Operating instructions | Cobra Electronics ESD-9160 Radar Detector User Manual

Operating Instructions for Your
Cobra® 10 Band™ Extra Sensory Detection®
RADAR/LASER
DETECTOR
MODEL E S D – 9 1 6 0
Nothing comes close to a Cobra™
RADAR/LASER
DETECTOR
MODEL E S D – 9 1 6 0
Congratulations
You’ve made a smart choice by purchasing the
ESD-9160 radar/laser detector from Cobra.®
Just look at some of the sophisticated features
and capabilities your new unit includes:
12V DC
POWER JACK
ON-OFF/VOLUME
control allows you to
adjust the volume of
the TONE alerts.
SMARTMUTE™
engine RPM-sensing mute
function which reduces
false alerts. Button turns
SmartMute™ on and off.
(Also sets rev point.*)
MUTE button for MANUAL MUTE or
AUTO MUTE of audio alerts.
*Press and hold for 2 seconds to access these secondary functions
• Detects and provides separate alerts for:
radar signals (X, K, and Ka bands, with
signal strength indicated)
laser signals
emergency vehicle safety and strobe
alert signals
VG-2 signals
• 8-POINT COMPASS displays
direction of travel
• LASEREYE® for 360° detection of
laser and strobe signals
• “INSTANT-ON” speed monitoring detection
• TONE ALERTS with adjustable volume
• ULTRABRIGHT™ DATA DISPLAY
is easy-to-read with adjustable brightness
• CITY or HIGHWAY modes to reduce
false alerts
• SAFETY ALERT ® Traffic Warning System
• STROBE ALERT™
• MANUAL MUTE or AUTO MUTE
of audio alerts
• SMARTMUTE™ a mute function which
automatically reduces false alerts by sensing
engine RPMs
• Distinguishes important safety alerts‚ from
other K band signals
• Mounts easily on windshield or dashboard
This booklet describes the simple steps for
mounting and setting up your ESD-9160. It also
provides helpful information about how radar and
laser guns are used and how you can interpret
the alerts you receive.
LASEREYE ® for 360°
detection of laser and
strobe signals.
SPEAKER
CITY button for CITY
or HIGHWAY modes
to reduce false
alerts.(Also used to
calibrate compass.*)
DIM button allows you to adjust the
UltraBright™ Data Display brightness for easy
reading. (Also turns VG-2 Alert ® on and off.*)
ON-OFF/VOLUME control
12V DC POWER JACK
8-point
compass display
X K Ka V/S
radar, VG-2 and
safety/strobe indicators
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N
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S
SmartMute™
indicator
signal strength, laser
and CITY/HIGHWAY
mode indicators
windshield
bracket
mount
Table of Contents
Important Information
Important information about...
Federal Laws, Safety Alert ®/Strobe Alert™, Safe Driving,
Security of Your Vehicle, Customer Support.................................................................................. A1
Installation .................................................................................................................................. 2-4
Operation–Getting Started ............................................................................................................ 5
Operation–Settings ...................................................................................................................... 6-12
Highway/City Mode ................................................................................................................ 6
UltraBright™ Data Display Brightness .......................................................................................... 7
Muting an Alert ...................................................................................................................... 8
Auto Mute Mode .................................................................................................................... 8
SmartMute™............................................................................................................................ 9-11
VG-2 Alert ® Audio Setting ........................................................................................................ 12
Compass ................................................................................................................................ 13
Detection .................................................................................................................................... 14-17
Signals Detected .................................................................................................................... 14
Audio Alerts ............................................................................................................................ 14
Visual Display ........................................................................................................................ 14-16
Instant-On Detection ................................................................................................................ 17
Responding to Alerts ................................................................................................................ 17
Understanding Radar and Laser ...................................................................................................... 18-19
Maintenance and Service .............................................................................................................. 20-21
Limited 1-Year Warranty ................................................................................................................ 22
Specifications .............................................................................................................................. 23
Optional Accessories .................................................................................................................... 24
Order Form .................................................................................................................................. 25
Important information about...
Safe Driving
Federal Laws Governing the Use of
Radar Detectors
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.
It is not against federal law to receive radar
transmissions with your Cobra® radar
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.
Safety Alert® and 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 3M Corporation
Opticom™ or Tomar ® preemption system,
or 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.
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.
Customer Support
In this user's manual, you should find all
the information you need to install and
operate your ESD-9160. If you require
further assistance after reading through
this manual, Cobra® Electronics offers the
following customer support services:
Automated Help Desk is available 24 hours
a day, 7 days a week at 773-889-3087.
