Cobra Electronics Pro 9380 Radar Detector User Manual

Operating Instructions
11 BAND™
HIGH-PERFORMANCE
RADAR/LASER DETECTOR
WITH XTREME RANGE
SUPERHETERODYNE™
TECHNOLOGY
PRO 9380
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Printed in China
Part No. 480-132-P
English
Introduction
Important Information And
Customer Assistance
Important Information
Federal Laws Governing The Use Of Radar Detectors
It is not against federal law to receive radar transmissions with your Cobra radar/
laser detector. The Communications Act of 1924 guarantees your right to receive
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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Safety 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
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.
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 Assistance
Customer Assistance
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Should you encounter any problems with this product, or not understand its many features,
please refer to this owner’s manual. If you require further assistance after reading this
manual, Cobra Electronics offers the following customer assistance services:
For Assistance In The U.S.A.
Automated Help Desk English only. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 773-889-3087 (phone).
Customer Assistance Operators English and Spanish. 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. CT
Mon. through Fri. (except holidays) 773-889-3087 (phone).
Questions English and Spanish. Faxes can be received at 773-622-2269 (fax).
Technical Assistance English only. www.cobra.com (on-line: Frequently Asked
Questions). English and Spanish. productinfo@cobra.com (e-mail).
For Assistance Outside The U.S.A.
Contact Your Local Dealer
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©2004 Cobra Electronics Corporation
6500 West Cortland Street
Chicago, Illinois 60707 USA
www.cobra.com
Controls, Indicators
And Connections
Introduction
Controls, Indicators And Connections
Windshield Bracket
Release Button
Display And Product Features
Introduction
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Display
Windshield
Bracket Mount
X K Ka V S
LaserEye
For 360° detection of
laser and strobe signals.
Speaker
City Button
For City or Highway
modes to reduce
false alerts.
12V DC
Power Jack
On-Off/
Volume
Control
Allows you
to adjust the
volume of the
tone alerts.
IntelliMute
Button
Engine RPM
sensing mute
function which
reduces false
alerts. Button
turns IntelliMute
On and Off.
(Also enters
IntelliMute
setting mode.*)
Dim Button
Allows you to adjust the
UltraBright Data Display
brightness for easy reading.
(Also turns VG-2 and Spectre 1
alerts On and Off.*)
Mute Button
For manual mute
or auto mute of
audio alerts.
WARNING
* Press and hold for two (2) seconds
to access these functions.
A2 English
Modifications or parts substitutions not approved
by Cobra Electronics Corporation may violate
FCC Rules and void your authority to operate
this equipment.
Introduction
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Introduction
Important Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A1
Customer Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A1
Controls, Indicators And Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A2
Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A3
Product Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A3
Signal Strength, Laser And City/
Highway Mode Indicators
Signal Strength 1 (weakest) to 5 (strongest)
L
IntelliMute
Indicator
Radar, VG-2, Spectre 1,
Safety And Strobe Indicators
NOTE: In This Manual
When steady,
X K Ka V S
the display will
be shown:
c
When blinking,
the display will
be shown:
c
X K Ka V S
Product Features
Your Detector
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Highway/City Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
UltraBright Data Display Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Muting An Alert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Auto Mute Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
IntelliMute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
VG-2 And Spectre 1 Alert Audio Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Detection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Signals Detected . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Audio Alerts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Visual Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Instant-On Detection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Responding To Alerts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Understanding Radar And Laser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
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Congratulations! You’ve made a smart choice by purchasing the PRO 9380
high performance radar/laser detector from Cobra. Just look at some of the
sophisticated features and capabilities your new unit includes:
Xtreme Range
UltraBright Data Display
Superheterodyne Technology
Easy-to-read with adjustable brightness
With super-fast sweep circuitry,
City Or Highway
XRS provides extra detection range
Modes to reduce false alerts
and the best possible advance warning
Safety Alert
to even the fastest radar guns
Traffic warning system distinguishes
Detection And Separate Alerts For:
important safety alerts from other
Radar signals (X, K and Ka bands,
K band signals
with signal strength indicated),
Strobe Alert
laser signals, Safety Alert signals,
Emergency vehicle warning system
Strobe Alert signals, VG-2 signals,
Manual Mute Or Auto Mute
Spectre 1 signals
A mute function of audio alerts
LaserEye
IntelliMute
For 360° detection of laser and
A mute function which
strobe signals
automatically reduces false
Instant-On Ready
alerts by sensing engine RPMs
Detects radar guns with “instant-on”
Mounting
(very fast) speed monitoring capabilities
Mounts easily on windshield
Tone Alerts
or dashboard
With adjustable volume
This booklet describes the simple steps for mounting and setting up your detector.
