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Et6n Corporation, 1015 Corporation Way, Palo Alto, CA 94303, USA.
1-800-872-2228 (U.s.); 1-800-637-1648 (Canada); 650-903-3866
(worldwide); M-F, 8:30-4:00, Pacific Standard Time;
www.etoncorp.com .
WARNING
• Do not expose this appliance to rain or moisture.
• Do not submerge or expose for extended period to water.
• Protect from high humidity and rain .
• Only operate within specified temperature range (0 °C to 40°C).
• Unplug immediately if liquid has been spilled or any object has
fallen into the apparatus.
• Clean only with a dry cloth. Do not use detergents or chemical
solvents as this might damage the finish.
• Unplug and disconnect external antennas during lightning storms.
• Do not remove cover [or back].
• Refer servicing to qualified service personnel.
ENVIRONMENT
Disposal
According to the European Directive 2002/96/EC all
electrical and electronic products must be collected
separately by a local collection system.
Please act according to your local rules and do not dispose of your old
products with your normal household waste.
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INITIAL SETUP
1. Open the compartment; it slides downward with firm pressure
at center of hinge.
2. Connect the battery pack.
POWER SOURCES
1.
2.
3.
4.
Rechargeable battery pack (included).
3 AA batteries (not included).
AC adapter/charger "(not included).
Continually turning the crank, even with no batteries installed.
CHARGING THE BATTERY PACK
1. Switch the BATIERY/DYNAMO-ADAPTERIOFF switch to the
OFF position.
2. Turn the dynamo-crank clockwise or counter-clockwise about
2 turns per second for 90 seconds.
3. After charging, select the DYNAMO-ADAPTOR position for
power.
While charging, the red LED charging light illuminates.
AA BATTERY OPERATION
1. Open the battery compartment.
2. Install 3 AA batteries, observing polarity diagram.
3. For power, set the BATIERY/DYNAMO-ADAPTERIOFF switch
to the BATIERY position.
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USING AN AC ADAPTER (not included)
Once plugged in, the AC adapter acts as a charger, charging the
internal Ni-MH battery pack. Charge it for 8 hours to achieve a
full charge.
1. Plug the adapter into the DC 4.5 V socket. If the socket for
the AC adapter on the case of the radio is labeled 5, ignore
this; it should be 4.5V.
2. For power, set the BATIERY/DYNAMO-ADAPTERIOFF switch to
the DYNAMO-ADAPTER position.
Only use an AC adapter of 4.5 VDC, negative polarity and
1OOmA current capability. To order the correct AC adapter call the
toll free number shown at the beginning of this manual, ask for
the parts department and order part # GPU3504.
EMERGENCY OPERATIONS WITH NO
POWER SOURCE
1. Set BATIERY/DYNAMO-ADAPTERIOFF switch to DYNAMOI
ADAPTOR.
2. While continually turning the dynamo crank, the radio, lights
and siren functions will work.
CELL PHONE CRANK CHARGING
Because cell phone batteries vary in their current ratings, we
cannot specify charging rates or usage time. 10 to 15 minutes of
cranking may result in 1 or more minutes of talk-time.
1. Set BATIERY/DYNAMO-ADAPTERIOFF switch to OFF position.
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CELL PHONE CRANK CHARGING continued
2. Plug the cell phone charging cord into the Phone Charge
socket.
3. Plug the cell phone charging tip into the charging cord and
into the phone's charging socket.
4. Rotate the dynamo crank about 2 turns per second.
TURNING THE RADIO ON AND OFF
Turn it on with the BATTERY/DYNAMO-ADAPTERIOFF switch.
1. Select the BATIERY position when using AA batteries.
2. Select the DYNAMO/ADAPTER position when powering via the
AC adapter or internal, rechargeable Ni-MH battery pack.
3. To turn off, set POWER switch to OFF.
ADJUSTING THE VOLUME
Set VOLUME knob to desired level.
TUNING-IN STATIONS
1. Select AM, FM, or WEATHER (WX) with the band selector
switch. For FM, and WEATHER (WX), fully extend the telescopic antenna.
2. Adjust the volume with the VOLUME knob.
3. Tune stations with the TUNING knob, or tune in WEATHER
(WX) with the 7-position switch. When using the tuning knob
the inner knob is used for 'fine tuning'.
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WEATHER FREQUENCIES
Below are the frequencies that correspond to the Weather
channels.
