Cobra XRS 9970G Operating instructions

Introduction
Important Information
and
Important Information
Federal Laws Governing the Use of Radar Detectors
It is not against federal law to receive radar transmissions with your Cobra radar/
laser detector. The Communications Act of 1924 guarantees your right to receive
radio transmissions on any frequency. Local laws that contravene this Act, while illegal,
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they are prohibited from doing so by federal court action.
Operating Instructions
Safety/Strobe Alert
Use of this product is not intended to, and does not, ensure that motorists or passengers
the motorist that an emergency vehicle equipped with a Cobra Safety Alert,
The Cobra line of quality products includes:
Safe Driving
Motorists, as well as operators of emergency or service vehicles, are expected to
CB Radios
laws. Do not attempt to change settings of the unit while in motion.
microTALK® Radios
Security of Your Vehicle
Before leaving your vehicle, always remember to conceal your radar detector
in order to reduce the possibility of break-in and theft.
Radar/Laser Detectors
Customer Assistance
Safety Alert®
Customer Assistance
HighGear® Accessories
Should you encounter any problems with this product, or not understand its many features,
please refer to this owner’s manual. If you require further assistance after reading this
manual, Cobra Electronics offers the following customer assistance services:
CobraMarine VHF Radios
For Assistance in the U.S.A.
Automated Help Desk English only. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 773-889-3087 (phone).
TOUCHSCREEN 15 BAND™
MAXIMUM-PERFORMANCE
DIGITAL RADAR/LASER DETECTOR
WITH SUPER-XTREME RANGE
SUPERHETERODYNE™ TECHNOLOGY &
RED LIGHT/SPEED CAMERA GPS LOCATOR*
Power Inverters
LED Lights
Jumpstarters
Accessories
For more information or to
order any of our products,
please visit our website:
www.cobra.com
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Customer Assistance Operators English and Spanish. 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Central Time Mon. through Fri. (except holidays) 773-889-3087 (phone).
Questions English and Spanish. Faxes can be received at 773-622-2269 (fax).
Technical Assistance English only. www.cobra.com (on-line: Frequently Asked Questions).
English and Spanish. product info@cobra.com (e-mail).
*Included with XRS 9970G. Optional with XRS 9965.
XRS 9965/70G
For Assistance Outside the U.S.A.
Contact Your Local Dealer
Printed in China
Part No. 480-593-P
Version D
©2010 Cobra Electronics Corporation
6500 West Cortland Street
Chicago, Illinois 60707 USA
www.cobra.com
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Introduction
Controls, Indicators,
Connections and Display
Introduction
Controls, Indicators, Connections and Display
Intro
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Windshield Bracket
Mounting Slot
Operation
Customer
LaserEye
For 360° detection of
laser and strobe signals.
Speaker
Auxiliary Audio Jack
On right side of unit.
Touchscreen Interface
Simple, intuitive touchscreen control
Maximum Performance
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Provides advanced
warning with maximum
detection range for total protection
Detection and Separate Alerts
For radar signals (X, K, Ka and Ku bands,
with signal strength indicated), Laser signals,
Safety Alert signals, Strobe Alert signals,
VG-2 signals, Spectre I & IV signals
LaserEye
For 360° detection of laser and strobe signals
12V DC
Power
Jack
Frequency Display Mode
Shows frequency of received Ka and Laser signals
GPS Port
For connection
of GPS Locator.
(optional with
XRS 9965).
On-Off/Volume Control
Allows user to adjust the volume
of the tone and voice alerts.
ExtremeBright DataGrafixTM Display
Full color and sunlight-readable, the extremely bright
display provides intuitive graphical information and alert
screens.
Touchscreen Interface
All unit controls are shown on the display and
activated with a simple finger touch.
FCC NOTICE This device complies with part 15 of FCC rules: Operation is subject to
the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) This device must accept any interference received including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
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Intro
Warranty
Congratulations! You’ve
Assistance made a smart choice by purchasing a maximum
performance digital radar/laser detector from Cobra. Just look at some of
the sophisticated features and capabilities your new unit includes:
Super-Xtreme Range
Superheterodyne Technology
With
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Iconssuper-fast sweep circuitry, S-XRS provides
maximum detection range and the best possible
advance warning to even the fastest radar guns
Windshield Bracket
Release Button
Accessories Order Info and
Trademark Acknowledgement
Product Features
Instant-On Ready
Detects radar guns with “instant-On”
(very fast) speed monitoring capabilities
Pop Detection
Detects the latest super-fast instant-on single
pulse radar guns
Voice or Tone Alert
With adjustable volume
ExtremeBright DataGrafixTM Touchscreen Display
Easy-to-read graphical user interface and cool
3D graphics
IntelliShield False Signal Rejection
Reduces falsing in urban areas with Highway
mode and three levels of City mode settings
Safety Alert
Traffic warning system distinguishes important
safety alerts from other K band signals
Strobe Alert
Emergency vehicle warning system
Manual Mute or Auto Mute
A mute function of audio alerts
Operation
Customer
Warranty
Assistance
Ordering
From U.S.A.
Call 773-889-3087 for pricing or visit www.cobra.com.
IntelliMute
A mute function which automatically reduces
false audio alerts by sensing engine RPMs
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IntelliMute Pro
Prevents detection by radar detector detectors
(RDDs) when traveling at slower speeds
For Credit Card Orders
Call 773-889-3087 [Press one from the main menu] 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Central Time, Monday through Friday.
Make Check or Money Order Payable To
Cobra Electronics, Attn: Accessories Dept.,
6500 West Cortland Street, Chicago, IL 60707 U.S.A.
SmartPower
A timed power saving function that
saves your car’s battery
Notice
To Order Online
Please visit our website: www.cobra.com
EasySet Menu
User-friendly mode selection and
setting with visual guidance
Car Battery Voltage
Displays your car battery voltage
Item #
Description
RDA GPSL66
Plug-in GPS Locator Unit
Low Car Battery Voltage Warning
Alert can be provided when voltage goes
below 11.9 volts
420-030-N-001
Straight 12V Power Cord
420-030-N-001
Coiled 12V Power Cord
Customizable Display Colors
Customize the display colors to match your dash
illumination
545-159-N-001
Windshield Mounting Bracket
CLP-2B
Dual Port Power Adapter
Auxiliary Audio Jack
For external speaker connection
AURA™ Database Updates
XRS 9970G includes GPS Locator & lifetime AURA
updates; XRS 9965 requires separate purchase
of GPS Locator (RDA GPSL 66)
and subscription to AURA database
GPS Ready (See page 34)
GPS Locator unit (included on XRS 9970G;
optional on XRS 9965) adds: Photo Enforced,
Caution, Known Speed Trap Areas and User
Locations and other GPS-based features
Trademark Acknowledgement
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Cobra®, DigiView®, EasySet®, Extra Sensory Detection®, IntelliMute®, IntelliMute® Pro, IntelliShield®,
LaserEye®, Nothing Comes Close to a Cobra®, Safety Alert® Traffic Warning System, Strobe Alert®, VG-2
Alert®, Xtreme Range Superheterodyne® and the snake design are registered trademarks of Cobra
Electronics Corporation, USA.
Cobra Electronics Corporation™, 14 Band™, 15 Band™, AURA™, Extreme Bright DataGrafix™,
IntelliLink™, IntelliScope™, IntelliView™, Revolution™ Series, SmartPower™, Spectre Alert™, SuperXtreme Range Superheterodyne™, S-XRS™, UltraBright™, and Voice Alert™ are trademarks of Cobra
Electronics Corporation, USA.
