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Ambient Weather WR-333 Emergency Solar Hand Crank Weather Alert Radio, Flashlight, Smart Phone Charger

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WR-333
  • The WR-333 is a Digital AM/FM NOAA Weather Alert Radio, a powerful 3 LED flashlight and cell phone, MP3, MP4, Amazon Kindle, Apple IPod, Ipad, IPhone and USB charger, all in one portable package
  • The WR-333 is a six way charger-charge from a USB device (computer), AC or wall power (with optional converter), DC or car charger (with optional converter), 3xAAA batteries (not included), hand crank, or solar panel
  • The WR-333 sets itself apart from other crank chargers-you can fully charge the WR-333 through the USB/AC/DC adaptor and when you need it, charge the cell phone/mp3/mp4/USB with no cranking
  • The WR-333 utilizes a powerful, non-proprietary CR123A 3.7V/600 mAh rechargeable lithium ion battery to provide lasting emergency power. This battery can easily be replaced after years of service
  • For IPhone users, connect directly to the WR-333 USB port
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Ambient Weather WR-333 Emergency Solar Hand Crank Weather Alert Radio, Flashlight, Smart Phone Charger + Ambient Weather WR-AC1 Mini-USB to AC Adaptor for Small Electronic Devices + Ambient Weather WR-BATT 3.7V / 800 mAh Rechargeable Battery (LIR123A)
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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

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Product Details

Style Name: WR-333
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 3 x 9 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Origin: Imported (China)
  • ASIN: B009NUK6S4
  • Item model number: WR-333
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (334 customer reviews)
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Style Name: WR-333

Ambient Weather WR-333 Emergency Solar Hand Crank Weather Alert Radio, Flashlight, Smart Phone Charger

WR-333A-U Emergency Radio
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Compact 5-Way Charger

The compact sized WR-333A-U includes all of the features of the popular WR-111B plus dry cell battery back up. A must for any emergency toolkit, Bug Out Bag, or just hanging out at the beach, the WR-333A-U combines multiple emergency features into one compact package. The WR-333A-U is a five way charger - charge from a USB device (computer), AC or wall power (with optional converter), DC or car charger (with optional converter), hand crank, or solar panel. The Ambient Weather WR-333A-U is a radio that you and your family can depend on, anytime, anywhere, any weather.

Smart Phone Charger

The WR-333A-U high quality digital tuner provides assured access to news, weather information and illumination whenever and wherever you need it. The rubberized finish makes the WR-333A-U a robust radio for hiking and camping. Also included is an alert mode, which will activate the weather band while in standby mode when a weather alert is active in your area.

Powerful, Replaceable, Non-Proprietary Battery with Back Up Batteries

The WR-333A-U utilizes a powerful, non-proprietary CR123A 3.7V/600 mAh rechargeable lithium ion battery to provide lasting emergency power. This battery can easily be replaced after years of service. Ambient Weather's self-charge technology means unparalleled playtime performance, and the compelling design makes the WR-333A-U a great everyday radio, as well as the perfect companion in emergencies. In direct sunlight the WR-333A-U will extend the rechargeable battery life - the internal Lithium Ion battery can be fully charged from the external USB charging adapter. The WR-333A-U also features back up power from 3 x AAA batteries (not included) in addition to the rechargeable batteries.

High Quality Digital Tuner with Weather Alert

The WR-333A-U high quality digital tuner provides assured access to news, weather information and illumination whenever and wherever you need it. The rubberized finish makes the WR-333A-U a robust radio for hiking and camping. Also included is an alert mode, which will activate the weather band while in standby mode when a weather alert is active in your area.

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Features and Specifications:
  • Power Specifications:
  • Dynamo Power: The hand crank generator charges the internal Lithium Ion battery
  • Solar Power: You can play this Radio with the direct Sun or charge the Lithium Ion battery
  • USB Power: With the included adapter, you can play or charge with USB power from a computer
  • Rechargeable Power: 3.7V/600 mAh Lithium Ion Battery Included (non-proprietary)
  • Dry Cell Power:3 x AAA batteries (not included)
  • Maximum Power Consumption: 0.5W
  • Radio Bands:
  • AM: 525 KHz to 1710KHz
  • FM: 88MHz to 108 MHz
  • Digital 7-Channel Weather Band
  • Weather Alert Mode with audible and visual indication
  • Other Features:
  • USB Charging Cable
  • 10-in-1 Charger for multiple phones
  • 3-LED Flashlight
  • Flashlight Intensity: 15 lumens
  • Retractable Antenna
  • Headphone Jack
  • Caribener Clip
  • Dimensions: 7.75 inches x 3.75 inches x 2.0 inches
  • Weight: less than 1 lb.
Other Features include LED Flashlight and Headphone Jack

Includes headphone jack for personal listing. Includes cell smart phone tips (USB, mini-USB, micro-USB). For Apple owners, use your existing USB cable.

