TABLE OF CONTENTS
You may register this product online at
www.AdaptivTech.com.
Introduction ........................................................................................ 4
Safety Warning .................................................................................. 5
Package Contents .............................................................................. 5
Product Overview .............................................................................. 6
Using the TPX™ System .................................................................... 8
Installation ................................................................................... 8
Wiring the System ................................................................ 8
Power .................................................................................. 8
Visual Alert .......................................................................... 9
Laser Jammer ..................................................................... 10
Aux Out ................................................................................ 10
Mounting the Main Detector Unit ........................................ 11
Detector Unit Operation .............................................................. 12
Power/GPS Datapoint Activation .......................................... 12
City/Highway ........................................................................ 12
Volume and Brightness Control / Radar Detection Activation ... 13
Alert Off ............................................................................... 13
Radar and Laser Signal Detection ........................................ 14
GPS Datapoint Warning ........................................................ 14
Button Backlights ................................................................ 15
Troubleshooting ................................................................................... 15
Maintenance and Care ........................................................................ 18
Service ................................................................................................ 19
Warranty Service ......................................................................... 19
Non-Warranty Service ................................................................ 20
Warranty ............................................................................................. 21
Specifications ..................................................................................... 22
Accessories ........................................................................................ 23
FCC Statement ................................................................................... 23
INTRODUCTION
SAFETY WARNING
Dear TPX™ Motorcycle Radar and Laser Detection System PRO Owner,
When using the TPX™ Motorcycle Radar and Laser Detection System PRO
and its associated components, it is the sole responsibility of the operator
to install all components properly and to ensure that they will not interfere
with safe operation of the vehicle, nor will they cause any personal injury
or damage in the event of an accident. The operator should operate the
vehicle in a safe manner while using the system and its components. Do
not use the system if you find it distracting. Do not use the system if it is
unsafe or dangerous to do so.
Congratulations on your purchase of the TPX™ Motorcycle Radar and
Laser Detection System PRO. This system is the result of customer
feedback and years of research and development by the motorcycleminded engineers who started the company. The unit was designed from
the ground up with the rider in mind every step of the way.
The TPX™ Motorcycle Radar and Laser Detection System PRO is not
cluttered with unnecessary features. Its simple and straight forward
design allows you to focus on your ride instead of fiddling with bells and
whistles.
Warning: Using this system is not a license to
speed! Always ride safely and obey traffic laws.
Our goal is to provide you with the highest quality radar and laser
detectors designed specifically for motorcycles. Enjoy your new TPX™
Motorcycle Radar and Laser Detection System PRO. Enjoy your ride, and
ride safe.
Warning: It is your responsibility to be familiar
with all laws applicable to the possession
and use of radar detectors in your locality.
The manufacturer and retailer assume no
responsibility for any use or application of this
product in violation of any applicable law. Please
check your state and local laws and regulations
before installing this product.
Sincerely,
Adaptiv Technologies
PACKAGE CONTENTS
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TPX™ Detector Unit
TPX™ Visual Alert
TPX™ Visual Alert Double Sided Adhesive Tape
TPX™ Quick Release Plate
TPX™ Wiring Harness
Database Download USB Cable
Cable Ties
Manual
Product Registration Form
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PRODUCT OVERVIEW
PRODUCT OVERVIEW
(CONTINUED)
The TPX™ Motorcycle Radar and Laser Detection System PRO is
designed specifically for motorcycle use. The system detects radar signals
used by traffic enforcement agencies in the United States, including the
X, K, and Ka radar bands, as well as police laser guns. The GPS datapoint
feature will alert you of Red Light Camera (RLC) controlled intersections
and stationary Speed Cameras (SC). It is weather resistant with large, easy
to operate buttons and a bright LCD display. The system comes with the
TPX™ Visual Alert and can also be used with the TPX™ Wireless Headset
(sold separately). An audio output connection is provided for those riders
who choose to use the TPX™ Radar and Laser Detection System PRO
with an existing sound or communication system.
Release Lever
Power and
GPS Datapoint
Activation Button
LCD Display
Figure 1b
Rear Laser Lens
City/Highway Mode
and Volume/Brightness
Mode Button
Volume/Brightness
Increase, GPS
Datapoint Selection,
and Radar Detection
Activation Button
M OD E
BACKLIGHT
Alert Off and
Backlight Toggle
Button
Volume/Brightness
Decrease and GPS
Datapoint Selection
Button
Power Input
Figure 1a
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Front Laser Lens
Radar Lens
Figure 1c
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USING THE TPX™ SYSTEM PRO
INSTALLATION
Wiring the System
Wiring Harness Plug
Warning: Installation of the TPX™ System PRO should be
performed by a qualified technician. Improper installation may
interfere with the safety and proper operation of the product
and/or vehicle.
Power
The TPX™ Detector Unit is powered by the motorcycle’s 12V power source.
If the motorcycle’s power output is not 12V, a voltage adapter is required.