Channel
Channel
Channel
Channel
Channel
Channel
Channel
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
162.400
162.425
162.450
162.475
162.500
162.525
162.550
MHz
MHz
MHz
MHz
MHz
MHz
MHz
TO RECEIVE WEATHER ALERTS
Tune into your strongest weather station. Select a comfortable
volume level. Leave the radio on and select the ALERT position
with the SIREN/OFF/ALERT switch. When there are weather alerts,
the radio will come on at the volume that you have set.
LIGHTS
Set the LIGHT/OFF/FLASH switch to the FLASH or LIGHT position.
SIREN
Set the SIREN/OFF/ALERT switch to the SIREN position.
EARPHONE JACK
Plug in earphones (not included).
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BATTERY PACK SPECIFICATIONS
Ni-MH; 3.6 volt DC; 450 mAh.
AC ADAPTER SPECIFICATIONS
Output 4.5 volt DC; negative polarity; 100 milliampere; plug tip
outer diameter 3.4mm, inner diameter 1.3mm. AC adapter use
automatically charges the rechargeable battery pack. Only charge
the battery pack with a 100 milliampere AC adapter. If an AC
adapter rated greater than 100 milliampere is used, disconnect
the rechargeable battery pack. If the socket for the AC adapter
on the case of the radio is labeled 5, ignore this; it should be
4.5V.
IMPORTANT BATTERY INFORMATION
To minimize the possibility of battery acid leakage, only use high
quality alkaline, lithium or rechargeable nickel-metal-hydride batteries. Never intermix old with new, or different brands or types of
batteries. Damage caused by battery acid leakage is not covered
by this product's warranty.
WARRANTY REGISTRATION
To ensure full warranty coverage or product updates, registration
of your product should be completed as soon as possible after
purchase or receipt. You may use one of the following options to
register your product:
1. By visiting our website at http://www.etoncorp.com.
2. Mail in enclosed warranty card.
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WARRANTY REGISTRATION continued
3. Mail your registration card or information to following address; include your name, full mailing address, phone number,
email address, model purchased, date purchased, retail vendor
name:
Eton Corporation
1015 Corporation Way
Palo Alto, CA 94303 USA
LIMITED WARRANTY
Retain the warranty information from your warranty card with
your proof of purchase or the Limited Warranty information can
also be viewed at www.etoncorp.com.
SERVICE FOR YOUR PRODUCT
To obtain service for your product, we recommend first contacting an Et6n service representative at 1-800-872-2228 US, 1-800637-1648 Canada, (650) 903-3866 or customersvc@etoncorp.
com for problem determination and trouble-shooting. If further
service is required, the technical staff will instruct how to proceed
based on whether the radio is still under warranty or needs nonwarranty service.
WARRANTY - If your product is still in warranty and the Et6n
service representative determines that warranty service is needed,
a return authorization will be issued and instructions for shipment
to an authorized warranty repair facility. Do not ship your radio
back without obtaining the return
authorization number.
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SERVICE FOR YOUR PRODUCT continued
NON-WARRANTY - If your product is no longer under
warranty and requires service our technical staff will refer you
to the nearest repair facility that will be able to best handle the
repaIr.
For service outside North America, please refer to the distributor
information included at time of purchase/receipt.
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Toronto, Ontario M5E 1W7 Canada
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NOTE: The manufacturer is not responsible for any radio or
tv interference caused by unauthorized modifications to this
equipment. Such modifications could void the user's authority
to operate the equipment.
Designed by Et6n Corporation and assembled in China. I C Copyright 2007 Et6n Corporation. All right5 reserved.
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Palo Alto, CA 94303
USA
LIMITED WARRANTY
Et6n Corporation (Et6n) offers a limited warranty to the original customer against manufacturing
defects in material and workmanship on this product This warranty is valid only for the original
purchaser and is not transferable
TWO (2) VEARS PARTS AND LABOR· Europe
ONE (1) VEAR PARTS AND LABOR· North America
This limited warranty begins on the original date of purchase, and is valid only on products
purchased through an authorized Et6n retailer. Warranty repairs must be performed by Et6n or an
authorized service center To receive warranty service, the original dated bill of sale. or a copy.
must be presented upon request as proof of purchase. Installation. removal or reinstallation of the
product is not included under this warranty. Shipping to Et6n or the authorized service center is
the responsibility of the purchaser For products purchased in Europe, please return to your dealer
or the distributor of your country. which is listed on a sheet included in the packaging.
returning any product for warranty service, the purchaser must contact Et6n or the designated
service center for troubleshooting and service procedure instructions. Damaged parts or products
become tile property of Etan. Parts and products replaced by Et6n assume the remaining original
warranty, or ninety (90) days. whichever is longer.