IntelliScope (requires GPS locator)
Uses GPS Locator to show direction of LocationBased Alerts relative to your moving vehicle
Opticom™ is a trademark of 3M Corporation. Instaclear® for Ford is a registered trademark of Ford
Motor Company, Inc. Electriclear® for GM is a registered trademark of General Motors Corporation.
LTI Laser™ and LTI 20-20™ are trademarks of Laser Technology, Inc. Kustom Laser™, Kustom Laser
340™ and ProLaser II™ are trademarks of Kustom Signals, Inc. SpeedLaser™ is a trademark of Laser
Atlanta. Bee III™ and Pop™ are a trademarks of MPH Industries. Stalker™ LIDAR is a trademark of
Applied Concepts, Inc. Spectre I™ and Spectre IV™ are trademarks of Stealth Micro Systems Pty. Ltd.
Interceptor VG-2™ is a trademark of TechniSonic Industries LTD. Tomar® is a registered trademark of
TOMAR Electronics, Inc.
IntelliView Pro (requires GPS locator)
Picture-in-picture shows: a) radar and
laser alerts simultaneously with GPS Locator
based location alerts; b) radar and laser
alerts and your current vehicle speed
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Introduction
Contents
Introduction
Important Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Customer Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Controls, Indicators,
Connections and Display . . . . . . . . . . . .
Product Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Your Detector
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power On/Off and Audio Volume . . . . .
Controls. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Standby Screen Icons . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Standby Screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Display Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
IntelliShield Highway / City Modes. . .
Muting an Alert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Auxiliary Audio Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
EasySet Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Menu Sequence Diagrams. . . . . . . . . . . .
Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
User Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
IntelliShield City Mode Default . . . .
IntelliMute Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
IntelliMute Pro Mode . . . . . . . . . . .
Set Activation Point . . . . . . . . . . . .
Auto Mute Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Voice or Tone Mode . . . . . . . . . . . .
Customizable Display Colors . . . . .
Display Timeout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Frequency Display Mode . . . . . . . .
SmartPower Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Restore Factory Settings . . . . . . . .
Alert Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pop Alert, X Band Alert,
K Band Alert, Ka Band Alert and
Ku Band Alert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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VG-2 Alert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
VG-2 Audio Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Spectre I & IV Alerts . . . . . . . . . . . .
Spectre Audio Mode . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety Alert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Car Battery Low
Voltage Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Radar and Laser Alerts . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Signals Detected . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Audio Alerts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Visual Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Frequency Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Instant-On Detection . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pop Detection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Responding to Alerts . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Understanding Radar and Laser . . . . . . .
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Global Position System
Locator (GPS Locator)
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting to Your Locator . . . . . . . . . .
Initial Satellite Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
User Locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
GPS Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
GPS Alerts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
IntelliScope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
IntelliView . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
IntelliView Pro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Customer Information
and Warranty
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Product Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Optional Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Limited 1-Year Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessories Order Info . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trademark Acknowledgement . . . . . . . . .
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Introduction
Overview
Installation
Intro
Before you begin your installation, please read the “Important Information” section
on page A1 and use the descriptions and feature lists on pages A2 and A3 to become
familiar with your new detector.
You can extend the capabilities of your XRS 9965 detector by adding the GPSL66
Global Positioning System Locator unit. See page 34 for the features it adds and
page 49 for ordering information. (The GPSL66 is included with the XRS 9970G.)
About Your Detector
Display and Controls
Operation
Customer
Warranty
Installation Assistance
Where to Mount Your Unit
This manual describes the simple steps for mounting, setting up and using your
detector. It also provides helpful information about how radar and laser guns are
used and how you can interpret the alerts you receive.
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You will get optimum performance from your detector if you mount it at a point
approximately in the center of the vehicle, as low as possible on the front windshield
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without obstructing the unit’s view of the road either to the front or rear. You can
also mount it directly on the dashboard.
Windshield Mounting
Dashboard Mounting
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This detector’s innovative new display provides more, easier-to-use information than
any technology to date. Using an OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) screen, the
display offers large graphical alerts to signals as they are detected.
The touchscreen feature of the display superimposes all controls on the information
shown.
Do not be concerned when the screen goes dark under the control of Display
Timeout. The detector will function and alerts will appear as signals are detected.
You can change the user setting to keep the display On all the time.
The unit’s lens must not be blocked and the LaserEye should have a clear view
out the back window to allow 360° detection. If the GPS Locator unit is installed,
it must have a clear view of the sky to receive GPS signals.
EasySet Menu
EasySet Menu allows you to conveniently customize the operation of your detector
by changing the settings. You may want to start using the detector with the factory
settings and then make changes after you are more familiar with the unit.
About This Manual
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Once the detector is in use, the modular descriptions in this manual can be
used as a ready reference to individual topics as needed. Each topic is completely
covered in its section and cross-references to related topics are included where
appropriate.
Radar, laser and GPS signals pass through glass but not through other materials and
objects. Objects that can block or weaken incoming signals include:
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Windshield wiper blades
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Mirrored sun screens
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Dark tinting at the top of the windshield
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Heated windshields currently available on some vehicles
(Instaclear for Ford, Electriclear for GM). Consult your dealer
to see if you have this option.
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Installation
Your Detector
Intro
Operation
Customer
Assistance
Windshield Mounting
Warranty
1. Attach the rubber cups
to the bracket.
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Installation
Your Detector
Intro
Operation
3. Push the bracket firmly onto
the windshield.
4. Attach the detector to
the bracket. Check that
the unit is parallel to the
road’s surface.
5. To adjust the angle if necessary, gently push or pull
on the bracket to bend it.
DO NOT use the detector to
bend the bracket.
6. Plug the power cord
into the detector.
Warranty
1. Place the detector on the dashboard to find a location
where the unit has a clear, level view of the road and is
parallel to the road’s surface. The angle CANNOT be
adjusted after mounting
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2. Make sure the rubber cups and your windshield are clean.
Notice
Customer
Assistance
Dashboard Mounting
Notice
2. Remove the paper backing
from one side of the hookand-loop fastener.
3. Attach the pad to the
dashboard at your chosen
location and remove the
other paper backing.
4. Attach the detector to the
hook-and-loop fastener. You
can remove and
reattach the unit as often
as you like.
5. Plug the power cord into the
detector.
7. Plug the cigarette lighter
adapter on the power
cord into your vehicle’s cigarette lighter.
8. You can temporarily remove the detector whenever
you wish by depressing the bracket release button
and sliding it off the bracket.
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6. Plug the cigarette lighter
adapter on the power
cord into your vehicle’s
cigarette lighter.
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Intro
Operation
Customer
Your Detector
Warranty
Intro
Assistance
Controls
Where to Mount Your Unit
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Notice
Rotate the On-Off /
Volume control clockwise
(away from you).
Tone
None
Visual Display
Voice
None
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Three beeps
Testing
This screen will show
None
only when the GPS Locator
is connected. See page 36
for more information.
None
Standby screen will show
Highway, Car Battery
Voltage, and Display
Brightness icons.
IntelliMute arrow will
surround the “i” if it is
turned On and set.
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The display will show various icons and information appropriate to the functions of
the detector. By “Clicking” or “Pressing” the touchscreen, it is possible to control
those functions and to navigate through setup menus.
The touchscreen is sensitive to contact with a bare or gloved finger, a plastic stylus,
or even a pencil
or pen. It is also sensitive to the length of time of that contact. So, it
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is important to remember these definitions:
Click – A brief touch or tap on the screen.
Press – An extended – about two seconds or longer – touch of the screen.
Unit will cycle through
Power On / Self Test.
Alert Settings will scroll.
