The Forty2 Solar Generator
Say Hello to the Forty2
An all-in-one system, the heavy duty Forty2 combines solar charging, power storage, and wall outlet level power in an easy to use, portable unit. Consider it your unlimited range extension cord for your devices. Wherever you go, you’ll have the power.
Easy to Use
The Forty2’s clamshell design is incredibly easy to use. How easy? On a recent trip to Haiti we communicated the simple instructions to a pastor despite neither of us speaking the other’s language. To charge, simply open the case and expose the panels to sky. To use, plug your devices into the built in electrical outlets and turn it on.
There is no all-in-one system that can compare to the solar charging capabilities of the Forty2.
|Solar Generator||Max Solar Charge||Time to Fully Recharge Battery|
|Peppermint Forty2 Pro||180 watts||3 – 4 hours|
|Goal Zero Yeti 400 Kit||20 watts||40 – 80 hours|
|Aspect Solar Sunsocket||60 watts||5 – 9 hours|
The Forty2 has two 90 watt solar panels made of Monocrystalline silicon, the most efficient solar panel material in the industry. You will not find this much power in any other kit, and certainly not in an all-in-one system. You may also charge the Forty2 from an outlet with the wall charger (sold separately).
The Forty2 comes in three storage sizes: 500, 1,000, and 2,000 watt hours, in light weight Lithium Ion battery technology.
To put that into perspective, see the chart below on how long you can power your devices.
The Forty2 provides the same North American wall outlet power* (110VAC, 50Hz) that you get at home from 2 outlets located on the front of the unit. Capable of delivering 900 watts of continuous power, or 1,800 watts during a 2-3 second surge, the Forty2 can charge small devices like a laptop many times over or power larger devices like a TV for hours. It also has 2 USB ports for charging your phone or tablet just as fast as they would at home.
* Universal outlets (220VAC, 60Hz) are also available.
The thing that makes the Forty2 stand out among the crowd is its portability. Forget about carrying multiple cases and making multiple trips, using either the built-in handle or the shoulder carry strap (sold separately), the entire unit can be moved by one person. When you need to move again there’s no teardown or setup – close the unit and move on.
Designed for mobile and off-grid applications, the Forty2’s durable exterior is built to handle the bumps and bruises of travel and nature. Throw it in the back of your pickup truck, leave it out in the rain, it’s ready.
|Collection Capacity (watts)||180|
|Storage (wHr)||500, 1000, 2000 (Pro, Pro+, Max)|
|Charge time via included solar
|3hr, 6hr, 12hr (depending
on battery size)
|Charge time via wall charger
|3hr, 6hr, 12hr (depending
on battery size)
|USB Out Port|
|USB Outlets||2 – 5V/2.1A|
|AC Out Port|
|North American Outlets||2|
|Output Frequency Range||60 +/- 3Hz|
|Output Voltage Range||117 +/- 10%|
|Sine Wave Type||Modified|
|DC Out Port|
|DC Out (V/A)||24V / 40A|
|Weight (lbs)||57lb, 63lb, 75lb
(depending on battery size)
How does the Forty2 work?
The sun hits the solar panels, the panels convert it to electricity, the electricity powers your plugged in electronics or is stored in the batteries for later use. Plus, since this is a portable solar generator, you can take it where you need power and plug in.
How big is the Forty2?
The perfect size to generate this much power, the specific dimensions are 34.25″ × 30″ × 6″ when the Forty2 is closed.
Does the Forty2 have a warranty?
The entire unit has a 1-year warranty, and the solar panels have a 5-year warranty.
How long will it take to receive my order?
If we have your item in stock, you should receive it in about 7-10 days. Please see the shipping availability to see if we are out of stock and the approximate shipping date for your order.
Can I get a bulk discount if I order more than one?
For orders over 25 at a time, please use the contact us form and we will discuss available volume discounts.
What is your return policy?
First of all, make sure to check with the retail outlet or online store you bought your item from first. For those purchased directly from PeppermintEnergy.com: All sales are final once the Forty2 ships. In the event your Forty2 does not work, our customer service team will work with you to coordinate an exchange so that you get a working unit and we can evaluate the faulty Forty2.
Will the Forty2 save me money?
The Forty2 can save you money in a few ways – from not needing batteries while out in the wilderness to powering your office during a power outage. Recently a small business calculated it saved $5,000 when they were able to keep the staff of 25 working through a power outage.
Is the Forty2 eligible for any tax credits?
Yes! The Forty2 is eligible for a 30% federal tax credit through the REEP program. For more info on the credit, please check with your tax advisor.
How heavy is the Forty2?
The Forty2 is somewhere between 1/3 to 1/2 the weight of other generators or solar kits. Depending on the battery size you select, the weight is between 57 and 75 lbs, making it a light portable solar generator.
What makes the Forty2 better than other solar power solutions?
As an American-Made product, the quality of the Forty2 far exceeds other portable solar power solutions. But the biggest advantage is the simple, all-in-one experience. You shouldn’t need to be an engineer to hook up all the parts of your solar generator. Simply open up and plug in.
How can I tell if the Forty2 will power my appliances?
Check out the detailed power specs of your appliance. If the wattage requirements are less than the power of your Forty2, it will work. (Make sure to also check the appliances ‘peak’ wattage, as that also needs to be below 900 watts.)
How long does it take to fully charge the Forty2 in full sunlight?
It will take about 3 hours for a 500 wHr; 6 hours for a 1,000 wHr; and 12 hours for a 2,000wHr.
How long will a fully charged battery stay charged without use?
As with any battery, it does vary based on the battery size of the Forty2 you purchase. If you have it fully charged and turned off, it should keep a sizable charge for a couple of months.
What are my options if the Forty2 gets damaged?
The warranty does not cover damage that was the result of rough usage. However, it may be possible to fix or replace a broken component. Please contact us and let us know what is going on, and we will do our best to help.
Can my Forty2 get wet or dirty?
The FORTY2 is made to be rugged and is pretty weather resistant. It will be able to withstand the occasional rain or dust storm. However, it is a solar generator combined with electronics, so caution and common sense are both required. If it is wet, do not plug something in or turn it on. And please do not throw it in a lake – it isn’t that weather resistant.
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