Owner`s manual | Eton FR250 Radio User Manual

FR250
AM/FM/Shortwave Radio,
Flashlight, and Cell Phone Charger
OWNER’S MANUAL
FR250 OWNER’S MANUAL
DO YOU NEED HELP? Contact Us.
Etón 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, 8:30-4:30, Pacific Standard Time; www.etoncorp.com.
WARNING
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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 object have 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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DIAGRAMS
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1
CRANK
LIGHT
2
DIAL
Emergency
Radio
Light
Cell Phone Charger
FM
AM
SW1
SW2
SW3
SW4
SW5
SW6
SW7
88 91 95
99 102 105 108 MHz
530 600 700 900 1100 1400 1710 kHz
5.85___5.95_____6.10___6.25____6.40
6.90___7.00____7.15____7.30____7.45
9.30____9.45____9.65___9.90____10.05
MHz
11.40__11.55___11.75___12.00__12.10
13.30___13.40___13.55___13.75_13.90
15.00___15.10___15.30___15.55___15.75
17.45___17.60___17.75__17.95___18.10
FM
AM
T
U
N
I
N
G
TUNING
CONTROL
3
BAND SELECTOR
SW
4
BATTERY
DYNAMO
ADAPTOR
10
9
OFF
SPEAKER
Light
OFF
Flash
Siren
LIGHT/OFF/FLASH
BATTERY
DYNAMO/ADAPTER
OFF
OFF
SW
SIREN/OFF
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VOLUME
7
4 5 6 7
1 2 3
V
O
L
U
M
E
FR-250
RECYCLE POWER
SW BAND SELECTOR
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1. Light
2. Dial
3. Tuning Control
4. Band Selector
5. Power Battery-Dynamio/Adaptor-Off
6. Siren/ON/OFF
7. Volume
8. SW Band Selector
9. Light/OFF/Flash
10. Speaker
11. Crank
FR-250
DC IN 5V
REAR SOCKETS
AM/FM/SW1-7 WORLD RECEIVER
AM 530 - 1710
FM 88 - 108
SW1 5.95 - 17.90
kHz
MHz
MHz
EAR.
Phone Charger
MADE IN CHINA
OPEN
BATTERY COMPARTMENT COVER
2
5
Emergency
Radio
Light
Cell Phone Charger
FM
AM
SW1
SW2
SW3
SW4
SW5
SW6
SW7
88 91 95
99 102 105 108 MHz
530 600 700 900 1100 1400 1710 kHz
5.85___5.95_____6.10___6.25____6.40
6.90___7.00____7.15____7.30____7.45
9.30____9.45____9.65___9.90____10.05
MHz
11.40__11.55___11.75___12.00__12.10
13.30___13.40___13.55___13.75_13.90
15.00___15.10___15.30___15.55___15.75
17.45___17.60___17.75__17.95___18.10
FR250
OWNER’S MANUAL
T
FM
AM
U
N
I
N
G
TUNING
CONTROL
BAND SELECTOR
SW
BATTERY
DYNAMO
ADAPTOR
OFF
SPEAKER
Light
OFF
Flash
Siren
LIGHT/OFF/FLASH
BATTERY
DYNAMO/ADAPTER
OFF
OFF
SIREN/OFF
SW
DIAGRAMS
4 5 6 7
1 2 3
V
O
L
U
M
E
VOLUME
FR-250
RECYCLE POWER
SW BAND SELECTOR
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FR-250
AM/FM/SW1-7 WORLD RECEIVER
AM 530 - 1710
FM 88 - 108
SW1 5.95 - 17.90
2
kHz
MHz
MHz
MADE IN CHINA
DC IN 5V
REAR SOCKETS
EAR.
Phone Charger
4
OPEN
BATTERY COMPARTMENT COVER
1
1. Battery Compartment Cover
2. Earphone Jack
3. AC Adapter Jack
4. Cell Phone Charger Jack
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INITIAL SETUP
1. Open the battery compartment; it slides downward with firm
pressure at center of hinge.