It also provides helpful information about how radar and laser guns are used and
how you can interpret the alerts you receive.
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Table Of Contents
Warranty
Limited 1-Year Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Customer Assistance
Product Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Trademark Acknowledgement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Optional Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Order Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
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Your Detector
Installation
Your Detector
Installation
Where To Mount Your Unit
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You will get optimum performance from your detector if you Mount it at a
point approximately in the center of the vehicle, as low as possible on the
front windshield without obstructing the unit’s view of the road either to
the front or rear. You can also mount it directly on the dashboard.
Windshield Mounting
Dashboard Mounting
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.
The unit’s lens must not be blocked and the LaserEye should have a clear view
out the back window to allow 360° detection.
The LaserEye Should Have A Clear View
4. Attach the detector to
the bracket. Check the
angle of the unit.
5. To adjust the angle if
necessary, gently push or
pull on the bracket to bend
it. DO NOT use the detector
to bend the bracket.
6. Plug the power cord
into the detector.
Radar and laser signals pass through glass but not through other materials
and objects. Objects that can block or weaken incoming signals include:
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Windshield wiper blades
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Mirrored sun screens
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Dark tinting at the top of the windshield
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Heated windshields currently available on some vehicles
(Instaclear for Ford, Electriclear for GM.) Consult your dealer
to see if you have this option.
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7. Plug the cigarette lighter
adapter on the power
cord into your vehicle’s
cigarette lighter.
8. You can temporarily remove the detector whenever you
wish by pressing the bracket release button and sliding
it off the bracket.
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Your Detector
Installation
Getting Started
Your Detector
Getting Started
Dashboard Mounting
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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.
X K Ka V S
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6. Plug the power cord
into the detector.
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To Turn On The Unit And Adjust The Audio Volume
Rotate the On-Off/
Volume control
clockwise (away
from you).
4. Attach the detector to the
hook-and-loop fastener.
You can remove and
reattach the unit as
often as you like.
On-Off/
Volume Control
Rotate clockwise
(away from you)
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3. Attach the pad to the
dashboard at your chosen
location and remove the
other paper backing.
Power On
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2. Remove the paper backing
from one (1) side of the
hook-and-loop fastener.
Tone
Visual Display
Three (3) beeps
appears in the display
indicating that the power
is On.
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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 detector when
parking for lengthy periods.
7. Plug the cigarette lighter
adapter on the power
cord into your vehicle’s
cigarette lighter.
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Settings
Your Detector
Settings
Your Detector
Settings
When changing the Settings on your detector, please keep in mind:
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Buttons can have multiple functions.
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All settings will be stored in memory when the power is
turned Off and recalled when the power is turned back On.
Highway/City Mode
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UltraBright Data Display Brightness
You can choose from three (3) settings for Brightness of the display.
You can cycle through the settings by repeatedly pushing the Dim button.
The factory setting is Bright.
Bright
Setting your detector 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 signals such as microwave towers and automatic door openers.
Press and
Dark release Dim
button
Dim
To change settings, follow the procedure listed below, which indicates
what you will see and hear as you complete each step. The factory setting
is Highway mode.
Dim Button
Press and
release
To Change The Brightness To Dim
Highway Mode
X K Ka V S
Press and release
the Dim button
once.
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Tone
Visual Display
One (1) beep
Display dims
City Mode
To Change The Brightness To Dark
X K Ka V S
c
Press and release
the Dim button
again.
