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Cobra 14 BAND XRS 930 Operating instructions
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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order any of our products,
please visit our website:
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MAXIMUM-PERFORMANCE
DIGITAL RADAR/LASER
DETECTOR WITH SUPER-XTREME
RANGE SUPERHETERODYNE™
TECHNOLOGY
XRS 9955
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Introduction
Introduction
Controls, Indicators,
Connections and Display
Introduction
Controls, Indicators, Connections and Display
Windshield Bracket
Release Button
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Windshield Bracket
Mounting Slot
12V DC
Power Jack
LaserEye
For 360° detection of
laser and strobe signals.
Auxiliary Audio Jack
On right side of unit.
Speaker
USB Port
For connection of
Optional GPS Locator.
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 3Button
Adjusts the display brightness.
In Menu mode, steps
backward through settings.
Mute 6 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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City4 Button
Switches between Highway
and City modes.
In Menu mode, steps
forward through settings.
Product Features
Customer Assistance
Ordering From U.S.A.
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:
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 I & IV+ signals
8-Point Magnetic Compass
Displays direction of travel
LaserEye
For 360° detection of laser and
strobe signals
Frequency Display Mode
Shows frequency of received Ka and
Laser signals
Instant-On Ready
Detects radar guns with “instant-On”
(very fast) speed monitoring capabilities
Pop Detection
Detects the latest super-fast instant-on
single pulse radar guns
Voice or Tone Alert
With adjustable volume
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ExtremeBright DataGrafix Display II
Easy-to-read graphical user interface and
cool 3D graphics
IntelliShield False Signal Rejection
Reduces falsing in urban areas with Highway
mode and three levels of City mode settings
Safety Alert
Traffic warning system distinguishes important
safety alerts from other K band signals
Strobe Alert
Emergency vehicle warning system
Call 773-889-3087 for pricing or visit www.cobra.com.
Manual Mute or Auto Mute
A mute function of audio alerts
IntelliMute
A mute function which automatically reduces
false audio alerts by sensing engine RPMs
Intellimute Pro
Prevents detection by radar detector detectors
(RDDs) when traveling at slower speeds
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
Displays your car battery voltage
Low Car Battery Voltage Warning
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
Optional GPS Ready (See page 33)
The Optional GPS Locator unit adds:
Photo Enforced, Caution and User Location
Alerts; Speed Alert; GPS Compass and
Vehicle Location (Latitude & Longitude)
IntelliScope
Uses GPS Locator to show direction of
Location Based Alerts relative to your
moving vehicle
IntelliView
Picture-in-picture shows radar and laser
alerts simultaneously with GPS Locator
based location alerts
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Accessories Order Info and
Trademark Acknowledgement
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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.
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
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Description
RDA GPSL55
420-030-N-001
420-026-N-001
545-159-N-001
CLP-2B
Plug-in GPS Locator Unit
Straight 12V Power Cord
Coiled 12V Power Cord
Windshield Mounting Bracket
Dual Port Power Adapter
Trademark Acknowledgement
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Cobra®, DigiView®, EasySet®, Extra Sensory Detection®, IntelliMute®, IntelliMute® Pro,
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IntelliShield , LaserEye , Nothing Comes Close to a Cobra , Safety Alert Traffic Warning
System, Strobe Alert®, VG-2 Alert®, Xtreme Range Superheterodyne® and the snake design
are registered trademarks of Cobra Electronics Corporation, USA.
Cobra Electronics Corporation™, 14 Band™, 15 Band™, Extreme Bright DataGrafix™,
IntelliLink™, IntelliScope™, IntelliView™, 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. Stalker™ LIDAR is a trademark of Applied
Concepts, Inc. Spectre I™ and Spectre IV+™ are trademarks of Stealth Micro Systems Pty. Ltd.
