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  • Solar power offers approximately 4 - 6 hrs. of radio play time for 8 hours of charge time; hand crank provides about 15-30 minutes of play time for 90 seconds of cranking
  • Play time varies based on crank speed, volume level and band selection; Battery achieves more play time after conditioning (charging and discharging several times)
  • Radio tunes in AM, FM and Weather bands and is perfect for use during camping trips, emergencies or severe weather when traditional power sources may be unavailable
  • Updated core radio chip achieves superior AM/FM reception and selectivity
  • Included radio-to-USB adapter lets you charge smartphones using the USB cord that came with your phone
  • Besides solar and hand-crank power, the radio will run on an AC adapter (not included), or get around 60 hours on 3 AA batteries (sold separately)
  • The C Crane CC Solar Observer radio features an analog display with backlight, built-in LED flashlight, 3.5mm headphone jack, internal AM antenna and telescoping FM antenna


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Best Use Camping
Analog Or Digital Analog
Power Source(s) Hand Crank, Battery, Solar
Rechargeable Yes
Dimensions 7.25 x 5.5 x 2 inches
Weight 6.5 ounces
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Where can I get a replacement rechargeable battery for this radio? Radio Shack doesn't carry them. The original one only lasted two years :(

Asked by: Durango Dave
You might try contacting C.Crane directly at 800-522-8863.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-11

I want to order SolarObserver Now. Thank You !!

Asked by: DawgMan
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