ER310 E+READY® Emergency Crank Weather Radio

A must for emergency preparedness, the ER310 emergency weather alert crank radio keeps you informed in case of severe weather or civil emergency with multiple sustainable power options. Recharge your USB compatible devices, use the Cree LED flashlight for power outages or navigating low-light areas, be found in an emergency with the high frequency dog whistle.

ER310 Battery Installation Instructions

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Multiple Sustainable Power Sources – Solar, hand crank, rechargeable battery

Extremely Bright Flashlight Uses Cree®* LEDs – 1400 Lux

SOS Flashlight Beacon – Activates Morse code for emergency assistance

Ultrasonic Dog Whistle - May assist search and rescue teams in locating individuals during an emergency situation

Long Battery Life – 2600 mAh rechargeable Li-Ion battery gives up to 32 hours of normal use

Smartphone/Tablet Charger – Charge your devices through USB connection


What's in the box

  • Radio with Rechargeable Battery
  • Micro USB Charging Cable
  • Owner’s Manual


Product Support


Emergency Crank Weather Radio is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 22.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I remember Midland radios from back in the hay-day of CB’s, the 1970s. Always good quality and a good signal. I am a licensed Ham Radio Operator today and I am still impressed by the quality of workmanship and quality of signal. The ER-310 has many great features but one stands out for me; Other “emergency crank radios” can only be charged by solar or crank… both taking a long time. The ER-310 can also be charged with an included USB cable. This makes re-charging SO MUCH EASIER. I have bought 4 radios now; for myself and other Ham Radio friends. They all enjoy and appreciate these fine radios. Especially during Hurricane Season here in FLorida.
Date published: 2017-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bought this radio just before hurricane Irma. it ran for 2 days before i got to charge it after the storm. it still had two charge bars left so it would have gone more. solar charged it after that. worked great but takes more time to charge. not a complaint. huge piece of mind when your house is shaking and you have no power to be able to get updates on the storm. we were able to get the weather update that told us that Irma had turned a little east and we were through the worst of the storm. we had no power for the next 9 days but we had all the local info we needed thanks to this radio. buy it and put it in your hurricane kit now. Irma survivor Englewood Florida
Date published: 2017-09-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Over the years I have either purchased or use Midland radios and found them to be a good product. The E310 E+ emergency radio continues with the tradition. Two things about this radio that i have to be comment on. I can’t tell when the dog whistle is on or off. I read the manual for the E310 prior to purchasing it and it leads one to believe the antenna had a swivel feature which it does not. Having the antenna with the swivel feature would be great. One could hang the radio on a limb and position the antenna for the strongest signal. Present antenna requires the owner to turn their body around to get the strongest signal. In the mountains where I live this added feature would be great to have. The radio appears to be able to pick up most of the AM, FM and NOAA signals one would need in an emergency situation. I can recommend this radio “as is.”
Date published: 2017-07-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Down fall is you cannot order replacement parts so if you break an antenna like me just forget it. Also if it gets too hot outside and you have the radio on your dash expect the solar panel cover to melt and shrink. Overall happy with the radio but not with Midland for not having replacement parts especially for a radio at this cost.
Date published: 2017-10-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good reception I was lucky enough to receive and test this product as a Ranger for the Dyrt. I'm glad I chose this item, as I have already been through two good storms this year and this unit came in handy. Out in the woods and over on the coast during a rain and windstorm, I was surprised at the reception of both AM/FM radio and NOAA. The sound was good, especially for this type of unit. I also feel that this was very well built, what else can you expect from the first name in radios. I don't really have any criticisms, and I was looking. I guess you can't use the flashlight or radio function while charging your phone via included micro usb, but that's a trade off I'll take for the convenience of phone charging on the go. Solar is also nice, but that and the hand crank aren't the best mode of recharging the included Lith. Ion batt. Instead use the micro usb and charge via 110v wall outlet. All in all a good unit and well worth it, built to last and does what is expected form a emergency radio.
Date published: 2018-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You Will Like It! Although I gave it 5 stars, I have only two minor issues. They need to redesign the handle, I can not stand the unit on one end to point the flashlight straight up as a lantern to illuminate a room. Second, the micro usb charging port is hard to get to and hard to see to make sure you are putting the connector in right. I would use some sort of easy round charging port. The flash light is great, throw a very far beam of light at least 75 yards or more! All radio functions great, picks up some stations my other radios can not!
Date published: 2018-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Going to buy more I bought this for a friend in Negril Jamaica as a birthday present...he has his own fruit stand biz across from my resort..he's open from 9am til 6:30pm & this radio plays all day long from his over night charge..nice & clear audio too..amazing little radio for sure..
Date published: 2018-03-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Support? I asked for and received the ER310 for Christmas. It has met my expectations so far until today I plugged it in to charge and nothing happened. The crank and solar charge indicators work fine, just the mini usb fails. Also, the rubber weather cover for the usb and headphone areas has two poorly constructed tabs that broke almost day one. thankfully the cover stays on from the molding but should be stronger
Date published: 2018-06-26
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I bought this radio but the European Version while i was living in Germany and the AM band is not compatible with the USA broadcasters, is there any way to update the radio in order to get the correct band for USA?

