Cobra XRS9775 Operating instructions

Important Information and
Customer Assistance
Introduction
Intro
Operation
Customer
Warranty
Assistance
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
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transmissions
on any frequency. Local laws that contravene this Act, while
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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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Safety Alert
Use of this product is not intended to, and does not, ensure that motorists or
passengers will not beNotice
involved in traffic accidents. It is only intended to alert
the motorist that an emergency vehicle equipped with a Cobra Safety Alert
transmitter is within range as defined by that product. Please call local fire
and police departments to learn if coverage exists in your area.
Operating Instructions
The Cobra line of quality products includes:
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.
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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
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Handheld GPS Receivers
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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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11 BAND™ ULTRA
HIGH-PERFORMANCE
DIGITAL RADAR/LASER
DETECTOR WITH XTREME
RANGE SUPERHETERODYNE™
TECHNOLOGY
XRS 9775
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Customer Assistance Operators English and Spanish. 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. CT
Mon. through Fri. (except holidays) 773-889-3087 (phone).
Questions
English and Spanish. Faxes can be received at 773-622-2269 (fax).
Notice
Technical Assistance English only. www.cobra.com (on-line: Frequently Asked
Questions). English and Spanish. productinfo@cobra.com (e-mail).
Printed in China
Part No. 480-211-P
Version A
For Assistance Outside the U.S.A.
Contact Your Local Dealer
A1 English
English
©2005 Cobra Electronics Corporation
6500 West Cortland Street
Chicago, Illinois 60707 USA
www.cobra.com
Controls, Indicators,
Connections and Display
Introduction
Intro
Operation
Customer
Warranty
Intro
Assistance
Controls, Indicators,
Connections and Display
Windshield Bracket
Release Button
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Windshield
Bracket Mount
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LaserEye
For 360° detection of
laser and strobe signals.
Notice
Auxiliary Audio
Jack
Speaker
12V DC
Power Jack
On-Off/Volume Control
Allows user to adjust the
volume of the tone alerts.
Program/Mute Button
For manual mute of
audio alerts (and to enter
programming mode).
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Select/Dim Button
Adjusts the display brightness
for easy reading (and to scroll
through user mode settings
while Operation
programming).
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Customer
Set/City Button
For City or Highway modes
to reduce false alerts (and to
change user mode settings
while programming).
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Assistance
Alpha/Numeric Dot Matrix Text Display*
Shows user mode settings, programming instructions,
signal strength indication, City/Highway mode indicators,
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radar, VG-2, Spectre 1 and safety/strobe
* See pages 5 – 26 for more information
about display features.
System Ready
WARNING
Notice
Operation
Customer
Product Features Assistance
Customer Assistance
Intro
Warranty
Xtreme Range
Superheterodyne Technology
With super-fast sweep circuitry,
XRS 9775 provides extra detection range
and the best possible advance warning
to even the fastest radar
Noticeguns
Ultra Performance
Provides advanced warning with
extra detection range
Detection And Separate Alerts
For radar signals (X, K and Ka 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 instant-on
signal pulse radar guns
Voice Or Tone Alert
With adjustable volume
DigiView Data Display
With easy-to-read alpha/numeric
dot matrix text readout
Operation
Customer
Assistance
Order Form
Warranty
Order Form
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Congratulations! You’ve made a smart choice by purchasing the XRS 9775
ultra high performance digital radar/laser detector from Cobra. Just look at
some of the sophisticated features and capabilities your new unit includes:
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Product Features
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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
IntelliMute
A mute function which automatically
reduces false alerts by sensing engine
RPMs
Smart Power
A timed power saving function that
saves your car’s battery
EasySet Programming
User-friendly mode selection and
setting with visual guidance
Auxiliary Audio Jack
For external speaker connection
Mounting
Mounts easily on windshield
or dashboard
Address (No P.O. Boxes)
City
State/Province
Zip
Country
Notice
Telephone
Credit Card Number
Type: ❒ Visa ❒ MasterCard ❒ Discover
Exp. Date
Customer Signature
Item #
Description
420-030-N-001
420-026-N-001
545-139-N-001
CLP-2B
Straight 12V Power Cord
Coiled 12V Power Cord
Windshield Mounting Bracket
Dual Port Power Adapter
U.S. Cost Each
Qty
Amount
U.S. Subtotal
Amount Shipping/Handling* Tax Table
California . . . . . 7.25%
$10.00 or less . . . . . $3.00
Illinois . . . . . . . 8.75%
(Tax if Applicable)
$10.01-$25.00 . . . . . $5.50
Indiana . . . . . . . 6%
Michigan . . . . . 6%
$25.01-$50.00 . . . . . $7.50
Shipping/Handling
Ohio . . . . . . . . . 6%
$50.01-$90.00 . . . . $10.50
Wisconsin . . . . 5%
Total
$90.01-$130.00 . . . $13.50 *For AK, HI and PR add additional $26.95 for FedEx Next Day or
$10.95 for FedEx 2nd Day. Excludes weekends and holidays shipments.
