Perfect for emergencies and disasters, the Kaito Voyager Emergency Disaster Radio is a 6-way powered radio. 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 daytime. On the bottom side of the solar panel is a 5 LED reading lamp that you can use in poorly lit conditions. The radio is built with a multi-function LED flashlight. The super bright LED on the side can be used as a flashlight or can be a red flashing emergency signal.
The radio is also designed to charge many small electronic items. It is built with a USB jack that can connect to many standard USB enabled gadgets like your iPod or cellphone.
The 7 Band Weather radio precisely gives you weather bands. The weather alert feature enables you to receive the alert signal when a disaster arrives.
Emergency Disaster Radio Provides 6 Ways of Power:
Dynamo Cranking Power: The Voyager has a fold-away hand crank that charges a set of internal NI-MH batteries. Turning the hand-crank at a moderate pace for two minutes (or until the green indicator light on the front of the unit is illuminated) creates enough power to operate the Voyager for about 8-10 minutes. 120 turns per minute of cranking will power the built in Ni-MH battery pack with strong current and voltage. Make sure the Power Selector Switch on the front of the radio is set to BATT/DC when operating the radio, and OFF when charging the radio.
Solar Panel Power: Under the direct sunlight, the solar panel will power the radio without a problem. The built-in solar panel folds away when not in use. To operate the radio using solar energy collected by the solar panel, set the Power Selector Switch on the front of the radio to SOLAR/CRANK, then open the solar panel and tilt it towards the sunlight. To charge the internal NI-MH batteries using the solar panel, turn the Power Selector Switch to the OFF position and tilt the solar panel so that it is facing direct sunlight.
AA Batteries: For added convenience, you can power the unit using 3 AA batteries (not included). You can use 3 normal AA batteries to run the radio for maximum reception. To use this method, open the battery compartment on the back of the unit and insert 3 AA batteries. Make sure they are inserted in the proper direction. To operating the radio using the AA batteries, set the Power Selector Switch to BATT/DC.
A built-in Rechargeable battery pack: 120 turns per minute of cranking will power the built in Ni-MH battery pack with strong current and voltage.
AC adaptor charge from the 3.5 mm jack (Optional): To power the Voyager Radio using the optional AC adapter; simply plug the adapter into any standard electrical outlet. Then, insert the other end into of the AC adapter into the DC IN port on the back of the unit. The AC Adapter also recharges the internal NI-MH batteries. For optimal performance, an initial charge of 8 hours is recommended.
Charge from a computer via USB port: The Voyager Radio can operate using power from a computer's USB Port. To power the radio using a computer's USB Port, located the USB Port which is located behind the rubber flap on the back of the Voyager. Connect the Voyager Radio to your computer's USB Port using a standard USB cable (not included). Then, set the Charging Option Switch on the back of the unit to IN and set the Power Selector Switch on the front of the radio to SOLAR/CRANK. The radio will operate and charge the built-in NI-MH battery from the power supplied by your computer's USB Port.
5 LED reading lamp for camping and emergency use.
White LED flashlight.
Red LED blinking for emergency alert.
- AM: 520-1717 KHz
- FM: 88.00- 108.00 MHz
- SW1: 3.20-9.00KHz
- SW2: 9.00- 22.00KHz
- Weather Band: 7 standard bands for all stations, PLL crystal control circuit for stable reception.
- Weather Alert: To be activated by weather alert signals.
To make your new Kaito Radio fully operational please follow these 4 simple steps:
1. Open the battery compartment on the back of the radio.
2. On the bottom left of the compartment you will see the rechargeable battery pack (in green) and a small wire with a white tip coming out of the battery.
3. Take the white tip and simply plug it into the small hole to the left of the battery pack.
4. Close the battery compartment and then turn the crank handle for 1 minute to power up the radio. This is left unplugged to preserve the freshness of the rechargeable battery pack.
- Additional Information
SKU KA500BL Weight 1.5000 Dimensions approximately 10.5 x 5.8 x 3.2 inches Manufacturer Kaito Features AC Powered, Alarm, Analog Display, Battery Powered, Hand Cranked, Headphone Jack, Solar Powered, Water-Resistant MSRP $79.99
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