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TUF Solar & Wind-Up Radio & Torch by Freeplay Energy

Availability : 25 In stock
 94.95 Free P&P to Ireland & UK

The Freeplay Companion is a radio, a flashlight, and a cellphone charger, all in a unit that’s only 125 mm (4.9 in) long and weighs just 200 g (7 oz). It has a solar panel and a crank so you’ll never run out of power, and you’ll never have to buy disposable batteries.

Freeplay Companion Product Features:

  • Rechargeable NiMH battery
  • Built in Solar panel
  • Built-in crank means never running out of power
  • Headphone socket for personal listening
  • Bright flashlight with no bulbs to burn out
  • Cellphone charger with Nokia charging cable

About the Freeplay Companion:
The Freeplay Companion Radio promises assured listening, anytime, anywhere. This compact, robust radio boasts a rubberized body with recessed control knobs for impact resistance and comfort. Big on functionality, but small in size, the Companion is a radio, a flashlight and a cellphone charger that fits easily into your bag, your glove box or your drawer – ready when you need it, where you need it.

The AM/FM radio has an earphone socket for personal listening. The flashlight has 3 LEDs with optics optimized for a focused light. The integrated cell phone charger means that you’ll never be out of touch because of dead batteries. Offering a choice of self-charge, solar and external recharge power options, the Companion delivers complete independence from wall power or disposable batteries while ensuring sustainable access to information and entertainment. Freeplay’s patented self-charge technology means excellent reliability.

A 1-minute wind gives you 20 minutes of radio listening at normal volume, or 30 minutes of light, and you can wind some more at any time for as much play time / shine time as you want. An LED charge level indicator tells you the best speed to wind. In direct sunlight the Companion will charge itself and play continuously. The internal NiMH battery can be fully charged from either the solar panel or an external charging adapter (any standard mini-USB AC charger will do), to give 12 hours of play time (depending on volume), or 16 hours of shine time.

Designed as a companion for those who appreciate the security of a fail safe radio and who value independence from conventional power sources, the Companion is fun and convenient, anytime, anywhere. Freeplay Companion Benefits Green energy – a sustainable product that’s built to last. The Companion offers a real alternative to grid electricity or fossil fuels – never worry about buying, carrying or disposing of batteries again.

When the battery runs down and you need to wind for power, the Freeplay self-charge mechanism converts your kinetic energy into stored electricity. Wind even when the radio’s playing or the flashlight’s shining to top up the battery at any time – never be left in the dark, miss the end of that song, the end of the game or that last item in the news report. Wind to put power into your cellphone even while your call is still in progress – never drop that call.

The plastic molding and rubberized grip makes it easy to carry and use when the weather is cold. Compact, rugged and weatherproof, the Companion is perfect around the barbecue, inside your home, out camping or as a vital source of information during storms or blackouts. Solar Energy The integrated solar panel charges or plays the Companion in sunlight. If you leave it on the kitchen windowsill you may never need to charge it any other way. Self-Charge The self-charge system offers maximum dependability and convenience so that you’re never let down by dead batteries.

The winder can be cranked in both directions and the harder you crank, the more energy you create. A crank level LED indicates the optimum winding speed. External Charge If you have a ‘mini-USB’ style AC adapter, you can charge your Companion from a wall outlet. Many newer cellphones and digital cameras use these, so you may already have one. If you don’t, you can buy one made by us or by any other manufacturer.

You can also charge from a computer’s USB port, if you have a ‘USB-A-to-mini-B’ cable, or you can charge from a car cigarette-lighter socket, if you have a mini-USB car charger.

Availability: 25 in stock (can be backordered)

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Specification:

Power Source:

Solar Panel
Poly-crystalline solar panel, 5V 30mA, with solar charging indication.
This serves to play the radio or to charge its batteries without having to wind.

USB
The Tuf may also be fully recharged via a standard USB cable.

Power Management
A rechargeable 3,6V NiMh rechargeable battery pack stores the energy
generated from human and solar power.

Long Life Battery Option
Because products for emergency preparation applications are often stored without use for long periods, Freeplay offers the option of a low self-discharge battery. This will ensure that the battery is able to withstand storage for extended periods.

Mobile Phone Charging
USB 5V output port for recharging phone and light personal electronics.
The Tuf has a USB power-out socket that delivers power from the alternator to a mobile phone.

Speaker
40mm 8 Ohm speaker with metal speaker grill
Headphone listening socket

Antenna
FM: Telescopic antenna
AM (MW): internal ferrite rod antenna

Frequencies
Digitally tuned, PLL (phase-locked loop) radio
FM: 88-108 Mhz
AM (MW): 530-1700 kHz
SW 2 – 22 MHz (non-North American version)
WB (weatherband), 7 NOAA (162Mhz)
weatherband channels (North American version)

More features:
12/24 hour clock
Backlit LCD display
Battery level indicator
Tough carabeneer carrying handle

Dimensions:
Length: 144mm
Diameter: 60mm
Weight: 300g

Item specifics:

  • Condition: New – A brand-new, unused, unopened and undamaged item in original retail packaging (where packaging is … Read moreabout the condition
  • Type: Headlamp
  • Material: Plastic
  • Battery Type: Re-chargeable Battery
  • Main Colour: Yellow
  • Number of Batteries: Solar – WindUp – USB
  • Width (cm): 6
  • Bulb Type: LED
  • Brand: Freeplay Energy
  • Number of LEDs: 1
  • Features: 
  • Batteries Included, Kinetic Charging, Mobile Phone
  • Charger, Radio, Rechargable, Waterproof, Wind Up
  • Length (cm): 14
  • Weight: 300g
Weight 0.300 kg
Dimensions 14 × 6 × 6 cm

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