$130.01-$200.00 . . $16.50
Please allow two to three weeks for delivery in the U.S.A.
$200.01 plus . . . . . 10% of
purchase
Prices subject to change without notice.
Ordering From U.S.A.
Call 773-889-3087 for pricing or visit www.cobra.com.
For Credit Card Orders
Complete and return this order form to fax number 773-622-2269. Or call 773-889-3087
(Press one from the main menu) 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday.
This booklet describes the simple steps for mounting and setting up your detector.
It also provides helpful information about how radar and laser guns are used and
how you can interpret the alerts you receive.
Make Check or Money Order Payable to
Cobra Electronics, Attn: Accessories Dept.,
6500 West Cortland Street, Chicago, IL 60707 U.S.A.
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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Contents
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Introduction
Intro
Customer
Assistance
Warranty
Introduction
Important Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A1
Customer
Assistance
. . .Warranty
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A1
Intro
Operation
Customer
Assistance
Controls, Indicators,
Connections and Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A2
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Product Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A3
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Intro
Operation
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Operation
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Notice
Your Detector
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Getting
StartedWarranty
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Customer
EasySet
Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Assistance
Settings .Notice
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Highway/City Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Muting An Alert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Auto Mute Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Notice Alert and Tone Alert Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Voice
Auxiliary Audio Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
IntelliMute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Pop Alert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
VG-2 Alert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Spectre 1 Alert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
SmartPower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
DigiView Data Display Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Detection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Signals Detected . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Audio Alerts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Visual Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Instant-On Detection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Pop Detection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Responding to Alerts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Understanding Radar and Laser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Warranty
Limited One-Year Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Customer
Assistance
Operation
Warranty
Customer
Assistance
Customer Assistance
Product Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Trademark Acknowledgement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Warranty Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Optional
Order Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
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Installation
Your Detector
Intro
Operation
Customer
Warranty
Intro
Installation Assistance
Where to Mount Your Unit
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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 without obstructing the unit’s view of the road either to
the front or rear. You can also mount it directly on the dashboard.
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Windshield Mounting
Installation
Your Detector
Operation
cups to the bracket.
2. Make sure the rubber cups and your windshield are clean.
Notice
The unit’s lens must not be blocked and the LaserEye should have a clear view
out the back window to allow 360° detection.
The LaserEye Should Have A Clear View
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1. Attach the rubber
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Dashboard Mounting
Notice
Customer
Assistance
Windshield Mounting
3. Push the bracket firmly
onto the windshield.
4. Attach the detector to
the bracket. Check the
angle of the unit.
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.
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.
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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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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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Intro
Operation
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2. Remove the paper backing
from one side of the hookand-loop fastener.
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On-Off/
Volume Control
Rotate clockwise
(away from you)
1. Place the detector on the dashboard to find a location
where the unit has a clear, level view of the road.
The angle CANNOT be adjusted after mounting.
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Getting Started
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Operation
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Intro
Dashboard Mounting
Getting Started
Your Detector
Ca
uti
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Installation
Your Detector
To turn on the unit and adjust the audio volume
Op
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Notice
Tone
Visual Display
Voice
Three beeps
Testing
Testing, then
three beeps
s
Power On
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Start-up is complete when the display continuously shows the
current compass direction (N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W or NW) plus
single letters indicating current user mode settings (c = City
mode, City
X BeepWarranty
Off mode and City X+K mode, h = Highway
Operation
Customer
mode, i Assistance
= IntelliMute on).
Start-Up Complete
Testing
7. Plug the cigarette lighter
adapter on the power
cord into your vehicle’s
cigarette lighter.
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6. Plug the power cord
into the detector.
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System Ready
System Ready
The display will then
cycle through the
Voice Alert
user mode settings
(city or highway,
Intellimute and
SmartPower status).
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4. Attach the detector to the
hook-and-loop fastener.
You can remove and
reattach the unit as
often as you like.
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3. Attach the pad to the
dashboard at your chosen
location and remove the
other paper backing.
Rotate the On-Off/
Volume control
clockwise (away
from you).
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Notice
NW
System
Voice Alert
Notice
h
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.
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Your Detector
Intro
Operation
EasySet Programming
Customer
Warranty
Assistance
EasySet Programming
All user mode settings on your detector can be changed by using
Customer
Warranty changing the settings, please keep in mind:
ProgramAssistance
mode. When
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Intro
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Operation
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All settings will be stored in memory when the power is
turned off and recalled when the power is turned back on.
Operation
Customer
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Set/City Button Assistance
Press and release
Select/Dim Button
Press and release
Buttons can have multiple functions.
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EasySet Programming
Your Detector
Program/Mute Button
Press and hold/Press and release
To use Program Mode
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The procedure for using Program mode is shown on page 7.
