Introduction
Important Information and
Customer Assistance
Important Information
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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, may be enforced by your local law enforcement officials until and unless
they are prohibited from doing so by federal court action.
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Operating Instructions
The Cobra line of quality products includes:
Safety/Strobe Alert
Use of this product is not intended to, and does not, ensure that motorists or
passengers will not be involved in traffic accidents. It is only intended to alert
the motorist that an emergency vehicle equipped with a Cobra Safety Alert,
3M or strobe transmitter is within range as defined by that product. Please call
local fire and police departments to learn if coverage exists in your area.
Safe Driving
Motorists, as well as operators of emergency or service vehicles, are expected to
exercise all due caution while using this product, and to obey all applicable traffic
laws Do not attempt to change settings of the unit while in motion.
CB Radios
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
Safety Alert® Traffic Warning Systems
Customer Assistance
Mobile GPS Navigation Systems
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:
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Automated Help Desk English only. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 773-889-3087 (phone).
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Customer Assistance Operators English and Spanish. 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 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).
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Contact Your Local Dealer
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A1
Introduction
Introduction
Controls, Indicators,
Connections and Display
Introduction
Controls, Indicators, Connections and Display
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Windshield Bracket
Release Button
LaserEye
For 360° detection of
laser and strobe signals.
Auxiliary Audio Jack
On right side of unit.
Speaker
USB Port
For connection
of Optional GPSL.
Menu/Save Button
Press once to enter
Menu mode. Press again
to save settings.
On-Off/Volume Control
Allows user to adjust the volume
of the tone and voice alerts.
Dim Button
Adjusts the display brightness.
In Menu mode, steps
backward through settings.
Mute Button
For manual mute of
audio alerts.
In menu mode, steps down
through options for the
selected setting.
ExtremeBright DataGrafixTM Display
Full color and sunlight-readable, the extremely
bright display provides intuitive graphical
interaction and alert screens.
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Customer Assistance
Product Features
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Congratulations! You’ve 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:
Windshield Bracket
Mounting Slot
12V DC
Power Jack
Product Features
City Button
Switches between Highway
and City modes.
In Menu mode, steps
forward through settings.
Super-Xtreme Range
Superheterodyne Technology
With super-fast sweep circuitry,
S-XRS provides maximum detection range
and the best possible advance warning
to even the fastest radar guns
Maximum Performance
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 1 signals
8-Point Compass
Displays direction of travel
LaserEye
For 360° detection of laser and
strobe signals
Instant-On Ready
Detects radar guns with “instant-On”
(very fast) speed monitoring capabilities
Pop Detection
Detects the latest super-fast radar guns of
the instant-On or single-pulse type
Voice or Tone Alert
With adjustable volume
TM
ExtremeBright DataGrafix Display II
With 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
Ordering From U.S.A.
Call 773-889-3087 for pricing or visit www.cobra.com.
For Credit Card Orders
Call 773-889-3087 [Press one from the main menu] 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Central Time, Monday through Friday.
Safety Alert
Traffic warning system distinguishes
important safety alerts from other
K band signals
Strobe Alert
Emergency vehicle warning system
Make Check or Money Order Payable To
Cobra Electronics, Attn: Accessories Dept.,
6500 West Cortland Street, Chicago, IL 60707 U.S.A.
To Order Online
Please visit our website: www.cobra.com
Manual Mute or Auto Mute
A mute function of audio alerts
IntelliMute
A mute function which automatically reduces
false alerts by sensing engine RPMs
SmartPower
A timed power saving function that
saves your car’s battery
EasySet Menu
User-friendly mode selection and
setting with visual guidance
Car Battery Voltage
Voltage is shown on the display and an
alert can be provided when voltage goes
below 11.9 volts
Customizable Display Colors
Customize the display colors to match
your dash illumination
Auxiliary Audio Jack
For external speaker connection
Mounting
Mounts easily on windshield or dashboard
OptionalGPS Ready (See page 33)
The Optional GPSL unit adds:
Photo Enforced and User Alert Locations,
Speed Alert and Vehicle Location
(Latitude & Longitude)
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Accessories Order Info and
Trademark Acknowledgement
A3
Item #
Description
RDA GPSL
420-030-N-001
420-026-N-001
545-159-N-001
CLP-2B
GPS Locator Kit with Cable
Straight 12V Power Cord
Coiled 12V Power Cord
Windshield Mounting Bracket
Dual Port Power Adapter
Trademark Acknowledgement
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Cobra®, 6 Band®, 9 Band®, DigiView®, EasySet®, Extra Sensory Detection®, IntelliMute®, 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™, 12 Band™, ExtremeBright DataGrafix™, IntelliLink™, Revolution™
Series, SmartPower™, Spectre Alert™, Super-Xtreme Range Superheterodyne™, S-XRS™,
UltraBright™ and Voice Alert™ are trademarks of Cobra Electronics Corporation, USA.