SpeedLaser™ is a trademark of Laser Atlanta, LLC. 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
Standby Screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Display Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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
IntelliMute Pro Mode . . . . . . . 18
Set Activation Point . . . . . . . . 18
Auto Mute Mode . . . . . . . . . . 19
Voice or Tone Mode . . . . . . . . 19
Customizable Display Colors . . 20
Display Timeout . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Frequency Display Mode . . . . 20
Compass Mode . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Set Compass Mode . . . . . . . . 21
SmartPower Mode . . . . . . . . . 22
Speed Units . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Restore Factory Settings . . . . 22
Alert Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Pop Alert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
X Band Alert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Alert Settings (Continued)
K Band Alert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Ku Band Alert . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
VG-2 Alert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
VG-2 Audio Mode . . . . . . . . . 23
Spectre I & IV+ Alerts . . . . . . 24
Spectre Audio Mode . . . . . . . 24
Safety Alert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Car Battery Low
Voltage Warning . . . . . . . . . 24
Detection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Signals Detected . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Audio Alerts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Visual Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Frequency Display . . . . . . . . . . 26
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
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Initial Satellite Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
GPS Locator Activated Alerts . . . . 34
Detection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
IntelliScope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
IntelliView . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
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 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, IntelliMute and IntelliMute Pro features.
The LaserEye Should Have a Clear View
EasySet Menu
EasySet Menu allows you to conveniently customize the operation of your
detector by changing the settings. You may want to start using the detector
with the factory settings and then make changes after you are more familiar
with the unit.
About This Manual
Once the detector is in use, the modular descriptions in this manual can
be used as a ready reference to individual topics as needed. Each topic is
completely covered in its section and cross-references to related topics are
included where appropriate.
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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
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Mirrored sun screens
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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.
Power On/Off And Audio Volume
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To Turn On the Unit and Adjust the Audio Volume
Tone
Rotate the On-Off /
Volume control clockwise
(away from you).
None
Visual Display
Voice
Getting Started
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 22.
Standby Screen Icons
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City Mode
Highway Mode
Compass
(Southeast)
IntelliMute Above
Activation Point
IntelliMute Below
Activation Point
User and Alert
Settings Menu
None
Car Battery
Voltage
Sample Screen
(See note)
Unit will cycle through
Power On / Self Test.
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Alert Settings will scroll.
Check marks indicate
which are set. (Factory
defaults are shown when
the unit is new.)
Three beeps
Shows only when the
Optional GPS Locator 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.
None
System Ready
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Testing, then
three beeps
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. The GPS icon will appear in the center
of the screen only when the GPS Locator is connected.
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Your Detector
Getting Started
Your Detector
Standby Screens
Press Mute6 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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Getting Started
Main Standby Screen
Displays the maximum possible information about the
detector and its settings. The GPS icon will show only if
the Optional GPS Locator unit is connected.
The Standby screens will be displayed in the following order:
I-Mute or I-Mute Pro and City or Hwy Mode
Main Standby
Screen
NOTE
Last Standby screen viewed
will be displayed when exiting
Display Timeout mode.
I-Mute/I-Mute Pro
City/Hwy Mode
Displays the status of alert filtering (City mode) and
automatic muting (IntelliMute or IntelliMute Pro mode).
See pages 17 and 18 to set these features.
Car Voltage
Displays voltage level of your car battery. See page 24
for Voltage Warning information.
Car Voltage
Compass
Compass
Speed
Latitude/Longitude
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*
NOTE
Compass will only show if either the
magnetic compass in the detector
unit is turned On and calibrated
or the Optional GPS Locator unit
is installed and receiving a signal.
Speed and and Latitude/Longitude
(marked with an *) will display
only if the Optional GPS Locator
unit is installed and receiving
a signal.
The compass indicates driving direction if either the
magnetic compass in the detector unit is turned On
and calibrated or the Optional GPS Locator unit is
installed and receiving a signal. If neither is active,
the center of the compass icon will show two bars.
Speed
If the Optional GPS Locator unit is installed and receiving
a signal, the vehicle's speed will be shown. (You can
select mph or km/h in Menu mode.) See page 35 for
Speed Alert information.
Lat/Lon
If the Optional GPS Locator 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
Your Detector
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Illumination
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 Dim3button 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.
In Display Timeout mode, the display will show a small dot moving slowly
back and forth near the center of the screen to indicate the unit is turned On.
NOTE
While at the Dark level under timer control, any alert will turn On
the display at the last brightness setting (Bright, Dim or Dimmer).
