The Eton SOLARLINK FR360 does more than keep you connected. This new spin on a top selling classic incorporates our award winning design and standard feature sets into a sleek easy to use package. It is a multifunctional, compact companion ready for any adventure. When emergencies or outdoor adventures take you off the grid, you need a device that can fill multiple needs. The Eton SOLARLINK FR360 is a compact unit that you can easily store in a safety kit or toss in your rucksack and take anywhere. It has a high-quality AM/FM tuner, providing you with news, entertainment and public service announcements. Not only that, but it also integrates a NOAA Weather Band receiver that brings you weather forecasts, alerts and other emergency messages--information vital to backpackers and travelers. Now with a handy rotating telescopic antenna, the SOLARLINK FR360 also includes a powerful solar panel and digital tuner/display for precise tuning and optimal reception anywhere. If that wasnt enough, we also added an AUX-in for the pure enjoyment of music from an iPod or mp3. Its perfect for any room in your house or any outdoor venue. PLEASE NOTE: Current stocked radios are available in RED only! Solar/Hand Crank Generate energy to power this sleek unit by simply setting it under the sun or with a few turns of the hand crank. Free yourself and ease your mind with self-powered radio broadcasts anytime anywhere. Digital Tuner/Display for precise tuning on any band weather its AM (520-1710 KHz), FM (87-108 MHz) or NOAA weather. USB phone charger charge virtually any phone or small electrical device with this added feature. AUX-IN & Headphone Jack simply plug any iPod or mp3 player and take your music with you. Listen to your music without distractions Flashlight 3 built in LEDs to light your way through the dark. The technology featured in the SOLARLINK ensures that you will have everything you need whether you are hitting the beach or climbing the highest peaks. With its digital tuner, Alarm/Clock functionality and auxiliary input for use with other audio sources, one could argue its not just a radio, but a necessity for anyone looking for adventure. Rugged Design and Reliable Redundant Power Sources The Eton SOLARLINK FR360 is rugged for outdoor use, and is more than ready to go in emergency situations. Clever case design protects the analog controls from damage, while rubber gaskets and plugs help keep moisture out of the unit. The easy-to-read backlit LED screen is recessed to keep it from being damaged. It displays radio and battery status, and also incorporates an alarm clock with snooze and sleep functions. Having a device that sports multiple modes of communication means nothing if there is no way to power it. Eton has designed the SOLARLINK FR360 with that thought in mind, and it can be powered in several ways. The built-in rechargeable battery pack can be charged from the integrated dynamo hand crank, or from an optional AC adapter. An array of water resistant, shatterproof, high performance glass encapsulated amorphous solar cells can also run the SOLARLINK FR360. They are efficient enough to power the unit under direct sunlight. Finally, three alkaline batteries can be used for on the go convenience. These multiple power supplies can also be used to recharge cell phones via USB charging cable (not included). Offers full-time power via solar panel on top or hand crank on face; can be used without batteries on hand-crank power alone or with AC power (AC adapter not included) Hand crank dynamo features enhanced output to create more power with less effortperfect for charging devices such as the Apple iPhone USB charger breathes life into the batteries of most brands of cell phones, MP3 players and other mobile devices Internal rechargeable NiMH battery pack stores power generated from solar panel, hand crank or AC power source with optional adapter In addition to solar power, hand-crank power, rechargeable battery power and optional AC power, unit can also be powered from 3 AAA batteries, sold separately Tunes in all 7 NOAA weather radio channels and features an ''Alert'' function to keep you abreast of significant weather changes Also picks up AM and FM broadcasts; telescoping antenna picks up FM and NOAA reception; internal antenna receives AM reception Tuning knob and digital display offer smooth dialing to zero in finicky signals; full-range monophonic front speaker delivers clear sound reproduction 5 LED lights (4 white, 1 red) on side provide emergency lighting and feature a flash mode for use as an emergency beacon 12-hr. digital clock has alarm, snooze and radio sleep timer Splash-resistant design: jacks for 3.5mm headphones, cell phone/MP3 USB charger, AUX-in and DC-in have rubber gaskets to help seal out moisture Includes owner's manual and USB charging cord Weight: 16 ounces Dimensions: 6.5 x 6.25 x 2.75 inches BATTERY POWER Install 3 AAA batteries and set the power selector switch to the BATT position. SOLAR POWER When youre in direct sunlight set the power switch to the DYN/SOLAR position.This position also recharges the Ni-MH recharge-able battery. DYNAMO POWER The rechargeable Ni-MH (nickel-metal-hydride) battery is in the battery compartment. To use it plug the battery into the socket adjacent to it, then set the power switch to the DYN/SOL position. You may have to charge the battery; to do this turn the crank for 90 seconds. The rechargeable battery will eventually lose its ability to hold a charge. Call Eton Corporation to order another one. DC-IN 6V AC ADAPTER This is the first socket to the left on the back of the radio, under the rubber plugs. Plug in the AC adapter (6 Volt, positive polarity, 300 milliampere, not included) to the DC IN 6 volt socket. This also charges the Ni-MH battery. In the United States, an AC adapter can be purchased by calling 1-800-872-2228, 8 am - 4:30 pm, Pacific Time. ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS REGARDING CHARGING How much operating time does 90 seconds of hand cranking provide for the radio to play? About 15 minutes. How long does it take to fully charge the radios battery with the AC adapter? About 6 hours. How long will the radio play when charged with the AC adapter? About 10hrs. How long does it take to fully charge the radios battery with the solar panel? About 10 hrs in direct sunlight. CHARGING CELL PHONES Press the button labeled CELL. Plug the USB cell phone charging cord into the USB PHONE CHARGER jack, the second socket from the left at the rear of the radio. Plug the other end of the cord into the cell phone charging tip and then into the jack of the cell phone. About 3 minutes of cranking results in one short emergency call. NOTE: When charging a cell phone via the USB cell phone charger, it is important to turn the crank at least 2 revolutions per second, or until you see the green or orange LED above the crank handle turn on. This is an indication that the phone is receiving enough power from the radio. Continue to crank at this rate until you are satisfied that an appropriate level of charge has been received by your cell phone. If you decide to stop cranking for whatever reason, please wait at least 5 seconds before beginning to crank again. Not following these instructions may cause damage to your cell phone for which Eton disclaims any liability and will not be held liable for any actual or consequential damages related to this matter. THE LIGHT ABOVE THE CRANK A red light means radio is on. A green light means that there is sufficient crank speed to enable a charge. LCD BACKLIGHT Press the DISP button to turn on the backlight for the LCD and the buttons above the LCD. It automatically shuts off after about 5 seconds.
Product Title: Eton Solarlink FR 360 Radio Self-Powered Digital AM/FM/NOAA w/ Solar Power, Flashlight, Cell Phone Charger
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