Check marks indicate
which are set. (Factory
defaults are shown when
the unit is new.)
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To Turn On the Unit and Adjust the Audio Volume
Customer
TouchscreenAssistance
Controls
The previous section describes the only physical switch on the unit – the On/Off/
Volume dial. All other controls are activated through the touchscreen display.
While working with this manual, page A2 can be folded out for reference
to the controls on the detector unit.
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Power On/Off And Audio Volume
Operation
Getting Started
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NOTE
The Press action refers to touch and hold rather than to the pressure or force
applied to the display. Excessive force may damage the display or dislodge
the detector from its bracket. If an instrument is used rather than a finger to
touch the display, take care that it is not sharp and will not leave marks on the
display or damage it.
The following parts of this manual will include directions as to Click or Press and
where on the touchscreen to do so.
NOTE
You may click on any part of the touchscreen to bypass the Alert Settings
display during the Power On sequence and go directly to the standby
screen. You can also bypass timers while changing settings by clicking
on the touchscreen.
NOTE
In some vehicles, power is supplied to the cigarette lighter even while the
ignition is Off. If this is the case with your vehicle and you have turned the
SmartPower Off, you should turn Off or unplug your detector when parking for
lengthy periods. Cobra recommends leaving SmartPower at the factory setting,
which is On. SmartPower is described on page 24.
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Intro
Operation
Customer
Warranty
Intro
Assistance
Standby Screen
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Display Brightness
See Note 1
Operation
Warranty
2. When IntelliMute is On and IntelliMute Pro is Off, the arrow is
steady; when IntelliMute Pro is On, the “i” in the arrow blinks.
XRS 9970G sample screen indicates:
Notice
City Mode
Customer
Assistance
NOTE
1. A fully colored icon indicates a Bright display. Partially colored
icons indicate Dim and Dimmer settings and an icon with no color
indicates the Dark setting.
Menu Icon
Notice
Highway Mode
Getting Started
Your Detector
Car Battery Voltage
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IntelliMute On Engine revs below set point
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City Mode
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Car battery voltage is good
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Display is Bright
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GPS locator is installed and receiving signal
XRS 9965 sample screen indicates:
IntelliMute Off
IntelliMute On
Above Activation
Point See Note 2
IntelliMute On
Below Activation
Point See Note 2
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IntelliMute On and engine revs below set point
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City Mode
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Car battery voltage is good
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Display is Bright
NOTE
GPS Icon and Compass only appear when used in conjunction with
GPS Locator (included with XRS 9970G; optional for XRS 9965).
GPS Signal Lock
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No GPS Signal
Compass (Northwest)
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Standby Screens
Warranty
Main Standby Screen
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Your Detector
Intro
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Displays the maximum possible information about the detector
and its settings. The GPS and Compass icons will show only if
the GPS Locator unit is connected. From this screen you can
select modes and alternative standby screens, control unit
functions and access setup menus.
NOTE Notice
GPS Icon, Compass, Speed and Lat/Lon only appear when used in conjunction
with GPS Locator (included with XRS 9970G; optional for XRS 9965).
Compass
The compass indicates driving direction if the GPS Locator
unit is installed and receiving a signal. If the GPS signal is
lost, the GPS icon will change to that status and the center of
the Compass icon will show two bars. To display this standby
screen, click on the Compass icon in the Main Standby screen.
Operation
Customer
Assistance
Display Control
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Illumination
The display illumination intensity can be adjusted to suit driving conditions:
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Bright for daytime driving.
Dim for dusk driving.
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Dimmer for night driving.
The Dark icon will remain to indicate the detector is On. (The Dark Icon
will be replaced by a blinking dot, if the display is not set for Always On.)
Speed
If the GPS Locator unit is installed and receiving a signal, the
vehicle’s speed will be shown. See page 39 for Speed Alert and
Speed Units information. To display this standby screen, click
on the Compass icon in the Compass screen.
You can adjust the screen illumination
by Clicking the Brightness icon to step
through the levels in the sequence
listed above.
Compass and Speed
Combines Compass and Speed information in a single screen.
To display this standby screen, click on the Speed icon in the
Speed screen. From this screen, clicking on the Compass or
Speed icons will return the unit to the Main Standby screen.
Lat/Lon
Brightness Icon
NOTE
Pressing the Brightness icon provides a shortcut to the Display
Color (see page 23) and Display Timer (see page 23) settings in
the User Settings menu.
If the GPS Locator unit is installed and receiving a signal,
the vehicle’s present location will be shown and continuously
updated. To display this standby screen, press the GPS icon in
any standby screen. Pressing the Exit icon in this screen will
return the unit to the last Standby screen.
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Display Timeout
Warranty
Your detector has a Display Timeout mode. When Display Timeout is turned On,
the screen will change to Dark from Bright, Dim, or Dimmer after the time interval
selected in Menu mode (see page 23).
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The Display Timeout setting can be changed so the display is always On.
In Display Timeout mode, the display will show a small dot moving slowly back and
forth near the center of the screen to indicate the unit is turned On.
NOTENotice
While at the Dark level under timer control, any alert will turn On
the display at the last brightness setting (Bright, Dim or Dimmer).
Clicking anywhere on the display will also turn On the display.
Your Detector
Intro
Operation
Getting Started
Customer
Warranty
IntelliShield Assistance
Highway/City Modes
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Your detector is equipped with IntelliShield false signal rejection technology
which consists of a Highway mode and three different levels of City modes:
City X, City X+K, and City X Beep Off.
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Highway mode provides full response to all signals detected. The City modes reduce
false alerts while you are driving in or near urban areas where there are many
sources for conflicting X or K band signals such as microwave towers and automatic
door openers. The factory setting is Highway. The factory City mode default setting
is City X; itNotice
can be changed in Menu mode or by pressing the City icon (see page
19.)
You can toggle between Highway and City modes by clicking on the Highway or City
icon.
NOTE
When you change to City mode, the unit will enter whichever city
default mode is set at the time.
Muting an Alert
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Your detector allows you to quickly turn Off an Audio Alert by clicking anywhere on
the touchscreen. If you click on the touchscreen a second time during the alert,
the Audio Alert will be turned back On. After the current alert is gone, the next alert
will be heard.
Two other features are incorporated in your detector to automatically mute or
reduce the audio volume of alerts. See pages 20 and 23 for IntelliMute and
Auto Mute modes.
Auxiliary Audio Jack
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The Auxiliary Audio Jack can be used to connect external speakers in environments
with high ambient noise levels. The internal speaker will be disconnected. (This
uses a mini stereo audio connector.)
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EasySet Menu
EasySet Menu
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EasySet Menu gives you quick and easy access to all the settings on your detector.
It is used to select:
User Settings (see page 19)
Secondaryn
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Alert Settings (see page 24)
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GPS settings only if the GPS Locator is installed (see page 38)
Refer also to the Menu Flow Diagrams on pages 16, 17 and 18 for User Settings,
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Alert Settings,
and GPS Settings to easily navigate to the setting you want to change.
All settings are stored in memory when the power is turned Off and
will be recalled when the power is turned back On. There are also shortcuts to some
frequently accessed settings. The shortcuts are described in the sections relating to
those settings.
NOTE
You cannot enter Menu mode during an alert. The unit will not detect
signals while in Menu mode.
During menu setting, if no icons are clicked or pressed for 15 seconds,
the unit will automatically exit Menu mode and save the most recent settings.
If power is turned Off while in Menu mode, settings are saved to those
in effect before Menu mode was entered.
To use EasySet Menu:
1. Click on the Menu icon on the touchscreen
to reach the opening menu screen.
