- Brand Name: Kaito
- Power Source Type: Solar
- Item Height: 5.5 inches
- Item Length: 8 inches
- Item Weight: 1.2 pounds
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Kaito KA500L 4-Way Powered Emergency AM/FM/SW NOAA Weather Alert Radio with Solar,Dynamo Crank,Flashlight and Reading Lamp, with Larger Battery and Solar Panel, Black
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- A perfect radio for emergencies and disasters, it comes with all the features that you need in any emergency situation. It comes with a High quality AC type brush-less generator.
- The solar panel powers the radio by itself and charges the built-in batteries as well.
- To maximize the sunlight's rays, the solar panel is designed to tilt with the suns position to receive the energy during the day time.
- The radio is built with two lights, One is a reading lamp, very bright that is great to use in a tent, and one flashlight that works as SOS signal too
- The weather band receives 7 channels any in the USA and Canada, with weather alerts, you can be prepared for any emergency and disaster situation.
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This item Kaito KA500L 4-Way Powered Emergency AM/FM/SW NOAA Weather Alert Radio with Solar,Dynamo Crank,Flashlight and Reading Lamp, with Larger Battery and Solar Panel, Black
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|Item Dimensions||2 x 8 x 5.5 in||2.5 x 8 x 5 in||2.3 x 8.3 x 5.3 in||3 x 9.75 x 5.5 in||2.3 x 8.3 x 5.3 in||2.1 x 6.2 x 2.9 in|
|Item Weight||1.2 lbs||1 lb||1.25 lbs||1.25 lbs||1.25 lbs||0.68 lb|
|Power Source||Solar||Solar||Solar||Solar||Solar||Corded-Electric, Solar, Battery|
The Kaito new KA500L is an improved version of the mostly loved KA500, we made the following change to make it better:
1. We increase the battery from 600 MAH Ni-MH battery to 2500 MAH Lithium Battery, last 3 times longer.
2. We double the solar panel size to charge the battery better.
3. We use a better speaker and make the sound soft and comfortable. The Radio comes with 4 Way Power: 1. Rechargeable lithium battery, 2. Dynamo Cranking, 3. Solar Panel , 4. USB Port from any USB charger.
The Radio can be used as power bank that you can charge your cellphone or other electronic devices need a USB charge.
This is a high quality radio with bands:
1. AM: 520 Khz- 1710Khz,
2. FM: 88 Mhz - 108 Mhz
3. SW1: 3.2 Mhz - 8.0 MHz
4. SW2: 9.00 Mhz - 22.0Mhz
5. NOAA Weather: 1- 7 Channel
The radio has a reading lam and flashlight , that flashlight can be a SOS alert light. The tilt Solar panel is perfect for adjustable to the sunlight.
The Weather Band NOAA will bring you 24 hours weather condition with emergency alert.
The sound quality is great for a daily use and the 18650 Lithium battery lasts long enough to run day and night.
It is a perfect out door radio that you can keep it any you go, as a radio and power source.
The Package Includes:
1 X KA500L Radio
1 X 18650 Lithium Rechargeable Battery
1 X User's Manual
1X Warranty Card
Top Customer Reviews
The KA500L's upgraded Lithium-ion battery is also a very welcome feature, easily holding it's initial charge over two weeks now. It sees near daily use. It does not accept AA batteries so the longer charge hold is great. The FM and AM reception is better than I expected. The radio grabs the stations well, especially for a manual dial. A red LED lights up when at optimum reception. I had only briefly tried the shortwave bands and was able to bring in one foreign language station adequately. SW is not a mandatory requirement here but I do plan to test those two bands more thoroughly some evening. The NOAA weather band reception and access is very good. Far easier to get to than on the KA600.
The supplied USB cable is barely 2' long, but I had another longer Amazon Basics cable that fortunately fit perfectly. The rotary switches are quite small but with careful use, they will hopefully last a long time. The hazard, reading, and combined dial/flashlight lights also work as they should. However, I would prefer to be able to use the radio dial light without the 1-LED flashlight being on simultaneously. I haven't had the opportunity (or need) to really try out either the hand-crank or solar-panel charging and cannot report on their performance. However, the solar-panel is somewhat larger than the KA500's panel so it may well charge more efficiently as they claim. The battery door also stays attached when opened (unlike the Pro model) so it won't inadvertently get lost.
Overall, the KA500L is a good quality, easy to use radio. And even with its noticeably improved audio, Li-Ion battery performance, and claimed solar charging improvements, it is still much more affordable than the Pro models. I did buy the green. The KA500L suits my needs well; I am glad I purchased it.
AM/FM reception is good- better than several boombox radios I use. Weather reception is ok.
Sound is excellent for this type radio. Can easily hear in the backyard out to 40ft/50ft.
One charge lasted 4 to 6 hours a day for 5 days. Will run on solar panel in bright sun without the battery.
I do not know why they put battery Hi and Low lights. The Hi led stays lit if the radio is on and when the Low led comes on about 5 minutes before the radio dies the Hi led remains lit.
Led flashlight is comparable to a pen light- good enough to get to your lantern. Desk light bright enough to read newsprint or change a flat tire- your not going to read a book/magazine for couple hours until the power returns.
Looking for a radio for news/ballgame/music while tinkering in the shop/ grilling on the back porch-
Or get the weather during a storm (you will have to move it around like many small weather radios to catch the signal in the city)
Usable light during a power outage - with the analog tuner this will do well.
The tuner is exceptional - Plug this into computer speakers with a good signal- no static. I plug the headphone jack to a pair of Vanatoo speakers-
with the active speakers the battery last longer. The quite spaces in classical music, you do not hear any hiss. (you wonder whats running the speakers).
(1) Not as sturdy on the selector dials/crank/light switch as it should be for an emergency radio.
(2) Battery Hi and Low indicators are useless.
Before you read this, keep in mind im not using satire or being cheesy This radio in particular i like better then the other one is that, the bigger li-on battery because i feared the other one would start messing with the battery's and melting them, gah. I usually never bring my phone to class and it dies all the time from the position of the campus makes phones drain terribly, plus data usage from music is a no no for me, so i bring this with me to listen to the radio or use it to charge my phone in my bag in class. I live in a crap area in a rural valley in the hills of the Garden state near nothing for miles. I get very good signals with this surprisingly, it also helps me with my amateur radio set up as well as its clearer then my old set up that is very static and helps me decode and such,
Over all very awesome and useful (especially that the directions are only in English so i can read them perfectly without Chinese or Spanish
One thing i would improve on is this, An ability to add a larger telescoping antenna, more shortwave channels, and over all more batter would make this perfect. Mabey a bit of more solder for the wires to make sure nothing un-attaches itself as well as i found that when opening the other model