Asked by: Bofotografo
Unfortunately consumers are unable to reprogram this radio since it was not manufactured for use in the US. You could try giving our customer service team a call so they can better assist you. 816-241-8500 between the hours of 8:00am - 4:30pm CST Monday- Friday. MidlandUSA
Answered by: Midland Support
Date published: 2019-10-17

Is this radio water resistant or water proof?

Asked by: Sheila
Negative, this radio has not been tested for water use so we cannot make any claims as to it's level of water resistance.
Answered by: Midland Support
Date published: 2019-05-31

How much does the radio weigh?

Asked by: Hoosh
Just over 1 pound with provided rechargeable battery.
Answered by: Midland Support
Date published: 2019-05-29

Will it also charge "Rechargeable" AA batteries as well? If so, this should more than triple the “Recharge Capacity” (9.62Wh Li-ion + (6AA x 1.2V@2800mAh each =20.16Wh) =29.78Wh) which might be very useful when in a regional emergency (& when camping).

Asked by: DaveMo
Negative, any rechargeable battery should be charged on their own provided charging base and not inside the radio. Only the provided rechargeable battery should be charged inside the radio.
Answered by: Midland Support
Date published: 2019-02-02

How do I turn off (disable) the WX Alert function on the ER310? I do not want this to function when the unit is stored.

Asked by: Dan R
Hey Dan, simply press the WX Alert button again. The weather alert mode is off when you no longer see WX is on the screen.
Answered by: Midland Support
Date published: 2019-02-02

I broke the end of the antenna. The radio still works, but I'd like to repair if possible. Do you sell a replacement antenna?

Asked by: Glen
We do not sell them, but if you give us a call we can see what the techs would like to do - they might have some extra laying around! If not, we can always send you a new radio! Call us at 816-241-8500 between 8:00am - 4:30pm CST Monday - Friday
Answered by: Midland Support
Date published: 2019-02-02

In settings for the ER310 radio what is the setting 'fr' and 'ch' ? This is not mentioned in the manual. Thanks -

Asked by: Crossstick
Hello - FR is frequency and CH is channel. This is connected to the display of the WX (weather) station. Either you want to see the actual frequency of the weather band (example 162.550MHz), or you want to see the channel (example Channel 7). We suggest you have this set to show the frequency, but it is up to you!
Answered by: Midland Support
Date published: 2019-02-02

How long does it typically take for the hand crank to recharge the battery?

Asked by: PaulR
Hey Paul, Speed of cranking and length of time cranking will determine the charge of the Li-ion battery, on average one minute of cranking provides up to 9 minutes of radio use time. The intention of the hand crank is not to charge the battery back to full, but to be used in an emergency situation to get enough power to get a call or message out. MidlandUSA
Answered by: Midland Support
Date published: 2019-02-02
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