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Click the 3or4 navigation arrows at the bottom of
the touchscreen to step backward or forward through
the chosen settings loop until the desired setting
is reached.
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4. Click on the check box icon to toggle the setting On and Off.
Some settings will have multiple choices rather than On
and Off; in those cases, click on the choice you want. Other
settings will display minus (-) and plus (+) icons to allow
you to step through a series of options for the setting. A
few settings involve a series of steps which are explained
on those screens.
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to move to and set the next desired
setting(s). Continue to use the 3and4 navigation arrows to
set the other options.
6. Click the Exit icon at the bottom center of the display when
finished.
This will save your settings, exit the EasySet Menu mode,
and return the unit to the Main Standby screen.
NOTE
If no icons are clicked or pressed for ten seconds while in the
select menu screen, the unit will return to the Main Standby screen.
If no icons are clicked or pressed for fifteen seconds while in any
sub-menu screen, the unit will return to the Main Standby screen.
2. Choose whether you want to change:
a. User Settings – click on the User icon.
(see page 19)
b. Alert Settings – click on the Alert icon.
(see page 25)
c. GPS Settings – click on the GPS icon.
(see page 38)
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User Settings Menu
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User Menu allows you to adjust the unit’s display and sounds to your preferences.
The User Settings can be selected by clicking the 3or 4navigation arrows at the
bottom
of the touchscreen to scroll through the settings as shown in the menu flow
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diagram below. Tones, voice prompts and visual displays will help during
the process. After selecting a setting, click on the icon to choose an option
within the setting.
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Alert Settings
Menu
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IntelliMute,
IntelliMute Pro &
10
IntelliMute Set
X Band
Detection10
I-Shield
City Mode Default
Alert Type
(Voice/Tone)
Smart
Power
Display Color
Frequency
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Timeout
K Band
Detection
Pop Detection
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Restore Factory
Settings
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Alert Menu allows you to selectively turn On or Off detection of some signals. The
Alert Settings can be selected clicking the 3or 4navigation arrows at the bottom
of
the touchscreen to scroll through the settings as shown in the menu flow diagram
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below. Tones, voice prompts and visual displays will help during
the process. After selecting a setting, click on the icon to choose an option
within the setting.
Low Car
Voltage
Ka Band
Detection
Safety
Alert
Ku Band
Detection
Spectre
Detection
VG-2
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Menu
GPS Settings Menu/Function becomes available only when a GPS Locator is
connected (included with XRS 9970G; optional with XRS 9965).
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GPS Menu allows you to selectively turn On or Off some alerts and to adjust
GPS related features. The GPS Settings can be selected by clicking the 3or 4
navigation arrows at the bottom of the touchscreen to scroll through the settings as
shown in the menu flow diagram below. Tones, voice prompts and visual displays
will help during the process. After selecting a setting, click on the icon
Notice
to choose an
option within the setting. Each GPS Setting is described starting
on page 38.
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User Settings
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User Settings can be turned On or Off or adjusted to suit your preferences using the
User Settings Menu (see page 16).
IntelliShield City Mode Default
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City Mode Default makes three levels of Audio Alert suppression available
when you toggle from Highway to City mode.
City X sounds a single beep when an X band signal is first detected.
Notice sounds when signal strength reaches level 3.
The alert then
City X+K combines the City X mode with prevention of K band audio
alerts until the signal strength reaches level 2.
City X Beep Off blocks all X band audio alerts until the signal strength
reaches level 3.
The City Mode Default can be changed in Menu mode. It can also be changed
at any time the Main Standby screen is displayed:
1. Press the City icon to sequentially step through City X, City X+K, and
City X No Beep.
Caution
Area
Speed
Traps
Delete All
User Locations
GPS Database
Information
IntelliScope
Speed
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IntelliMute and
IntelliMute Pro Modes
IntelliMute and IntelliMute Pro are two features that are active at slow speeds
and when your vehicle is stopped. Both depend on your detector sensing the
vehicle’s engine “revs” (RPMs) to function. Either feature can be turned On, but
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not both at the same time.
Before turning On IntelliMute or IntelliMute Pro, you must first set an Activation
Point for your engine’s RPMs (see page 22). Whenever the RPMs are below that
point, IntelliMute can begin muting or IntelliMute Pro can turn Off the radar
detection circuits.
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NOTE
IntelliMute and IntelliMute Pro may not work with some vehicles
because the unit cannot sense the engine’s RPMs. In such a case,
City and Auto Mute mode can reduce some unwanted audio alerts.
IntelliMute On and Off
To turn IntelliMute and IntelliMute Pro On or Off, click on the IntelliMute icon
to step through the settings. The settings in the sequence of IntelliMute On,
IntelliMute Pro On, IntelliMute/IntelliMute Pro Off.
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The IntelliMute iconAssistance
will appear in the display when IntelliMute is On and the
activation point has been set. Whenever engine RPMs are below the Activation
Point, the arrow points down. When RPMs are above the Activation Point the
arrow points up.
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Above Activation
Point
Below Activation
Point
IntelliMute Pro Mode
IntelliMute Pro prevents detection by radar detector detectors (RDDs) such as
VG-2, Spectre I and Spectre IV when traveling at slower speeds. It is intended for
use by experienced users only.
When IntelliMute Pro is turned On and engine RPMs are below the IntelliMute
Pro Activation Point, your detector’s radar detection circuits are turned Off to
prevent detection by RDDs.
The IntelliMute Pro icon will appear in the display when IntelliMute Pro is On
and the Activation Point has been set. Whenever engine RPMs are below the
Activation Point, the arrow points down with the “i” blinking. When RPMs are
above the Activation Point the arrow points up with the “i” blinking
The IntelliMute icon
is in the upper left
corner.
IntelliMute On
Above Activation
Point
IntelliMute On
Below Activation
Point
IntelliMute Off
IntelliMute Mode
IntelliMute allows you to avoid audio alerts you don’t need to hear because you are
stopped or moving slowly. By sensing the RPMs of your engine, IntelliMute knows
when you are at low speed and automatically mutes alerts (except for strobe signals
from emergency vehicles). It works with all City and Auto Mute modes.
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Above Activation
Point
Below Activation
Point
CAUTION
When IntelliMute Pro is On, NO radar signals will be detected and NO
alerts will be given at RPMs below the IntelliMute Pro activation point.
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Set IntelliMute / IntelliMute
Pro Activation Point
When the detector is new, the Activation Point is not set. To set the Activation Point,
enter the User Settings Menu (see page 16) and move to the IntelliMute Set Point setting.
CAUTION
Do not attempt to set the activation point while driving. Your vehicle
should be parked and idling to avoid a collision during the process.
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At the Set Point
screen:
1. Click on the check box.
2. Press and hold the vehicle accelerator at the desired engine RPMs.
3. Press the center icon on the touchscreen to complete the setting process.
The system will store the engine RPM setting and provide a completion message. This
Activation Point will be recalled each time the power is turned On.
The Activation Point can be changed at any time by following the same procedure used
to set it initially. Changes to the Activation Point can also be made by Pressing the
IntelliMute icon on the main standby screen when either IntelliMute or IntelliMute Pro
is On. This will immediately bring up the IntelliMute Set Point setting screen.
NOTE
If the unit is unable to sense usable pulses or if you do not set a rev point within
30 seconds of beginning the setup, an error will be indicated. If you
do not try again within five seconds, the setup process will automatically
turn Off. The unit will provide corresponding messages for these conditions.
If, for any reason, the unit stops sensing your engine’s revs, IntelliMute or
IntelliMute Pro will automatically turn Off and the icon will change to show
the Off condition.