Touching any button will also turn On the the display.
Getting Started
IntelliShield Highway/City Modes
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Your detector is equipped with IntelliShield false signal rejection technology
which consists of a Highway mode and three different levels of City modes:
City X, City X 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 City4button.
NOTE
When you change to City mode, the unit will enter whichever
city default mode is set at the time.
Muting an Alert
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Your detector allows you to quickly turn Off an Audio Alert by momentarily
pressing the Mute6button. If you press the Mute6button a second time
during the alert, the Audio Alert will be turned back On. After the current alert
is gone, the next alert will be heard.
Two other features are incorporated in your detector to automatically mute
or reduce the audio volume of alerts. See pages 17 and 19 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
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 23)
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.
If power is turned Off while in Menu mode, settings are saved to those
in effect before Menu mode was entered.
Your Detector
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EasySet Menu
To use EasySet Menu:
1. Press and release the Menu/Save button to reach the opening menu screen.
2. Choose whether you want to change:
a. User Settings – press the Dim3button to enter the User Setting loop
shown on page 14.
b. Alert Settings – press the City4button to enter the Alert Setting loop
shown on page 15.
3. Press the Dim3or City4buttons to step backward or forward through
the chosen settings loop until the desired setting is reached.
4. Press the Mute6 button to toggle the setting On or Off or to step
through its multiple choices. When some settings are turned On,
adjustments can be made by pressing the Dim3or City4buttons
to reach the desired value. Each setting will be retained when you
step to the next setting.
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.
EasySet Menu Buttons:
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■
■
■
Menu/Save button – Opens the Menu mode and Saves changes
made to settings.
Mute6button – Changes the option at the selected setting.
Dim3button – Moves counterclockwise through a setting loop.
City4button – Moves clockwise through a setting loop.
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Your Detector
Menu Flow Diagrams
Your Detector
User Settings Menu
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User Menu allows you to adjust the unit’s display and sounds to your
preferences. The User Settings can be selected using the Dim3and
City4buttons 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 6button to
choose an option within the setting.
Menu Flow Diagrams
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 Dim3and City4buttons 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 Mute6 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.
K Band
Detection
I-Mute
Set Point
I-Mute &
I-Mute Pro
Auto Mute
Alert Type
(Voice/Tone)
City Mode
(Default)
Ku Band
Detection
X Band
Detection
VG-2
Detection
VG-2
Audio
Pop Detection
Not shown if
VG 2 is Off.
Restore Factory
Settings
Not shown if
Magnetic Compass
is Off.
*
Calibrate
Compass
*
Magnetic
Compass
Frequency
Display
NOTE
That marked with an * will only show if the Optional GPS Locator is installed.
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Spectre I / IV+
Detection
Spectre I / IV+
Audio
Adjust
Speed
Setting
Not shown if
Spectre I / IV+
is Off.
GPS Database
Information
Display Timeout
Speed Units
Smart Power
Not shown if
speed alert is Off.
Delete All User
Locations
Display Color
Safety Alert
*
Speed Alert
*
Caution Area
Alert
Low Car
Voltage
*
NOTE
Those marked with an * only show if the Optional GPS Locator is installed.
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Your Detector
Settings
User Settings
IntelliShield City Mode Default
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:
1. Press and hold the City4button for at least two seconds.
The three City modes will be sequentially displayed for three
seconds each as long as the button is pressed.
2. Release the City4button while the desired City mode is
displayed to set that mode as the default.
Your Detector
•
Settings
IntelliMute and IntelliMute Pro Modes
IntelliMute and IntelliMute Pro are two features that are active at slow speeds
and when your vehicle is stopped. Both depend on your detector sensing the
vehicle’s engine “revs” (RPMs) to function. Either feature can be turned On
in Menu mode, but not both at the same time. The factory settings are
IntelliMute Off and IntelliMute Pro Off.
After turning On IntelliMute or IntelliMute Pro, you must then set an Activation
Point for your engine’s RPMs (see page 18). Whenever the RPMs are below
that point, IntelliMute will begin muting or IntelliMute Pro will turn Off the radar
detection circuits. The Activation Point will be stored in memory and recalled
each time the power is turned On.
