Encore Player MP3
A solar-powered radio with phone charging capabilities.
Encore Player MP3 is a solar-powered radio with the ability to charge a mobile phone. The radio also includes a task light. As a power backup, the unit can also be manually powered using a winding mechanism.
This product was selected for inclusion in WHO’s 2021 Compendium of Innovative Health Technologies for Low‐Resource Settings.
Community members, teachers
The radios are manufactured in China. Components include external solar panel, an 8GB SD card, aerial kit, and mobile phone charging kit, among others.
Type of telecommunication service provided (Mobile Internet, Fixed Internet, Satellite service, other)
Service needed for the product to work (Mobile data, SMS, voice, satellite, other)
Is a fixed connection needed for the product to work?
(Smartphone, feature phone, computer, tablet, other (specify), none)
Max number of connected devices at the same time.
(Uninterrupted prower supply (UPS), ocassional power supply [minimum time required], other)
Average jitter and packet loss to download/upload information
Network connectivity, education, behavior change, other
Encore Player MP3 can be powered with either a solar panel or hand-crank mechanism. The main components of the radio include the external solar panel, an 8GB SD card, aerial kit and mobile phone charging kit. SD cards can be pre-loaded with educational content for users. The radio is designed to be portable and includes a handle for carrying.
Provided by the manufacturer
Designed for use in off-grid communities
Encore Player MP3 has been tested and certified for a number of standards, including audio and visual quality.
Freeplay Energy, SGS IECC Limited
No known safety hazards are related to this product
An external solar panel can be used to power the device
Yildiz, F., 2009, Potential Ambient Energy-Harvesting Sources and Techniques, Journal of Technology Studies, 35, pp. 40-48
SGS, EN 55013, EN 55020/A11, EN 55015, EN 61547, EN 61000-3-2/A1/A2, EN 61000-3-3
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