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Notice
Intro
Operation
Notice
NOTE
You cannot enter Program mode during an alert. The unit will not detect
signals while in Program mode. During programming, if no buttons are
pushed
10 seconds, the unit will automatically exit Program mode
Customer for Warranty
Assistance
and save the last settings.
Programming User Modes
The tables on pages 8 through 9 show you how to program all user modes
and the settings you can choose from.
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NOTE
On the following pages, you will find more detailed
explanations of each setting.
See page 15 for instructions on setting the IntelliMute activation point.
See page 17 for instructions on calibrating the compass.
See page 22 for instructions on using SmartPower.
Press and hold the
Program/Mute button
Notice
for two seconds.
Tone
Visual Display
Voice
Three beeps
Program will appear.
Start Program
PROGRAM
Then brief programming
instructions will scroll
through the display
three times.
While the programming
instructions are
scrolling, press and
release the Select/Dim
button to cycle through
the user modes.
One beep
with each
button press
As each mode is displayed,
the current setting for that
mode will be shown.
None
With the user mode you
wish to change displayed,
press and release the
Set/City button to
change the setting.
One or two
beeps,
depending
on your
selection
The setting you
select will be shown.
Current
setting
One beep
When you exit Program
Exit Program
mode, the new setting
will automatically be saved
and EXIT PROGRAM and
Settings Saved! will appear.
To move to the next
selection, press the
Select/Dim button again.
When you have finished
programming any or
all of the user modes,
press and release the
Program/Mute button
to exit Program mode.
Or simply wait
10 seconds without
pushing any buttons.
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EXIT
Settings
PROGRAM
Saved!
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EasySet Programming
Your Detector
Intro
Operation
Customer
Warranty
Intro
Assistance
This EasySet programming
menu lists all of the modes and settings
you can choose from after you have entered Program mode as
described on page 7.
EasySet Programming Menu
Mode
Tone or Voice Visual Setting Result
Set City
mode
default*
Two beeps
Notice
One beep
One beep
IntelliMute
mode
Two beeps
One beep
City X
Beep Off
Audio for all X band alerts are blocked
until signal strength reaches Level 3.
City X+K
Combines the City X mode with
prevention of K band audio alerts
until signal strength reaches Level 2.
IntelliMute On All alerts (except for strobe signals
from emergency vehicles) are
automatically muted below the
engine rev point you set.
IntelliMute Off Normal operation.
Set IntelliMute Allows you to set the engine
(see page 15
rev point while using IntelliMute.
to set activation
point)
AutoMute
mode
AutoMute On
Set compass
Pop Detect
mode
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A single beep sounds when the
signal is first detected.
Set IntelliMute One beep
RPMs
(not shown
if IntelliMute
is off)
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Two beeps
Operation
The audio volume of all alerts will be
automatically muted after four seconds
for as long as the signal is detected.
One beep
AutoMute Off
All alerts will sound at full volume
for as long as the signal is detected.
One beep
Set Compass
(see page 17
to calibrate
compass)
Allows you to calibrate the compass.
Two beeps
Pop Detect On The unit will detect Pop signals.
One beep
Pop Detect Off The unit not will detect Pop signals.
Customer
Assistance
Warranty
EasySet Programming Menu
Mode
Tone Or Voice Visual Setting Result
VG-2 Detect
mode
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City X
EasySet Programming
Your Detector
Two beeps
VG-2 Detect On The unit will detect VG-2 signals.
One beep
VG-2 Detect Off The unit will not detect VG-2 signals.
VG-2 Audio
Two beeps
mode (not
shown if VG-2
One beep
detect is off)
VG-2 Audio On With VG-2 Detect on, the unit will give
audible alerts for VG-2 signals.
VG-2 Audio Off With VG-2 Detect off, the unit will give
only visual alerts for VG-2 signals.
Notice
Spectre 1
Detect mode
Two beeps
Spectre 1
Detect On
The unit will detect Spectre 1 signals.
One beep
Spectre 1
Detect Off
The unit will not detect Spectre 1 signals.
Spectre 1
Audio mode
(not shown if
Spectre 1
detect is off)
Two beeps
Spectre 1
Audio On
With Spectre 1 Detect on, the unit will
give audible alerts for Spectre 1 signals.
One beep
Spectre 1
Audio Off
With Spectre 1 Detect off, the unit will give
only visual alerts for Spectre 1 signals.
SmartPower
mode
Two beeps
SmartPower
On
SmartPower is on.
One beep
SmartPower
Off
SmartPower is off.
X Band detect Two beeps
mode
One beep
X Band On
The unit will detect X Band signals.
X Band Off
The unit will not detect X Band signals.
Set display
Dim mode
default*
Two beeps
Display Dim
Partially dimmed for dusk or night driving.
One beep
Display
Dimmer
More dimmed for dusk or night
driving.
One beep
Display Dark
Display is off.
