Q3 Innovations RadarHAWK Traveller II Specifications

Q3 Innovations RadarHAWK Traveller II Specifications
Operation Manual
Traveller II
Talking Cordless radar/Laser detector
CONTENTS
Congratulations!............................................................. 1
Features..................................................................................1
Package contents............................................................. 2
Identifying parts of the unit............................................ 3
Pre-operating information.............................................. 5
Battery installation...............................................................5
Battery life.............................................................................6
Low battery life indication..................................................6
Auto power-off......................................................................7
Installing the unit............................................................ 8
Mounting guidelines............................................................8
Windshield mounting..........................................................8
Radar operation............................................................ 10
Power on............................................................................. 10
Functions and modes........................................................ 10
Invisible to radar detector detectors............................... 14
Band identification............................................................ 14
Care and maintenance................................................... 15
Fuse replacement............................................................... 15
Troubleshooting............................................................ 16
Specifications................................................................. 18
Service and replacement............................................... 19
Warranty information................................................... 21
Congratulations!
You have acquired the RADARHAWK™ TRAVELLER II
from Q3 Innovations, the first cordless radar/laser detector
speaking in English and Spanish. The RADARHAWK™
TRAVELLER II incorporates the advanced new antenna
technology and extremely low power-consuming circuitry to
ensure top-class performance and satisfactory battery power
management.
Features
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Protection against all radar bands (X, K, and superwide Ka)
360° laser coverage against all laser guns
Invisible to VG-2 radar detector sensing device
Three separate city modes (C, C2, and C3) in addition
to highway mode to virtually eliminate false radar alerts
Additional city mode (C4) to delete X-band reports and
eliminate most false radar alerts
User selectable brightness and mute on/off
User selectable voice alert language and voice on/off
Separate power on/off button and volume control wheel
LED-backlit text display
Tutorial mode to demonstrate operations
Memory to retain previously set operational modes after
power-off
Cordless power connection (two AA batteries included)
Corded power connection into 12-volt car lighter socket
(power cord included)
Bilingual voice alerts in English and Spanish
Package contents
Your RADARHAWK™ TRAVELLER II package includes the
following components:
• The RADARHAWK™ TRAVELLER II talking cordless
radar/laser detector
• Two AA batteries
• Coiled 12-volt DC power cord
• Windshield mounting bracket with suction cups (two
each) and bumper
• Operation manual
Identifying parts of the unit
Top Laser Receiver
Mounting Guide
POWER Button
CITY/Tutorial Button
MUTE/Voice Button
DIM/Language Button
Top
Radar Receiver
Front Laser Receiver
Back
LED Display
Front
Identifying parts of the unit
Power Cord Input Jack
Mounting Slots
Auxiliary Audio Jack
Right Side
Volume Control Thumb
Wheel
Mounting Slots
Left Side
Suction cups
Mounting bracket
Bumper
Fuse
Power cord
PRE-OPERATING INFORMATION
You can use the RADARHAWK™ TRAVELLER II with your
hands-free ear piece or amplified speakers by connecting
your ear piece or speakers to the auxiliary audio jack of
the unit. You must have an ear piece or speakers with a
2.5mm (1/10˝) plug. If you have an ear piece or speakers
with different sized plug, use a 2.5mm adapter between the
plug and the jack. Please note that we do not provide ear
pieces, speakers, or 2.5mm adapters.
The RADARHAWK™ TRAVELLER II is designed to
operate on two AA alkaline batteries. To ensure maximum
performance, we advise that you should not use other battery
types. You may use AA alkaline rechargeable batteries.
However, the resulting battery life will be extremelly short
because of characteristics of rechargeable batteries.
Do not leave the RADARHAWK™ TRAVELLER II exposed
to extreme heat like strong sunlight. It can damage the unit
and battery.
Battery installation
1. Remove the battery compartment door at the bottom of
the unit when the unit is powered off.
2. Remove any old batteries (both batteries must be replaced
at the same time.).
3. Press down two fresh AA alkaline batteries into place,
observing the polarity indication inside the battery
compartment.