T is limited warranty covers manufacturing defects in material and workmanship encountered in
normal, noncommercial use of this product and shall not apply to the following, including, but not
limited to: damage that occurs due to applications and uses for which the product was not
intended; failures or problems that are caused by products or equipment not supplied by Et6n;
accidents, misuse, abuse, neglect misapplication, fire, water, lightning, or other acts of nature;
incorrect line voltage, fluctuations, or surges; damage caused by improper or faulty installation;
damage caused by acid leakage from improperly installed or defective batteries; product alteration
or modification; or use of unauthorized parts, supplies. accessories, or equipment that damage this
product or result in service problems.
SERVICE INFORMATION
Et6n will repair or replace this product at our option and at no charge. with new or reconditioned
parts if tllis product is found to be defective during the limited warranty period To be eligible for
warranty coverage, the product must be returned with shipping charges prepaid no later than 15
days after the expiration of the warranty period to Et6n or the designated service center. Prior to
To obtain service for your Et6n product first contact an Et6n service representative at
1-800-872-2228 US, 1-800-637-1648 Canada or your respective country distributor In Europe
(see enclosed list) for troubleshooting. Many common questions and problems can be resolved
over the phone.
WARRANTY RECiISTRATION
To ensure full warranty coverage or product updates, registration of your
product should be completed as soon as possible after purchase or receipt.
You may use one of the following options to register your product:
SERVICE FOR YOUR PRODUCT
To obtain service for your product, we recommend first contacting an Et6n
service representative at: 1-800-872-2228 US, 1-800-637- 1648 Canada,
(650) 903-3866 or customersvc@etoncorp.com for problem determination
and trouble-shooting. If further service is required, the technical staff will
instruct how to proceed based on whether the radio is still under warranty or
needs non-warranty service.
1. By visiting our website at http://www.etoncorp.com.
2, Mail in enclosed warranty card.
3. Mail your registration card or information to following address: include your
name, full mailing address, phone number, email address, model purchased,
date purchased, retail vendor name:
Et6n Corporation
101 5 Corporation Way
Palo Alto, CA 94303 USA
LIMITED WARRANTY
Retain the warranty information from your warranty card with your proof of
purchase or the Limited Warranty information can also be viewed at
www.etoncorp.com.
WARRANTY - If your product is still in warranty and the Et6n service
representative determines warranty service is needed, a return authorization
will be issued and instructions will be given. DO NOT ship your radio back
without obtaining the return authorization.
NON-WARRANTY - If your product is no longer under warranty and requires
service, the Et6n service representative will refer you to the nearest repair
facility that will best handle the repair,
For service outside North America, please refer to the distributor information
included at time of purchase/receipt.
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Have at least three days of supplies in an easy-to-carry emergency preparedness kit, with additional supplies on hand.
Remember to check your kit every six months and replace the stock as needed.
An easy way to get your kit started is to contact your local Red Cross or go
online to www.redcross.org to order an emergency preparedness kit today. If
you purchase a kit or choose to build your own, check that it includesWater. Have at least one gallon per person per day.
Food. Pack non-perishable, high-protein items, including energy bars,
ready-to-eat soup, peanut butter, etc. Select foods that require no refrigeration,
preparation or cooking and little or no water.
Flashlight. Hand-crank and alternative energy options are available. Include
extra batteries, if applicable
First aid kit. Include a first aid reference gUide.
Medications. Don't forget prescription and non-prescription items.
Radio. Include extra batteries or use a hand-crank radio.
Tools. Gather a wrench to turn off gas if necessary, a manual can opener,
screwdriver, hammer, pliers, knife, duct tape, plastic sheeting and garbage
bags and ties.
Clothing. Bring achange of clothes for everyone, including sturdy shoes and
gloves.
Personal items. Remember copies of important papers, including identification cards, insurance policies, birth certificates, passports, etc.; eyeglasses, contact lenses and solution, and comfort items like toys and books, if pertinent.
