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Freeplay Encore
solar and hand crank charging, radio, MP3 player and built in light

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Freeplay Encore Player with MP3

The Encore Player is a solar and dynamo powered multi-band radio, mobile phone charger, MP3 player and voice recorder.

Powered by a solar panel and a fail-safe winding mechanism the Encore has outstanding speaker quality.

The Freeplay Encore Player has a broad range of features:

  • FM,AM (MW),SW1,SW2
  • SD Card Player (store up to 125 audiobooks on a single 32GB SD card (not included))
  • Outstanding speaker quality - 5 Watts
  • Electricy independent using solar or wind-up technology
  • Mobile phone charging - USB  5V 400mA charging cable and phone tips Note: To charge an iPhone you will need a V3511- FUSB connector
  • In-build reading light - Bright LEDs (2 x 50,000 hours life)
  • Anytime MP3 Playback
  • LCD digital display for ease of use

Solar Power

  • 2 watt external solar panel with 3m cord
  • Integrated solar panel
  • Integrated mobile phone charger

Manual Power Self-charge via crank handle

1 minute winding provides:
  • 30 minutes radio playback at low volume
  • 20 minutes radio playback at higher volume
  • 50 minutes of light at economy setting
  • 25 minutes of light on bright setting

Performance Parameters

Fully charged battery

  • Fully charging the Encore Player battery will take approximately 6 to 8 hours using the external solar panel
  • A fully charged battery will operate the Encore Player for 30 hours on low volume and 10 hours at high volume
  • To charge the battery via Adaptor/DC (not included) will take approximately 5 hours

External 2W Solar Panel

  • 1 hour in the sun provides energy for approximately 6 to 8 hours of radio playtime at medium volume.
  • 1 hour in the sun provides energy for approximately 8 hours of light on bright setting and 12 to 14 hours on economy setting.
  • Player should be powered by the external solar panel for optimum solar performance in solar conditions


  • 1 minute winding provides energy for 45 to 60 minutes of radio playtime at low volume and 30 minutes at higher volume.
  • 1 minute winding provides energy for 60 minutes of light at economy setting and 30 minutes on bright setting

Mobile Phone Charging

  • 1 hour in the sun (external 2W panel) provides energy for approximately 20 minutes of talk time.
  • 1 minute of winding provides energy for approximately 3 minutes of mobile phone talk time, and several hours of standby time (smart phones use more power so these will reduce).
  • It will take approximately 3 hours of sunlight (external panel) to recharge a standard mobile phone


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