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When Auto Mute is On, it automatically reduces the audio volume of all alerts
after they have sounded for four seconds. The signals will remain muted for as
long as the signal is detected. When Auto Mute is Off, the alerts will sound at
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full volume for as long as the signal is detected.
Voice or Tone Mode
You can set your detector to sound alerts and confirm menu settings with either
a Voice or a Tone Alert. Voice Alert provides voice messages in addition to tones.
Tone AlertNotice
provides tones only.
Customizable Display Colors
Your detector includes the Color Theme feature that allows you to customize the
Display Screen Color scheme to match your car’s dash illumination:
Multi-Color, Red, Blue, Orange or Green.
Display Timeout
Display Timeout determines how long the Standby screen is illuminated
before switching the unit to Dark.
You can set the time interval to 15 seconds, 30 seconds, one minute,
three minutes or Always On (display never turns Off). Click the plus (+)
and minus (-) icons to change the settings.
Frequency Display Mode
Different Ka radar and LIDAR (Laser) guns operate at various frequencies
within their assigned spectrums. When Frequency Display is turned On,
the signal frequency will be added to the alert.
NOTE
The rev point must be reset if you use your detector in a different vehicle.
NOTE
When initially choosing your IntelliMute or IntelliMute Pro Activation Point,
a setting of approximately 300 to 600 RPMs above idle is recommended.
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Your detector includes
the SmartPower feature that, when turned On, will put the
unit into Low Power mode 15 minutes after the car’s engine has been turned Off.
Before SmartPower enters Low Power mode, you will hear three beeps and
SmartPower will flash on the display. To return the unit to Normal Power mode and
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exit Low Power mode, start the car, click anywhere on the touchscreen or turn the
unit Off and then On again.
From the Restore Factory Settings screen, you can quickly and conveniently
restore your detector to its original settings. Confirmation messages are provided
during the Notice
process.
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Alert Settings
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Alert Settings
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Alert Settings can be turned On or Off or adjusted to suit your preferences
using the Alert Settings Menu (see page 17).
Pop Alert, X Band Alert, K Band Alert,
Ka Band Alert, Ku Band Alert
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When the Detect mode is On for any of these alerts, the corresponding radar signal
will be detected and an alert will be given. During the alert, the unit will continue to
detect other
signals.
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Features
Factory
Settings
Features
Factory
Settings
Display Illumination
Bright
Pop Detect
Off
Display Timeout
30 Seconds
X Band Detect
On
IntelliShield City/Highway
Highway
K Band Detect
On
City Default
City X
Ka Band Detect
On
IntelliMute & IntelliMute Pro
Off
Ku Band Detect
Off
AutoMute
On
Safety Alert
On
Voice or Tone
Voice
Strobe Alert
On*
Display Color
Multi
Low Car Voltage Warning
Off
Frequency Display
Off
Photo Enforcement Area**
On*
Smart Power
On
Caution Area**
Off
VG-2 Detect and Audio
Off
Known Speed Trap Area**
Off
Spectre Detect and Audio
Off
IntelliScope**
On
Speed Alert**
Off
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IntelliView &
IntelliView Pro**
On*
Speed Units**
* Cannot be turned Off
** Only available with GPSL-66
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The detector is undetectable by VG-2 detection devices and can alert you when such
a device is in use near your vehicle. When VG-2 Detect mode is On, VG-2 signals
will be detected and an alert will be given. During the alert, the unit will continue to
detect other signals.
VG-2 Audio Mode
When VG-2 Audio mode is On, alerts will be sounded as well as being displayed on
the screen. This setting is only available if VG-2 Alert is On. After VG-2 Alert
is turned On in the Alert Settings menu, the VG-2 Audio On/Off screen will appear. If
VG-2 Alert is turned Off, the Audio screen will not appear.
Spectre I & IV Alerts
Police use radar detector detectors (RDDs) to spot users of radar detectors
Your detector is able to identify signals from Spectre I and Spectre IV RDDs
and can provide alerts when any of these or similar devices are in use near
your vehicle.
Your detector can be spotted by Spectre IV RDDs, but is invisible to Spectre I RDDs.
You can choose whether you want to be alerted to Spectre I & IV
RDD signals.
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Alert Settings
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Spectre AudioAssistance
Mode
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When Spectre Audio mode is On, alerts will be sounded as well as being
displayed on the screen. This setting is only available if Spectre Alert is On. After
Spectre Alert is turned On in the Alert Settings menu, the Spectre Audio On/Off
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screen will appear. If Spectre Audio Alert is turned Off, the audio portion of the
alert will not sound.
Safety and Strobe Alert
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Radar and Laser Alerts
Operation
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Assistance
Radar and Laser
Alerts
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Signals Detected
The tables on the following pages show the types of radar and laser signals your
detector will detect, as well as the visual alerts it provides for each of them.
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Audio Alerts
When Safety Alert mode is On, Safety Alert radar signals will be detected and an
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alert will be
given. During the alert, the unit will continue to detect other signals.
Strobe Alert remains On when Safety Alert is turned Off. See pages
32 and 33 for more information about Safety and Strobe Alerts.
A distinctly different Alert tone is used for each type of signal detected (including
separate tones for each laser signal). For X, K, Ka and Ku band radar signals, the
Notice
tones will repeat
faster as you approach the signal source. The repeat rate of the
tones gives you useful information about the signal detected. See responding to
alerts on page 31.
Car Battery Low Voltage Warning
Visual Display
In addition to displaying system voltage, your detector can provide a warning
that battery voltage is low so that timely steps can be taken to correct the
problem. The Car Battery Low alert is triggered when the voltage drops below
11.9 volts. Following the alert, the unit enters SmartPower mode to avoid further
draining your car battery.
An indication of the type of signal detected will appear in the OLED Data Display.
During X, K, Ka and Ku alerts, you will also see symbols indicating the strength of
the signal detected on a scale of one to five. Pop alerts always show at level five
as soon as they are detected.
NOTE
For GPS settings and alerts, see the material beginning at page 38.
Signal Strength
Signal
Strength = 1
Signal
Strength = 2
Signal
Strength = 3
Signal
Strength = 4
Weakest Signal
Signal
Strength = 5
Strongest Signal
Radar Signals and Visual Displays
X Band Radar
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K Band Radar
Ka Band Radar
Ku Band Radar
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Laser Signals and Visual Displays
Laser 20/20
LTI Laser
Kustom Laser 340
Radar and Laser Alerts
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Strobe and Safety Alert Signals and Visual Displays
Kustom Signals
Laser
Laser – Other
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Emergency
Vehicle or Strobe*
Road Hazard
Train
NOTE
There are different tones
for each safety alert.
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Laser Atlanta-Speedlaser
KustomNotice
Signals-ProLaser II
* Your detector provides 360˚
detection of these signals.
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Stalker Lidar
NOTE
Beep rate changes with
different laser alerts.
* Your detector provides 360˚
detection of these signals.
Frequency Display
VG-2 and Spectre I & IV Alert Signals and Visual Displays
VG-2 Alert
Spectre I
Spectra IV
NOTE
There are different tones
for each safety alert.
Various Ka radar band and LIDAR (Laser) guns are made to operate at
different frequencies within the spectrums assigned to them.
When these signals are detected, their frequencies will be added at the
top of the display screen.
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Instant-On Detection
Your detector is designed to detect Instant-On speed monitoring signals, which
can suddenly appear at full strength.
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NOTE
You should take appropriate action immediately whenever an Instant-On
alert is given.
Pop Detection
Noticeis designed to detect single pulse mode radars. These radars
Your detector
are designed to have a low probability of detection. You should note that these
radar guns have a much shorter range while in this mode (see page 34 for more
details).
