About the Midland ER40
Take this when you go out there
Take this when you go out there
Nature has a plan, but it doesn't always share it with the people who need to know. So you might want to make your own plan, just in case. Part of that plan should include a versatile emergency radio/charger like the Midland ER40. This compact, reliable device is an essential addition to your bug-out bag, roadside emergency kit, or RV. It offers multiple power options, an LED flashlight, a USB charging port, and more, so you and yours can stay clued in and charged up.
25 hours of normal use
The heart of the ER40 is a 2600 mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery that gives you up to 25 hours of normal use. You can also keep this rugged device charged up using the built-in solar panel, the hand crank, or plugging it in with the included USB charging cable.
Charge your devices
The ER40's battery can also charge your smartphone or tablet using the USB jack – an essential when the power goes out and you need to keep in touch.
See and be seen with a powerful flashlight
The built-in flashlight uses remarkably bright 1400-lux Cree® LEDs. The brightness is adjustable, so you can conserve the battery when you need to. You can also use it as an SOS beacon and flash in Morse code if you need emergency assistance.
Tune in and stay informed
You can tune in to AM or FM radio for news and alerts, or switch over to NOAA Weather Radio for up-to-the-minute forecast information and emergency alerts.
Not just for emergencies
The ER40 comes in handy when the weather's nice, too. Take it to the beach, the campsite, the park, or the pool. It packs a lot of features into a compact case that fits in your go-bag or backpack.
- rechargeable emergency flashlight/radio/charging combo
- ideal for emergency preparedness, camping, beach, park, and everyday use
- 2600 mAh rechargeable Li-Ion battery gives up to 25 hours of normal use
- charge via solar, hand crank, or USB cable
- AM/FM, plus NOAA Weather Radio
- Cree® LEDs light up the night
- charge your smartphone or tablet through the USB port
- SOS flashlight beacon — activates Morse code for emergency assistance
- selectable low/high flashlight brightness settings to conserve battery life
- dimensions: 6'' x 3'' x 1.8''
- warranty: 1 year
- MFR # ER40
What's in the box:
- Emergency crank radio with attached wrist lanyard
- 2600mAh/3.7V Li-ion Rechargeable battery (installed)
- 38" USB-A to microUSB cable
- Quickstart guide
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More details on the Midland ER40
Rechargeable 2600mAh Battery: The Midland E+Ready Emergency Crank Radio (ER40) is powered by a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (3.7V/2600mAH) that can be charged via the emergency radio's integrated solar-panel, built-in hand crank or a USB power source. A battery icon on the LCD screen will flash while charging and display 3 bars when fully charged.
- Solar Panel: Thanks to the integrated solar-panel, you can recharge the internal lithium- ion battery by exposing the built-in solar panel to direct sunlight.
- Hand Crank (Dynamo Power): You can also recharge the radio during a power outage or anytime away from a power source using the built-in hand crank. Cranking speed and time will determine how fast the Li-ion battery will charge.
- USB Power Source: The ER40 features a microUSB port for charging. A 38" micro-B to type-A USB cable is included for charging the emergency radio from a USB power supply (sold separately).
Weather Alert Radio: The NOAA/NWS (National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration and the National Weather Service) operates a system of weather and hazard alert broadcasts covering most of the United States. Typical broadcasts are within reception distance of 25-50 miles of the weather station. The ER40 can receive broadcasts up to 50 miles from the weather station depending on your location and conditions of weather, terrain, etc. If indoors, placement near a window usually improves reception. When the Weather Alert function (WX Alert) is activated and a weather alert is received, the ER40 will sound an audible siren and the flashlight will flash on and off for 1 minute, letting you know a weather alert is being broadcast. Pressing any button during an alert will stop the siren and light flashing and the radio will switch to your selected weather channel.
Note: If a weather broadcast cannot be heard on any of the 7 channels, contact your local NOAA/NWS office and verify the closest station is on air. Their web site is http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/.
AM/FM Radio: In addition to the 7 weather-band channels, the Midland ER40 offers a built-in AM/FM radio to listen to your favorite stations.
Telescopic Antenna: The Midland ER40 is outfitted with a telescopic antenna for the AM/FM and weather band radio. Fully extend the telescopic antenna and rotate until reception is clear.
LED Flashlight: The Midland E+Ready Emergency Crank Radio is equipped with an extremely bright flashlight that can also be used as an SOS-Morse code beacon for emergency assistance. Options inlclude On, SOS strobe, and Off.
Backlit LCD: The Midland ER40 features a backlit LCD screen with 3 backlight settings - Off, On, or Default (backlight will turn on for 5 seconds when a button is pressed then turn off).
Digital Clock: The Midland ER40 features a built-in digital clock that can be set for 12hr or 24hr time.
Headphone Jack: The Midland ER40 is fitted with a 3.5mm headphone jack for plugging in a set of headphones.
USB Charging Port: The Midland E+Ready Emergency Crank Radio is fitted with a USB-A port for charging a smartphone or tablet battery.