Customer Service Operators are available
at 773-889-3087 Monday through Friday,
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. CST.
Questions can be faxed to 773-622-2269.
Automated Technical Assistance is
available 24 hours, 7 days a week via e-mail
at: productinfo@cobra.com
On-line answers to frequently asked questions
can be found at: www.cobra.com.
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I N S TA L L AT I O N
Where to Mount Your Unit
You will get optimum performance from
your ESD-9160 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.
X K
Ka
Radar and laser signals pass through glass
but not through other materials and objects.
Objects that can block or weaken incoming
signals include:
WN
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1. Attach the rubber cups to the bracket.
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.
mirrored sun screens
dark tinting at the top of the
windshield
Windshield mounting
X K
Ka
Windshield Mounting
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windshield wiper blades
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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/S
I N S TA L L AT I O N
2. Make sure the rubber cups and
your windshield are clean.
6. Plug the power cord into the detector.
3. Push the bracket firmly onto
the windshield.
V
/S
WN
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Dashboard mounting
4. Attach the detector to the bracket.
Check the angle of the unit.
The unit's lenses must not be blocked and
the LaserEye® should have a clear view out
the back window to allow 360° detection.
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
sliding it off of the bracket.
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Instaclear for Ford ® is a registered trademark of Ford Motor Company, Inc.
Electriclear for GM ® is a registered trademark of General Motors Corporation.
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O P E R AT I O N • G E T T I N G S TA R T E D
I N S TA L L AT I O N
Dashboard Mounting
1. Place the detector on the dashboard
to find a location where the unit has
a clear, level view of the road. The
angle can NOT be adjusted after
mounting.
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.
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2. You will hear 3 beeps and the letter "h"
will appear in the display indicating that
the power is on.
X K Ka V/S
2. Remove the paper backing from one
side of the hook-and-loop fastener.
3. Attach the pad to the dashboard at
your chosen location and remove the
other paper backing.
1. Turn on the unit and adjust audio
volume by rotating the
ON-OFF/VOLUME CONTROL DIAL
clockwise (away from you).
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NOTE: In some vehicles, power is
supplied to the cigarette lighter even
while the ignition is off. If this is the
case with your vehicle, you should
turn off or unplug your ESD-9160
when parking for lengthy periods.
6. Plug the cigarette lighter adapter on
the power cord into your vehicle's
cigarette lighter.
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O P E R AT I O N • S E T T I N G S
O P E R AT I O N • S E T T I N G S
When changing the settings on your
ESD-9160, please keep in mind:
signals such as microwave towers and
automatic door openers.
UltraBright™ Data
Display Brightness
• Buttons can have multiple functions.
• All settings will be stored in memory
when the power is turned off and recalled
when the power is turned back on.
To change settings, follow the procedure in
the table below, which indicates what you will
see and hear as you complete each step.
The factory setting is Highway mode.
You can choose from three settings for
brightness of the display.
You can cycle through the settings
by repeatedly pushing the DIM button
The factory setting is Bright.
Highway/City Mode
Bright
PRESS AN
DIM BU D RELE
TTO AS
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CITY button
Setting your ESD-9160 to City mode delays
all X band audio alerts until the signal
strength reaches level 3. (A single beep will
sound when the signal is first detected.)
This will reduce false alerts while you are
driving in or near urban areas where there
are many sources for conflicting X band
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D RELEASE
SS AN
PRE IM BUTTON
D
Press and release
SE
Dim
Dark
EA
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PRESS ANDUTTO
B
M
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D
DIM button
Press and release
Procedure
Tone
To change from
Highway mode
to City mode
Press and
release the
CITY button.
1 beep
To change from
City mode back
to Highway
mode
Press and
release the
CITY button
again.
2 beeps
X K Ka V/S
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N
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Visual Display
appears in
the display
appears in
the display
City mode
X K Ka V/S
N
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Highway
mode
Procedure
Tone
Visual Display
To change
the brightness
to Dim
Press and release
the DIM button
once.
1 beep
Display dims
To change
the brightness
to Dark
Press and release
the DIM button
again.
1 beep
Display remains
dim (No visual
alerts will be seen)
To change
the brightness
to Bright
Press and release
the DIM button
a third time.
2 beeps
Display returns
to full brightness
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O P E R AT I O N • S E T T I N G S
O P E R AT I O N • S E T T I N G S
Muting an Alert
Auto Mute Mode
SmartMute™
Your ESD-9160 allows you to quickly turn
off an audio alert by momentarily pressing
the MUTE button. If you press the MUTE
button a second time during the alert, the
audio alert will be turned back on.
