Eton Grundig FRX2 Radio - Solar Crank AM FM NOAA Charger
Selling fast but more on the way ! List price is $39.95 but we are offering them for an introductory special.
Updated for 2013 - the FRX2 replaces the venerable Eton FR160 Microlink Survival Radio. Updated in style, performance, and technology.
Do you have a radio that can work without batteries in your emergency survival kit ? Will your be able to get the latest news? Severe Weather Alerts ? Emergency Information ? Do you have a flashlight that can work for extended periods without batteries? Want to charge a cell phone, iPhone, or Motorola Moto Droid (Android) or GPS during a hike ? Want to toast some bread ?
This one can do it all ! (except the bread part ... uh, it uh, I uh ... got carried away, sorry it won't happen again)
Small in size but big on features - the FRX2 Emergency Radio is Solar Powered, Battery Powered, and Hand Crank (wind up) Powered. It can charge its internal battery from a mini USB port.
Eton hand crank turbine generator technology uses advanced materials to achieve maximum power efficiency. Eton hand turbines are constructed from aircraft grade aluminum and are durable and lightweight. The are geared to provide an ergonomic enhanced user experience. The dynamo consists of severa wound magnets at its perimeter, when spun they generate a current that charges the battery. This dynamo system is geared in such a way that a few revolutions of the handle generate serveral revolutions at the output producing maximum usable current.
Eton solar technology uses the latest, most efficient monocrystal solar cells on the market. The solar panels are extremely efficient, even in low light or cloudy conditions and have a longer lifetime that past cells.
It has AM, FM, and all 7 NOAA Weather Radio bands in this portable form factor. It uses an analog tuner so you can make fine adjustments to tuning in fringe areas.
It also functions as a high power LED Flashlight with 3 super bright LEDs. Use it as a becon to signal for help or to find your way at night.
Cell Phone/GPS Charger - integrated into one unit. Connect your device via the mini USB port and hand crank to charge. It willl also "dump charge" from its fully charged internal battery to your device mini USB.
One of the Ultimate solutions in Survival Radios, the Eton FRX2 makes a great addition to your emergency-preparedness kit. Thousands of its predecessor - the FR-160 (now discontinued) were purchased for Haiti Earthquake Relief. No need for outside power sources or extra batteries, simply leave it in the sun, or wind it up as needed.
Specifications & Features:
* NOAA weather – full 7 channels
* AM (520-1710 KHz)
* FM (87-108MHz)
* Telescoping 10.5 inch antenna
* Easy Grip Rugged Black finish
* Built-in 3 white LED flashlight
* Glow in the dark frame around LED flashlight - glows for up to 8 hours making finding the flashlight easy in a dark tent.
* Hand crank power generator recharges the internal batteries
* Built-in cell-phone charger using the hand crank
* Earphone / headphone jack is a standard 3.5 mm socket
* 2 - USB ports 1 mini for input charging and 1 Standard USB for output charging of your USB device.
* Size: 5.4” x 2.4” x 2.4” (W x H x D)
* Weight: 9oz.
Power to charge the internal battery can come from three discrete sources:
* Solar power
* Hand crank to recharge internal Ni-MH battery to the max
* DC input from mini USB port
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.
Smart phones, iPhones, Motorola Droids and GPS units can be power hogs. 10-15 minutes of cranking will result in 1 - 3 minutes of talk / use time, so plan your calls and usage accordingly. It makes you appreciate the power of the modern electrical grid when you have to put your muscle energy into creating electric power.
Note that some cell phones permit disabling features like Bluetooth, WiFi , and lowering screen backlight. Those techniques can help with extending battery life - consult your manual for details.
Tip: Prepaid, simple cell phones with basic texting features can run longer on a charge and may be an approriate choice for a trail phone. They are lighter, run longer on less power, and less of a disaster if you misplace it on the trail.
Package Includes: Radio, Owner’s Manual, Warranty Card, mini USB to USB Cable.
* Do not expose this appliance to rain, do no submerge in water.
* Unplug immediately if liquid has been spilled onto the device
* Clean only with a dry cloth. Do not use detergent or chemicals
* Unplug and Lower antenna during Lightning storms
* No user serviceable parts inside to not remove case
1 Year Parts and Labor Factory Warranty - Service instructions included in box.