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Freeplay Sherpa Flashlight Yellow/Black

Model # A206-SLE-YL2-0000-FP|Store SKU # 1000655499

Overview

Model # A206-SLE-YL2-0000-FP Store SKU # 1000655499

The Freeplay Sherpa LED Yellow is a dependable self-powered LED flashlight incorporating failsafe Freeplay wind-up technology and a state of the art LED. Sherpa introduces a new level of dependability into flashlights. It is compact and rugged, ideal for emergency and everyday use and never needs batteries again. A bright white LED is collimated by a parabolic reflector to give a super bright beam. Sherpa is also rechargeable from a standard USB cable, and can be kept fully charged for the moment it is needed. Rechargeable NiMH battery built in. Choice of energy saving and full power settings. Up to 18 hours of continuous shine time. Single LED with 100,000 hour life. Recharge via USB cable (sold separately). Splash resistant. Non-Slip rubber grip.

  1. Dependable self-powered LED flashlight.
  1. Rechargeable NiMH battery built in.
  1. Choice of energy saving and full power settings.
  1. Up to 18 hours of continuous shine time.
  1. Single LED with 100,000 hour life.
  1. Non-slip rubber grip.

Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in inches)
7.56
Assembled Height (in inches)
5.08
Assembled Weight (in lbs)
0.33
Assembled Width (in inches)
1.97
Packaged Depth (in inches)
9
Packaged Height (in inches)
6
Packaged Weight (In lbs)
1
Packaged Width (in inches)
9

Details

Bulb Type
LED
Country of Origin
CN-China
Fixture Colour/Finish
Yellow
Lighting Features
Suitable for Outdoor Use, LED
Power Source
Battery

Warranty / Certifications

1 Year OEC Warranty
Sherpa Flashlight Yellow/BlackFreeplay Sherpa Flashlight Yellow/BlackThe Freeplay Sherpa LED Yellow is a dependable self-powered LED flashlight incorporating failsafe Freeplay wind-up technology and a state of the art LED. Sherpa introduces a new level of dependability into flashlights. It is compact and rugged, ideal for emergency and everyday use and never needs batteries again. A bright white LED is collimated by a parabolic reflector to give a super bright beam. Sherpa is also rechargeable from a standard USB cable, and can be kept fully charged for the moment it is needed. Rechargeable NiMH battery built in. Choice of energy saving and full power settings. Up to 18 hours of continuous shine time. Single LED with 100,000 hour life. Recharge via USB cable (sold separately). Splash resistant. Non-Slip rubber grip.
Freeplay
1000655499
CAD39.99
The Home Depot Canada
Sherpa Flashlight Yellow/Black is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 2.
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Rated 3 out of 5 by from No charging cord, no manual included I have had a Freeplay Sherpa X-Ray LED crank flashlight for years. I charge it with the included wall A/C adapter whenever the batteries are dead & in an emergency crank it. Recently I had need for a second one & the X-ray model is apparently no longer made. I found the Freeplay Sherpa. It arrived today. I am disappointed in this product & the company & at first wanted to just return it & buy a much less expensive crank flashlight fron a different manufacturer. Reasons: 1) No product manual included. (Is 1 piece of paper to much for Freeplay to provide?) I found it online & saved as a PDF. While they saved the cost of a single piece of paper, it came at the expense of MY TIME. Very annoying. 2) No charger cord provided! I still may return it due to this failure to provide a cord. I had to spend considerable time on Freeplay website with the FAQ to learn about USB A to mini-USB B 5 pin cords. Then I had to search for a cord that MIGHT be right. I found one that was included with my Harmony 890 Universal remote from 2009. I use it to connect the Harmony remote to my Mac to transfer data back & forth for programing updates. I don’t know the specs of that cable. I don’t know that it conforms to the USB 5V spec. I assume it does. They state the capacity in mA is not critical. Does that mean the charging time will vary depending on just that? I think the mA capacity is in the USB port specs & not in the cord but not being an expert on USB or charging cords, I am unsure. I have USB 2.0 ports I am using to charge (I hope) the new Sherpa. The Harmony cord fits & the Sherpa green light is on but, I don’t know if that means it is charging. Instructions say “The Sherpa is equipped with a LED charge level indicator” all I see is one green light. How do I read the state of charge; 25%, 50% 45% or 100% fully charged? Instructions state 4 hrs. to fully charge & DO NOT charge more than 5 hours! Also the FAQ say this but I think it is when using an A/C adapter, which I am not using since it was not supplied. I am attempting to charge via my computer USB port. I suspect this changes the 4 hour number. The FAQ also state: “Can I leave it plugged in all the time? Yes; the charging current is designed to be low enough to be non-damaging if left on charge continuously. “ Well, which is correct? Do not charge for > 5 hrs., or OK to leave it plugged in all the time? I used to plug my old X-ray in overnight & not worry about damage due to overcharging. But that was using their supplied A/C wall adapter. I do not know if I can leave it charging in my computer overnight or if I must monitor so as to not exceed 5 hours! I plugged Sherpa into a USB port on the side of my keyboard since the other ones are being used for other devices. I looked up my (2007) iMac/ System Report/ Hardware/USB information as the Sherpa is “charging” & it says: Keyboard Hub: Current Available (mA): 500 Current Required (mA): 300 Keyboard Hub/Apple Keyboard: Current Available (mA): 100 Current Required (mA): 20 I do not know if I have 500mA available to the Sherpa & it is using 300mA or if I only have 100mA available & Sherpa is using only 20mA. Again, I’m not an expert. I have no idea if it is or is not charging, how long I should charge it to be @ 100% & if I will ruin it by leaving overnight or not. I looked up price of what I think is the correct cable & it ranges from under $1 To under $10.00 $40 for this flashlight. Probably the most expensive crank flashlight on the market yet, Freeplay cannot include instructions & a very cheap cable? They force their customers to search online for the manual & to either reuse an existing cable they may or may not have or go & buy one. Not good. I’m not happy. I emailed the company & will see if they reply with some answers.
Date published: 2015-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LIGHTS ON Great to have and no need to buy batteries. My old one lasted years.
Date published: 2014-12-17
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