NOTE
IntelliMute and IntelliMute Pro may not work with some vehicles
because the unit cannot sense the engine’s RPMs. In such a case,
Auto Mute and City mode can reduce some unwanted audio alerts.
IntelliMute Mode
IntelliMute allows you to avoid audio alerts you don’t need to hear because
you are stopped or moving slowly. By sensing the RPMs of your engine,
IntelliMute knows when you are at low speed and automatically mutes alerts
(except for strobe signals from emergency vehicles). It works with all City
and Auto Mute modes.
The IntelliMute icon will appear in the display when IntelliMute is On and the
activation point has been set. Whenever engine RPMs are below the Activation
Point, the arrow points down. When RPMs are above the Activation Point the
arrow points up.
Below
Activation Point
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Activation Point
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Your Detector
Settings
Your Detector
IntelliMute Pro Mode
IntelliMute Pro prevents detection by radar detector detectors (RDDs) such as
VG-2, Spectre I and Spectre IV+ when traveling at slower speeds. It is intended
for use by experienced users only.
When IntelliMute Pro is turned On, and engine RPMs are below the IntelliMute
Pro Activation Point, your detector’s radar detection circuits are turned Off to
prevent detection by RDDs.
The IntelliMute Pro icon will appear in the display when IntelliMute Pro is On
and the Activation Point has been set. Whenever engine RPMs are below the
Activation Point, the arrow points down with the “i” blinking. When RPMs are
above the Activation Point the arrow points up with the “i” blinking.
Settings
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 or IntelliMute Pro 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
to IntelliMute / IntelliMute Pro in User Settings Menu and repeating the
three-step setup process.
If, for any reason, the unit stops sensing your engine’s revs, IntelliMute or
IntelliMute Pro will indicate an error and automatically turn Off.
NOTE
The rev point must be reset if you use your detector in a different vehicle.
Below
Activation Point
Above
Activation Point
CAUTION
When Intellimute Pro is On, NO radar signals will be detected
and NO alerts will be given at RPMs below the IntelliMute Pro
activation point.
Set Activation Point
After the detector is installed in your vehicle and IntelliMute or IntelliMute Pro
is turned On using Menu mode, press the City4button to advance to the
IntelliMute Set Point screen where the Activation Point can be set.
At the Set Point screen:
1. Press the Mute 6 button to advance to the Setup screen.
2. Press and hold the vehicle accelerator at the desired engine RPMs.
3. Press the Mute 6 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.
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NOTE
When initially choosing your IntelliMute or IntelliMute Pro Activation Point,
a setting of approximately 300 to 600 RPMs above idle is recommended.
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.
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.
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Your Detector
Settings
Your Detector
Customizable Display Colors
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.
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.
If the Optional GPS Locator is installed and receiving a signal, its Compass
function will override the the magnetic Compass except when the GPS signal
is lost.
Display Timeout
Display Timeout determines how long the Standby screen is illuminated
before switching the unit to Dark. The factory default is 30 seconds.
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.
You can set the time interval to 15 seconds, 30 seconds, one minute, three
minutes or Always On (display never turns Off).
Frequency Display Mode
WARNING
Before calibrating the Compass, go to a large parking lot or
other safe, low-traffic area.
Different Ka radar and LIDAR (Laser) guns operate at various frequencies
within their assigned spectrums. When Frequency Display is turned On,
the signal frequency will be added to the alert. The factory setting for
Frequency Display is Off.
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.
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. The factory setting for
Compass is Off.
N
NW
Before the magnetic compass will work properly,
it must be calibrated. Calibration allows the Compass
electronics to measure and store information about the W
magnetic fields generated by your vehicle so direction
indications will be accurate.
NE
8-Point
Compass
SW
Settings
From the Calibrate Compass screen:
E
SE
1. Press the Mute 6 button to begin compass calibration.
2. Drive your vehicle in two circles.
3. Press the Mute 6 button to complete the setting process.
S
The system will store the calibration data and provide a completion message
on the display as well as a tone or voice message.
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.
NOTE
If you do not press the Mute6button within two minutes after beginning
the Set Compass process, Compass calibration will automatically
terminate. The unit will provide a corresponding message.