Ambient Weather Emergency Radio Comparison Guide
WR-089
WR-099
WR-112
WR-333
WR-335
Digital AM/FM/WeatherBand Tuner
Analog AM/FM/WeatherBand Tuner
Digital Shortwave Tuner
Weather Alert
Headphone Jack
Dry Cell Battery Back Up
Medium Capacity Rechargeable Battery
High Capacity 2,200 mAh Rechargeable Battery


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Solar panel which charges battery by sunlight!
Don Jones
Seems to work just fine, haven't needed to use with a power outage or camping yet.
jill gundler
Radio reception is good and the sound quality is good for a radio of this size.
Valnastar

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

202 of 210 people found the following review helpful By P.L. on October 26, 2012
Style Name: WR-333 Verified Purchase
UPDATE:
After using this several months, the USB charging circuit and solar charging doesn't work any more, although the hand crank does work.

I replaced the broken Ambient Weather with an Eton FRX3, which is running off the same charger as the defunct Ambient Weather. The price fluctuates up and down on Amazon for the Eton by about 10 bucks. So if you want this one, you might watch it a day or two in your cart and buy when it bottoms out in price. I got the Eton for around $52. The couple of extra bucks was worth it. It has more features - red flashing LED light, alarm, infinite volume control, two tuning options, etc. It comes in red or black as well as a Red Cross model.

Eton FRX3 Hand Turbine NOAA AM/FM Weather Alert Radio with Smartphone Charger - Red (NFRX3WXR)

I was happy with the Ambient Weather while it worked properly. But if I was making a suggestion to a friend, now that I've used the Eton, I feel it's superior.
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162 of 172 people found the following review helpful By Robert David on November 15, 2012
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After Sandy, I realized I needed a portable emergency radio and I bought this unit because it can be used to charge up a cell phone (20-30%) in a real emergency and also because the rechargeable battery that powers the radio is completely replaceable. This increases the lifespan of the product compared to many other hand-crank emergency radios whose batteries are INTERNAL and degrade over several years.

Even more impressive, this radio features a separate battery compartment that uses regular alkaline AAA batteries, meaning you can pick up a few extra emergency packs of AAA batteries and use these to power the radio AND charge a cell phone. Think about it: lots of electronics stores sell little gadgets that use AA batteries to charge a cell phone, but how many of these types of gadgets are also a fully functional flashlight and a AM/FM, NOAA dedicated weather band radio?

In the video, I forgot to mention there is a small black switch underneath that rubber flap that you must shift left or right according to the battery type you are using (either the rechargeable blue battery or the 3 AAA batteries.

The radio can be recharged either by hand cranking (I'd only use this method in a real emergency), sitting in the sun (the solar cells on top), USB (plugging the radio into a powered USB port on a computer), or you can buy an AC power cord (sold separately) that lets you plug the radio into an electrical wall socket.
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77 of 80 people found the following review helpful By Takei on November 23, 2012
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This is a rather long writeup with some observations and measurements I made on this item that might be of interest to those who already own the radio.

Measurements on radio:

Charging current when hand cranking at 120 RPM: 250mA
Charging current in sunlight: 25mA
Charging current with USB connection: 150mA

Power consumption on standby, radio off: 136uA (0.136mA of the 600mAH capacity) This would translate to fully draining the battery in 6 months if kept in the dark on standby; if kept by a window, it should get enough solar charging current to maintain it indefinitely.
Radio on: 25mA, volume at minimum, 35mA+ at normal volume
Weatherband alert standby mode: 19.3mA
Flashlight: 65mA

Output voltage of DC-DC converter 5.15V
DC-DC converter turns on only when load is detected at the USB charging output port; when left unconnected, it turns off automatically to minimize power drain.

Radio audio has a very slight bit of noise when when volume is set very low, appears to be some audio fuzziness or static-y sound when the audio comes on and off, particularly evident with speech. When the volume is turned up further it's no longer as apparent. Comparison with the other radios doesn't show this characteristic. More nitpicking than anything, at normal volumes it masks out the bit of baseline noise.
When a weak AM signal was being received, I noticed a periodic clicking noise that seemed like it might have been internally generated; noticed on both of the radios tried. Not evident when listening to the same station at a closer location, however.
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73 of 79 people found the following review helpful By Bill Cole on November 9, 2012
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I placed my order for 2 radios @2215 6 Nov. I received them 2 days later even though I paid for the cheapest & slowest shipping costs. I don't believe it's possible for the radios to be damaged in transit, that is how good the packaging is designed.

AFTER READING THE MANUAL - I followed the instructions step for step & everything worked as advertised.

THE LITHIUM ION BATTERY - is readily available from any battery store unlike all the competitor radios that have proprietary batteries that are expensive & must be bought from the mfg. I've uploaded a photo showing the battery & back of the radio.

AM & FM RECEPTION - is excellent & static free even inside the metal building of my employer.

CHARGING - my radio charges itself using the solar panel from inside my apt using indirect sunlight. I've uploaded a photo showing the paragraph that was omitted from the manual, it has to do with CHARGING & was included with my radio.

AC & DC POWER SUPPLY ADAPTORS - the output voltage from both is 5 volts, same as my Garmin AC & DC adaptors, so I am able to use them instead of having to buy the optional Ambient Weather AC & DC adaptors.

I plan to use the radio for every day use & use the ac power supply at night when I want the weather ALERT, to be active.

I plan to buy a couple more to give as Christmas presents because this is a practical & functionally useful piece of equipment

I don't have a cell phone so I can't comment on whether or not the hand crank will charge a cell phone battery enough to make a call
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