Restore
factory
settings
One beep
Restore
Factory
Settings
Resets user modes and settings to
factory default.
Exit program
One beep
EXIT
PROGRAM
Allows you to exit Program mode.
* The settings for these user modes can also be changed with the one button method.
See description of each user mode (pages 10 and 24) for details.
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Settings
Your Detector
Intro
Operation
Customer
Settings
Your Detector
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Intro
Assistance
Settings
Highway/City Mode
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Your detector has a Highway mode and three different levels of City modes:
City X, City X Beep Off and City X+K. City X mode sounds a single beep when
the signal is first detected. City X Beep Off mode prevents all X band audio
alerts until the signal strength reaches Level 3. City X+K mode combines the
City X mode with prevention of K band audio alerts until the signal strength
reads Level 2. This will reduce false alerts while you are driving in or near
urban areas
where there are many sources for conflicting X or K band signals
Notice
such as microwave towers and automatic door openers. The factory setting is
Highway. The factory City mode default setting is City X.
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Customer
Warranty
Assistance
Setting City Default
You can set the default level for City mode (City X, City X Beep Off and
City X+K) either in Program mode or directly using the Set/City button.
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City X
City
X+K
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Press and
hold the
Set/City
button City X
Beep Off
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Set/City Button
Press and hold
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Set/City Button
Press and release
Operation
To set the City Mode default directly using the Set/City Button
Customer
Assistance
Warranty
Press and hold the
Set/City button.
Tone Or Voice
Visual Display
One beep each time
the display cycles
Cycles — see chart above
Release the Set/City
button to select the
current display as
default.
None
City X Beep Off,
City X+K or City X
To change from Highway Mode to City Mode
Press and
Tone
release the
One beep
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Set/City button.
Visual Display
Voice
c appears in
the display
City X or City X Beep
Off or City X, K
City Mode
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NOTE
When you change to City mode, the unit will enter
whichever city default mode is set at the time.
To set the City Mode default using Program Mode
(See page 7 for instructions on using Program Mode)
In Program mode,
go to City.
To change from City Mode back to Highway Mode
Press and release Tone
the Set/City
Two beeps
button again.
Highway Mode
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h appears in
the display
Voice
Highway
Tone
Visual Display
Voice
One beep
City X Beep Off
City X Beep Off
One beep
City X+K
City X, K
Two beeps
City X
City X
City X Beep Off
City X
City X+K
City X+K
City X
City X
Beep Off
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Settings
Your Detector
Intro
Operation
Customer
Warranty
Assistance
Muting an Alert
Voice Alert and Tone Alert Modes
Your detector allows you to quickly turn off an Audio Alert by momentarily
pressing the Program/Mute button. If you press the Program/Mute button
a second time during the Alert, the Audio Alert will be turned back on.
You can set your detector to sound alerts and confirm user settings with
either a Voice or a Tone. The factory setting for Alert mode is Voice.
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To select Voice or Tone Mode using Program Mode
(See page 7 for instructions on using Program Mode)
In Program mode,
go to Voice/Tone.
Program/Mute Button
Press and release
Notice
To turn off or on an Audio Alert using the Program/Mute Button
Press and release
the Program/Mute
button.
Tone
Visual Display
None
None
Tone
Visual Display
Voice
One beep
Tone
Tone Alert
Voice Alert
Voice
Voice Alert
Auxiliary Audio Jack
Auto Mute Mode
Auto Mute will automatically reduce the audio volume of all alerts after
four seconds for as long as the signal is detected. The factory setting
for Auto Mute is on.
The Auxiliary Audio Jack can be used to connect an external speaker
in environments with high ambient noise levels. The internal speaker
will be disconnected.
To turn Auto Mute off or on using Program Mode
(See page 7 for instructions on using Program Mode)
In Program mode,
go to Auto Mute.
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Tone
Visual Display
Voice
One beep
Auto Mute Off
Auto Mute Off
Two beeps
Auto Mute On
Auto Mute On
Auto Mute Off
Auto Mute On
AutoMute Off
AutoMute On
Auxiliary
Audio Jack
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Your Detector
Intro
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Intro
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Settings
Operation
IntelliMute
Customer
Assistance
Warranty
Intro
Operation
Customer
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What to rememberAssistance
while using IntelliMute
IntelliMute works with all City and Auto Mute modes.
IntelliMute is a unique new 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
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speed
and automatically mutes alerts (except for strobe signals from
emergency
vehicles).
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Whenever engine revs are below the activation point, an arrow
pointing down will appear in the display. Above the activation point,
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an arrow pointing up will appear.
Assistance
Below Activation Point
Before IntelliMute will work, you must set an activation point for your engine’s
revs (see page 15). Whenever the revs are below that point, IntelliMute will
begin muting. The activation point will be stored in memory and recalled
Notice
each time the power is turned on. An i will appear in the display when
IntelliMute is on. The factory setting is IntelliMute off.