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.
20-20™ and Ultra-Lyte™ are trademarks of Laser Technology, Inc. ProLaser™ and ProLaser III™
are trademarks of Kustom Signals, Inc. Bee III™ and Pop™ are a trademarks of MPH Industries.
Spectre™ is a trademark of Stalcar. Interceptor VG-2™ is a trademark of TechniSonic Industries LTD.
Tomar® is a registered trademark of TOMAR Electronics, Inc.
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Introduction
Contents
Introduction
Important Information . . . . . . . . . . A1
Customer Assistance . . . . . . . . . . A1
Controls, Indicators,
Connections and Display . . . . . . A2
Product Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . A3
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Your Detector
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Power On/Off and Audio Volume . 6
Standby Screen Icons . . . . . . . . . 7
Display Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Display Timeout . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
IntelliShield Highway / City Modes 11
Muting an Alert . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Auxiliary Audio Jack . . . . . . . . . 11
EasySet Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Menu Flow Diagrams . . . . . . . . . . 14
Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
User Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Intellishield City Mode Default 16
IntelliMute Mode . . . . . . . . . . 17
Set IntelliMute Mode . . . . . . . 18
Auto Mute Mode . . . . . . . . . . 18
Voice or Tone Mode . . . . . . . . 18
Customizable Display Colors . . 19
Display Timeout . . . . . . . . . . .19
Compass Mode . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Set Compass Mode . . . . . . . . 20
SmartPower Mode . . . . . . . . . 21
Restore Factory Settings . . . . 21
Alert Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Pop Alert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
X Band Alert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Alert Settings (Continued)
K Band Alert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Ku Band Alert . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
VG-2 Alert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
VG-2 Audio Mode . . . . . . . . . 22
Spectre 1 Alert . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Spectre 1 Audio Mode . . . . . . 23
Safety Alert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Car Battery Low
Voltage Warning . . . . . . . . . 23
Detection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Signals Detected . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Audio Alerts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Visual Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Instant-On Detection . . . . . . . . . 27
Pop Detection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Responding to Alerts . . . . . . . . . 28
Understanding Radar and Laser . . 29
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Optional
Global Position
System Locator (GPSL)
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Where to Mount . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Initial Satellite Lock . . . . . . . . . . . .36
GPSL Activated Alerts . . . . . . . . . .36
Detection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Customer Assistance
and Warranty
Optional Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Product Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Limited 1-Year Warranty . . . . . . . . 40
Accessories Order Info . . . . . . . . . 41
Trademark Acknowledgement . . . . 41
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Introduction
Overview
Your Detector
Installation
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.
Installation
Where to Mount Your Unit
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 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 without obstructing the unit’s view of the road either to
the front or rear. You can also mount it directly on the dashboard.
You can extend the capabilities of your detector by adding the Optional Global
Positioning System Locator (GPSL) unit. See page 33 for its properties and
page 41 for ordering information.
About Your Detector
Display
Windshield Mounting
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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 unit’s lens must not be blocked and the LaserEye should have a clear view
out the back window to allow 360° detection.
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
to show one of the standby screens. You can also turn On the magnetic
Compass and IntelliMute features.
The LaserEye Should Have a Clear View
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
Once the detector is 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.
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Radar and laser 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
■
Mirrored sun screens
■
Dark tinting at the top of the windshield
■
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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Your Detector
Installation
Windshield Mounting
1. Attach the rubber
cups to the bracket.
2. Make sure the rubber cups and your windshield are clean.
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.
Your Detector
Installation
Dashboard Mounting
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.
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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Your Detector
Getting Started
Your Detector
Controls
While working with this manual, page A2 can be folded out for reference
to the controls on the detector unit. There are no controls on the
Optional GPSL unit.
Power On/Off And Audio Volume
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Visual Display
Standby Screen Icons
Tone
Unit will cycle through
Power On / Self Test.
None
None
Alert Settings will scroll.