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Responding Assistance
to Alerts
Description
Interpretation
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Recommended
Response
Tone repeats slowly at first, Probably police radar.
then speeds up rapidly.
FULL ALERT
Tone sounds one time only.
Probably a false alarm,
but possibly pulsed radar,
Spectre I or VG-2 nearby.
Exercise caution
Tone instantly begins
repeating rapidly.
Radar, Spectre I or VG-2
nearby has been activated
suddenly.
FULL ALERT
Pop mode tone.
Pop mode gun very close.
FULL ALERT
Tone repeats slowly as you
approach a hill or bridge,
then speeds up sharply as
you reach it.
Probably police radar
beyond the hill or bridge.
FULL ALERT
Tone repeats slowly for a
short period.
Probably a false alarm.
Exercise caution
Any type of laser alert.
Laser alerts are never
false alarms.
FULL ALERT
Any Safety Alert
or Strobe Alert
You are nearing an
emergency vehicle, railroad
crossing or road hazard
(construction, accident,
etc.).
Exercise caution
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Understanding
Radar and Laser
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Radar Speed Monitoring Systems
Three band frequencies have been approved by the Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) for use by speed monitoring radar equipment:
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X band
K band
Ka band
10.525 GHz
24.150 GHz
33.400 – 36.00 GHz
Noticedetects signals in all three radar bands, plus Ku band (13.435 GHz),
Your detector
which is an approved frequency used in parts of Europe and Asia.
VG-2 and Spectre I & IV
VG-2 and Spectre I & IV are radar detector detectors (RDDs) that work by detecting
low-level signals emitted by most radar detectors. Your detector does not emit
signals that can be spotted by VG-2 and Spectre I RDDs. However, your detector can
be spotted by Spectre IV RDDs. Your unit detects signals from these or similar devices
and will alert you when such a device is in use near your vehicle.
Safety Alert Traffic Warning System
FCC-approved Safety Alert transmitters emit microwave radar signals that
indicate the presence of a safety-related concern. Depending on the frequency
of the signal emitted, it can indicate a speeding emergency vehicle or train,
or a stationary road hazard.
Because these microwave signals are within the K band frequency, most
conventional radar detectors will detect Safety Alert signals as standard
K band radar. Your detector, however, is designed to differentiate between standard
K band and Safety Alert signals, and give separate alerts for each.
Safety Alert technology is relatively new. Safety Alert transmitters can be found in
limited numbers in all 50 states, but the number is growing. Depending on your
location, you may not receive these alerts regularly and may often encounter
emergency vehicles, trains and road hazards without being alerted. As the number
of transmitters increases, these alerts will become more common.
When you receive such an alert, please watch for emergency vehicles ahead of
you, on cross streets and behind you. If you see an emergency vehicle approaching,
please pull over to the right side of the road and allow it to pass.
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Understanding Radar and Laser
Strobe Alert
Customer
Assistance
Warranty
Special strobes mounted on the light bars of authorized emergency vehicles
(fire trucks, police cars, ambulances) automatically change traffic signals as
the vehicle approaches an intersection. These strobes and the special strobe
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detectors located on the traffic signals, introduced fairly recently by 3M and
Tomar, are already in use in more than 1000 cities nationwide. Cobra’s exclusive
Strobe Alert detector will detect these special strobes and give an emergency
vehicle alert.
When you Notice
receive such an alert, please watch for an approaching emergency
vehicle and pull over to allow it to pass. To inquire about coverage in your area,
contact your local fire and police departments.
LIDAR (Laser)
The correct name for the technology that most people refer to as laser is
actually LIDAR, which stands for Light Detection and Ranging.
LIDAR operates much like radar. Its signal spreads out like a radar signal, though
not as widely. Unlike radar, LIDAR must have a clear line of sight to its target
vehicle throughout the entire measurement interval. Obstructions such as sign
posts, utility poles, tree branches, etc., will prevent valid speed measurement.
Some common questions about LIDAR include:
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Does weather have any affect on LIDAR?
Yes. Rain, snow, smoke, fog or airborne dust particles will reduce the
effective range of LIDAR and can, if dense enough, prevent its operation.
Can LIDAR operate through glass?
Yes. Newer LIDAR guns can obtain readings through most types of glass.
However, the laser pulse also can be received through glass to trigger an
alarm by your detector.
Can LIDAR operate while in motion?
No. Because LIDAR operates by line of sight, the person using it cannot drive
the vehicle, aim and operate the gun all at the same time.
Is it legal for police to use LIDAR?
Yes, LIDAR is allowed to be used in all 50 States by police. Your detector
detects LIDAR (laser).
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Global Position System Locator
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Pop Radar Guns
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Intro
Notice
Minimum system
requirements:
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Windows XP or Vista Operating System; Internet access; 64 MB System RAM; USB
(1.1 or above); 20 MB of available on hard drive.
Registration and initial update:
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The GPS Locator unit monitors vehicle location using the GPS satellite system to add
features to your detector. Whenever it is installed and GPS signals are available, it:
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Provides alerts as you approach photo-enforced intersections and locations with
fixed red light or speed cameras, as well as known speed traps and areas where
increased caution should be exercised (such as a high-accident intersection).
The built-in location database can be updated at Cobra’s website to stay current
with photo-enforced locations, speed traps and caution areas.
Allows you to identify and store up to 1,000 User Alert Locations in addition
to those in the database.
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Provides speed and direction of travel information using GPS-based data.
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Allows you to see the position (latitude and longitude) of your vehicle.
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Provides extra information during alerts with IntelliView and IntelliView Pro.
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IMPORTANT Please read before the first use
of your Cobra GPS Locator!
The database built into your GPS Locator is populated with the latest data available
during production. However, due to the time elapsed between production and
your purchase, the database may not be 100% up-to-date. Therefore it is highly
recommended that you register and update your product before you first use it.
Then, periodically perform AURA database updates to ensure that your GPS Locator
works as effectively as possible.
IMPORTANT Important - The XRS 9970G includes GPS Locator &
lifetime AURA updates. XRS 9965 requires separate purchase of GPS
Locator (RDA GPSL 66) and subscription to AURA database.
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Although your
detector can sense Pop signals beyond the effective range
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of Pop radar guns, there will be a signal to sense only if a gun is triggered. In
addition, the Pop mode receiver section is more prone to false alerts because of
its extra sensitivity. This is especially so in urban areas. As a result, you should
consider using the Pop Detect mode only in highway and rural situations. Cobra
Electronics has included a user selectable On or Off Pop Detect mode.
Overview
Operation
Global Position System Locator
Registration
The Pop mode Radar Gun is a single pulse Doppler radar that is a feature of a
K and Ka (Bee III Ka radar gun) band Instant-On radar gun. It uses a single short
time pulse to measure the target vehicle’s speed. Despite the fact that the short,
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single pulse makes the unit very sensitive to officer hand and vehicle movement
and reduces the range of the gun in Pop mode to 50% of its range in Continuous
Wave mode, this feature is added in an attempt to make the radar gun invisible
to Radar Detectors.
Global Position System Locator (GPS Locator)
GPS Locator
IMPORTANT Do not plug the GPS Locator into your PC’s USB port
until the GPS data updater is installed and you are prompted to plug
in the GPS Locator.
1. Go online to the official AURA website – http://aura.cobra.com.
2. Select your detector model.
3. Complete the registration form and click “Register.”
4. Click on “Update My Data” and follow the online instructions.
5. Once installed, launch the updater and follow on screen instructions.
6. When update is complete, remove the GPS Locator from the PC.
It is ready to plug into your detector.
