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Scorpion
The solar-powered, outdoor-ready, smartphone-charging weather radio and flashlight
Empowered by safety

MSRP

$59.99

USD

Where to buy
http://www.shopetoncorp.com/detail/ETO+NSP100+ORG
http://www.amazon.com/SCORPION-NSP100GR-Multi-Purpose-Powered-Digital/dp/B003BYRKI2/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1357075687&sr=1-1&keywords=eton+scorpion
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/ETON-Handheld-Multipurpose-Weather-Radio-22A872?Pid=search

Headphone Jack

Receives AM/FM Radio

Auxiliary input for additional audio devices

Digital Tuner

Hand Turbine Charging Power

Water Resistant and Rugged Design

LED Flashlight and Beacon

Receives NOAA Weather Band Radio Stations

Solar or USB Power

USB Smartphone Charger

Ready for anything

It’s a radio, flashlight, cell phone charger and bottle opener in one. Which means you’ll have everything you need for outdoor adventures and off-the-grid emergencies. Take it on a hike or store it in your emergency kit for anytime, anywhere preparedness. 

Listen up

Stay in tune and up to date with this AM/FM/NOAA weather band digital radio for precise tuning and optimal reception. Get vital information—from weather forecasts and alerts to other emergency messages—when and where you need it. If you want more than just the radio, there’s an AUX-input to play your own tunes. And, when you want to listen alone, just plug in your favorite headphones.

No batteries required

The solar panel harnesses the sun’s energy to power your Scorpion and thanks to the battery charge indicator you’ll always know how much power you have left.  You can also use the hand crank to self-power radio broadcasts, the LED flashlight and even a cell phone. DC input power adapter sold separately.

Say hello

To charge your smartphone, simply plug it into the USB port and begin turning the hand crank. Power will be transferred from the Scorpion to your smartphone.  Great for emergency calls or texts on the trail or in a storm.

Take it with you

The Scorpion’s rugged exterior is designed to handle extreme outdoor adventures and emergency situations. Clip it on your pack with the built-in carabiner and don’t worry about it getting wet—it’s splashproof (IPX-4).

 

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Specs

Dimensions:

2.5” x 6.375” x 2” (W x H x D) 

63.5 x 158.75 x 69.85 mm (W x H x D)

Weight:

10.8 oz. (306 g)

What are the operational procedures for the Scorpion?

Cell Phone Charging Mode

To put the Scorpion in to cell phone charging mode, turn the Scorpion on and then press the M button over and over until you see the clock with CELL in the lower right corner. Then turn the crank for about 10 minutes to charge the phone enough to make one or two short, emergency calls. Press M go get it out of cell phone charging mode.

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 about 5 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 because it draws far less current than the radio.

To charge the Scorpion, turn the crank for 90 seconds and it will play for about 5 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.

Reset

On the bottom of the Scorpion is the battery compartment door. Remove it and unplug the rechargeable battery for 30 minutes. Then put it back in and try again.

It can be charged via an optional AC adapter/charger, which can be purchased for $10+shipping at the web site below.

http://www.shopetoncorp.com/detail/ETO+FR360-ACA-US