Check marks indicate
which are set. (Factory
defaults are shown when
the unit is new.)
Testing, then
three beeps
Testing, then
three beeps
Shows only when the
Optional GPSL is
installed. See page 33
for more information.
None
None
Standby screen will show
City or Highway and Car
Battery Voltage icons.
Compass and IntelliMute
will also show if turned
On and set in the User
Settings Menu.
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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 21.
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To Turn On the Unit and Adjust the Audio Volume
Tone
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Getting Started
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City Mode
Highway Mode
Compass
(Southeast)
IntelliMute Above
Activation Point
IntelliMute Below
Activation Point
User and Alert
Settings Menu
Car Battery
Voltage
Sample Screen
(See note)
NOTE
For example, the sample screen above indicates that IntelliMute is active,
the Compass is calibrated, your system is set to City mode and your
vehicle's battery voltage is 13.6.
System Ready
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Your Detector
Getting Started
Your Detector
Standby Screens
Press Mute while the down arrowhead is displayed at the top center of
any Standby screen to cycle through and select a different screen.
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The Standby screens will be displayed in the following order:
Getting Started
Main Standby Screen
Displays the maximum possible information about the
detector and its settings. The GPSL icon will show only
if the Optional GPSL unit is connected. The compass will
show as described in the note on page 7.
I-Mute/City or Hwy Mode
Main Standby
Screen
NOTE
Last Standby screen viewed
will be displayed when exiting
Display Timeout mode.
I-Mute
City/Hwy Mode
NOTE
Compass will display if either the magnetic
compass in the detector unit is turned On
and calibrated or the Optional GPSL unit is
installed and receiving a signal. Speed and
and Latitude/Longitude (marked with an *)
will display only if the Optional GPSL unit is
installed and receiving a signal.
Car Voltage
Compass
Displays the status of alert filtering (City mode) and
automatic muting (IntelliMute mode). See pages 16 and 17
to set these features.
Car Voltage
Displays voltage level of your car battery. An alert will
sound if the voltage drops below 11.9 volts and the
Low Car Voltage Alert has been set. See page 23 to
turn On the alert.
Compass
The compass indicates driving direction if either the
magnetic compass in the detector unit is turned On
and calibrated or the Optional GPSL unit is installed
and receiving a signal. If neither is active the center
of the compass icon will show two bars.
Speed
Speed
*
Latitude/Longitude
*
If the Optional GPSL unit is installed and receiving a
signal the vehicle's speed will be shown. An alert chime
will sound if the speed exceeds the Speed Alert Setting,
Speed Alert has been turned On, and an alert speed
has been set. (You can select mph or km/h in Menu
mode.) All radar, laser, strobe and safety alerts take
priority over this alert.
Lat/Lon
If the Optional GPSL unit is installed and receiving a
signal the vehicle's present location will be shown.
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Your Detector
Getting Started
Display Control
Illumination
Your Detector
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The display illumination intensity can be adjusted to suit driving conditions:
■
■
■
■
Bright for daytime driving. (Factory default is Bright, then
Display Timeout after 30 seconds.)
Dim for dusk driving.
Dimmer for night driving.
Dark to blank the screen for discreet use. In this mode, alerts will sound,
but not show. (A dot will blink at the center of the screen to indicate the
detector is ON.)
You can adjust the illumination by pressing the Dimbutton to step through
the levels in the sequence listed above.
Display Timeout
Your detector has a Display Timeout mode. When Display Timeout is turned
On (factory default is 30 seconds), the screen will change to Dark from Bright,
Dim, or Dimmer after the time interval selected in Menu mode (see page 13).
The Display Timeout setting can be changed so the display is always On.
NOTE
While at the Dark level under timer control, any alert or touching any button will
turn on the display at the last brightness setting (Bright, Dim, or Dimmer).
Getting Started
IntelliShield Highway/City Modes
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 Beep Off and City X+K.
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; it can be changed in Menu mode
(see page 13).
You can toggle between Highway and City modes by pressing the Citybutton.
NOTE
When you change to City mode, the unit will enter whichever city
default mode is set at the time.
Muting an Alert
Your detector allows you to quickly turn Off an Audio Alert by momentarily
pressing the Mutebutton. If you press the Mutebutton 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.
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Two other features are incorporated in your detector to automatically mute
or reduce the audio volume of alerts. See pages 17 and 18 for Intellimute
and Auto Mute modes.