City Button
Press and release
Tone
Visual Display
One (1) beep
Display remains dim
(no visual alerts will be seen)
To Change From Highway Mode To City Mode
Press and release
the City button.
Tone
Visual Display
To Change The Brightness To Bright
One (1) beep
c appears in the display
Press and release
the Dim button a
third time.
Tone
Visual Display
Two (2) beeps
Display returns
to full brightness
To Change From City Mode back To Highway Mode
Press and release
the City button again.
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Tone
Visual Display
Two (2) beeps
h appears in the display
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Your Detector
Settings
Settings
Your Detector
Muting An Alert
IntelliMute
Your detector 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.
IntelliMute is a unique new feature that allows you to avoid alerts you
don’t need to hear because you are stopped or moving slowly. By sensing
the “revs” (RPMs) of your engine, IntelliMute knows when you are at low
speed and automatically mutes alerts (except for strobe signals from
emergency vehicles).
Auto Mute Mode
Auto Mute will automatically reduce the audio volume of all alerts
after four (4) seconds for as long as the signal is detected. The factory
setting for Auto Mute is On.
Before IntelliMute will work, you must set an activation point for your engine’s
revs (see page 11). Whenever the revs are below that point, IntelliMute will
begin muting. The activation point will be stored in memory and recalled
each time the power is turned On. The factory setting is IntelliMute Off.
NOTE
IntelliMute may not work with some vehicles because it cannot sense
the engine’s revs. In such cases, you can reduce unwanted audio alerts
by using Auto Mute and City mode when appropriate.
Mute Button
Press and release
IntelliMute On
X K Ka V S
c
IntelliMute
Button
Press and
release
To Turn Auto Mute Off
Press and release
the Mute button
while no alert
is occurring.
Tone
Visual Display
One (1) beep
None
To Turn IntelliMute On
Press and release
the IntelliMute
button.
To Turn Auto Mute On
Press and release
the Mute button
again while no
alert is occurring.
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Tone
Visual Display
Two (2) beeps
None
Tone
Visual Display
Two (2) beeps
Dot appears next to the large
character on the right
To Turn IntelliMute Off
Press and release
the IntelliMute
button again.
Tone
Visual Display
One (1) beep
None
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Settings
Your Detector
Your Detector
What To Remember While Using IntelliMute
IntelliMute 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 two (2) seconds.
Below Activation Point
X K Ka V S
L
Above Activation Point
X K Ka V S
L
If, for any reason, the unit stops sensing your engine’s revs,
IntelliMute 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.
NOTE
The rev point must be reset if you use your detector in a different vehicle.
NOTE
When initially choosing your IntelliMute activation point, a setting
of approximately 300 to 600 RPMs above idle is recommended.
You can reset the activation point at any time to fit your individual
preferences and driving style.
Setting The IntelliMute Activation Point
Your detector must be installed in your vehicle.
CAUTION
Do not attempt to set the rev point while driving.
Your vehicle should be parked and idling.
Settings
IntelliMute Button
Press and hold for
two (2) seconds
To Set The IntelliMute Activation Point
Press and hold
the IntelliMute
button for two
(2) seconds.
Tone
Visual Display
Two (2) beeps
None
Rev your engine to
None
the level you wish
to set (recommend
slightly above idle)
and hold revs steady
for two (2) seconds.
Three (3) bars will
flash in succession
At the desired
rev level, press
and release the
IntelliMute
button.
All three (3) bars flash
three (3) times
1
Three (3) beeps
2
1
3
2
3
NOTE
If the unit is unable to sense usable pulses within three (3)
seconds or if you do not set a rev point within 20 seconds
of beginning these steps, IntelliMute will indicate an error
and automatically turn Off.
Tone
Visual Display
Four (4) beeps
E appears
X K Ka V S
E
IntelliMute must be turned On before setting the activation point.
You will hear a series of beeps as you follow the steps on page 11.
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Settings
Your Detector
VG-2 And Spectre 1 Alert Audio Settings
The detector is undetectable by police VG-2 and Spectre 1 radar detector
detectors 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 show VG-2 and Spectre 1 alerts.
