Freeplay 360 Radio - Specifications
- Internal -
B-Motor textured carbon spring driving a DC
generator through a transmission.
- Solar - High
performance thin film solar panel
- External -
Optional DC adapter (center pin positive) 4.5 V
- FM - 88 to 108
- AM - 520 to 1700
- Size - 2.5 inch
- Impedance - 8
- FM - Telescopic
- AM - Built in
ferrite bar antenna
|1. Winder Handle
2. Volume and On/Off Control
3. Tuning Control
4. DC Input Jack
5. Headphone / Earphone Socket
6. Dial Scale Frequency Indicator
7. Band Selector (AM, FM)
8. Solar Panel
10. Wrist Strap attachment
Freeplay 360 Questions & Answers
1. How much
charge is delivered to the internal NiCad batteries of S360 on a
single wind (approximately 60 turns)?
Once fully wound, it takes approximately six to
eight (6-8) minutes to fully discharge. Actual
playtime should be fifteen to seventeen (15-17) minutes
including both spring power while unwinding and the battery
power left over after unwinding. Actual playtime can
vary depending on factors such as available light and the
volume setting. (The two that I tested at low volume
indoors actually lasted fifty (50) minutes and thirty-five
(35) minutes respectively.)
2. How much time
is needed in the sun to completely charge the internal NiCad
batteries of S360?
Ten (10) hours under direct sunlight will fully
charge the internal battery to give fourteen to fifteen
(14-15) hours of play. Please note that the time to
completely charge the battery in direct sunlight is actually
less than the twelve to fourteen (12-14) hours recommended
to completely charge the battery with an AC adapter.
3- Should the battery of the S360 stop working, how
much playing time will the crank deliver alone?
The radio will play for as long as it
is unwinding, therefore, six to eight (6-8) minutes.
4- Will the S360's
NiCad battery develop a memory.
Yes, however, it will take
approximately six (6) months for the battery to develop a
memory. Freeplay suggests that fully charging the unit
once every three or four (3 or 4) months will prevent the
battery from developing a memory.