Auto Mute will automatically reduce the
audio volume of all alerts after 4 seconds
for as long as the signal is detected.
SmartMute™ is a unique new feature of the
ESD-9160 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, SmartMute™
knows when you are at low speed and
automatically mutes alerts (except for strobe
signals from emergency vehicles).
The factory setting for Auto Mute is ON.
Before SmartMute™ will work, you must
set an activation point for your engine's
revs (see page 11). Whenever the revs are
below that point, SmartMute™ will begin
muting. The activation point will be stored
MUTE button
in memory and recalled each time the power
is turned on.
The factory setting is SmartMute™ OFF.
NOTE: SmartMute™ 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.
SMARTMUTE™ button
Press and release
Press and release
Procedure
Tone
Visual Display
To turn
Auto Mute
off
Press and release
the MUTE button
while no alert
is occurring.
1 beep
none
To turn
Auto Mute
on
Press and release
the MUTE button
again while no
alert is occurring.
2 beeps
none
Procedure
Tone
Visual Display
To turn
SmartMute™
on
Press and release the
SMARTMUTE™
button.
2 beeps
dot appears next to
the large character
on the right
To turn
SmartMute™
off
Press and release the
SMARTMUTE™
button again.
1 beep
none
X K Ka V/S
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3
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O P E R AT I O N • S E T T I N G S
O P E R AT I O N • S E T T I N G S
What to Remember While
Using SmartMute™
SmartMute™ works with both City and
Auto Mute modes.
Whenever your engine revs are below the
activation point, the dot next to the large
character on the right side of the display
will remain lit. Above the activation point,
the dot will blink twice every 2 seconds.
X K Ka V/S
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Setting the SmartMute™
Activation Point
If, for any reason, the unit stops sensing
your engine's revs, SmartMute™ will
indicate an error and automatically turn off.
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.
The rev point must be reset if you use
your ESD-9160 in a different vehicle.
Important: When initially choosing your
SmartMute™ activation point, a setting
of approximately 300 to 600 RPMs above
idle is recommended. You can reset the
activation point at any time to fit your
individual preferences and driving style.
Your ESD-9160 must be installed in your
vehicle.
Caution: Do not attempt to set the rev
point while driving. Your vehicle should
be parked and idling.
1.
2.
SmartMute™ must be turned on.
You will hear a series of beeps as you
follow these steps:
Procedure
Tone
Visual Display
Press and hold the
SMARTMUTE™
button for 2 seconds.
2 beeps
none
Procedure
Tone
Visual Display
Rev your engine to
the level you wish
to set. Rev the engine
slightly above idle
and hold revs steady
for 2 seconds.
none
three bars flash in
succession
1
2
3
3.
10
NOTE: If the unit is unable to
sense usable pulses within three
seconds, SmartMute™ will indicate
an error and automatically turn off.
Tone
1 beep
Visual Display
appears
Procedure
Tone
Visual Display
At the desired rev level,
press and release the
SMARTMUTE™ button.
3 beeps
all three bars flash
three times
NOTE: If you do not set a rev point
within 20 seconds of beginning these
steps, SmartMute™ will indicate an
error and automatically turn off.
Tone
1 beep
Visual Display
appears
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O P E R AT I O N • S E T T I N G S
O P E R AT I O N • S E T T I N G S
VG-2 Alert Audio Setting
Compass
The ESD-9160 is undetectable by police
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 your unit to
sound VG-2 alerts.
Your ESD-9160 includes an internal 8-point
compass that will continuously display your
current direction of travel: N, NE, E, SE, S,
SW, W, or NW.
®
Calibrating the Compass
The factory setting is VG-2 Audio On.
DIM button
Press and hold for 2 seconds
Procedure
Tone
Visual Display
To turn off
VG-2
audio alert
While no signal is
being detected,
press and hold
the DIM button
for two seconds.
1 beep
V/S
will blink
once in
the display
To turn on
VG-2
audio alert
While no signal is
being detected, press
and hold the DIM
button for two
seconds again.
2 beeps
Important: Before using it for the first
time, you must calibrate the compass to
provide accurate indications of direction.
N
Calibration allows the compass electronics to
measure and store information about the
N
magnetic fields generated by your vehicle.
1.
Procedure
Press and hold
the CITY button for
at least 2 seconds.
The compass will remainNaccurately calibrated
as long as your ESD-9160 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
N
compass.
E
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,E the
compassEwill work correctly
again.