The factory setting is VG-2 and Spectre 1 alert On.
Detection
Signals Detected
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The tables on the following pages show you the types of Signals your
detector will detect, as well as the visual alerts it provides for each of them.
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 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 on page 16.)
On/Off Indicator
X K Ka V S
Detection
Your Detector
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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)
Dim Button
Press and hold for
two (2) seconds
X Signal Detected
K Signal Detected
Ka Signal Detected
To Turn VG-2 And Spectre 1 Alerts Off
While no signal
is being detected,
press and hold
the Dim button for
two (2) seconds.
Tone
Visual Display
One (1) beep
V will blink once
in the display
X K Ka V S
2
X K Ka V S
3
X K Ka V S
5
During laser alerts the letter L will appear, instead of the signal strength indication.
Laser Signal Detected
X K Ka V S
L
To Turn VG-2 And Spectre 1 Alerts On
While no signal
is being detected,
press and hold
the Dim button
for two (2)
seconds again.
Tone
Visual Display
Two (2) beeps
V will blink twice
During VG-2 or Spectre 1 alerts, the letter V will appear. It will be steady
during VG-2 and blink during Spectre 1.
in the display
VG-2 Alert Signal Detected
X K Ka V S
c
Spectre 1 Alert Signal Detected
X K Ka V S
c
During Safety Alert and Strobe Alert the letter S will appear. It will be
steady during a Safety Alert and will blink during a Strobe Alert.
Safety Alert Signal Detected
X K Ka V S
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c
Strobe Alert Signal Detected
X K Ka V S
c
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Your Detector
Detection
Your Detector
Radar Signals And Visual Displays
Detection
Strobe Alert Signals And Visual Displays
Type of Signal
Visual Display
X Band Radar
X and Signal Strength
K Band Radar
K and Signal Strength
* Your detector provides 360˚ detection of this signal.
Ka Band Radar
Ka and Signal Strength
Strobe Alert Signal Detected
X Signal Detected
K Signal Detected
Type of Signal
Visual Display
3M Opticom or Tomar*
S Blinks
Ka Signal Detected
X K Ka V S
X K Ka V S
2
X K Ka V S
3
X K Ka V S
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Safety Alert Signals And Visual Displays
Type of Signal
Visual Display
Emergency Vehicles
S is Steady
Visual Display
Road Hazards
S is Steady
L is Steady
L is Steady
L is Steady
L is Steady
Trains
S is Steady
Laser Signals And Visual Displays
Type of Signal
LTI 20-20*
LTI Ultra-Lyte*
Kustom Signals ProLaser*
Kustom Signals ProLaser III*
Safety Alert Signal Detected
X K Ka V S
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* Your detector provides 360˚ detection of these signals.
Laser Signal Detected
X K Ka V S
L
NOTE
Beep rate changes with different laser alerts.
NOTE
There are different tones for each Safety Alert.
VG-2 And Spectre 1 Alert Signals And Visual Displays
Type of Signal
Visual Display
Interceptor VG-2
V is Steady
Spectre 1
V Blinks
VG-2 Alert Signal Detected
X K Ka V S
c
Spectre 1 Alert Signal Detected
X K Ka V S
c
NOTE
There are different tones for each alert.
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Your Detector
Detection
Your Detector
Instant-On Detection
Your detector is designed to detect Instant-On speed monitoring signals,
which can suddenly appear at full strength.
NOTE
You should take appropriate action
immediately whenever an instant-on alert is given.
Responding To Alerts
Description
Interpretation
Recommended
Response
Tone repeats slowly at
first, then speeds up
rapidly.
Probably police radar
FULL ALERT
Tone sounds one (1)
time only.
Probably a false alarm,
but possibly pulsed radar,
VG-2, or Spectre 1 nearby
Exercise caution
Tone instantly begins
repeating rapidly.
Radar, VG-2, or Spectre 1
nearby has been activated
suddenly
FULL ALERT
Understanding Radar And Laser
Radar Speed Monitoring Systems
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Three (3) 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 detector detects signals in all three (3) radar bands.
