Solar Ni-Cad Battery Charger

This charger can charge two AAA, AA, C and D cell batteries. The 160 mA solar panel on the flip-open battery holder cover can charge AA batteries in 3 hours of full sun. A 4 amp-hour D cell takes 25 hours. The meter on the front panel tells how long charging will take based on the amount of sun hitting the panel. A blocking diode prevents nighttime discharge, so larger batteries can be left in for several days. Batteries are not included with charger. Made in China.

Regularly $36, Now $19

 Freeplay Radio FRP1 - Shortwave/AM/FM

Freeplay’s unique Personal Power Generation technology harnesses your own energy, then transforms it into electrical current to power these economical, environmentally friendly and versatile radios, unaided by batteries, outlets or power cords. An internal spring-driven generator powers the radio for 30 minutes with only 30 seconds of cranking. Spring life is approximately 10,000 winds. A power jack allows the radios to be powered by a solar module or a 3v to 9v DC adapter.

The FPR1 AM/FM/shortwave radio is 13-1/2" x 10" x 5-1/2" and weighs 7 lbs. 1 year warranty.

FPR1 Regularly $99, Now $69


 Freeplay Radio FRP2 - AM/FM

The FPR2 AM/FM radio is 8" x 11-1/2" x 8" and weighs 5 lbs. It's built-in solar panel will operate the radio in full sun. 1 year warranty.

FPR2 Regularly $69, Now $49


 Freeplay Lantern

The Freeplay Lantern uses a mechanism like the one in the Freeplay radio to power a flashlight. Winding the crank for 30 seconds give you 3 minutes of light. The flashlight may be used in “flasher mode”, which turns the light on for one second and off for one second, doubling the run time. Built-in nicad batteries can power the light for 2 hours when fully charged. These batteries can be charged by an AC adapter or solar module plugged into the socket on the rear of the light. The charging input requires 12 volts into the 2.1 mm jack. It takes 2 hours for a 50% charge and 6 hours for a 100% charge. Battery capacity is 700 miliamp hours. Dimensions are 7" x 10" x 5.5" and the weight is 5 pounds. 1 year warranty. Replacement bulb also available (pkg of 2) Item # 87-870-043 $10

Freeplay Lantern Regularly $69, Now $49

Alpan Solar Lanterns

Basic Lantern


Deluxe Lantern


Solar panel (included)Deluxe Solar Lantern

Rugged all-weather construction make these solar lanterns ideal for camping, home, sporting, recreational and emergency use. Comes with a Siemens high-performance solar module pro-viding over 4 watts of charging power and folds for easy stowing. Just set the module in direct sunlight, plug it into the lantern and instantly the lanterns’ built-in battery begins to recharge. Or charge the lantern with the included AC charger or DC car charger. Replaceable battery and lamps. 1 year warranty.

The Basic Model has two 6 watt fluorescent lamps. You can run both for 12 watts of light or just one for energy savings.

The Deluxe Model has one 8 watt fluorescent lamp for general illumination and a powerful giant size flashlight that projects a strong, concentrated beam. Flashlight can be operated on steady or blinking and comes with an amber lens for emergency signaling. The adjustable length strap allows for hand or shoulder carrying or hanging.


Basic Solar Lantern Regularly $95, Now $69