A Compass icon and directional heading will appear in
the display when the Compass is On and calibrated.
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
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)
Your Detector
Settings
Alert Settings
Pop 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.
X Band Alert
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.
K Band 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.
Speed Units
Ku Band Alert
If an Optional GPS Locator unit is installed, you can select between mph and
km/h as the units of speed to be displayed. The factory setting is mph.
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.
Restore Factory Settings
VG-2 Alert
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.
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
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
Settings
Spectre I & IV+ Alerts
Police use radar detector detectors (RDDs) to spot users of radar detectors.
Your detector is able to identify signals from Spectre I and Spectre IV+ RDDs
and can provide alerts when any of these or similar devices are in use near
your vehicle.
Your detector can be spotted by Spectre IV+ RDDs, but is invisible to
Spectre I RDDs. You can choose whether you want to be alerted to Spectre I
& IV+ RDD signals. The factory setting is Spectre Detect Off.
Spectre Audio Mode
When Spectre Audio mode is On, alerts will be sounded as well as being
displayed on the screen. This setting is only available if Spectre Alert is On.
The factory setting is Spectre Audio Off.
Safety Alert
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.
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 GPS Locator unit,
see pages 34 and 35.
Your Detector
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.
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.
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.
Signal Strength
Signal
Strength = 1
Signal
Strength = 2
Signal
Strength = 3
Signal
Strength = 4
(Weakest Signal)
Signal
Strength = 5
(Strongest Signal)
Radar Signals and Visual Displays
X Band Radar
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K Band Radar
Ka Band Radar
Ku Band Radar
Pop Radar Mode
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Detection
Your Detector
VG-2 and Spectre I & IV+ Alert Signals and Visual Displays
Laser Signals and Visual Displays
Kustom Signals
ProLaser*
Kustom Signals
ProLaser III*
Detection
Stalker LIDAR
Laser – Other
VG-2 Alert
Spectre I
Spectre IV+
NOTE
There are different tones
for each safety alert.
LTI 20-20*
LTI Ultra-Lyte*
Laser Atlanta-Speedlaser
NOTE
Beep rate changes with
different laser alerts.
* Your detector provides 360˚
detection of these signals.
The screen will alternate between upper and lower images.
Frequency Display
Various Ka radar band and LIDAR (Laser) guns are made to operate at different
frequencies within the spectrums assigned to them. When these signals are
detected, their frequencies will be added at the top of the display screen.
Ka Radar
Instant-On Detection
Your detector is designed to detect Instant-On speed monitoring signals,
which can suddenly appear at full strength.
Typical Laser
NOTE
You should take appropriate action immediately whenever
an Instant-On alert is given.
Pop Detection
Images alternate on the screen
Images alternate on the screen
Strobe and Safety Alert Signals and Visual Displays
Emergency
Vehicle or Strobe*
Road Hazard
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.
Train
NOTE
There are different tones
for each safety alert.
* Your detector provides 360˚
detection of these signals.
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Your Detector
Detection
Your Detector
Responding to Alerts
•
Understanding Radar and Laser
Understanding Radar and Laser
Radar Speed Monitoring Systems
•
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 I or VG-2 nearby.
Exercise caution
Tone instantly begins
repeating rapidly.
Radar, Spectre I or VG-2 nearby
has been activated suddenly.
FULL ALERT
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 I & IV+
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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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 I & IV+ are radar detector detectors (RDDs) that work by
detecting low-level signals emitted by most radar detectors. Your detector
does not emit signals that can be spotted by VG-2 and Spectre I RDDs.
However, your detector can be spotted by Spectre IV+ RDDs. Your unit
detects signals from these or similar devices and will alert you when such
a device is in use near your vehicle.
Safety Alert Traffic Warning System
FCC-approved Safety Alert transmitters emit microwave radar signals that
indicate the presence of a safety-related concern. Depending on the frequency
of the signal emitted, it can indicate a speeding emergency vehicle or train,
or a stationary road hazard.
Because these microwave signals are within the K band frequency, most
conventional radar detectors will detect Safety Alert signals as standard
K band radar. Your detector, however, is designed to differentiate between
standard K band and Safety Alert signals, and give separate alerts for each.
