ETON Storm Crank Radio NOAA (FR160)
The Microlink FR160 is a American Red Cross Edition, Safety Preparedness Radio with USB Cell Phone Charger that is Crank-Powered and Solar Powered.
No problem. With the MICROLINK FR160 weather band radio with solar panel and hand turbine power generator, you’ll be prepared for anything. A must have for any home preparedness kit, this ultra portable device also provides peace of mind when heading outdoors for adventure.
Stay in tune and up to date with this AM/FM/NOAA weather band radio.
You’ve got the power
The MICROLINK FR160 powers up in 2 ways—via solar panel or dynamo hand crank which both charge the built-in rechargeable battery.
Ready, set, go
Crank the hand turbine for 90 seconds and you’ll produce enough power for 5-7 minutes of news and weather. Or simply charge it in the sun using the built-in solar panel.
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 white LED flashlight will light your way when night falls or there’s an unexpected power outage.
- AM (520-1710 KHz) & FM (87-108MHz)
- NOAA Weather Band (all 7 channels)
- Build-in LED Flashlight
- Solar-Powered & Crank Powered
- USB Cell Phone Charger (usb cable not included)
- Headphone Jack
- No Batteries Needed
- Dimensions: 5.25" x 2.5" x 1.75" (W x H x D)
Free shipping is included via U.S Postal Service, Priority Mail with Tracking Number
The American Red Cross recommends that all households have a portable battery-opperated or hand-crank radio as art of their complete emergency preparedness kit to listen to local radio and NOAA emergency information broadcasts.
What are the charging parameters for the FR160?
- 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.