Eton Solarlink FR500 Gadget

Posted on May 2 2008 - 8:38am by Russ

Eton FR500 Solarlink

As far as useful gadgets go… the Eton Solarlink FR500 is pretty handy. You get a radio, rechargeable batteries that recharge from the wall, solar, or hand crank, and a flashlight, NOAA weather, and more… Not bad for under $80 at Amazon.

  • AM (520-1700 KHz), FM (88-108 MHz), Shortwave (6000-12100 KHz)
  • NOAA weather – all 7 channels plus “Alert”
  • Siren and Flashlight
  • Can be powered from four different sources:
    • From the built-in rechargeable Ni-MH battery that takes charge from the dynamo crank and from an AC adapter (not included)
    • From 3 AA batteries (not included)
    • From the AC adapter alone (not included)
    • From solar power
  • Analog frequency dial with digital display
  • Built-in cell phone charger
  • Digital clock function

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