Above Activation Point
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Your Detector
If, for any reason, the unit stops sensing your engine’s revs,
IntelliMute
will indicate
an error and automatically turn off.
Customer
Warranty
Operation
Assistance
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.
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The rev point you set will be stored in the unit’s memory when
power is turned off and recalled each time the power is turned on.
NOTE
The rev point must be reset if you use your detector in a different vehicle.
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Main Icons
Notice
To turn IntelliMute on or off using Program Mode
(See page 7 for instructions on using Program Mode)
In Program mode,
go to IntelliMute.
Tone
Visual Display
Voice
Two beeps
IntelliMute On,
then i appears
in the display
IntelliMute On
One beep
IntelliMute Off
IntelliMute Off
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IntelliMute On
NW
IntelliMute Off
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Installation
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NOTE
When initially choosing your IntelliMute activation point, a setting
Notice
300 to 600 RPMs above idle is recommended.
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Assistance
You can reset the activation point at any time to fit your individual
preferences and driving style.
Customer
Setting
The IntelliMute Activation Point
Assistance
Your detector must be installed in your vehicle.
Intelli
Notice
Intelli
Mute
Mute
Off
Caution
CAUTION
Do not attempt to set the rev point while driving.
Warning
Your
vehicle should be parked and idling.
IntelliMute must be turned on before setting the activation point.
On
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Your Detector
Intro
Main Icons
Settings
Operation
Customer
Assistance
Your Detector
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Intro
Set/City
Button
Select/Dim Button
Operation
Compass
Intro
Program/Mute Button
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To set the IntelliMute Activation Point using Program Mode
Settings
Customer
Assistance
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Your detector includes an internal
Customer
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Assistance
8-point Compass
that will continuously
display your current direction of travel:
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NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, or NW.
N
NE
NW
Operation
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8-Point
Compass
E
(See page 7 for instructions on using Program Mode)
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Intro
Tone
Visual Display Voice
None
Set IntelliMute None
Press and Notice
release the Set/City button
to begin setting IntelliMute RPMs.
Two beeps
Press SET
at desired
RPMs…
Set Engine
Revs
Rev your engine to the level you wish to None
set. Rev the engine slightly above idle and
hold revs steady for two seconds.
None
None
At the desired rev level, press and
release the Set/City button.
Three beeps
IntelliMute
Set!
IntelliMute
Set
Press and
release Warranty
either the
Customer
Assistance
Select/Dim
button to proceed to the
next user mode or the Program/Mute
button to exit the Program mode.
None
None
None
Operation
Set Intel...
Notice
PressSET...
NOTE
If the unit is unable to sense usable pulses within three
seconds or if you do not set a rev point within 20 seconds
of beginning these steps, IntelliMute will indicate an error
and automatically turn off.
IntelliMute
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Intelli
Set!
IntelliMute Off
Visual Display
Voice
One beep
IntelliMute not set
Please try again
IntelliMute not set
Please try again
IntelliMute Off
IntelliMute Off
One beep
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Intelli
IntelliMu...
Mute
Please tr...
Off
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NOTE
Notice
Before using it for the first time, you must calibrate the compass to
provide accurate indications of direction. See page 7 for instructions
on using the Program mode to select Set Compass.
Calibration allows the compass electronics to measure and store
information about the magnetic fields generated by your vehicle.
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
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is mounted
or move it to another vehicle, you must recalibrate the
compass.
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.
Mute
Not Set
Tone
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Calibrating the Compass
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SE
SW
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In Program mode, go to Set
IntelliMute.
Notice
NOTE
When the instructions direct you to drive in two circles, a large parking
lot is the most convenient place to do so. It does not matter what
direction your vehicle is pointing when you start the circles, which
direction you go to make the circles, and it does not have to be exactly
two circles. You do NOT have to make perfect circles. You can drive in
any pattern, as long as you make two complete turns. Four three-point
turns, two small squares, or any two complete loops will work as well as
two circles. It does not matter what size the circles are, if your speed is
constant, or how fast you make the circles (but less than two minutes).
Please be careful when making the circles and watch for other traffic.
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Settings
Your Detector
Intro
Operation
Customer
Assistance
Warranty
Intro
Set/City
Button
Select/Dim Button
Program/Mute Button
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Notice
Press and hold the Set/City button
to begin setting the compass.
Within two minutes, drive your vehicle
in a circle twice, then press
the Set/City button again.
Visual Display Voice
None
Set Compass
One beep
Drive in two Set Compass
circles…
Press SET
when done…
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Press and release either the Select/Dim None
button to proceed to the next user
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mode orAssistance
the Program/Mute
button
to exit Program mode.
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Notice
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Pop Alert will alert you of Pop radar signals. During the alert, the unit
continues to detect other signals. The factory setting is Pop Detect off.
