Horizons Tec NOAA Weather Radio HT-746 Manual
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- 3 bright white LEDs.
- FM / AM / NOAA band.
- Recharge cell phone for emergency calls.
- Charging, discharging protection.
- 3-way power enabled: hand crank to wind up internal alternator / expose to sunlight / DC recharger with supplied USB to micro USB cable.
- IPX3 waterproof.
3. SOLAR/HANDCRANK / USB POWER
The HT-746 can be powered from the following sources:
- DC power from a USB power source, such as a computer or standard USB AC/DC converter.
- Solar power.
- Hand crank power.
A. USB PORT CHARGING
- Insert the micro USB end of the supplied charging cord into the Micro USB JACK of the device, and the other end into the computer USB port or other USB AC/DC converter. The red battery indicator illuminates when the battery is charging.
Before first use of HT-746, it is recommended to fully charge the rechargeable battery through the USB Micro socket. The USB power source could be your computer or standard USB AC/DC converter. The red battery indicator will illuminate when charging. Continue to charge the HT-746 for several hours, or until the charging light turns off. The HT-746 is now ready for use.
B. SOLAR POWER
- Place the product with the solar panel facing the sun. It takes about 10-12 hours of daylight to fully recharge the battery. The red battery indicator illuminates when battery is charging.
C. HAND CRANK POWER
- Lift the HANDCRANK.
- Turn hand crank either clockwise or counterclockwise (crank speed=130rpm) for 3-5 minutes to recharge the internal battery. It is important to use this feature when the unit has been idle for more than 60 days. The red battery indicator illuminates when the battery is charging.
- For subsequent charges, turn the hand crank for one minute (crank speed=130rpm) to produce: 15~20 minutes of continuous light for three LEDs; 15-20 minutes of continuous radio usage (medium volume); 3-5 minutes of talk time (depending on phone model).
4. OPERATING THE DEVICE
A. USING THE RADIO
- Turn the POWER/VOLUME dial clockwise to turn the radio on and control volume.
- Select AM or FM, WB with radio band selector. For better reception, extend the RADIO ANTENNA.
- Turn TUNER DIAL to select a station. The green tune light will turn on when a station is engaged.
- Weather Band Tuning—Weather channels frequencies are as follows: 162.400 MHz, 162.425 MHz, 162.450 MHz, 162.475 MHz, 162.500 MHz, 162.525 MHz and 162.550 MHz.
For a complete list of weather radio broadcasting stations, visit the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration website: http://www.noaa.gov/
B. USING THE FLASHLIGHT:
- Press the flashlight switch to turn it ON.
- Press the flashlight switch to turn it OFF.
5. CHARGING YOUR CELL PHONE, PDA, MP3
- Recharge the HT-746 by the methods mentioned above prior to connecting the device to be recharged.
- Turn the POWER/VOLUME control to OFF position.
- Lift the rubber tab on the side of the unit.
- Insert the USB end of your specific phone charging cord into the USB port of the device and the other end to the device to be charged.
- Your device will show the charging sign.
- If your device does not show any charging sign, it is probably because the HT-746 is not charged enough. In that case, the HT-746 has to be recharged further by the methods mentioned above.
- If you have used your device until the battery has depleted again and you are interested in further recharging your device (i.e., to make another phone call, etc.), repeat the stages in section 5, from the beginning each time.
- Due to different cell phone models, current consumption and battery status, times of power supply may vary.
- The HT-746 is intended to partially recharge a battery, sufficient enough to make an emergency call. It is not intended to serve as a cell phone charger on a daily basis.
- Red LED turns off when the unit is fully charged.
- When battery is overloading or short-circuiting, it will stop output automatically.
- When battery voltage is lower than 2.5V, power source will be cut off automatically.
- Dimensions: 5.0"×2.5"×2"
- Weight: ~ 0.46 lbs
- Maximum power consumption: 0.5W
- Frequency range：
AM: 520~1710 KHz
FM: 87~108 MHz
NOAA: 162.450~162.550 MHZ
- Working voltage: 2.7V~4.2V
- Battery: 1000mAh Li-polymer battery
6. Troubleshooting Guide
Phone does not recharge when connected to HT-746.
A lower voltage in the HT-746—recharge the HT-746 prior to connecting the device.
HT-746 does not recharge newer cell phone models.
Due to constant increase in current consumption of newer cell phone models, the HT-746 might only recharge such cell phones when their battery is completely depleted.
Poor radio reception.
- Stretch the antenna to its maximum length.
- Move the radio from side to side and upside down.
- Go to a higher point, or outside if you are in a building.
- Radio reception is dramatically reduced when charging from USB.
7. CARE AND MAINTENANCE：
- Do not clean unit with harsh abrasives or any solvents.
- Unit is NOT totally waterproof—only waterproof according to IPX3. DO NOT submerge in water.
- The contents of batteries are hazardous waste. Always recycle or dispose of batteries
- Batteries may explode if mistreated. Replace the battery only with the exact type.
It is recommended to use the assistance of a technician or electrician.
- Device shall not be exposed to excessive heat, fire, or the like. (Temperature range:
32 °F to 131 °F.)
- Only use this product as intended.
- Keep out of the reach of children.
8. FCC Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
- Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
- Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.