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Microlink FR160
Self-Powered AM/FM/NOAA Weather Radio with Flashlight, Solar Power, and Cell Phone Charger
Empowered by safety

MSRP

$29.99

USD

Where to buy
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Headphone Jack

Receives AM/FM Radio

Crank Charging

LED Flashlight

Receives NOAA Weather Band Radio Stations

Solar or USB Power

USB Smartphone Charger

Features include:

  • AM (520-1710 KHz) & FM (87-108MHz)
  • NOAA weatherband – all 7 channels
  • Built-in 3 white LED light source
  • Powered by solar or dynamo both of which charge internal Ni-MH battery
  • USB cell phone charger (USB cable not included)
  • Earphone jack – 3.5 mm socket
  • Etón Corporation will contribute $0.49 to $1.00 of the sales price of each Red Cross product to support the American Red Cross.
 Quality black ear buds with silver detail...
$3.99
Replacement battery for the Etón Microlink FR150...
$6.95

Specs

Dimensions:

5.25” x 2.5” x 1.75” (W x H x D)

133 x 63.5 x 44.45 mm (W x H x D)

Weight:

8.5 oz. (241 g)

What is the lifetime for my radio's internal battery?

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.

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.