Auxiliary Audio Jack
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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Your Detector
EasySet Menu
EasySet Menu
Your Detector
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EasySet Menu gives you quick and easy access to all the settings on your detector.
It is used to select both:
■
User Settings (see page 16)
■
Alert Settings (see page 22)
Refer also to the Menu Flow Diagrams on pages 14 and 15 for User Settings
and Alert 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.
NOTE
You cannot enter Menu mode during an alert. The unit will not detect
signals while in Menu mode. During menu setting, if no buttons are
pressed for 15 seconds, the unit will automatically exit Menu mode
and save the most recent settings.
EasySet Menu Buttons:
■
■
■
■
Menu/Save button – Opens the Menu mode and Saves changes
made to settings.
Mutebutton – Changes the option at the selected setting.
Dimbutton – Moves counterclockwise through a setting loop.
EasySet Menu
To use EasySet Menu mode:
1. Press the Menu/Save button to reach the opening menu screen.
2. Choose whether you want to change:
a. User Settings – press the Dimbutton to enter the User Setting loop
shown on page 14.
b. Alert Settings – press the Citybutton to enter the Alert Setting loop
shown on page 15.
3. Press the Dimor Citybuttons to step backward or forward through
the chosen settings loop until the desired setting is reached.
4. Press the Mute button to toggle the option On or Off or to step
through its multiple choices. When some options are turned On,
adjustments can be made by pressing the Dimor Citybuttons
to reach the desired value.
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to move to and set the next desired setting(s).
6. Press the Menu/Save button when finished to save the settings
and exit EasySet Menu mode. Or, simply wait 15 seconds without
pressing any buttons.
NOTE
If power is turned Off while in Menu mode, settings are saved to those in effect
before Menu mode was entered.
Citybutton – Moves clockwise through a setting loop.
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Your Detector
Menu Flow Diagrams
Menu Flow Diagrams
Your Detector
User Settings Menu
User Menu allows you to adjust the unit’s display and sounds to your
preferences. The User Settings can be selected using the Dimand
Citybuttons by scrolling 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, use the Mute button to
choose an option within the setting.
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Alert Settings Menu
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Alert Menu allows you to selectively turn On or Off detection of some signals.
The Alert Settings can be selected using the Dimand Citybuttons by
scrolling 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, use the Mute button to choose an option within the setting.
NOTE
When you choose Alert Settings (page 13, Step 2b), the system displays whichever
setting was last changed.
NOTE
When you choose User Settings (page 13, step 2a), the system displays
whichever setting was last changed.
Setting Selection Buttons:
K Band
Detection
Ku Band
Detection
X Band
Detection
Restore Factory
Settings
City Mode
(Default)
IntelliMute
*
Speed Units
Not shown if
VG 2 is Off.
Auto Mute
Set
IntelliMute
Not shown if
Show Compass
is Off.
Set
Compass
SmartPower
*
Not shown
if Intellimute
is Off.
Adjust
Speed
Setting
Alert Type
(Voice/Tone)
Display Timeout
Display Color
(Magnetic Compass)
NOTE
That marked with an * will only show if an Optional GPSL is installed.
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Not shown if
speed alert is Off.
Delete All User
Locations
*
Show
Compass
VG-2
Detection
VG-2
Audio
Pop Detection
Spectre 1
Detection
Spectre 1
Audio
Not shown if
Spectre 1 is Off.
GPS Database
Information
Safety Alert
*
Speed Alert
Low Car
Voltage
NOTE
Those marked with an * only show if an Optional GPSL is installed.
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Your Detector
Settings
User Settings
IntelliShield City Mode Default
Your Detector
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City Mode Default makes three levels of Audio Alert suppression available
when you toggle from Highway to City mode. The factory setting is City X.
City X sounds a single beep when an X band signal is first detected.
The alert then sounds when signal strength reaches level 3.
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 detector is in Standby mode:
Settings
IntelliMute Mode
IntelliMute is a unique feature that allows you to avoid alerts you don’t need to
hear because you are stopped or moving slowly. By sensing the “revs” (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.
Before IntelliMute will work, you must set an activation point for your engine’s
revs (see page 18). Whenever the revs are below that point, IntelliMute will
begin muting. The activation point will be stored in memory and recalled each
time the power is turned On. The factory setting is IntelliMute Off.
An IntelliMute icon will appear in the display when IntelliMute is On and activation
is set. Whenever engine revs are below the activation point, the arrow points
down. When revs are above the activation point the arrow points up.