Sanitary supplies. You may need toilet paper, towelettes, feminine supplies,
personal hygiene items, bleach, etc.
Money. Have cash. (ATMs and credit cards won't work if the power is out.)
Contact information. Carry a current list of family phone numbers and e-mail
addresses, including someone out of the area who may be easier to reach if
local phone lines are out of service or overloaded.
Pet supplies. For each pet,include food, water, a collar, a leash I cage I
carrying case, litter box or plastic bags, tags, any medications and vaccination
information.
Map. Mark an evacuation route on it from your local area.
Store your disaster supplies in sturdy yet easy-to carry containers, in a place
that is easily accessible. Keep a smaller version of the kit in your vehicle. If you
become stranded or are not able to return home, having some items with you
will help you be more comfortable until help arrives.
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Planning ahead will help you have the best possible response to disaster.
Talk. Discuss with your family the disasters that can happen where you live.
Establish responsibilities for each member of your household and plan to work
together as a team. Designate alternates in case someone is absent. If a family
member is in the military, also plan for how you would respond if they are
deployed. Include the local military base resources that may be available.
Plan. Choose two places to meet after a disaster:
• Right outside your home, in case of a sudden emergency, such as a fire.
• Outside your neighborhood, in case you cannot return home or are asked to
evacuate your neighborhood.
Learn. Each adult in your household should learn how and when to turn off
utilities such as electricity, water and gas. Ask your local fire department to
show you how to use a fire extinguisher. Tell everyone in the household where
emergency information and supplies are kept. Make copies of the information
for everyone to carry with them. Keep the information updated. Practice evacuating your home twice a year. Drive your planned evacuation route and plot
alternate routes on a map in case main roads are impassable or gridlocked.
Include your pets. If you must evacuate, take your animals with you. If it is not
safe for you to remain, it is not safe for them.
Support your community. Support your community plans by volunteering in the
community and by giving blood. More than one million people in the U.S. serve
their communities. They come from all walks of life and backgrounds and are
of all ages. Red Cross volunteers help people in emergencies. They translate for
non-English speakers so that everyone can receive Red Cross services, teach
first aid classes and organize blood drives. They connect members of the armed
forces stationed overseas with their families during major family events. These
vital community services are made possible by people like you. Contact your
local Red Cross chapter and ask how you can help.
Give blood. Blood is needed in times of emergency, but the everyday need
is also great. Every two seconds someone in America needs a blood transfusion-cancer patients, accident victims, premature infants and the list goes on.
Your blood donation means so much to the individuals who need it, and you
can help make a lifesaving difference by giving blood. During times of crisis
and every day, each blood donation has the potential to help save as many
as three lives.
Whole blood has a shelf life of only 42 days, so it is so important to be a
regular and frequent donor. It's important to have an adequate blood supply
available at all times. You can support your community blood supply by calling
'-800-GIVE LIFE (1-800-448-3543) or visiting www.givelife.org and making an
appointment to donate your blood.
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BE INFORMED
Know what may happen and how you can help.
Learn what disasters or emergencies may occur where you live, work and play.
These events can vary from those affecting only you and your family, like a
home fire or medical emergency, to those affecting your entire community, like
an earthquake or flood. Identify how local authorities will notify you during a
disaster and how you will get important information, whether through local
radio, TV or NOAA weather radio stations or channels. Learn what you can
do to prepare for disasters by contacting your local Red Cross chapter to ask
about first aid, CPR and disaster training. Learning simple first aid techniques
can give you the skills and confidence to help when someone in your home,
your neighborhood or workplace is injured. When a major disaster occurs,
your community can change in an instant. Loved ones can be hurt, and
emergency response can be delayed. Make sure that at least one member of
your household is trained in first aid and CPR and in how to use an automated
external defibrillator (AED). Disaster preparedness presentations will provide
more specific information on how to prepare for disasters in your community.
Contact your local American Red Cross chapter for details. Share what you
have learned with your family, household and neighbors and encourage them
to be informed too.
The three steps below can help you to minimize the confusion at an
emergency scene:
') Check the scene for safety first then check the ill or injured person.
2) Call 9-'-' or your local emergency number when appropriate. Calling for
help is often the most important action you can take to help an ill or injured
person who needs care.
3) Care for the ill or injured person to the best of your ability while waiting for
emergency medical help to arrive.
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