Please let us know when the Grudig's rechargeable batteries quit taking a charge, or if the whole thing just quits.Just bought a used grundig hand crank n a new oil lantern $25 off KIJIJI pick up in morning.....
I have this one, in blue, and it has been reliable for about a year and a half now. Keep in mind, I don't use it every day so YMMV.I just posted this URL in another string, seems appropriate here as well...
Dynamo and Solar Powered Shortwave Radio with NOAA bands, KA500
Looks like a nice unit with solar and hand crank charging capabilities.:goodluck:
I'm gonna have to dig up the el cheapo ($20) one I bought & find out what brand it was, it worked all day every day for 2 years, it was solar/dynamo & it had a light (I never used)I've used 3 - 4 different ones in the last 10 years and find that after a month to a year they all are c#*p.
I'd rather keep some Lithium batteries in my BOB with a decent radio. Then if TSHTF I'll use a solar recharger system with Eneloop AA's.
If anyone has a Cranker that has worked for them for more than a year (reliably), please let us know.
I JUST bought a handcrank radio from amazon ( Amazon.com: Etón American Red Cross ARCFR160R Microlink Self-Powered AM/FM/NOAA Weather Radio with Flashlight, Solar Power and Cell Phone Charger (Red): Electronics )Is there a particular brand of hand crank (battery-less) radios that is better than the rest?
Also, what features are important to have?