VG-2 And Spectre 1
VG-2 and Spectre 1 are “detector detectors” that work by detecting low-level
signals emitted by most radar detectors. Your detector does not emit signals
that can be detected by VG-2 or Spectre 1, but does detect VG-2 and Spectre 1
signals and will alert you when a device is in use near your vehicle, if you
so choose.
Safety Alert Traffic Warning System
Tone repeats slowly as you Probably police
approach a hill or bridge,
radar beyond the
then speeds up sharply as hill or bridge
you reach it.
FULL ALERT
Tone repeats slowly
for a short period.
Probably a false alarm
Exercise caution
Any type of laser alert.
Laser alerts are
never false alarms
FULL ALERT
Any Safety Alert
or Strobe Alert.
You are nearing an
emergency vehicle,
railroad crossing,
or road hazard
(construction,
accident, etc.)
Exercise caution
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Understanding Radar And Laser
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
Strobe Alert
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.
Your Detector
Maintenance
Maintenance
Maintenance Of Your Radar Detector
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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:
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Make sure the power cord is properly connected.
■
Make sure the socket of your vehicle’s cigarette lighter
is clean and free of corrosion.
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.
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.)
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.
LIDAR operates much like radar. Its signal spreads out like a radar
signal, though not as widely. Unlike radar, LIDAR must have a clear
line of sight to its target vehicle throughout the entire measurement
interval. Obstructions such as sign posts, utility poles, tree branches,
etc., will prevent valid speed measurement.
Some common questions about LIDAR include:
■ Does weather have any affect on LIDAR?
Yes. Rain, snow, smoke, fog, or airborne dust particles will reduce the
effective range of LIDAR and can, if dense enough, prevent its operation.
■
Can LIDAR operate through glass?
Yes. Newer LIDAR guns can obtain readings through most types of glass.
However, the laser pulse also can be received through glass to trigger
an alarm by your detector.
■
Can LIDAR operate while in motion?
No. Because LIDAR operates by line of sight, the person using it cannot
drive the vehicle, aim and operate the gun all at the same time.
■
Is LIDAR legal to use?
Yes. It is legal in all 50 states.
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Your Detector
Specifications
Warranty
Specifications
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Band And Frequencies
Band
Frequencies
X Band
10.525
± 0.050
GHz
K Band
24.125
± 0.125
GHz
Safety Alert
Traffic Warning
System
24.070
± 0.010
GHz
24.110
± 0.010
GHz
24.190
± 0.010
GHz
GHz
24.230
± 0.010
Ka Band
34.700
± 1.300
GHz
Laser
910
± 50
nm
Strobe
700
± 300
nm
Warranty
Limited 1-Year Warranty
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For Products Purchased In The U.S.A.
Cobra Electronics Corporation warrants that its Cobra 11 Band Radar/Laser
Detectors, and the component parts thereof, will be free of defects in
workmanship and materials for period of one (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 11 Band
Radar/Laser Detectors, products or component parts upon delivery to the
Cobra Factory Service Department, accompanied by proof of the date of first
consumer purchase, such as a duplicated copy of a sales receipt.
You must pay any initial shipping charges required to ship the product for
warranty service, but the return charges will be at Cobra’s expense, if the
product is repaired or replaced under warranty.
This warranty gives you specific rights, and you may also have other rights
which vary from state to state.
Unit Dimensions And Weight
Dimensions* (H x W x D)
Weight*
11⁄3" x 23⁄4" x 41⁄3"
4.83 oz.
(34 mm x 70 mm x 110 mm)
(137 g)
* Dimensions and weight measurements are approximate.
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.
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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Customer Assistance
Product Service
Product Service
If you have any questions about operation or installing your new
Cobra product, or if you are missing parts…
Customer Assistance
•
Please call Cobra first! DO NOT RETURN THIS PRODUCT
TO THE STORE! See customer assistance on page A1.
