Receives AM/FM Radio
Auxiliary input for additional audio devices
Receives NOAA Weather Band Radio Stations
Solar or USB Power
USB Smartphone Charger
- AM (520-1710 KHz) & FM (87-108MHz)
- NOAA weatherband – all 7 channels
- Built-in 3 white LED light source
- 1 flashing red LED
- Can be powered from four different sources:
- Dynamo/hand crank which charges the Ni-MH battery
- From 3 AAA batteries (not included)
- AC Power (AC Adaptor not included)
- Solar power which charges Ni-MH battery
6.25” x 6.5” x 2.75” (W x H x D)
158.75 x 165 x 69.85 mm (W x H x D)
1 lb. (453 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 unplug the rechargeable battery. Let the radio sit for 30 minutes, then put them back in. To play it from the AAAs press BATT first, then POWER. To play if from the rechargeable, press DYN/SOL, then turn the crank for 90 seconds, then press POWER. If it doesn’t play on the AAA batteries, they may need to be changed.
Playing the FR360
First you have to let the radio know what power source you wish it to use. To use the AAA batteries, press and release BATT. To use the rechargeable battery, press and release DYN/SOL. It should play for 5 to 6 hours on AAA batteries, at low volume. It should play for 5 minutes, at low volume, after cranking for 90 seconds on rechargeable batteries. To solar charge the rechargeable battery, press and release DYN/SOL and put the radio outside, into direct sunlight for 8 hours, after which it should play for about 4 to 5 hours, at low volume. Playing it at a higher volume will always reduce the play time. If it doesn’t work, do a RESET, as described above.
To play it from the AAAs press and release BATT first, then POWER; 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, first press DYN/SOL, then turn the crank for 90 seconds, then press and release POWER; it should play for about 5 minutes, at low volume.
To solar charge the rechargeable battery, press DYN/SOL, place the radio into direct sunlight (not through a window, screen, in artificial light or shade) for 8 to 10 hours and then press POWER, after which it should play for about 4 to 5 hours, at low volume.To play from the optional AC adapter without charging the rechargeable battery press BATT and then POWER.
To charge the rechargeable battery with the optional AC adapter, plug in the AC adapter, press DYN/SOL and let it charge for 8 hours. The radio can be played while charging. To play it, press DYN/SOL and then POWER. 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.