Safety Alert technology is relatively new. Safety Alert transmitters can
be found in limited numbers in all 50 states, but the number is growing.
Depending on your location, you may not receive these alerts regularly
and may often encounter emergency vehicles, trains and road hazards
without being alerted. As the number of transmitters increases,
these alerts will become more common.
When you receive such an alert, please watch for emergency vehicles ahead
of you, on cross streets and behind you. If you see an emergency vehicle
approaching, please pull over to the right side of the road and allow it to pass.
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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.
Maintenance
Maintenance of Your Radar Detector
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.
If you have added the Optional GPS Locator unit to your detector, you can
update the database of Photo Enforced locations. Go to Cobra's website
(www.cobra.com) and follow the online instructions.
■
■
■
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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•
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:
■
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
Optional
GPS Locator
Specifications
•
Band and Frequencies
Optional Global Position
System Locator
Optional Global Position System Locator
•
Overview
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
24.190
± 0.010
GHz
GHz
24.230
± 0.010
Ka Band
34.700
± 1.300
GHz
Ku Band
13.435
± 0.050
GHz
VG-2
11.500
± 0.250
GHz
Spectre I
13.300
± 0.200
GHz
Spectre IV+
Not Disclosed
Laser
910
± 50
nm
Strobe
700
± 300
nm
The Optional GPS Locator unit monitors vehicle location using the GPS satellite
system to add features to your detector. Whenever it is installed and GPS signals
are available, it:
■
■
■
■
Provides alerts as you approach photo-enforced intersections and locations
with fixed red light or speed cameras, as well as areas where increased
caution should be exercised (such as a high-accident intersection).
The built-in location database can be updated at Cobra's website to
stay current with photo-enforced locations and caution areas. See
www.cobra.com/AURA for details.
Allows you to identify and store up to 1,000 Alert Locations in
addition to those in the database .
Provides speed and direction of travel information using GPS-based data.
Allows you to see the position (latitude and longitude) of your vehicle.
To Mount the Optional GPS
Locator
Mount Optional GPS Locator
If you purchase the GPS Locator unit, it
will need to be mounted on the detector.
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.
Simply plug the GPS Locator into the USB
socket on the left side of the detector.
Optional GPS
An additional requirement for the
Locator plugs
GPS Locator is that it needs to “see
into the USB
the sky.” The satellites of the Global
port on left
side of radar
Positioning System send signals that
detector.
the GPS Locator 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 GPS Locator; it is powered
from the detector unit. (See page 3 for instructions on mounting your radar
detector to your vehicle.)
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Optional
GPS Locator
Optional Global Position
System Locator
Initial Satellite Lock
Optional
GPS Locator
•
When the Optional GPS Locator is first used or after a prolonged period of nonuse,
the GPS Locator needs more time to detect the Global Position System satellites.
1. After installation of the GPS Locator, turn the detector unit On with the
vehicle in an area clear of obstructions to the sky.
2. Keep the detector turned On for at least 15 minutes to allow fast satellite
acquisition in subsequent power-ups. The vehicle can be moving as long
as it is in an area where the GPS Locator can “see the sky.”
GPS Locator Status
The GPS icon changes to indicate received signal status:
Optional Global Position
System Locator
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 GPS Locator 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.
■ 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 GPS Locator unit is
installed, you can delete all user-entered Location Alerts in Menu mode
(see page 15).
Speed Alert
When a GPS Locator 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. See pages 14 and 15 for User and
Alert Settings Menus.
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.
Optional GPS Locator Activated Alerts
Vehicle Location
In addition to the alerts provided by the detector, the GPS Locator provides
alerts based on vehicle location and information in the GPS Locator databases.
When a GPS Locator unit is installed and receiving a signal, you can determine
the position (latitude and longitude) of your vehicle from the Lat/Lon standby
screen. See page 8.
Photo Enforcement Alerts
Compass
•
Whenever your vehicle approaches a photo enforced location (automated speed
and red light cameras) contained in the built-in GPS Locator database, an
alarm will be provided with a unique chime and the camera icon will become
progressively larger as you approach the location.