(See page 7 for instructions on using Program Mode)
Tone
Three beeps
Customer
Assistance
To turn Pop Detect Mode on or off using Program Mode
(See page 7 for instructions on using Program Mode)
In Program mode, go to
Set Compass.
Operation
Pop Alert
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To Calibrate the Compass using Program Mode
Intro
Settings
Your Detector
In Program mode,
go to Pop Detect.
None
Compass Set! Compass Set
For two
seconds
followed by
direction of
travel (N, NE,
E, SE, S, SW,
W or NW)
None
Set Compass
Calibrate
Compass
Set Compa...
Drive in...
Compass
Press SET...
Set!
Compass Set
Tone
Visual Display
Voice
Two beeps
Pop On
Pop On
One beep
Pop Off
Pop Off
Notice
Pop Detect On
Pop On
Pop Detect Off
Pop Off
None
Direction
Of Travel
NW
h
NOTE
If you do not press the Set/City button within two minutes after beginning
the set compass process, compass calibration will automatically terminate.
Visual Display
One beep
Compass not set… Compass not set…
Compass n...
Please try again… Please try again…
Please tr...
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Voice
Terminate
Tone
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Your Detector
Intro
Settings
Operation
VG-2 Alert
Customer
Assistance
Your Detector
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Intro
Operation
Settings
Customer
Warranty
Assistance
Spectre 1 Alert
The detector is undetectable by VG-2 detection devices and will alert you
when such a device is in use near your vehicle. During the alert, the unit
continues to detect other signals. You can choose whether or not you want
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Icons unit to show VG-2 Alerts. With VG-2 Detect mode on, you can also
your
choose whether or not you want your unit to sound audible VG-2 Alerts.
The factory settings are VG-2 Detect on and VG-2 Detect Audio on.
The detector is undetectable by Spectre 1 detection devices and will alert you
when such a device is in use near your vehicle. During the alert, the unit
continues to detect other signals. You can choose whether or not you want
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your
also choose whether or not you want your unit to sound audible Spectre 1
Alerts. The factory settings are Spectre 1 Detect on, Spectre 1 Audio on.
Notice Detect Mode off or on using Program Mode
To turn VG-2
Notice
To turn Spectre
1 Detect Mode off or on using Program Mode
(See page 7 for instructions on using Program Mode)
(See page 7 for instructions on using Program Mode)
In Program mode,
go to VG-2 Detect.
Tone
Visual Display
Voice
One beep
VG2 Off
VG2 Off
Two beeps
VG-2 Detect Off
VG2 Off
VG2 On
VG2 On
VG-2 Detect On
VG2 On
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Spectre On
Spectre 1 Detect Off
Spectre 1 Detect On
Spectre Off
Spectre On
In Program mode,
go to Spectre 1 Audio.
One beep
Spectre Audio Off
Spectre Audio Off
VG2 Audio On
Two beeps
Spectre Audio On
Spectre Audio On
VG2 Audio Off
...Audio On
Spectre Off
Spectre On
VG2 Audio Off
One beep
...Audio Off
Spectre Off
Two beeps
Voice
Voice
VG-2 Audio On
One beep
Visual Display
Visual Display
VG-2 Audio Off
Voice
Tone
Tone
VG2 Audio On
Visual Display
(See page 7 for instructions on using Program Mode)
(See page 7 for instructions on using Program Mode)
Two beeps
Tone
To turn Spectre 1 Mode off or on using Program Mode
To turn VG-2 Audio Mode off or on using Program Mode
In Program mode,
go to VG-2 Audio.
In Program mode,
go to Spectre 1 Detect.
Spectre 1 Audio Off
...Audio Off
Spectre 1 Audio On
...Audio On
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Your Detector
Intro
Operation
SmartPower
Customer
Assistance
Settings
Your Detector
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Operation
Customer
Your detector includes the SmartPower feature that, when activated,
will put the unit into Standby mode (low power) for about 30 minutes
after the car’s engine has been turned off. After 30 minutes in Standby
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mode,
the unit will automatically turn off.
Your detector has a Bright display mode (for daytime driving) and three
levels of Dim display modes (Dim for dusk driving, Dimmer for night driving
and Dark where no visual alerts will be displayed) to control the display’s
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brightness
levels. The factory setting is Bright. The factory Dim mode
default setting is Dimmer.
Before SmartPower enters Standby mode, you will hear one beep and
Pwr Save will appear on the display. To return the unit to normal Power
mode or exit Standby mode, start the car, press any button or turn the unit
off and then on again. The factory setting is SmartPower on.
Dark Indicator
Notice
Notice
.
SmartPower Entering
Standby Mode
Select/Dim Button
Press and release
Pwr Save
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To change the Brightness to Dim
To turn SmartPower Mode off or on using Program Mode
Press and release the
Select/Dim button once.
(See page 7 for instructions on using Program Mode)
In Program mode,
go to SmartPower.