Trademark Acknowledgement
Trademark Acknowledgement
Cobra, 6 Band, DigiView, Extra Sensory Detection, HighGear, microTALK,
LaserEye, Safety Alert Traffic Warning System, Strobe Alert, VG-2 Alert
and Nothing comes close to a Cobra are registered trademarks of
Cobra Electronics Corporation.
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.
Cobra Electronics Corporation, 11 Band, EasySet, IntelliMute, IntelliShield,
Road Ready, SmartPower, Spectre Alert, UltraBright, Voice Alert and Xtreme
Range Superheterodyne are trademarks of Cobra Electronics Corporation.
If you are asked to send your unit to the Cobra factory, please follow
these steps:
Opticom is a trademark of 3M Corporation. Instaclear for Ford is a
registered trademark of Ford Motor Company, Inc. Electriclear for GM
is a registered trademark of General Motors Corporation. 20-20 and
Ultra-Lyte are trademarks of Laser Technology, Inc. ProLaser and
ProLaser III are trademarks of Kustom Signals, Inc. Bee III and Pop
are a trademarks of MPH Industries. Spectre is a trademark of Stalcar.
Interceptor VG-2 is a trademark of TechniSonic Industries LTD.
Tomar is a registered trademark of TOMAR Electronics, Inc.
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.
4. Pack the unit securely to prevent damage during transit. If possible,
use the original packing materials.
5. Ship prepaid and insured using a traceable carrier such as United Parcel
Service (UPS), Federal Express, or Priority mail with delivery confirmation.
Ship to: Cobra Factory Service, Cobra Electronics Corporation, 6500 West
Cortland Street, Chicago, IL 60707 U.S.A.
6. Please allow three (3) to four (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.
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Customer Assistance
Optional Accessories
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.
Customer Assistance
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Order Form
Order Form
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Name
Address (No P.O. Boxes)
City
State/Province
Zip
Country
Telephone
Credit Card Number
Type: ❒ Visa ❒ MasterCard ❒ Discover
Exp. Date
Customer Signature
Straight 12V DC Power Cord
Windshield Mounting Bracket
Includes plug and fuse
Item # 420-030-N-001
Includes suction cups
Item # 545-139-N-001
Item #
Description
420-030-N-001
420-026-N-001
545-139-N-001
CLP-2B
Straight 12V Power Cord
Coiled 12V Power Cord
Windshield Mounting Bracket
Dual Port Power Adapter
U.S. Cost Each
Qty
Amount
U.S. Subtotal
Amount Shipping/Handling* Tax Table
Wisconsin add 5%
$10.00 or less . . . . . $3.00
(Tax if Applicable)
Indiana, Michigan,
$10.01-$25.00 . . . . . $5.50
Ohio add 6%
$25.01-$50.00 . . . . . $7.50
California add 7.25%
Shipping/Handling
Illinois add 8.75%
$50.01-$90.00 . . . . $10.50
Total
$90.01-$130.00 . . . $13.50 *For AK, HI and PR add additional $26.95 for FedEx Next Day or
$10.95 for FedEx 2nd Day. Excludes weekends and holidays shipments.
$130.01-$200.00 . . $16.50
Please allow two (2) to three (3) weeks for delivery in the U.S.A.
$200.01 plus . . . . . 10% of
purchase
Prices subject to change without notice.
Ordering From U.S.A.
Call 773-889-3087 for pricing or visit www.cobra.com.
Coiled 12V DC Power Cord
Dual Port Power Adapter
Includes plug and fuse
Item # 420-026-N-001
Includes adjustable plug
(up to 90˚) and fuse
Item # CLP-2B
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For Credit Card Orders
Complete and return this order form to fax number 773-622-2269. Or call 773-889-3087
[Press one (1) from the main menu] 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. CT, 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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The Cobra line of quality products includes:
CB Radios
microTALK® Radios
Radar/Laser Detectors
Safety Alert® Traffic Warning Systems
Accessories
GPS (Global Positioning System)
HighGear® Accessories
CobraMarine™ VHF Radios
Power Inverters
For more information or to
order any of our products,
please visit our website:
www.cobra.com
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