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American Red Cross FRX3 Hand Crank NOAA AM/FM Weather Alert Radio with Smartphone Charger
- Receives AM/FM & Weather band Alerts
- Charges your smartphone via USB
- Multiple power options; rechargeable batteries, hand crank, solar power, and AAA batteries
- LED flashlight & emergency beacon
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5.8 x 6.9 x 2.6” (W x H x D) 14.7 x 17.5 x 6.6 cm (W x H x D) Weight: 0.93 lbs (0.42 kg)
- Receives AM/FM (digital radio)
- Receives all 7 NOAA/Environment Canada Weather bands
- ALERT function broadcasts in emergency weather alerts
- Hand turbine and solar power charging in emergencies
- USB smartphone charge
- Long-lasting LED flashlight
- One red LED flashing beacon
The American Red Cross FRX3
Hand Turbine AM/FM/NOAA Radio with Weather Alert, USB Smartphone Charger, and LED Flashlight
Be Red Cross Ready:
The American Red Cross encourages everyone to be prepared for emergencies and disasters. Since these events can strike suddenly, individuals and families can make a difference by gathering important emergency supplies, making a plan and being informed. Simple preparedness actions can equip you with the necessities that can make all the difference should an emergency occur. You can Be Red Cross Ready with the FRX3 which is a multi-powered, multi-function, smartphone charging, weather alert radio which will give access to news and information in an emergency.
Stay in tune and up to date with this AM/FM/NOAA weather band digital radio with display, alarm clock and shine bright LED Flashlight.
When the 'Alert' function is on, the radio will automatically broadcast emergency weather alerts for your area such as hurricanes and sever storms.
The bright LED flashlight is always handy. ..at home, at the office, or even in the car. And the red flashing beacon is ideal for emergencies.
Keep your family safe and sound with the latest updates and news with the FRX3 digital radio. You have direct access to weather updates with the NOAA bands and alert feature.
Protect Your Family
This all-purpose, rechargeable weather alert radio with solar panel and hand turbine power generator will keep you in the know, an alert, and well connected.
Safe and Sound
Stay in tune and up to date with this AM/FM/NOAA weather band digital radio with display and alarm clock. Be ready for whatever comes your way.
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|Item Dimensions||5.8 x 6.9 x 2.6 in||2.1 x 6.2 x 2.9 in||2.75 x 9 x 6.5 in||2.4 x 5 x 1.6 in|
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|Power Source||Solar||Corded-Electric, Solar, Battery||Solar, Battery||Corded-Electric, Solar, Battery|
The American Red Cross FRX3 is a solar and hand turbine powered AM, FM, weather radio with alarm clock. There is a built-in USB smart phone charger that allows a 30 second emergency phone call with one minute of cranking. To listen to personal tunes, use the AUX-input to play an external MP3 player. You’ll never be left in the dark thanks to the LED flashlight and glow-in-the-dark locater around the rim of the solar panel.
Top Customer Reviews
I was very disappointed when i first plugged in my iPhone 5 charger to this and cranked and saw that it was incompatible (this just means that the charge output is too low to charge). But when I realized that after a while of cranking and putting the solar panel (on the side) under a lamp for a while and tried to charge my phone again: the result was very surprising.
The Dump-Charge simply means (or at least the way i see it) that the product will dump all the stored energy into the phone. When the charge is insufficient, the phone will not accept it as a charge device (there's nothing coming through). But when the radio is charged a bit and plugged in, the charging will proceed.
I apologize for my earlier hesistant and angry review before.
THIS DEVICE DOES CHARGE iPhones (probably other smartphones as well) -just follow these steps:
1.Charge up the device's battery by cranking, solar, plugging it into another power source
2. make sure the device is OFF and the turn-wheel marker is not on "Cell"
3. Plug in your USB phone charger
4. turn the turn-wheel marker to "Cell"
5. Wait until phone says "Incompatible" (it means that the device's battery has now ran dry -time to crank again!)
6. Charge your phone fully (I recommend frequent attempts to keep the phone's battery above 90% just in case)
##Charging is very slow##
**The manufacturer should definitely put this instruction in the manual.... -_-***
The main feature that clinched it for me wasn't really even advertised. I compared this to the eton FR600 and the Axis. The FRX3 does state in the manual that it dump-charges like the Axis (and it DOES), but it's not really advertised anywhere else. The styling looks a little nicer too than the AXIS. But the FRX3 supports solar charging, and the Axis does NOT. They're both the same price, but an extra power source is a definite plus, especially if it's "free". You CAN tune the FRX3 with the knob, or the up and down buttons, a nice feature I stumbled upon. It also supports 24 hour time, but it's not in the manual. Just press SET for the hour, again for the minutes, and again for the 12/24 hour. The unit charges through a window even on a slightly over cast day, so I can leave it in the window and not worry about the battery going dead from non-use, or having to keep it plugged in. Compared to the eton FR600, you give up the shortwave capability, and the date on the clock, but the FR600 does NOT support the dump charge, nor does it use the USB input to charge - a big sticking point for me - all I need is a USB AC Adapter, a mini USB cable and a micro USB cable, and I can charge my phones, 2-way radios, GPS, and almost anything else I need, including the FRX3. Nice, instead of everything having it's own cable.
The flashlight it a little weak (I couldn't find a lumens rating, but it's only the top 2 LEDs, I'm guessing 50 - less than a square lantern flashlight), but it's good as an emergency one until you find your main light. The red LED beacon is kinda goofy, but I guess it serves a purpose. Some do SOS, this ones does not.
This radio has everything you could want, except for the shortwave capability. Like I said, you can move to the FR600, but you loose the dump charge, which makes a big difference, and you can't use a USB cable to charge it. And it's $20 more.
The only downside I've found is that you can't turn the unit off. You get ON, or STANDBY, which leaves the clock on. I guess you'd need that for the SAME function, but I have a separate unit for that and would like to shut this off to save the battery. Otherwise, LOVE IT. If you're juggling a few, BUY THIS ONE.