Caution Area Alerts
If you have turned Caution Area Alert On, whenever your vehicle approaches
a caution area (such as speed traps and high-accident intersections) contained
in the built-in GPS Locator database, an alarm will be provided with a unique
chime and the Caution icon will become progressively larger as you approach
the location. The factory setting is Caution Area Alert Off.
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When a GPS Locator 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 except when the GPS signal is lost.
GPS Database Information
When a GPS Locator unit is installed, you can view the version and date
on which the installed database of Photo Enforcement and Caution Area
Locations was updated. To update the database, go to Cobra's website
(www.cobra.com/AURA) and follow the online instructions.
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Optional
GPS Locator
Optional Global Position
System Locator
Detection
Optional
GPS Locator
•
When a Photo Enforcement, Caution Area or User Location Alert
is activated, the icon provides a progressively more urgent message as the
Location is approached with the display in Multi-Color theme:
■ At first, the icon is small and green.
■ Upon closer approach, the icon increases to medium size and turns orange.
■ When near the Location, the icon becomes large and red.
Photo Enforcement Alert
Zone 1
Zone 2
Optional Global Position
System Locator
IntelliScope
•
In conjunction with detection of a Location-Based Alert, IntelliScope provides information
about the direction of the Location relative to your vehicle. The zone 1 and 2 detection
icons will alternate with similar ones containing an arrow pointing in the direction of
the Location. In zone 3, the Location is in front of you and no arrow will be shown.
IntelliScope Alert Signal Sequence For a Location Directly Ahead
While approaching a Photo Enforcement Location on your route and directly ahead.
Zone 1
Zone 3
Zone 2
Zone 3
Icon size increases and
color changes as location
is approached.
NOTE The arrow disappears in Zone 3 when you are close to the Location.
Caution Area Alert
Zone 2
Zone 1
IntelliScope Alert Signal Sequence When You Turn Toward The Location
Zone 3
Icon size increases and
color changes as location
is approached.
While approaching a Photo Enforcement Location involving a turn onto a
cross street where it is located.
Zone 1
Zone 3
Zone 2
Vehicle
Turns
Right
User Location Alert
Zone 1
Zone 2
Zone 3
Icon size increases and
color changes as location
is approached.
NOTE The arrow changes to straight ahead after turning onto the
cross street where the Location is.
IntelliScope Alert Signal Sequence When Location Is Off Your Route
While approaching and passing a Photo Enforcement Location that is some
distance away to the right of your route.
NOTE
The above descriptions are based on the Multi-Color display
theme. If you have chosen the red, blue, orange or green theme,
the color changes described will not occur and you will see only
icon size changes.
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Zone 1
Zone 2
NOTE The signal never enters zone 3 since
you never get close to the Location.
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Customer Assistance
Optional Global Position
System Locator and Accessories
IntelliView
If a radar or laser signal is detected while a Location-Based Alert is active,
the proper alert icon will appear in the lower right corner of the display
screen so that you can see both alerts at once.
Customer Assistance
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Product Service
Product Service
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For any questions about operating or installing this new Cobra product, or if
parts are missing…PLEASE CALL COBRA FIRST…do not return this
product to the store. See customer assistance on page A1.
IntelliView – Ka Band Alert While
Photo Enforcement Alert is Active
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:
Zone 1
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.
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;
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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:
Plug-in GPS
Locator Unit
Item #RDA GPSL55
Straight 12V DC Power Cord Windshield Mounting Bracket
Includes plug and fuse
Item #420-030-N-001
Includes suction cups
Item #545-159-N-001
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.
Coiled 12V DC Power Cord Dual Port Power Adapter
Includes plug and fuse
Item #420-026-N-001
Item #CLP-2B
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For any questions, please call 773-889-3087 for assistance.
Includes adjustable plug
(up to 90˚) and fuse
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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 15 Band Radar/Laser
Detectors, and the component parts thereof, will be free of defects in
workmanship and materials for a period of one year from the date of first
consumer purchase. This warranty may be enforced by the first consumer
purchaser, provided that the product is utilized within the U.S.A.
Cobra will, without charge, repair or replace, at its option, defective 15 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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