4. Replace the battery compartment door.
5. Turn the unit on to verify correct battery installation.
PRE-OPERATING INFORMATION
Battery life
The RADARHAWK™ TRAVELLER II can provide
approximately 30~40 hours of battery life from two AA
alkaline batteries. Battery life is affected by many variables like
the conditions and brand of battery, the ambient temperature,
the number and strength of engaged signals, the duration of
reported alerts, the user interface mode you select, etc. The
approximate battery life we quote is based on our aging tests
in a shielded laboratory. Your specific conditions and the way
you use the RADARHAWK™ TRAVELLER II will result in
different battery life.
The RADARHAWK™ TRAVELLER II provides voice
announcements when function buttons are used, so that
you can know which function was actually activated.
However, for the purpose of extended battery life, the
RADARHAWK™ TRAVELLER II was designed to give
voice announcements only for the secondary functions
(language, voice, and tutorial) of each button which will
be less frequently used than the primary functions (city,
dim, and mute).
Low battery life indication
The RADARHAWK™ TRAVELLER II has a separate low
battery indication LED. It intermittently blinks with warning
alarms from the moment when there is about two to four
hours of remaining battery life.
PRE-OPERATING INFORMATION
Always keep the power cord (included in the package)
at the glove compartment of your vehicle and connect
power to the RADARHAWK™ TRAVELLER II from your
vehicle until you replace old batteries. This way you can
drive with the RADARHAWK™ TRAVELLER II always
on.
Auto power-off
In the event that you forget to turn off the RADARHAWK™
TRAVELLER II when you leave your vehicle, the
RADARHAWK™ TRAVELLER II has an automatic poweroff feature to conserve battery life. The RADARHAWK™
TRAVELLER II will automatically shut off when no signals
are detected for approximately 45 minutes. An obtrusive
audio and visual warning will confirm that the auto poweroff is about to happen. You can cancel auto power-off by
pressing any button while the audio and visual warning is
being displayed.
Turn off the RADARHAWK™ TRAVELLER II whenever
you leave your vehicle. Even a weak signal can cause
the RADARHAWK™ TRAVELLER II to remain on and
drain your batteries.
INSTALLING THE Unit
Mounting guidelines
The RADARHAWK™ TRAVELLER II can be mounted on
your windshield using the mounting bracket included in the
package.
• Mount on the windshield in a centered location that will
not obstruct the view of the driver and is within reach, so
the buttons can be easily accessed.
• Do not mount behind windshield wipers, metal surfaces,
ornaments, or mirrored sunscreen glass, as these affect
radar/laser signals. Tinted glass does not affect radar/laser
signal reception.
Conceal the RADARHAWK™ TRAVELLER II when
you leave your vehicle to prevent theft and to minimize
the unit’s exposure to extreme temperatures, which can
temporarily impair performance.
INSTALLING THE Unit
Windshield mounting
1. Install the suction cups and bumper onto the windshield
mounting bracket by sliding them into their holes (if not
pre-installed).
2. Press the bracket base firmly against the windshield until
the suction cups securely take hold.
3. Slide the unit up to the bracket until the bracket arms click
into the slots on both sides of the unit.
4. Bend the angle of the windshield mounting bracket, if
necessary, to adjust for best viewing and detection angle.
5. When you want to connect power from your vehicle, plug
the small connector of the power cord into the 12-volt DC
power input jack located on the side of the detector.
6. Plug the large adapter of the power cord into the lighter
socket of your vehicle.
RADAR OPERATION
Power on
Press the POWER button. The RADARHAWK™
TRAVELLER II goes through a self diagnosis sequence and
displays the last mode previously set in memory.
Functions and modes
Volume control
Use the volume thumb wheel, located on the side of the
RADARHAWK™ TRAVELLER II, to adjust volume level.
Display brightness control (dim mode)
Press the DIM button repeatedly for less than two seconds
each time to toggle between the three levels of brightness
modes: bright, dim, and dark.
Dim mode reduces the brightness of the display. When a
signal is detected, alerts are displayed in full brightness,
regardless of dim mode. Then the display returns to the
previously selected dim setting.
Mute on/off selection (mute mode)
Press the MUTE button repeatedly for less than two seconds
each time to toggle between mute on and mute off.
Only audio alerts are not reported in mute mode. Visual
and voice alerts are still provided in mute mode.
Mute on can’t be selected while voice off or X Band voice
off is activated.
