 12V battery and we can assist you with your set up.
Q:Can I chain the following together Escape 150 and Extreme 350? I have the suitcase style panel.
A:No, you cannot chain the Escape 150 and Extreme 350 as they have different amp hour batteries.
Q:I have an Extreme 350i.
A:Thanks for contacting Goal Zero!
A:No this product can not be daisy chained to a car battery for more power.
Q:Hi, if I chain two Extreme 350, can I use two chargers one for each 350 to charge them while they are chained? Thanks
A:Yes you can charge both of them at the same time.
A:Yes it is possible to have two chargers connected to each chained 350.
Q:This question is on the Web site with 2 opposite answers. Which answer is correct? What increases: run time or watts?
A:Theoretically, you should be able to add capacity by chaining. However the inverted is rated at 400W and that's the limiting factor. Chaining will give you more watt-hours.
A:One answer is wrong, you only increase the run time I asked a staff member last week. It will remain the same watts as the Inverter just adds a second battery or second battery and inverter depending on what you chain a 350 or 400 it will increase the run time probably double. I have noticed some of the answers on here are wrong and have to be corrected by a staff member. If you do not know solar electric or do not have experience with owning these products please consider letting someone who does answer. I would not have answered if I had not just asked this question by email and had it answered by support staff.
A:The Extreme 350 Power Pack is equipped with 30 amp internal fuses and is capable of 400 watt maximum power draw or use. Approximately 13.33 volts times 30 amps equals 400 watts. Up to 4 Extreme 350 Power Packs can be chained together using the Extreme 350 Chaining Cable. This is a parallel connection so voltage doesn't increase. Available wattage would increase except there is a 400 watt maximum power draw. Therefore up to 400 watts of power can be used at one time but run time would increase depending on how many units were chained together. Chaining 2 Power Packs would double run time, chaining 3 power packs would triple run time, and chaining 4 power packs would quadruple run time.
A:The maximum output would be 400 watts at a time through the inverter. Chaining the devices together does not increase the amount of power given to a device it simply increases the amount of additional power available. It would give you more time to run your devices.
Q:Can I use this chaining cable to connect an Extreme 350 to my Yeti?
A:Chaining the Extreme 350 with the Yeti 1250 is not recommended. The battery on the Extreme 350 is 33 Ah and the Yeti 1250 is 100 Ah. When chained they recharge and discharge at the exact same rate and the 33 Ah battery would try to go above it's storage limit to match up with the 100 Ah battery. The real issue is when you are discharging them, you are able to draw up to 100 amps on the and be ok. but if you tried to darw that much fomr a 33 Ah battery then you would damage it. Chaining the same battery types is the ideal scenario
Q:Is it possible/feasible to chain an Extreme 350 and a Yeti 1250? Will this actually give me a 1500+ watt capacity?
A:No, you cannot chain an Extreme 350 to a Yeti 1250 because the batteries have different amperage. Chaning two different amperage batteries together will result in damage to the batteries.
A:It is possible to chain more than one Extreme 350 through the Anderson input port on the 1250. I have two 350s chained this way. I have 8 Boulder 30s going into the Yeti and four more Boulder 30s going into each of the 350s. I am powering an intermittent 380 watt load. This configuration allows me to run completely solar for this application.
Q:When you chain two or more battery packs together do they both deplete at an even rate together? If you chain a completely charged battery pack to a battery pack that is, say 50% depleted, does the full battery recharge the 50% so they are both at 75%? Also, do you leave them chained to recharge?
A:That is correct! So when you chain batteries you will want to leave them for a few hours to allow them to equalize charges.
A:Yes they will evenly disperse and charge at the same rate chained together. The voltage output will be the same unless there is a bad battery or cell. In which case the battery may overheat and cause a fire.
Q:1: are chaining cables promised jan'13 in stock to chain addl agm battery to my yeti 1250?
A:1. You will need to call in and request those cables.
Q:If an Extreme 350 can power a 400 watt device, does chaining two Extreme 350's together allow you to power higer watt devices or still limit you to 400 watts but could double your time the device could be powered?
A:The limitation on the system is the inverter, not the batteries. The inverter has a maximum of 400 watts. Chaining 2 350s together allows one to still only get 400 watts per inverter but allows the inverter to run longer. Due to system constraints the amount of time would not be double.
A:Great question! Chaining batteries will not increase your watts, but will only increase the run time you get out of the batteries.
A:Each one provides 400 watts, so if you connect 3 to each other you have 1200 watts
Q:can i use this to chain the yeti 1250 to another yeti 1250
A:No. We will have another chaining cable for that in the next few weeks. Give us a call for more details.
A:Yes, the cable will work. The Extreme 350 and the Yeti 350 use the same kind of chaining ports.
Q:Could this be used to chain solar panels together?
A:No. This is used to link power units such as extreme 350s or yetis together. There are other cables to link solar panels together.
A:No, this cord is only for chaining additional Extreme 350 units together.
Q:When chaining two Yeti 1250 together do I need one chaining cable or two?
A:You'll need one chaining cable. The cable has two conductors with a polarity correcting plug to prevent plugging in in the wrong direction. I have also successfully chained my two extreme 350s to my yeti. This is not an "officially sanctioned" use by goal zero but it worked. (and worked far better than i was led to believe it would!) I love goal zero stuff. It's the gear I've been waiting for for decades. I keep finding new and useful ways to be it together to get the results I need.
A:You need to chain them in Parallel, or in other word connecting the positive to the positive and the negative to the negative. You will only need one chaining cable.
Q:Will there be a cable like this that can be usable for chaining a Yeti 1250 to another deep cycle battery?
A:Yes. We will be having those on our site this November.
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Comments about Anderson Chaining Cable:
I am using this product to connect the Yetti 400 to extreme 350. It works great in chaining the two, but it is difficult to position the two "batteries" because of the inflexible design (and disconnects too easily).
Comments about Anderson Chaining Cable:
This Allows me to use my 2 extreme 350s together. At large draws on the batteries due to heavy inverter loads, this allows my equipment to keep running. The cable is a little stiff and you must stack the battery packs to get it to work its best. A minor consideration but one to be aware of.