2. Connect the battery pack.
POWER SOURCES
1. Rechargeable battery pack (included).
2. 3 AA batteries (not included).
3. AC adapter/charger (not included).
4. Continually turning the crank, even with no batteries installed.
CHARGING THE BATTERY PACK
1. Switch the power selector to the OFF position.
2. Turn the dynamo-crank clockwise or counter-clockwise about
2 turns per second.
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 power selector switch to the BATTERY position.
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USING AN AC ADAPTER (NOT INCLUDED)
1. Plug the adapter into the DC 4.5 V socket.
2. For power, set the power selector switch to the DYNAMO/ADAPTER position.
EMERGENCY OPERATION WITH NO
POWER SOURCE
1. Set power selector switch to DYNAMO/ADAPTOR.
2. While continually turning the dynamo crank, radio stations can be
tuned and the lights and siren function.
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 power selector switch to OFF position.
2. Plug the cell phone charging cord into the Phone Charge socket.
3. Select the correct charging tip for your phone.
4. Plug charging tip into the charging cord and into the phone’s
charging socket.
5. Rotate the dynamo crank.
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TURNING THE RADIO ON AND OFF
Turn it on with the POWER switch.
1. Select the BATTERY 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 selector switch to OFF.
ADJUSTING THE VOLUME
Set VOLUME knob to desired level.
TUNING-IN STATIONS
1. Select AM, FM or SW with the band selector switch. When
using SW, select the desired shortwave band with the 8-position
SW band selector knob (SW 1-8). For FM and SW, fully extend the
telescopic antenna.
2. Adjust the volume with the VOLUME knob.
3. Tune stations with the TUNING knob.
SHORTWAVE RECEPTION
Shortwave stations can be from thousands of miles away, usually
in other countries. To learn about shortwave, visit our web site or
search the Internet. The books shown below are excellent.
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SHORTWAVE RECEPTION continue
PASSPORT TO WORLD BAND RADIO
Published by International Broadcasting Services (IBS); IBS North
America, Box 300, Penn’s Park PA 18943. Phone: (215) 598-9018.
www.passband.com.
WORLD RADIO TV HANDBOOK
Published in the USA by Watson-Guptill Publications, 770 Broadway,
7th Floor, New York, NY 10003-9595. www.watsonguptill.com.
LIGHTS AND SIREN
Set the LIGHT/OFF/FLASH switch to the FLASH or LIGHT position.
Set the SIREN/OFF switch to the SIREN position.
EARPHONE JACK
Plug in earphones (not included).
BATTERY PACK SPECIFICATIONS
Ni-MH; 3.6 volt DC; 600 mAh.
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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.
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.
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WARRANTY REGISTRATION continued
2. Mail in enclosed warranty card.
3. Mail your registration card or information to the following
address; Include your name, full mailing address, phone number,
model purchased, date purchased, retail vendor name and product
serial number (typically located in or near the battery compartment):
Etón Corporation
1015 Corporation Way
Palo Alto, CA 94303
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
Etón service representative at 800-872-2228 US, 800-637-1648
Canada or (650) 903-3866 for problem determination and troubleshooting. 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.
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SERVICE FOR YOUR PRODUCT continued
WARRANTY – If your product is still in warranty and
the Etón 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.
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 of North America, please refer to the distributor
information included at time of purchase/receipt.
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Etón Corporation
Corporate Headquarters
1015 Corporation Way
Palo Alto, California 94303 USA
tel +1 650-903-3866
tel +1 800-872-2228
fax +1 650-903-3867
Etón Europe/Lextronix Germany
Rosenstrasse 2
D-10178 Berlin, Germany
tel +49 [0]30 243102142
Etón Canada
1 Yonge Street, Suite 1801
Toronto, Ontario M5E 1W7 Canada
tel +1 416-214-6885
v. 01-12-06
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