1. Press and hold the Citybutton. City X will show on the screen.
2. Release the Citybutton and press again to advance to City X+K.
3. Press Cityagain to advance to City X Beep Off.
NOTE
Further presses of the Citybutton will advance around the
loop of choices.
4. Press Menu/Save button (or wait 15 seconds without pressing any
buttons) to save the current setting and return to Standby mode.
Above
Activation Point
Below
Activation Point
If, for any reason, the unit stops sensing your engine’s revs, IntelliMute will
indicate an error and automatically turn Off.
NOTE
IntelliMute may not work with some vehicles because it cannot sense the
engine’s revs. In such cases, you can reduce unwanted audio alerts by using
Auto Mute and City mode when appropriate.
NOTE
The rev point must be reset if you use your detector in a different vehicle.
NOTE
When initially choosing your IntelliMute activation point, a setting of approximately
300 to 600 RPMs above idle is recommended. You can reset the activation point
at any time to fit your individual preferences and driving style.
CAUTION
Do not attempt to set the rev point while driving. Your vehicle should be parked
and idling to avoid a collision during the process.
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Your Detector
Settings
Your Detector
Settings
Set IntelliMute
Customizable Display Colors
After the detector is installed in your vehicle and IntelliMute is turned On
using Menu mode, advance to the Set IntelliMute setup screen where the
activation point can be set.
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. The factory setting is Multi-Color.
From the setup screen:
Display Timeout
1. Press the Citybutton to advance one screen.
2. Press and hold the vehicle accelerator at the desired engine RPMs.
3. Press the Mute button to complete the setting process.
The system will store the engine RPM setting and provide a completion
message on the display as well as a tone or voice message.
NOTE
If the unit is unable to sense usable pulses within three seconds or if you do not
set a rev point within 30 seconds of beginning the setup, IntelliMute will indicate
an error. If you do not try again within five seconds, it will automatically turn Off.
The unit will provide corresponding messages for these conditions.
Once an activation point has been set, you can easily change it by going
directly to Set IntelliMute in User Settings Menu and repeating the three-step
setup process.
Auto Mute Mode
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 full volume for as long as the signal is detected. The factory setting for
Auto Mute is On.
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 Alert provides tones only. The factory setting is Voice Alert.
Display Timeout determines how long the Standby screen is illuminated
before switching the unit to Dark. The factory default is 30 seconds.
You can set the time interval to 15 seconds, 30 seconds, one minute, three
minutes or Always On (display never turns Off).
Compass Mode
Your detector includes an internal 8-point magnetic Compass that
can continuously display your current direction of travel:
N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, or NW.
Before the magnetic compass will work properly,
it must be calibrated. Calibration allows the Compass NW
electronics to measure and store information about the
magnetic fields generated by your vehicle so direction
indications will be accurate. The factory setting
W
is Compass Off.
A Compass icon and directional heading will appear in
the display when the Compass is On and calibrated.
N
NE
8-Point
Compass
SW
E
SE
S
The Compass will remain accurately calibrated as long as your detector is
mounted in the same place in your vehicle. If you change the location where
the unit is mounted or move it to another vehicle, you must recalibrate the
Compass. You should also recalibrate the Compass if you suspect it is
providing inaccurate directions.
The Compass temporarily may not provide accurate readings if you are inside a
building or enclosure, or are close to a large metal tractor/trailer, truck, or train.
Once you are away from such a location, the Compass will work correctly again.
If the Optional GPSL is installed and receiving a signal, its Compass function
will override the magnetic Compass.
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Your Detector
Settings
Set Compass
After the detector is installed in your vehicle and Compass is turned On
using Menu mode, the system will automatically advance to the Set Compass
calibration screen from which the calibration can be performed.
WARNING
Before calibrating the Compass, go to a large parking lot
or other safe, low-traffic area.
When the instructions direct you to drive in two circles, make two complete
loops (in either direction) from any starting orientation at any convenient
speed. The loops need not be perfect and can be circles, small squares, four
three-point turns, or any pattern that makes at least two complete turns
within two minutes of starting the maneuver.
Your Detector
Settings
SmartPower Mode
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 exit Low Power mode, start the car, press any button or turn
the unit Off and then On again. The factory setting is SmartPower On.
