Receives AM/FM Radio
Receives NOAA Weather Band Radio Stations
Solar or USB Power
USB Smartphone Charger
- AM (520-1710 KHz) & FM (87-108MHz)
- NOAA weatherband – all 7 channels
- Built-in 3 white LED light source
- Powered by solar or dynamo both of which charge internal Ni-MH battery
- USB cell phone charger (USB cable not included)
- Earphone jack – 3.5 mm socket
- Etón Corporation will contribute $0.49 to $1.00 of the sales price of each Red Cross product to support the American Red Cross.
5.25” x 2.5” x 1.75” (W x H x D)
133 x 63.5 x 44.45 mm (W x H x D)
8.5 oz. (241 g)
The internal battery is a Ni-MH battery. Under normal use conditions the battery can be charged and discharged 500 times or more. However, if the battery is left to sit completely discharged for more than a couple of months the chemistry in the battery will be altered permanently causing the battery to lose the ability to store a significant amount of charge. It is best for you to service your device regularly, meaning that they should take the radio out and charge it completely using the USB cable at least once every 6 months, or better, once every quarter.
When solar charging the radio, place it into direct sunlight (not through a window, screen, in artificial light or in shade) for 8 to 10 hours to get a full charge, after which it should play for about 4 to 5 hours, at low volume.
Crank charging it for 90 seconds will allow it to play for 15 to 20 minutes, at low volume. If you crank for a longer period, it will play longer.
If it loses power such that the radio no longer plays, the light may still shine for a couple of hours because it draws far less current than the radio.
To charge the FR160, turn the crank for 90 seconds and it will play for 15-20 minutes, at low volume. Or, put it into direct sunlight (not through a window, screen, in artificial light or shade) with the sun shining directly onto the solar panel, for 8 to 10 hours, after which the battery will be fully charged and will allow the radio to play for 4 to 5 hours, at low volume.