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RADAR OPERATION
Highway/city mode selection
Press the CITY button repeatedly for less than two seconds
each time to toggle through five signal sensitivity modes.
They are highway, city 1, city 2, city 3, and city 4. Each
mode is indicated by blinking “H” or “C” LED, with or
without a numbered LED. For city 2, 3, and 4 modes, the
RADARHAWK™ TRAVELLER II takes turns blinking “C”
LED and a numbered LED all together 3 times and keeps
blinking “C” LED alone. See following illustrations:
Highway mode H C X K Ka L 2 3 4 M
City 1 mode H C X K Ka L 2 3 4 M
City 2 mode H C X K Ka L 2 3 4 M
City 3 mode H C X K Ka L 2 3 4 M
City 4 mode H C X K Ka L 2 3 4 M
H C X K Ka L 2 3 4 M
H C X K Ka L 2 3 4 M
H C X K Ka L 2 3 4 M
H C X K Ka L 2 3 4 M
H C X K Ka L 2 3 4 M
X-band, occupied by police radar, is also shared for other
uses, such as automatic door openers like the ones used
at supermarkets, burglar alarms, terrestrial microwave
emission, and other devices. In addition, other radar
detectors in close proximity may falsely alert your
detector. To reduce false alerts, the RADARHAWK™
TRAVELLER II has four city filtering settings. Each
move (from highway to city 1, city 1 to city 2, city 2 to
city 3) will give you the rejection of X-band alarms by
approximately 20%.
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RADAR OPERATION
City 4 will have the RADARHAWK™ TRAVELLER II not
report X-band radar signals at all. For best protection from
all radar bands, always drive in highway mode. However,
for maximizing your battery life with best protection from
K- and Ka-band, drive in city 4 mode.
Language selection (English and Spanish modes)
Press the LANGUAGE button repeatedly for more than two
seconds to toggle between English and Spanish mode. You
can always choose either English or Spanish mode for your
voice alert system.
Voice on/off selection (voice mode)
Press the VOICE button repeatedly for more than two
seconds to toggle between voice on, voice off, and X Band
voice off. When you drive with voice off or X Band voice off,
you will not be alerted by corresponding voice messages,
but you can extend your battery life as much as the expected
power saving for rejected voice reports.
Tutorial mode
The RADARHAWK™ TRAVELLER II has a tutorial mode
intended to familiarize you with the various visual displays
and distinct audible alerts the unit performs. Perform the
following steps to begin the tutorial mode:
1. Press and hold the Tutorial button for more than two
seconds and the RADARHAWK™ TRAVELLER II enters
the tutorial mode after it beeps and displays in the following
order:
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RADAR OPERATION
X-band detected operation:.
H C X K Ka L 2 3 4 M .
H C X K Ka L 2 3 4 M .
H C X K Ka L 2 3 4 M .
H C X K Ka L 2 3 4 M
K-band detected operation:.
H C X K Ka L 2 3 4 M .
H C X K Ka L 2 3 4 M .
H C X K Ka L 2 3 4 M .
H C X K Ka L 2 3 4 M
Ka-band detected operation:.
H C X K Ka L 2 3 4 M .
H C X K Ka L 2 3 4 M .
H C X K Ka L 2 3 4 M .
H C X K Ka L 2 3 4 M
Laser band detected operation:.
H C X K Ka L 2 3 4 M
All LEDs on:.
H C X K Ka L 2 3 4
The numbered LEDs are called signal strength meters
when they are used to indicate how strong a signal being
detected is. As a signal strength meter they are always
displayed together with a radar band LED (X, K, or Ka).
The higher the number, the stronger the radar signal.
When the numbered LEDs blink together with “C” LED,
they indicate the level of the city mode you’ve set.
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Radar OPERATION
2. Press any button to exit the all-LEDs-on status, that is the
end of tutorial mode.
Your RADARHAWK™ TRAVELLER II uses the same
audio alarms and visual displays as for the tutorial
mode when it detects signals and reports alerts.
Invisible to radar detector detectors
VG-2, the radar detector detector, is the interceptor used
by law enforcement officers to identify vehicles equipped
with radar detectors in instances and locations where they
are not legal (such as in vehicles over 10,000 pounds or in
Virginia and Washington D.C.). The VG-2 interceptors
work by detecting emissions generated by radar detectors
within a certain frequency range. The RADARHAWK™
TRAVELLER II operates on a frequency outside of this
range. So it’s invisible to as well as undetectable by the radar
detector sensing device.
