CCRadio Solar AM, FM, Weather + Alert Windup Emergency Radio


C. Crane

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Introducing The New CCRadio Solar

Please note: The first shipment of the CCRadio Solar has a quantity smaller than normal. We recommend placing your order now if you are interested in receiving one from the spring/summer shipment. The next shipment is expected in Fall of 2021.

The CCRadio Solar is a small digital portable radio that is successful as an emergency radio but the form and format invites you to use it daily. Placed in a sunny window it's perfect for the morning news. Audio is a surprise, it's accurate, pleasing and it has a miser setting to conserve battery power in a true emergency. Long range reception is one of the best of emergency type radios. Reception is good for the size. The almost brick size depth and unique UV resistant rubber perimeter is concave on the bottom which makes it inherently stable. The flashlight is above average in brightness and color because of the selected high quality LED. The hand crank inlaid on the back is the only visible clue that it's an emergency radio. When the battery is fully charged the radio will run about 50 hours or charge your phone from the approximately 50% level to 100% level.

I brought the first CCRadio Solar home and my wife absconded with it until our designer/illustrator had to beg to get it back for documentation. To get it back from him was also overly arduous. I have never seen a radio so coveted. It is about hand size and it stays charged in a sunny window with an oversize solar panel which means it may not need a power assist for years. Bob Crane

Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Size: 6" W x 3" H x 2.25" D.

General Features:
  • Five memory Presets per band
  • AM/FM and WX with NOAA Weather w/Alert
  • Audio tuned for voice clarity
  • Lighted display
  • Micro USB input charging port
  • USB out port (for phone charging)
  • Line In jack
  • Headphone jack
  • Clock, alarm, sleep timer (120, 90, 60, 30, & 15 minutes)
  • Runs on included 3.7V Lithium-ion battery or (3) AA batteries

James Careless of Radio World Magazine takes an in-depth look at the CCRadio Solar. Read the full article here.

Review of the C.Crane CCRadio Solar by Jay Allen of RADIOJAYALLEN.COM

Manual Size Download Time
Instructions (PDF) CC Radio Solar Instruction Manual 2.1 MB 3:42 minutes @ 56Kbps
Instructions (PDF) CC Radio Solar Battery Charging Read Me 138 KB :20 seconds @ 56Kbps

I have the radio in the sun but the battery icon does not blink.

The icon blinks when charging by using the micro USB input and the crank. It does not blink when charging in the sun. (sorry)

Why is it easy to crank the radio when the battery if fully charged?

When the battery starts to get low it will accept more current and it will become harder to crank.

My radio will not power when using the rechargeable battery setting.

Make sure that you have removed the small plastic pull tab between the battery and the contact. Also be sure that your battery is oriented correctly in the battery compartment and that it is charged sufficiently.

My radio will not charge when plugged into power.

Make sure that you have removed the small plastic pull tab between the battery and the contact. Also be sure that your battery is oriented correctly in the battery compartment.

How long will the CCRadio Solar play on a fresh set of alkaline batteries?

Approximately 35 hours of play on high power mode.

Approximately 50 hours of play on low power mode.

What type of lithium battery is used in the CCRadio Solar?

The battery included with the CCRadio Solar is a 18650 Rechargeable Battery – Protected 3.7V Li-ion 3400mAh.

How long will the CCRadio Solar play on a fully charged lithium battery?

More than 50 hours depending on volume level and power mode.

Can I have the weather alert set and listen to AM or FM at the same time?

Yes you can.

When charging in the sun using the solar panel, using the USB cable or the optional AC Adapter, does the switch need to be set to Li?


Will the battery indicator show full bars when charged in the sun or hand cranked?

Yes, once the battery reaches 4 volts. The following charge times are based on the mAh of the Li-On battery and the mAh of the charging systems for each method.

  • Charging in full sun can take approximately 42 hours
  • Charging with cranking can take approximately 10-12 hours
  • The fastest way to charge is to use the USB cable or the AC Adapter (sold separately). This method can take up to 9 hours

How do I restore the radio to factory defaults?

With the power OFF, press and hold the memory buttons #1 and #5 for five seconds. You will hear a tone to signify it has been done

What's in the Box
  • CC Radio Solar
  • Instruction Manual
  • 12" Audio Patch Cable
  • 12" USB-A to Micro USB charging cable
  • Wrist Lanyard
  • Warrany Registration Card

Please Read Me First
CCRadio Solar - Battery Charging

The radio's Li-ion battery is shipped with a low charge. Please fully charge the battery before using the radio or placing into storage. When storing the radio it is recommended to recharge the Li-ion battery at least every six months. This keeps the battery healthy.

  1. Before charging please remove the battery cover.
  2. Remove the small plastic pull tab between the battery and the contact.
  3. Make sure the battery is pushed down to make contact with the battery terminal.
  4. Replace the battery cover.
  5. Connect the Micro USB charging cable or the optional AC power adapter (sold separately) to the radios’ charging jack under the flap.
  6. Connect the USB end of the charging cable to a USB wall charger or a USB charging device. If using the optional AC power adapter, plug into an AC outlet.

Charging can take 10-12 hours using the radio charging jack.

General Specifications
Frequency Range:
  • FM Band:
    • 87.5 - 108 MHz (Regular mode)
    • 76 - 108 MHz (Expanded Mode)
  • AM Band: 520 - 1710 kHz
  • Weather Band:
    • Channel 1: 162.400 MHz
    • Channel 2: 162.425 MHz
    • Channel 3: 162.450 MHz
    • Channel 4: 162.475 MHz
    • Channel 5: 162.500 MHz
    • Channel 6: 162.525 MHz
    • Channel 7: 162.550 MHz
Power Source:
  • 18650 Li-ion 3.7V Rechargeable Battery
  • "AA" size Alkaline Batteries (do not use Lithium "AA" batteries)
  • Solar Panel - 110mA (in full, unobstructed sunlight)
  • Dynamo wind-up generator: 300-500mA (at ≈ two revolutions per second)
  • 5V DC, 1000mA Micro USB
Power Consumption:
  • Low Power Mode: 40-100mA DC*
  • High Power Mode: 50-200mA DC*
* depending on headphone or speaker usage and volume level
  • Speaker: 2", 4Ω, 3 Watts
  • 1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo headphone jack
  • 1/8" Stereo input jack
  • FM & WX Band: Whip Antenna
  • AM Band: Internal Ferrite bar
Dimensions: 6" Wx 3" H x 2.5" D
Weight: Approximately 18.2oz with Li-ion Battery installed
Note: Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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