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A multiband solar, wind-up radio with digital tuning, integrated solar panel, dual LED adjustable lighting and mobile/smartphone charging. The radio is supplied with a phone charging kit and a set of antennae. An optional external solar panel accessory is available.
The Encore radio series offers the best features in the industry. With three versions available, Encore caters to any humanitarian mass communication need.
Self-Charge: A large glass-reinforced nylon handle with comfortable knob harnesses human energy by cranking. The handle is connected to the high efficiency 3-phase alternator via a rugged transmission. Spur gears co-moulded with dissimilar materials give optimum gear meshing.
The alternator has an 8W to 10W (electrical, continuous) rating, which is double the power generated by the average user. Over-vigorous winding will not damage the radio and in fact all the generated power will be conserved and stored.
Solar Panel: Both integrated and external solar panel options are available. A polycrystalline 5V 30mA solar panel is integrated into the rear of the radio. An optional accessory 5V 50mA solar panel with a 2-metre nylon-filament-reinforced cord attaches to the rear quadrant of the radio for storage.
Power Management: A rechargeable NiMH 3 or 4 cell battery pack stores energy. An automatic low-voltage cut-out senses when the battery has reached a low discharge state and isolates the battery from its load. This prevents a damaging over-discharge of the battery. The radio will play for approx 30 minutes (minimum) at normal volume per 30-second wind at 130 RPM
The Encore has an optional lighting feature. Two ultra-bright LEDs are fitted into lenses in the frequency window. When switched on these LEDs illuminate an area in front of the radio for tasks or reading.
The radio’s power generation system may be used to charge a mobile phone. This power output can be configured to standard USB, or to generic 6V 400mA, current limited phone protocols.
The radio may be recharged by a DC adaptor. The radio may also be used to power or recharge another device.
4-inch, 5 W, 8-ohm loudspeaker
FM and SW: User replaceable 680mm flexible steel wire antenna.
AM (MW): Internal extra length ferrite rod antenna
FM: 88-108 MHz
AM (MW): 500-1700 kHz
SW1 3-10 Mhz
SW2 10-22 Mhz