Band identification
The RADARHAWK™ TRAVELLER II notifies you of the
type of signal it receives (X, K, Ka, and Laser) by using
different audio, visual, and voice alerts for each band. When
an instant-on monitoring signal is detected, the instant-on
audio alert is activated first and the display shows X-, K-, or
Ka-band alerts.
An “instant-on” alert signal is not another radar band,
but is a means by which an officer triggers the radar gun
on and off in usually less than two seconds.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Here are some tips to help you care for your RADARHAWK™
TRAVELLER II:
• To deter theft, remove your RADARHAWK™
TRAVELLER II from your windshield when you leave
your vehicle.
• Avoid extended exposure to direct sunlight. Remove your
RADARHAWK™ TRAVELLER II from your windshield
when your vehicle is parked for an extended period of
time. On hot days the temperature inside your vehicle
can reach levels that could damage your RADARHAWK™
TRAVELLER II.
• Do not expose the RADARHAWK™ TRAVELLER II
to rain, moisture, spray cleaners, or liquids that could
damage the internal circuitry of the detector.
Fuse replacement
The lighter socket adapter of the power cord has a replaceable
2-Amp SAG fuse located below the silver tip. To check or
replace the fuse, slowly and carefully unscrew the tip of the
plug, making sure the spring and silver tip located inside the
plug do not fly out when you remove the cap. Check fuse and
replace if necessary.
Your RADARHAWK™ TRAVELLER II is designed for
reliable service. However, if you encounter a problem, refer
to the Troubleshooting section that follows before making a
service call.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
The RADARHAWK™ TRAVELLER II does not power up
when powered from batteries.
• Check and replace batteries.
The RADARHAWK™ TRAVELLER II does not power up
when powered from the vehicle.
• Check all power cord connections.
• Check fuse in lighter socket adapter and replace if
necessary.
• Check lighter socket. Clean if dirty.
• Check your vehicle’s fuse panel. (Refer to your vehicle’s
manual.)
The RADARHAWK™ TRAVELLER II did not alert when
passing an officer.
• Not all police cars have radar/laser detectors, or it may not
be in use at that time.
The RADARHAWK™ TRAVELLER II shows erratic or
frequent alerts.
• Use one of the city modes.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
The RADARHAWK™ TRAVELLER II shows partial or no
display.
• Disengage dim mode and set the unit to bright display.
The RADARHAWK™ TRAVELLER II does not give alerts
early enough.
• Set the unit to highway mode.
• Make sure the unit is level to the road.
• Make sure the radar window and the top laser receiver are
not obstructed. Move the RADARHAWK™ TRAVELLER II
if necessary.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Radar
Receiver type:
Antenna type:
Detector type:
Frequency operation:
Laser
Receiver type:
Detector type:
Optical sensor:
General
Temperature range:
Power requirements:
Dimensions:
Weight:
Dual conversion superheterodyne
Linear polarized, self-contained
Scanning frequency discriminator
X-band; 10.525 GHz ±50 MHz.
K-band; 24.150 GHz ±100 MHz.
Ka-band (superwide); 34.700 GHz ±1,300 MHz.
Safety radar; 24.100 GHz
Pulsed laser signal receiver
Digital signal processor pulse width
discriminator
Dual convex condenser lens and high speed
photo diode detector
-4°F to 140°F (-20°C to 60°C)
12V to 16V DC, 120 mA, negative ground or
two AA alkaline batteries
1.30˝ H x 3.31˝ W x 4.50˝ L
5.50 ounces with two AA alkaline batteries
Specifications are typical, individual units may vary.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Performance may vary with driving behaviors and driving
environments.
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SERVICE AND REPLACEMENT
If you have questions, missing parts or comments, please call Q3
Innovation’s customer service department at (888) 399-1687 (tollfree within the U.S.) or e-mail to [email protected]
If you wish replacement or repair of a defective product, please
follow these procedures:
1) Obtain a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number by
calling us at (888) 399-1687 (toll-free within the U.S.) or at (319)
334-3412 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (CST) MondayFriday.
