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Best Emergency Radio and Torch and Why do I need an Emergency Radio and Torch

Author: Steve Hegarty   Date Posted:16 September 2013 

If the radio or torch is for your emergency kit then a radio that doesn't need batteries or mains power high on the list of priorities. In an emergency situation a 60 second crank/wind will give about15 minutes play time or shine time.

If the radio or torch is for your emergency kit then a radio that doesn't need batteries or mains power high on the list of priorities.

The standard household radio or torch is normally plugged into the wall or may be left in a cupboard unused for some time and when you actually need it in time of emergency or blackout, there is no power and/or the batteries are flat.

Most of our radios and torches are crank / wind up and have a solar charging option, so eliminating the need for mains power or alkaline batteries. When you need them in times of an emergency (to listen to local radio stations or you need a torch), simply wind up and you instantly have power without foraging for batteries.

In an emergency situation a 60 second crank/wind will give about15 minutes play time or shine time (it varies between products but that’s a ball park average).

For day to day use these radios and torches come with an alternative source of power such as an adapter or a USB charging option.

Freeplay and Eton are two of the most respected and reliable brands of emergency radios and torches on the market today and are the choice of Brands by Aid agencies in remote locations all over the world.

Freeplay and Eton are two of the most respected and reliable brands of emergency radios and torches on the market today and are the choice of Brands by Aid agencies in remote locations all over the world.

Most of these radios also have an emergency mobile phone charging option too as they often have a USB port, but bear in mind that again it's more for a few minutes of emergency talk time rather than an everyday mobile phone charger.

Please refer to link below for our range of Emergency Radios / Torches