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Display Brightness
Tone
Visual Display
Voice
One beep
SmartPower Off
SmartPower Off
Two beeps
SmartPower On
SmartPower On
SmartPower Off
...Power off
SmartPower On
Intro
Operation
Customer
Assistance
Dim Display
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Dim
...Power on
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Tone
Visual Display
Voice
Two beeps
Dim, Dimmer
or Dark
Dim, Dimmer
or Dark
Dimmer Display
Dimmer
Dark Display
Dark
NOTE
When you change to Dim mode, the unit will enter whichever
dim default mode is set at the time.
To change the Brightness to Bright
Press and release the
Tone
Select/Dim button again.
One beep
Visual Display
Voice
Bright
Bright
Bright Display
Bright
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Settings
Your Detector
Intro
Operation
Customer
Detection
Your Detector
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Intro
Operation
Customer
•
The tables on the following pages show you the types of Signals your
detector will detect, as well as the visual alerts it provides for each of them.
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Audio Alerts
Dim
Press
and hold
Select/Dim
button
Dark
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Dimmer
Select/Dim Button
Press and hold
Press and hold the
Select/Dim button
Release the Select/Dim
button to select the
current display as
default.
A distinctly different Alert tone is used for each type of signal detected
(including separate tones for each laser signal). For X, K and Ka band
radar signals, the tones will repeat faster as you approach the signal
Notice
source. The repeat rate of the tones gives you useful information about
the signal detected. See responding to alerts on page 28.
Visual Display
To set the Display Dim Mode default directly using the Set/Dim Button
Tone or Voice
Visual Display
One beep each time
the display cycles
Cycles — see chart above
None
Dim, Dimmer or Dark
An indication of the type of signal detected will appear in the DigiView Data
Display. During X, K and Ka alerts, you will also see from one to five vertical
bars, indicating the strength of the signal detected.
Signal Strength Chart
Signal Strength = 1
(Weakest Signal)
1
Signal Strength = 4
To set the Display Dim Mode default using Program Mode
(See page 7 for instructions on using Program Mode)
In Program mode,
go to Display Dim,
Dimmer or Dark.
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Signals Detected
Assistance
Setting Dim Default
You can set the default level for Dim mode (Dim, Dimmer or Dark)
either in Program mode or directly using the Select/Dim button.
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Tone
Visual Display
Voice
Two beeps
Dim
Dim
One beep
Dimmer
Dimmer
One beep
Dark
Dark
Signal Strength = 2
-
2
Signal Strength = 3
--
3
Signal Strength = 5
(Strongest Signal)
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Detection
Your Detector
Intro
Operation
Customer
Assistance
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Intro
Radar Signals and Visual Displays
Visual Display
Voice
X Band Radar
X and Signal Strength
X Alert
K Band Radar
K and Signal Strength
K Alert
Ka Band Radar
Ka and Signal Strength
Ka Alert
Pop
Pop Alert
Pop Radar Mode
X Signal Detected
K Signal Detected
Ka Signal Detected
Notice
X
2
-
K
---
3
Ka
Visual Display
Voice
3M Opticom or Tomar*
Emergency Vehicle
Emergency Vehicle Approaching
Emergency...
Notice
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Safety Alert Signals and Visual Displays
Pop
Intro
Visual Display
Voice
LTI 20-20*
Laser 20/20
Laser Alert
LTI Ultra-Lyte*
Laser UltraLyte
Laser Alert
Kustom Signals ProLaser*
Laser Pro Laser
Laser Alert
Kustom Signals ProLaser III* Laser Pro Laser 3
Type of Signal
Strobe Alert Display (Flashing)
Pop Signal Detected
Type of Signal
Type of Signal
Visual Display
Voice
Emergency Vehicles
Emergency Vehicle
Emergency Vehicle Approaching
Road Hazards
Road Hazard
Road Hazard Ahead
Trains
Train
Operation
LTI 20-20
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LTI Ultra-Lyte
Customer
Assistance
Kustom Signals
ProLaser
Customer
Emergency
Alert
Assistance
Signal Detected
Road Hazard Alert
Signal Detected
Emergency...
Road
Train
NOTE
There are different tones for each Safety Alert.
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Notice
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Laser
Laser
Laser
Laser
2 0 / 20
UltraLyte
ProLaser
ProLaser3
Type of Signal
VG-2 Alert
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Customer
NOTE
Beep rate changes with different laser alerts.
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Spectre1
Visual Display
Voice
VG2
VG-2 Alert
Spectre1
Spectre Alert
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Spectre
1
Spectre 1 Alert
Signal Detected
Notice
Train Approaching
Train Alert Signal
Detected
Hazard
Laser Alert
Kustom Signals
ProLaser III
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* Your detector provides 360˚ detection of these signals.
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* Your detector provides 360˚ detection of these signals.