Subsequent updates:
1. Access the internet on your PC.
2. Plug your GPS Locator into your PC’s USB drive for
automatic update of new data.
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GPS Locator
Intro
Operation
Customer
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Assistance
Connecting To
Your Detector
Simply plug the GPS Locator into the
GPS socket on the left side of the detector.
Intro
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When the GPS Locator is first used (or after a prolonged period of nonuse), the
GPS Locator needs more time to detect the Global Position System satellites.
GPS Locator Status
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You can add User Locations to augment those in the GPS Locator database.
While adding locations, you can customize them as:
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Photo
Enforcement
Caution Area
Speed Trap
User Location
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NOTE
The flag icon indicates
any location you do not
want to categorize as
one of the three types
in the database.
Whenever your vehicle approaches a User Location, an alarm will sound and the
icon associated with the type of location you selected will appear. It will become
progressively larger as you approach the location.
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The GPS icon changes to indicate
received signal status.
To set a User Location:
1. Click on the GPS Locator icon (at the top of the
standby screen) when your vehicle is at a location
you want to save. The Save As screen will appear.
2. Click on the icon for the category of location you
want to save it as. You will see a confirmation
message and the unit will return to the
standby screen.
GPS Screens
When GPS signal is lost at the Compass, Speed, Compass/Speed
and Lat/Lon screens, the Satellite icon will change and the data lines
will be filled with dashes.
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1. After installation of the GPS Locator, turn the detector unit On with the
vehicle in an area clear of obstructions to the sky.
2. Keep the detector turned On for at least 15 minutes to allow fast satellite
acquisition in subsequent power-ups. The vehicle can be moving as long
as it is in an area where the GPS Locator can “see the sky.”
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The GPS Locator database is populated with all the Photo Enforcement, Caution
Area, and Speed Trap locations known at the time of its last update. You can add to
these locations as you observe any that are not in your unit’s database.
No external power connection is needed
for the GPS Locator; it is powered from
the detector unit.
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Operation
Assistance
User Locations
Mount GPS Locator
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Initial Satellite Lock
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GPS Locator
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To delete a specific User Location:
1. While near a user set location and the User Location alert is seen,
press anywhere on the screen. The Delete Location screen will appear.
2. Click the Yes icon. You will see a confirming message and the unit
will return to the standby screen.
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To delete all User Locations:
1. See Delete All User Locations on page 40.
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Global Position System Locator
Operation
Customer
GPS SettingsAssistance
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GPS Settings can be turned On or Off to suit your preferences using the
GPS Settings Menu (see page 18). The following discussions are valid only
when the GPS Locator is installed and receiving a signal.
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Global Position System Locator
GPS Locator
Intro
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Photo Enforcement, Caution Area, Known Speed Trap Areas, and User Location Alerts
are all based on specific locations that are in or added to the GPS Locator database.
They are referred to collectively as Location-Based Alerts.
NOTENotice
Photo Enforcement Areas and the Compass are not available as settings. They
are always active and cannot be turned Off.
Photo Enforcement Areas are the automated speed and red light cameras
included in the GPS Locator database. When your vehicle approaches
one of these, an alarm will sound and the Camera icon will become
progressively larger as you approach the location.
Caution Area
Operation
Customer
Assistance
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When Speed Alert is On and a Speed has been set, the detector will sound an
alert whenever the vehicle’s speed exceeds the set point you have selected. The
speed settings can be adjusted in 5 mph or 5 km/h increments from the Speed
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Compass & Speed Standby Screens (see page 10).
To set or adjust the speed at which an alert will sound:
1. Press the Speed icon. The Speed Alert screen will appear.
2. Click on the minus (-) or plus (+) icons to change the speed setting.
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3. Click on the Exit icon to return to the last used standby screen.
Speed Units can be selected as either mph or km/h. Whichever is selected
will apply not only to Speed Alert, but to all features that display a speed on the
screen.
NOTE
In addition to using the menu to reach the Display Speed screen,
it can also be accessed from the Speed or Compass & Speed Standby
Screens (see page 10).
When Caution Area is On and your vehicle approaches a high-accident intersection
or other dangerous place that is included in the GPS Locator database, an alarm will
sound and the Caution icon will become progressively larger as you approach the
location.
Known Speed Trap Areas
When Speed Traps is On and your vehicle approaches a known speed trap that is
included in the GPS Locator database, an alarm will sound and “Speed Trap Areas”
will be displayed as you approach the location.
IntelliScope
When IntelliScope is On and any Location-Based Alert is activated, IntelliScope
provides information about the direction of the Location relative to your
vehicle. See page 42 for a full description of how IntelliScope works with
a Location-Based Alert.
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GPS Locator
Intro
Operation
Global Position System Locator
Customer
Warranty
Assistance
Display GPS Database
Version
At this menu position, the version of the GPS Locator, Location-Based database
will be displayed. To update the database the first time, go to Cobra’s website
(www.cobra.com/AURA) and follow the online instructions. Subsequent updates
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can be gotten automatically by plugging the GPS Locator into the USB socket on
the same computer when it is connected to the internet.
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GPS Locator
Intro
Operation
GPS Alerts
Customer
Assistance
Warranty
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When a Photo Enforcement, Caution Area or User Location Alert is activated, the icon
provides a progressively more urgent message as the Location is approached with the
display in Multi-Color theme:
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At first, the icon is small and green.
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Upon closer approach, the icon increases to medium size and turns orange.
Rather than delete locations that you have entered one-by-one (see User
Notice
Locations at
page 37), you can delete all of the Photo Enforced, Caution Area,
Speed Trap or User Locations you have entered at this menu position:
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When near the Location, the icon becomes large and red.
1. Click on the Delete icon in the User-Saved Locations screen.
The Delete Locations screen will appear.
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Photo Enforcement Alert
Zone 1
Zone 2
Zone 3
Icon size increases and
color changes as location
is approached.
2. Click on the icon for the category (Photo, Caution, Speed, or User)
of locations you want to delete.
3. Click on the Yes icon at the lower right corner of the screen. You will
be prompted with an “Are You Sure” message.
4. Click on the Yes icon. The locations will be deleted and the unit will
return to the Delete Locations screen.
Zone 1
Zone 2
Zone 3
Icon size increases and
color changes as location
is approached.
5. Either click on an icon to delete another category of locations or click
on the Exit icon to return to the Main Standby screen.
NOTE
Clicking the No icon at step 3 or 4 will return the unit to the Delete
Locations screen.
NOTE
Only user-entered locations can be deleted. Those locations stored in the
AURA database can only be changed by the update process.
User Location Alert
Zone 1
Zone 2
Zone 3
Icon size increases and
color changes as location
is approached.
NOTE
The above descriptions are based on the Multi-Color display theme. If
you have chosen the red, blue, orange or green theme, the color changes
described will not occur and you will see only icon size changes.
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Operation
Customer
Assistance
GPS Alerts (continued)
Global Position System Locator
GPS Locator
Warranty
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Operation
Customer
Assistance
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IntelliScope Alert Signal Sequence When You Turn Toward The Location
Display while approaching a Photo Enforcement Location involving a turn onto a
cross street where it is located.
Known Speed Trap Area Alerts
Known Speed Trap Area Alerts are not
graduated as are the other LocationBased alerts.
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Speed Trap
message from
Main Standby
screen
Speed Trap
message from
any other standby
screen
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Zone
Zone 2
Zone 3
Vehicle
Turns
Right
When your vehicle approaches a Known
Speed Trap Area that is in your GPS
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Locator database,
an alarm will sound
and the display will show the alternating
“SPEED TRAP AREA” and “WATCH
SPEED” message and icon
on the screen.