SmartPower
Entering Low Power
Mode (Flashing)
From the Calibrate Compass screen:
1. Press the Citybutton to advance to the Compass screen.
2. Drive your vehicle in two circles.
3. Press the Mute button to complete the setting process.
The system will store the calibration data and provide a completion message
on the display as well as a tone or voice message.
NOTE
If you do not press the Mutebutton within two minutes after beginning the
Set Compass process, Compass calibration will automatically terminate. The
unit will provide a corresponding message.
Speed Units
If an Optional GPSL unit is installed, you can select between mph and km/h
as the units of speed to be displayed.
Restore Factory Settings
From the Restore Factory Settings screen, you can quickly and
conveniently restore your detector to its original settings. Confirmation
messages are provided during the process.
Once the initial calibration is complete, you can go to Set Compass in the
User Settings Menu and recalibrate the Compass as needed by repeating
the three-step calibration process.
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Your Detector
Settings
Alert Settings
Your Detector
•
Settings
Spectre 1 Alert
When Pop Detect mode is On, Pop radar signals will be detected and an alert
will be given. During the alert, the unit will continue to detect other signals.
The factory setting is Pop Detect Off.
The detector is undetectable by Spectre 1 detection devices and can alert you
when such a device is in use near your vehicle. When Spectre 1 Detect mode
is On, Spectre 1 signals will be detected and an alert will be given. During the
alert, the unit will continue to detect other signals. The factory setting is
Spectre 1 Detect Off.
X Band Alert
Spectre 1 Audio Mode
When X Band Detect mode is On, X Band radar signals will be detected and
an alert will be given. During the alert, the unit will continue to detect other
signals. The factory setting is X Band Detect On.
When Spectre 1 Audio mode is On, alerts will be sounded as well as being
displayed on the screen. This setting is only available if Spectre 1 Alert is On.
The factory setting is Spectre 1 Audio Off.
K Band Alert
Safety Alert
When K Band Detect mode is On, K Band radar signals will be detected and an
alert will be given. During the alert, the unit will continue to detect other
signals. The factory setting is K Band Detect On.
When Safety Alert mode is On, Safety Alert radar signals will be detected
and an alert will be given. During the alert, the unit will continue to detect
other signals. The factory setting is Safety Alert On. Strobe Alert remains On
when Safety Alert is turned Off.
Pop Alert
Ku Band Alert
When Ku Band Detect mode is On, Ku Band radar signals will be detected and
an alert will be given. During the alert, the unit will continue to detect other
signals. The factory setting is Ku Band Detect Off.
VG-2 Alert
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. The factory setting is VG-2 Detect Off.
VG-2 Audio Mode
Car Battery Low Voltage Warning
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.
The factory setting is Car Battery Low Off.
NOTE
For alerts available only with the optional GPSL unit, see page 36.
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.
The factory setting is VG-2 Audio Off.
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Your Detector
Detection
Detection
Signals Detected
The tables on the following pages show the types of Signals your detector
will detect, as well as the visual alerts it provides for each of them.
Your Detector
•
Detection
Signal Strength
Signal
Strength = 1
Signal
Strength = 2
Signal
Strength = 3
Signal
Strength = 4
Signal
Strength = 5
Audio 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 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 28.
(Weakest Signal)
(Strongest Signal)
Visual Display
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.
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Radar Signals and Visual Displays
X Band Radar
K Band Radar
Ka Band Radar
Ku Band Radar
Pop Radar Mode
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Your Detector
Detection
Your Detector
VG-2 and Spectre 1 Alert Signals and Visual Displays
Laser Signals and Visual Displays
LTI 20-20*
LTI Ultra-Lyte*
Kustom Signals
ProLaser*
Kustom Signals
ProLaser III*
* Your detector provides 360˚ detection of these signals.
NOTE
Beep rate changes with different laser alerts.
Strobe and Safety Alert Signals and Visual Displays
Emergency
Vehicle or Strobe*
Road Hazard
Train
Detection
VG-2 Alert
Spectre 1
NOTE
There are different tones for each alert.
Instant-On Detection
Your detector is designed to detect Instant-On speed monitoring signals,
which can suddenly appear at full strength.
NOTE
You should take appropriate action immediately whenever
an instant-On alert is given.
Pop Detection
Your detector is designed to detect single pulse mode radars. These radars
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.
* Your detector provides 360˚ detection of these signals.
NOTE
There are different tones for each Safety Alert.