S
Tone
Visual Display
directional display
begins flashing
clockwise
1 beep
S
X K Ka V/S
V/S
will blink
twice in
the display.
W
N
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S
W
N
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S
W
W
N
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N
2.
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Procedure
Within 60 seconds,
drive your vehicle in a
circle twice, then press
the CITY button again.
E
S
Tone
Visual Display
directional display
flashes twice,
then shows the
direction of travel
2 beeps
NOTE: If you do not press
the CITY button the second
time within 60 seconds,
compass calibration will
automatically terminate.
Tone
3 beeps
S
W
W
W
W
12
N
E
S
N
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S
Visual Display
directional display
flashes twice, no
direction of travel
is shown
W
W
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N
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S
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S
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DETECTION
DETECTION
Signals Detected
The tables on the following pages show
you the types of signals your ESD-9160
will detect, as well as the visual alerts
it provides for each one.
During laser alerts the letter ”L“ will appear,
instead of the signal strength indication.
X K Ka V/S
W
Radar
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 source. The repeat rate of the tones
gives you useful information about the
signal detected. (See Responding to Alerts,
page 16.)
W
N
E
S
During VG-2 Alert,® Safety Alert® and Strobe
Alert™ the letters ”V/S“ will appear.
X K Ka
V/S
N
W E
S
Laser*
X K Ka V/S
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W
X band radar
K band radar
Ka band radar
X plus signal strength
K plus signal strength
Ka plus signal strength
X K Ka V/S
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N
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S
X K Ka V/S
Type of Signal
Visual Display
LTI 20-20™*
LTI Ultra-Lyte™*
Kustom Signals ProLaser™*
Kustom Signals ProLaser III™*
L
L
L
L
PLEASE NOTE: Beep rate changes with
different laser alerts
Visual Display
An indication of the type of signal
detected will appear in the UltraBright™
Data Display. During X, K and Ka alerts,
a number will also appear, indicating
the strength of the signal detected.
(1 = weakest, 5 = strongest)
Visual Display
N
E
S
X K Ka V/S
Audio Alerts
Type of Signal
4
Strobe Alert™*
X K Ka V/S
Type of Signal
Visual Display
3M Opticom™
or Tomar®
V/S
X K Ka V/S
W
N
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S
W
N
E
S
W
N
E
S
N
E
S
X K Ka V/S
W
N
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S
X K Ka V/S
W
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* your ESD-9160 provides LaserEye® 360° detection of these signals
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DETECTION
Safety Alert ®
DETECTION
Type of Signal
Visual Display
emergency vehicles
road hazards
trains
V/S
V/S
V/S
VG-2 Alert ®
Visual Display
Interceptor VG-2™
V/S
20-20™ and Ultra-Lyte™ are trademarks of Laser
Technology, Inc.
ProLaser™ and ProLaser III™ are trademarks of
Kustom Signals, Inc.
10 Band™, Strobe Alert™ and SmartMute™ are
trademarks of Cobra Electronics Corporation.
W
You should take appropriate
action immediately whenever
an alert is given.
N
E
S
Type of Signal
X K Ka V/S
Instant-On Detection
Your ESD-9160 is designed to detect
instant-on speed monitoring signals, which
can suddenly appear at full strength.
W
X K Ka V/S
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N
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S
Opticom™ is a trademark of 3M Corporation.
Tomar ® is a registered trademark of TOMAR
Electronics, Inc
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
exercise caution
tone instantly begins
repeating rapidly
radar or VG-2 nearby has
been activated suddenly
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
Interceptor VG-2™ is a trademark of TechniSonic
Industries LTD.
Safety Alert ® Traffic Warning System, VG-2 Alert ®
and LaserEye ® are registered trademarks of
Cobra Electronics Corporation.
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U N D E R S TA N D I N G R A D A R & L A S E R
Radar Speed
Monitoring Systems
Three band frequencies have been approved
by the Federal Communications Commission
(FCC) for use by speed monitoring radar
equipment:
X band 10.525 GHz
K band 24.150 GHz
Ka band 33.400-36.00 GHz
Your ESD-9160 detects signals in all three
radar bands.
VG-2
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
ESD-9160, however, is designed to
differentiate between standard K band
and Safety Alert ® signals, and give separate
alerts for each.
Safety Alert® Traffic
Warning System
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.
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
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.
VG-2 is a "detector detector" that works
by detecting low-level signals emitted by
most radar detectors. Your ESD-9160 does
not emit signals that can be detected by
VG-2, but does detect VG-2 signals and
will alert you when a device is in use
near your vehicle.