Notice
NOTE The arrow changes to straight ahead after turning onto the
cross street where the Location is.
IntelliScope Alert Signal Sequence When Location Is Off Your Route
Display while approaching and passing a Photo Enforcement Location that is
some distance away to the right of your route.
Zone 2
IntelliScope
In conjunction with detection of a Location-Based Alert (other than a Known Speed
Trap Area), IntelliScope provides information about the direction of the Location
relative to your vehicle. The zone 1 and 2 detection icons will alternate with similar
ones containing an arrow pointing in the direction of the Location. In zone 3, the
Location is in front of you and no arrow will be shown.
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NOTE The signal never enters zone 3 since you never get close
to the Location.
IntelliScope Alert Signal Sequence For a Location Directly Ahead
Display while approaching a Photo Enforcement Location on your route and
directly ahead.
Zone 1
Zone 2
Zone 3
When IntelliScope is turned Off, Location-Based Alerts will be sounded only when the
Location is ahead of you and in the direction of your vehicle’s travel. No arrow will be
shown on the screen.
For example, if a particular red light camera operates only for vehicles going north and
your vehicle is going south, you will not receive an alert with IntelliScope turned Off.
With IntelliScope turned On, you will receive an alert at that Location even though the
camera does not operate in your direction.
NOTE The arrow disappears in Zone 3 when you are close to the Location.
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Global Position System Locator
GPS Locator
Intro
Operation
IntelliView
Customer
Assistance
Customer Information
Intro
Warranty
If a radar or laser signal is detected while a Location-Based Alert (other than
a Speed Trap) is active, the proper alert icon will appear in the lower right
corner of the display screen so that you can see both alerts at once.
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IntelliView – Ka Band Alert While
Photo Enforcement Alert is Active
Zone 1
Notice
IntelliView Pro
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Operation
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Your detector is designed and built to give you years of trouble-free performance
without the need for service. No routine Maintenance is required.
If you have added the GPS Locator unit to your detector, you can
update the database of Photo Enforced locations. Go to Cobra’s website
(www.cobra.com) and follow the online instructions.
Notice
If your unit does not appear to be operating properly, please follow these
troubleshooting steps:
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Maintenance of Your Radar Detector
During radar, radar detector-detector or laser warnings your vehicle’s speed
will also be shown in the lower left corner of the display. The speed value
will be updated every second until the alert is over.
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Maintenance
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Customer
Assistance
Make sure the power cord is properly connected.
Make sure the socket of your vehicle’s cigarette lighter
is clean and free of corrosion.
Make sure the power cord’s cigarette lighter adapter
is firmly seated in your cigarette lighter.
Check the power cord fuse. (Unscrew the ribbed end cap of
the cigarette lighter adapter and examine the fuse. If required,
replace it with a 2-amp fuse only.)
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Customer Information
Intro
Operation
Customer
Assistance
Specifications
Customer Information
Warranty
Intro
Specifications
Band and Frequencies
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Band
Frequencies
XBand
10.525
±0.050
GHz
KBand
24.125
±0.125
GHz
KaBand
34.700
±1.300
GHz
KuBand
13.435
±0.035
GHz
VG-2
11.500
±0.250
GHz
Laser
SpectreI
SpectreIV/IV+
910±50nm
100
910±50nm
125
910±50nm
130
910±50nm
200
910±50nm
238
910±50nm
340
13.300
±0.200
NotDisclosed
PPS
PPS
PPS
PPS
PPS
PPS
GHz
SafetyAlert
TrafficWarning
System
Strobe
24.070
24.110
24.190
24.230
700
GHz
GHz
GHz
GHz
nm
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±0.010
±0.010
±0.010
±0.010
±300
WARNING
Modifications or parts substitutions not approved by Cobra
Electronics Corporation may violate FCC Rules and void your
authority to operate this equipment.
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Operation
Customer
Assistance
Product Service and
Optional Accessories
Warranty
Product Service
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For any questions about operating or installing this new Cobra product, or if parts
are missing…PLEASE CALL COBRA FIRST…do not return this product to the store. See
customer assistance on page A1.
If this product should require factory service, please call Cobra before sending the
product. This will ensure the fastest turn-around time on any repair. If Cobra asks that
the product be sent to its factory, the following must be furnished to have the product
serviced and returned:
Notice
1. For Warranty Repair include some form of proof-of-purchase, such as a mechanical
reproduction or carbon of a sales receipt. Make sure the date of purchase and product
model number are clearly readable. If the originals are sent, they cannot be returned;
2. Send the entire product;
3. Enclose a description of what is happening with the product. Include a typed or clearly
printed name and address of where the product is to be returned, with phone number
(required for shipment);
4. Pack product securely to prevent damage in transit. If possible, use the original packing
material;
5. Ship prepaid and insured by way of a traceable carrier such as United Parcel Service
(UPS) or Priority Mail to avoid loss in transit to: Cobra Factory Service, Cobra
Electronics Corporation, 6500 West Cortland Street, Chicago, Illinois 60707 U.S.A.;
6. If the product is in warranty, upon receipt of the product it will either be repaired
or exchanged depending on the model. Please allow approximately 3 – 4 weeks
before contacting Cobra for status. If the product is out of warranty, a letter will
automatically be sent with information as to the repair charge or replacement charge.
For any questions, please call 773-889-3087 for assistance.
Optional Accessories
You can find quality Cobra products and accessories at your local Cobra dealer,
or in the U.S.A., you can order directly from Cobra. See order info on page 49.
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This radar detector is covered by one or more of the following U.S. patents:
5,497,148; 5,594,432; 5,612,685; 6,078,279; 6,094,148; 6,621,447.
Additional patents may be listed inside the product or pending.
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Plug-in GPS
Locator Unit
Straight 12V DC
Power Cord
Windshield
Mounting Bracket
Coiled 12V DC
Power Cord
Dual Port Power
Adapter
Item #RDA GPSL66
Includes plug
and fuse
Includes suction
cups
Includes plug
and fuse
Includes adjustable
plug (up to 90˚) & fuse
Item #420-030-N-001
Item #545-159-N-001
Item #420-026-N-001
Item #CLP-2B
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ntro
Operation
Customer
Assistance
Warranty
Limited 1-Year Warranty
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For Products Purchased in the U.S.A.
Cobra Electronics Corporation warrants that its Cobra Radar/Laser Detectors, and the
component parts thereof, will be free of defects in workmanship and materials for
a period of one year from the date of first consumer purchase. This warranty may be
enforced by the first consumer purchaser, provided that the product is utilized within
the U.S.A.
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Cobra will, without charge, repair or replace, at its option, defective Radar/Laser
Detectors, products or component parts upon delivery to the Cobra Factory Service
Department, accompanied by proof of the date of first consumer purchase, such as a
duplicated copy of a sales receipt.
Notice
You must pay any initial shipping charges required to ship the product for warranty
service, but the return charges will be at Cobra’s expense, if the product is repaired
or replaced under warranty.
This warranty gives you specific rights, and you may also have other rights
which vary from state to state.
Exclusions: This limited warranty does not apply:
1. To any product damaged by accident.
2. In the event of misuse or abuse of the product or as a result
of unauthorized alterations or repairs.
3. If the serial number has been altered, defaced or removed.
4. If the owner of the product resides outside the U.S.A.
All implied warranties, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for
a particular purpose are limited in duration to the length of this warranty.
Cobra shall not be liable for any incidental, consequential or other damages;
including, without limitation, damages resulting from loss of use or cost of
installation.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts
and/or do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential
damages, so the above limitations may not apply to you.
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