IMPORTANT NOTE: The following was omitted from the user manual: Disconnect the smart phone or PDA first from the USB charging port first before cranking (the crank charges the internal battery and by design, the smart device must be disconnected first to prevent the phone from power cycling and reduce the load on the crank).
The WR-334 is the next in the series of the popular ADVENTURER weather alert radios by Ambient Weather. The WR-334 includes an AM/FM/WeatherBand radio with alert, flashlight and smart phone charger (WR-111A) and dry cell batteries (WR-333), but also includes a brighter flashlight (35 lumens), emergency siren (125 db) with emergency strobe light.
A must for any emergency toolkit, Bug Out Bag, or just hanging out at the beach, the WR-334 combines multiple emergency features into one compact package.
The WR-334 is a Digital AM/FM NOAA Weather Alert Radio, a powerful 35 lumen LED flashlight, and cell phone, MP3, MP4, Amazon KindleTM, Apple IpodTM, IpadTM, IPhoneTM and USB charger, all in one portable package.
The WR-334 is a six way charger - charge from a USB device (computer), AC or wall power (with included converter), DC or car charger (with included converter), 3xAAA batteries (not included), hand crank, or solar panel. The Ambient Weather WR-334 is a radio that you and your family can depend on, anytime, anywhere, any weather.
The WR-334 sets itself apart from other crank chargers - you can fully charge the WR-334 through the USB/AC/DC adaptor, and when you need it, charge the cell phone/mp3/mp4/USB with no cranking. Other crank chargers require continuous hand cranking to charge a device.
Adaptors are included for AC (house) and DC (car) charging.
The WR-334 utilizes a powerful, non-proprietary CR123A 3.7V/600 mAh rechargeable lithium ion battery to provide lasting emergency power. This battery can easily be replaced after years of service.
The WR-334 high quality digital tuner provides assured access to news, weather information and illumination whenever and wherever you need it. The rubberized finish makes the WR-334 a robust radio for hiking and camping. Also included is an alert mode, which will activate the weather band while in standby mode when a weather alert is active in your area.
The loud, powerful siren will alert others to danger, ideal for a home emergency alarm or backpacking trip.
This dependable radio, with integrated LED flashlight, offers a choice of self-charge, solar and external recharge power options.
The WR-334 delivers complete independence from wall power or disposable batteries, ensuring sustainable access to vital information and the peace of mind that you'll never be without power.
Ambient Weather's self-charge technology means unparalleled playtime performance, and the compelling design makes the WR-334 a great everyday radio, as well as the perfect companion in emergencies.
The WR-334 will play for approximately 20 minutes at normal volume per 1-minute wind, and can be rewound at any time for as much playtime as you want. We recommend connecting to your computer, DC or AC power with the handy USB charger to fully charge the unit for a week's worth of radio play (typical for most applications).
In direct sunlight the WR-334 will charge itself and play continuously - the internal Lithium Ion battery can be fully charged from both the solar panel and an external USB charging adapter.
The WR-334 will give 350 minutes of playtime at normal volume, when fully charged. The WR-334 does not compromise on robustness and quality with mechanical components made from superior materials, specified to industrial standards for repeated use and long life.
Includes headphone jack for private listening (headphones not included).