Laser Signals and Visual Displays
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Customer
Assistance
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Strobe Alert Signals and Visual Displays
Type of Signal
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Detection
Your Detector
VG-2 Alert
Signal Detected
VG2
NOTE
There are different tones for each alert.
Notice
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Operation
Customer
Assistance
Your Detector
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Detection
Operation
Customer
Your Detector
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Assistance
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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Notice
NOTE
You should take appropriate action immediately
whenever an instant-on alert is given.
Pop Detection
Notice is 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.
Responding to Alerts
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
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
Customer
Warranty
Assistance
Understanding
Radar and Laser
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
10.525 GHz
K band
24.150 GHz
Ka band
33.400 – 36.00 GHz
Notice
Your detector
detects signals in all three radar bands.
VG-2 and Spectre 1
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
Intro
Understanding Radar and Laser
Operation
Strobe Alert
Customer
Assistance
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Your Detector
Intro
Operation
Maintenance
Customer
Warranty
Assistance
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
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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
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that
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
Notice
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
Notice
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 your unit does not appear to be operating properly,
please follow these troubleshooting steps:
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Make sure the power cord is properly connected.
■
Make sure the socket of your vehicle’s cigarette lighter
is clean and free of corrosion.
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Make sure the power cord’s cigarette lighter adapter
is firmly seated in your cigarette lighter.
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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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Specifications
Your Detector
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Customer
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Specifications
Operation
Band
Frequencies
X Band
10.525
± 0.050
GHz
K Band
24.125
± 0.125
GHz
Safety Alert
Traffic Warning
System
Notice
24.070
± 0.010
GHz
24.110
± 0.010
GHz
24.190
± 0.010
GHz
24.230
± 0.010
GHz
Ka Band
34.700
± 1.300
GHz
Laser
910
± 50
nm
Strobe
700
± 300
nm
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Warranty
Limited One-Year Warranty
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Band and Frequencies
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For Products Purchased In The U.S.A.
Cobra Electronics Corporation warrants that its Cobra 11 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.
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Cobra will, without charge, repair or replace, at its option, defective 11 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.
Unit Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions* (H x W x D)
Weight*
Exclusions: This limited warranty does not apply:
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1 ⁄2" x 3 ⁄16" x 4 ⁄8"
6.45 oz.
1. To any product damaged by accident.
(38 mm x 78 mm x 124 mm)
(183 g)
2. In the event of misuse or abuse of the product or as a result
of unauthorized alterations or repairs.
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1
* Dimensions and weight measurements are approximate.
3. If the serial number has been altered, defaced or removed.
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.
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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Customer Assistance
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Product Service
Customer Assistance
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Warranty
Product Service
If you have any questions about operation or installing your new
Cobra product, or if you are missing parts…
If you suspect that your unit requires service, please call 773-889-3087
BEFORE shipping it to Cobra. This will ensure that you receive service
as quickly as possible.
Notice
If you are asked to send your unit to the Cobra factory, please follow
these steps:
1. Send the complete unit, including power cord. (It is not necessary
to include the mounting bracket.)
2. For warranty repair, enclose some form of proof-of-purchase,
such as a photocopy or carbon copy of a sales receipt. If you
send the original receipt, it cannot be returned.
Customer
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Trademark Acknowledgement
Warranty
Trademark Acknowledgement
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Please call Cobra first! DO NOT RETURN THIS PRODUCT
TO THE STORE! See customer assistance on page A1.
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Cobra, 6 Band, DigiView, Extra Sensory Detection, HighGear, microTALK,
LaserEye, Safety Alert Traffic Warning System, Strobe Alert, VG-2 Alert
and Nothing comes close to a Cobra are registered trademarks of
Cobra Electronics Corporation.
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Cobra Electronics Corporation, 11 Band, EasySet, IntelliMute, IntelliShield,
Road Ready, SmartPower, Spectre 1 Alert, UltraBright, Voice Alert and Xtreme
Range Superheterodyne are trademarks of Cobra Electronics Corporation.
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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3. Enclose a typed or clearly written description of the problem
you are having with your unit, plus the name and address where
you want the unit returned.
4. Pack the unit securely to prevent damage during transit. If possible,
use the original packing materials.
5. Ship prepaid and insured using a traceable carrier such as United Parcel
Service (UPS), Federal Express, or Priority Mail with delivery confirmation.
Ship to: Cobra Factory Service, Cobra Electronics Corporation, 6500 West
Cortland Street, Chicago, IL 60707 U.S.A.
6. Please allow three to four weeks before contacting us about the status
of your service. Call 773-889-3087 for assistance. If your unit is under
warranty, it will either be repaired or replaced upon receipt, depending
on the model. If your unit is out of warranty, you will receive a letter
informing you of the repair or replacement charge.
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Optional Accessories
Warranty
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.
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Straight 12V DC Power Cord
Windshield Mounting Bracket
Includes plug and fuse
Item # 420-030-N-001
Includes suction cups
Item # 545-139-N-001
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
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