We can also be reached by:
• Fax: (319) 334-3421.
• E-mail: [email protected]
• Please note that RMA numbers are valid for 30 days only.
2) Obtain a proof of purchase, such as a mechanical reproduction
of your sales receipt (original receipts cannot be returned).
Proof of purchase must show printed date of purchase, model
number, and place of purchase. If you cannot provide a proof of
purchase, or if the warranty period has ended, the product may
be returned to you without being tested and/or there will be a
charge for replacement of your product.
3) Pack the product securely to prevent damage in transit. Please
send the entire product, including all accessories. Alterations to
the product or its accessories will void your warranty. Include
your proof of purchase and a description of the problem.
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SERVICE AND REPLACEMENT
4) Write the issued RMA number on the outside of your package
and address it to:
Q3 Innovations, LLC.
Attn: Service Center, RMA# [insert the RMA# provided].
2349 Jamestown Ave, Suite 4.
Independence, IA 50644
5) Type or print the name and address where the replacement
should be delivered.
6) Ship prepaid and insured via traceable carrier such as United
Parcel Service (UPS), FedEx Parcel Service, or Priority Mail to
avoid loss in transit.
Once we receive your documents and product, we will repair or
replace the product for you. Please allow two to three weeks from
receipt of your returned product to delivery of your replacement.
RadarHAWK™ Traveller II
QJ3-IFS-11414
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference,
and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
In addition, any changes or modifications to this product, which are not
expressly approved by Q3 Innovations in writing, could void the user’s
authority to operate this product.
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WARRANTY INFORMATION
WARRANTY INFORMATION
LIMITED WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
FOR RADARHAWK™ RADAR/LASER DETECTOR
Model: RadarHAWK™ Traveller II
Q3 Innovations (“Q3I”) manufactures its products from parts and
components that are new or equivalent to new in performance, and
warrants to the original user that this product will be free of defects in
workmanship and materials for one (1) year from the date of purchase.
This warranty does not cover wear and tear due to normal use, or damage
to the product as the result of improper usage, neglect of care, alteration,
accident, or unauthorized repair.
If the product is found by Q3I to be defective, Q3I’s entire liability and
your exclusive remedy for breach of warranty shall be that Q3I will repair
or replace the product and return the product or its replacement to you
at no charge, provided that you ship the product to Q3I at your expense
with a description of the defect and subject to the other conditions of this
warranty. Should the product prove to be irreparable, Q3I may substitute
an equivalent product of the same or similar style and of a value not in
excess of the original purchase price of your instrument.
Q3I warrants the repaired or replacement product to be free from defects
in material and workmanship on the same terms as the product originally
purchased.
This warranty will be void if the products, serial number, or other
identification marks have been defaced, damaged, or removed. This
warranty does not apply to the battery necessary to operate the product.
This warranty is extended to the original retail purchaser only and may not
be transferred or assigned to subsequent owners. In order to validate your
warranty, you must provide proof of purchase acceptable to Q3I together
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WARRANTY INFORMATION
with the product shipped for warranty repair/replacement.
Products returned to Q3I must be pre-authorized by Q3I with an RMA
(return material authorization) number marked on the outside of the
package. Please refer to the Service and Replacement section for Q3
Innovations contact information.
THE FOREGOING WARRANTY IS GIVEN IN LIEU OF AND Q3I
DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS,
EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR IN LAW, WITH RESPECT
TO THIS PRODUCT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, (1) THE
IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND OF FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR (2) THAT USE OF THE PRODUCT
WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED AND ERROR FREE.
Q3I shall have no liability for any indirect or speculative damages
(including, but not limited to, consequential, incidental, and special
damages) relating to the use of or inability to use this product, whether
arising out of contract, negligence, tort, or under any warranty theory,
or for infringement of any other party’s intellectual property rights,
irrespective of whether Q3I had advance notice of the possibility of any
such damages, including, but not limited to, loss of use, revenue, or profit.
In no event shall Q3I’s total liability for all claims regarding the product
exceed the price paid for the product. Q3I neither assumes nor authorizes
anyone to assume for it any other liabilities. Q3I shall have no liability
in the event the user receives a speeding ticket violation while using this
product.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not
apply to you.
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