The CC Solar Observer is a C. Crane-designed, wind-up emergency radio with AM/FM and Weather Band. We made sure that it has good AM reception and an LED flashlight that is built into the end of the radio.
It can be very important in an emergency to have a way get power to the radio. You can get power to the radio from many sources:
1. No sun, no problem. You can insert 3-AA alkaline batteries for power
2. No alkaline batteries, still no problem. Crank the handle moderately for about 10 minutes for one hour of radio play or purchase AC adapter to charge battery pack. If AC adapter is purchased it is best to charge the battery overnight and then unplug.
3. The easiest way is just put it in the sun. The radio plays for about the same number of hours the radio is in full sun.
In case you're wondering, along with good AM reception, you also get FM and the Weather band — which comes in really handy if you're using the radio during a power failure. The CC Observer has a built-in 2-inch speaker, or you can plug in your headphones for private listening in stereo.
Included are cell phone adapters for many popular cell phones and PDA’s so you can charge them with the CC Observer. Other cell phone adapters are not availbale at this time. Certain models, like a Blackberry, can be charged but doing so requires vigorous cranking for a second or two to initialize the charge circuit on the phone. After that initial effort, you can crank it a normal pace.
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