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U N D E R S TA N D I N G R A D A R & L A S E R
5
Strobe Alert™
LIDAR (laser)
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 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
quickly. 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.
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.
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 ESD-9210.
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 & SERVICE
Maintenance of Your
Radar Detector
Your ESD-9160 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 1-amp
fuse only.)
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Service
You can receive technical assistance with
your unit through one of our customer
support services:
Automated Help Desk is available
24 hours a day, 7 days a week at
773-889-3087.
Customer Service Operators are
available at 773-889-3087 Monday
through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. CST.
Questions can be faxed to
773-622-2269.
Automated Technical Assistance
is available 24 hours, 7 days a week
via e-mail at: productinfo@cobra.com
On-line answers to frequently
asked questions can be found at:
www.cobra.com.
MAINTENANCE & SERVICE
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.
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.
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.
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5. Ship prepaid and insured using a
traceable carrier such as United
Parcel Service (UPS), Federal Express,
or first class mail with delivery
confirmation. Ship to:
Cobra Factory Service
Cobra Electronics Corporation
6500 West Cortland Street
Chicago, IL 60707 USA
6. Please allow 3 to 4 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.
4. Pack the unit securely to prevent
damage during transit. If possible,
use the original packing materials.
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WA R R A N T Y
S P E C I F I C AT I O N S
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QUALITY SEAL
Cobra Electronics Corporation
6500 West Cortland Street, Chicago, Illinois 60707
www.cobra.com
QUALITY SEAL
COBRA ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
warrants that its Cobra® 10 Band™ Radar/Laser
Detectors, and the component parts thereof, will
be free of defects in workmanship and materials
for period of one (1) 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 10 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.
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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.
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
24.230
± 0.010
GHz
Ka band
34.700
± 1.300
GHz
Laser
910
± 50
nm
Strobe
700
± 300
nm
Unit Dimensions & Weight
Dimensions
3"W x 1 1⁄4"H x 4 1⁄4 "D
Weight
140 grams
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. Additional
patents may be listed inside the product or pending.
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ORDER FORM
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
You can find these fine accessories at
your local Cobra® dealer. If you wish,
you can order directly from Cobra.®
Item #
420-030-N-001
420-026-N-001
545-139-N-001
xxx-xxx-N-001
To order by phone
Call 773.889.3087
(Press 1 from the main menu
8 a.m.-6 p.m. M-F CST. )
To order by mail or fax
Please fill out order form on next page,
and mail/fax directly to Cobra.®
Description
Straight 12V Power Cord
Curled 12V Power Cord
Windshield Mounting Bracket
Dual Port Power Adapter
To order online
Go to www.cobra.com and click
“shop Cobra.®”
Tax Table
Illinois residents add 8.75%
Indiana residents add 5%
Michigan residents add 6%
Ohio residents add 5%
Wisconsin residents add 5%
For credit card orders fill out order
form and fax to: 773.622.2269
or call 773.889.3087
(Press 1 from the main menu)
8:00 am - 6:00 pm, M-F, CST.
Windshield Mounting Bracket
Includes suction cups
545-139-N-001
Qty.
Subtotal
(Tax if applicable)
Shipping/handling
Total
Prices subject to change without notice.
Straight 12V DC Power Cord
Includes plug and fuse
420-030-N-001
Cost Ea.
Amount
$4.00
To order online,
please visit our website at:
www.cobra.com
and click “shop Cobra®”
Make check or money order
payable to:
Cobra Electronics
6500 West Cortland Street
Chicago, IL 60707 USA
Attn: Accessories Dept.
Please print clearly
Name
Address (No P.O. Box)
City
State
Zip
Telephone (
Dual Port Power Adapter
Includes adjustable plug (upto 90˚)
and fuse xxx-xxx-N-001
Curled 12V DC Power Cord
Includes plug and fuse
420-026-N-001
)
Credit Card No.
Circle One: Visa
Exp. Date
MasterCard
Discover
Customer Signature
Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery. Offer valid in Continental U.S. only.
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The Cobra® line of quality products includes:
CB radios
®
microTALK radios
Radar/Laser Detectors
®
Safety Alert
Traffic Warning Systems
Accessories
HighGear™ Accessories
For more information or
to order any of our products,
please visit our website:
www.cobra.com
Click “shop Cobra®”
Nothing comes close to a Cobra™
Printed in Korea
Part No. 480-016-P
©2002 Cobra Electronics Corporation
6500 West Cortland Street
Chicago, IL 60707 USA
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