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Your Detector
Detection
Your Detector
Responding to Alerts
•
Understanding Radar and Laser
Understanding Radar and Laser
Radar Speed Monitoring Systems
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Description
Interpretation
Recommended
Response
Tone repeats slowly at first,
then speeds up rapidly.
Probably police radar.
FULL ALERT
Tone sounds one
time only.
Probably a false alarm,
but possibly pulsed radar,
Spectre 1 or VG-2 nearby.
Exercise caution
Tone instantly begins
repeating rapidly.
Radar, Spectre 1 or VG-2 nearby
has been activated suddenly.
FULL ALERT
Your detector detects signals in all three radar bands, plus Ku band (13.435 GHz),
which is an approved frequency used in parts of Europe and Asia.
Pop mode tone.
Pop mode gun very close.
FULL ALERT
VG-2 and Spectre 1
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
Three band frequencies have been approved by the Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) for use by speed monitoring radar equipment:
X band
K band
Ka band
10.525 GHz
24.150 GHz
33.400 – 36.00 GHz
VG-2 and Spectre 1 are “detector detectors” that work by detecting low-level
signals emitted by most radar detectors. Your detector does not emit signals
that can be detected by VG-2 or Spectre 1, but does detect VG-2 and Spectre 1
signals and will alert you when a device is in use near your vehicle, if you
so choose.
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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Your Detector
Understanding Radar and Laser
Your Detector
Maintenance
Strobe Alert
Pop Radar Guns
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 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.
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, 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.
When you 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.
Although your detector can sense Pop signals beyond the effective range
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.
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:
■ 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 LIDAR legal to use?
Yes. It is legal in all 50 states.
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Maintenance
Maintenance of Your Radar Detector
•
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 Optional GPSL 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.
If your unit does not appear to be operating properly,
please follow these troubleshooting steps:
■
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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Your Detector
Specifications
OptionalGlobal Position System
OptionalGPSL
Specifications
•
Band and Frequencies
Band
Frequencies
X Band
10.525
± 0.050
GHz
K Band
24.125
± 0.125
GHz
Safety Alert
Traffic Warning
System
24.070
± 0.010
GHz
24.110
± 0.010
GHz
Optional
Global Position System Locator (GPSL)
Overview
The Optional GPSL 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:
■ Provides alerts as you approach photo-enforced intersections and
locations with fixed red light or speed cameras. The built-in location
database can be updated at Cobra's website to stay current with
photo-enforced locations.
24.190
± 0.010
GHz
24.230
± 0.010
GHz
Ka Band
34.700
± 1.300
GHz
Ku Band
13.435
± 0.050
GHz
■ Allows you to identify and store up to 1,000 Alert Locations in
addition to those in the database.
VG-2
11.500
± 0.250
GHz
■ Provides direction of travel information using its GPS-based Compass.
Spectre 1
13.300
± 0.200
GHz
■ Allows you to see the position (latitude and longitude) of your vehicle.
Laser
910
± 50
nm
Strobe
700
± 300
nm
WARNING
Modifications or parts substitutions not approved by Cobra Electronics
Corporation may violate FCC Rules and void your authority to operate
this equipment.
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.
•
Where to Mount the OptionalGPSL
If you purchase the GPSL unit, it will need to be mounted near the detector
and connected to it with the USB cable (included with GPSL purchase).
Mounting the GPSL is subject to the same considerations as mounting the
detector itself and should usually be mounted to the same surface as the
detector (see page 3).
An additional requirement for the GPSL is that it needs to “see the sky.”
The satellites of the Global Positioning System send signals that the GPSL
uses to determine its position on earth. Those signals can be blocked or
weakened by incoming signals which may include windshield wiper blades,
mirrored sun screens, dark tinting at the top of the windshield and heated
windshields currently available on some vehicles (Instaclear for Ford,
Electriclear for GM). Consult your dealer to see if you have this option.
No external power connection is needed for the GPSL; it is powered from
the detector unit.
NOTE
Before starting to mount the Optional GPSL unit, check it to establish
which side of the unit is labeled “This Surface Toward Sky.”
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OptionalGlobal Position System
OptionalGPSL
Windshield Mounting
Dashboard Mounting
1. Position the GPSL unit before
actually mounting it.
1. Position the GPSL unit before
actually mounting it.
• Connect the USB cable to the
detector and GPSL unit.
• Connect the USB cable to the
detector and GPSL unit.
• Hold the GPSL unit in place.
• Hold the GPSL unit in place.
