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January 23, 2008

American Red Cross FR400 Emergency Radio - Be Prepared

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Last night at our house could have been a disaster. Sure we have emergency candles and some lights, but not emergency entertainment with two small kids. The American Red Cross FR400 Emergency Radio saved the day at dinner time. The power cycled - then cycled again - and then never came back on for over two+ hours. I entertained my daughter and son by finding radio stations, using the light to get around the house and get stuff set up, and then using the light again to help them take a bath and get to bed. The best part is the self-powered hand crank - we never used the batteries once and had a pretty good time powering up the American Red Cross FR400 Emergency Radio. It was also really nice to be able to check whether or not it was a real emergency and not just a power blip by using the alert channels.

Here are the details of this radio which I think you should get if you don't have one for any emergency:

  • Two turns per second for 90 seconds will provide 40 to 60 minutes of operation.
  • The controls are easy to use.
  • There is also a built-in triple LED light with emergency light source built into the side of the radio.
  • There is even a loud siren function in this device. The battery compartment allows access to the built-in NiMH pack or for the three optional AA cells.
  • The FR400 comes with a 4.5 VDC 120 VAC adapter. There are jacks on the rear panel for: earphone output, 4.5 VDC input and phone charger output. These jacks are protected under a water resistant rubber flap.
  • The FR400 has the additional capability of recharging certain cell phones. Several common cellular power adapters are included with your FR-400.
  • Eton is also including a very nice black canvas carry case and an AC adapter. This radio comes with an Owner's Manual, Eton Catalog and mini Red Cross Disaster Preparedness Guide. 8.7 x 4.5 x 2 inches 1.3 Lbs.

At American Red Cross FR400 Emergency Radio

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