Receives AM/FM Radio
Auxiliary input for additional audio devices
Direct USB Power Transfer
Receives NOAA Weather Band Radio Stations
Solar or USB Power
Not anymore. With the SOLARLINK FR370 weather alert radio with solar panel and hand turbine power generator you can stay one step ahead of Mother Nature. This indispensible device is great whether you’re at home, work or experiencing the great outdoors.
With S.A.M.E. technology (specific area message encoding), just enter your S.A.M.E. county code and if there’s a weather alert, advisory or warning you’ll see it—with flashing lights. You can set up to 23 locations so you’ll be safe, wherever you are.
Stay in tune and up to date with this AM/FM/NOAA weather band digital radio and alarm clock. 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.
You’ve got the power
The SOLARLINK FR370 powers up in multiple ways—via solar panel, dynamo hand crank, DC input or traditional batteries.
Ready, set, go
Crank the hand turbine for 90 seconds and you’ll produce enough power for 5-7 minutes of radio time. Or simply charge it in the sun using the built-in solar panel. You can also use the mini USB cable to charge the built-in rechargeable battery or pop in a few AAA batteries.
Crank the hand turbine for 10-15 minutes for 1-2 minutes of talk time. To charge your smartphone, simply plug it into the USB port. Power will automatically “dump charge” to your phone, just like plugging into the wall.
The bright LED flashlight is always handy…at home, at the office, or even in the car. And the red flashing beacon is ideal for emergencies.
6.5” x 6.5” x 2.75”
(16.5 x 16.5 x 7.0 cm)
1 lb. 2.2 oz. (516 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.
Remove the AAA batteries and the rechargeable battery. Let the radio sit for 30 minutes, then put them back in.To play it from the AAAs, set the power selector switch to BATTERY; it should play for about 4 to 5 hours, at low volume. If it only plays for a few minutes after pressing BATT, then it’s time to change your AAA batteries.To play if from the rechargeable, set the power selector switch to DYNAMO and then turn the crank for 90 seconds; then press POWER; it should play for about 5 minutes, at low volume.To solar charge the rechargeable battery, set the power selector switch to SOLAR, place the radio into direct sunlight (not through a window, screen, in artificial light or shade) for 8 to 10 hours. Then turn the power selector switch to DYNAMO and press POWER, to turn it on, after which it should play for about 4 to 5 hours, at low volume.To charge the rechargeable battery with the optional AC adapter, plug in the AC adapter and turn the power selector switch to DYNAMO. The radio will also play while it’s charging. An AC adapter can be purchased for $10+shipping by calling 1-800-793-6542 or at the following web site: http://www.shopetoncorp.com/detail/ETO+FR360-ACA-US
This is a modern, high-tech, digital radio. Unlike older analog radios, these products require more power. Also, when you’re using batteries, they are always powering the display, which never turns off. The play times of alkaline batteries are noted below. If you want longer life, I suggest using the Eveready lithium ion batteries, which last 3 to 5 times longer; available almost everywhere. Also, an AC adapter is available for $10+shipping by calling 1-800-793-6542.