• Mark two corners with a pencil
or other non-permanent marker.
• Mark two corners with a pencil
or other non-permanent marker.
2. Mount the GPSL.
2. Mount the GPSL.
• Peel the protective film from the
exposed side of the fastener
strips and press the GPSL unit
to the windshield using the
marks made in step 1.
• Peel the protective film from
the exposed side of the fastener
strips and press the GPSL unit
to the dashboard using the
marks made in step 1.
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• Peel the protective film from
one side of the two fastener
strips and attach them to the
GPSL unit.
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• Peel the protective film from
one side of the two fastener
strips and attach them to the
GPSL unit.
• Do not pull on the GPSL for
20 minutes.
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OptionalGlobal Position System
OptionalGPSL
• Do not pull on the GPSL for
20 minutes.
NOTE
The fastener strips cannot be
easily removed. The adhesive
strength increases with the
passage of time.
NOTE
The fastener strips cannot be
easily removed. The adhesive
strength increases with the
passage of time.
3. Connect the USB cable between
the GPSL and the detector.
3. Connect the USB cable between
the GPSL and the detector.
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SURFACE
TOWARDS
SKY
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OptionalGlobal Position System
OptionalGlobal Position System
OptionalGPSL
Initial Satellite Lock
OptionalGPSL
■
•
When the Optional GPSL is first used or after a prolonged period of nonuse,
the GPSL needs more time to detect the Global Position System satellites.
■
1. After installation of the GPSL, 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 GPSL can “see the sky.”
To set a User Location: Press and hold the Menu/Save button for at least
two seconds when the vehicle is at a location you want to save.
To delete a specific User Location: Press and hold the Menu/Save button
for at least two seconds while at that location and the User Location Alert is
sounding. A specific location can be deleted only while at that location.
To delete all User Locations: When an Optional GPSL unit is installed, you
can delete all user-entered Location Alerts in Menu mode (see page 15).
Speed Alert
When a GPSL unit is installed and receiving a signal and Speed Alert mode
is turned On, 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 km/h increments. The factory setting is Speed Alert Off. Speed
units can be selected as a User setting.
GPSL Status
The GPS icon changes to indicate received signal status:
Compass
When a GPSL unit is installed and receiving a signal, you can see your
direction of travel based on the GPS system. The GPS compass overrides
the magnetic compass.
GPS Database Information
NOTE
When GPS signal is lost at the Speed and Lat/Lon screens, the satellite icon
will change and the data lines will be filled with dashes.
GPSL Activated Alerts
When a GPSL unit is installed, you can view the date on which the installed
database of Photo Enforcement Locations was updated. To update the database,
go to Cobra's website (www.cobra.com) and follow the online instructions.
•
In addition to the alerts provided by the detector, the GPSL provides alerts based
on vehicle location and information in the GPSL databases.
Detection
•
Photo Enforcement Alert Signal
Zone 1
Zone 2
Zone 3
Icon size increases as
location is approached.
Photo Enforcement Alerts
Whenever your vehicle approaches a photo enforced location contained in the
built-in GPSL database, an alarm will be provided with a unique chime and the
camera icon will become progressively larger as you approach the location.
User Location Alerts
The system can store up to 1,000 User Location Alerts to provide warnings at
locations not included in the built-in GPSL database. Whenever your vehicle
approaches a user set location, an alarm will be provided with a unique chime
and the flag icon will become progressively larger as you approach the location.
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User Location Alert Signal
Zone 1
Zone 2
Zone 3
Icon size increases as
location is approached.
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Customer Assistance
Accessories
Customer 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 41.
Product Service
Product Service
•
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.
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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:
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;
GPS Locator Unit
Straight 12V DC Power Cord Windshield Mounting Bracket
Includes cable.
Item #RDA GPSL
Includes plug and fuse
Item #420-030-N-001
Includes suction cups
Item #545-159-N-001
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:
Coiled 12V DC Power Cord Dual Port Power Adapter
Includes plug and fuse
Item #420-026-N-001
Includes adjustable plug
(up to 90˚) and fuse
Item #CLP-2B
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.
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Warranty
Warranty
Limited 1-Year Warranty
For Products Purchased in the U.S.A.
Cobra Electronics Corporation warrants that its Cobra 12 Band Radar/Laser
Detectors, and the component parts thereof, will be free of defects in
workmanship and materials for 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.
Cobra will, without charge, repair or replace, at its option, defective 12 Band
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.
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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