To provide power to the unit, connect the red (+) terminal cable to a switched
power wire on the motorcycle and the black (-) terminal cable to a ground
point. Alternatively, you can also connect the red (+) terminal cable to the
positive (+) terminal of the battery and the black (-) terminal cable to the
negative (-) terminal of the battery. Route the Wiring Harness through the
motorcycle and plug the Wiring Harness Plug into the Wiring Harness Jack on
the Detector Unit as shown in Figure 2.
Warning: Connecting the Wiring Harness directly to the battery
with the Detector Unit connected may drain the battery if the
motorcycle is not operated for an extended period, even with
the Detector Unit turned off. Disconnect the Wiring Harness
Plug if the Detector Unit is not going to be used for an extended
period of time.
Warning: Do not connect Wiring Harness Plug into the Detector
Unit before positive (red) and negative (black) terminal cables
are connected to the bike’s battery.
NOTE: The system is supplied with caps for the Wiring Harness Plug and
the Detector Unit Power Input. When not in use, place the caps over the
connectors to help prevent corrosion.
NOTE: The Wiring Harness is designed with a “c-clip” on the plug. This clip
can be used to secure the plug to the Quick Release Plate post for cable
management purposes.
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Figure 2
Visual Alert
The TPX™ Visual Alert is designed to be mounted on any part of the
motorcycle that can easily be seen by the rider.
There are two mounting options for the Visual Alert.
Option 1: Using Double-Sided Adhesive Tape
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Determine an appropriate location for mounting the Visual Alert. The
best location is one that encompasses the rider’s peripheral field of
view, with the LEDs pointed directly at the rider’s face. The surface
directly above the gauges is an ideal location on most motorcycles.
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Clean the bottom surface of the Visual Alert and the chosen mounting
surface on the motorcycle with mild soap and water or alcohol. Rinse
with water to remove all traces of soap if necessary.
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Once the surfaces are clean and dry, remove one liner of the DoubleSided Adhesive Tape and apply to the bottom surface of the Visual Alert.
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Remove the other liner of the Double-Sided Adhesive Tape and apply
the Visual Alert to the chosen mounting surface on the motorcycle.
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Apply firm pressure and then allow mounted assembly to sit overnight
while tape increases bond strength.
Option 2: Using Cable Ties
If you connect a Bluetooth Transmitter (sold separately) to the “AUX OUT”
port, you will be able to hear the Detector Unit’s audio alerts through
your Bluetooth Headset. Note that some Bluetooth Headsets will only
pair with a single Bluetooth device. Check with your Bluetooth Headset’s
manufacturer about multiple device pairing capabilities.
Mounting the Detector Unit
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Determine an appropriate location for mounting the Visual Alert on the
motorcycle’s handlebar. The best location is one that encompasses the
rider’s peripheral field of view, with the LEDs pointed directly at the
rider’s face.
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Fasten with Cable Ties as shown in Figure 3.
The Detector Unit comes with a Quick Release Plate that is compatible
with any AdaptivMount™ or third party mounts.
To install the Detector Unit, slide the back end of the unit into the front end
of the Quick Release Plate until they lock together as shown in Figure 4a.
Figure 4a
Figure 3
To remove the Detector Unit, pull up on the Release Lever on the bottom of
the Detector Unit and slide the unit off the Quick Release Plate as shown
in Figure 4b.
Connect the Visual Alert into the connector labeled “Visual” as shown in
Figure 3.
Laser Jammer
The TPX™ Laser Jammer System is an optional accessory sold separately.
If you have this accessory, plug it into the connector labeled “Laser” as
shown in Figure 2.
Aux Out
The connector labeled “Aux Out” provides an additional audio output
signal. This audio signal can be utilized with any number of communication
systems. The connector is a 3.5mm female mono jack. Contact your
communication system manufacturer for appropriate adapter device.
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Figure 4b
For optimal performance, the Detector Unit should be mounted horizontal
to the ground and pointing straight ahead. The front and rear of the
Detector Unit should not be obstructed by any metal or opaque plastic
objects (e.g. gauges, fairings, etc.).
Tinted windscreens will not affect performance. However, opaque (e.g.
painted or mirrored) windscreens will negatively affect laser detection
performance.
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DETECTOR UNIT OPERATION
Power / GPS Datapoint Activation
Press and hold the
button on the Detector Unit for two or more
seconds to turn the unit on/off. The Detector Unit will automatically go
through a start-up sequence each time it is turned on.
Press the
button to activate Red Light Camara (RLC ) and Speed
Camera (SC ) GPS Datapoint warnings. When the display is showing RLC,
press the
or
button to activate or deactivate RLC Datapoint
warnings. When the display is showing SC, press the
or
button to activate or deactivate SC Datapoint warnings.
Volume and Brightness Control / Radar Detection Activation
Press and hold the
button for two or more seconds to toggle between
Volume Control (
) and Brightness Control
(
) Modes.
When in Volume Control Mode, the
and
buttons control the volume
on the Detector Unit as well as the optional Wireless Headset.
When in Brightness Control Mode, the
and
buttons control the
brightness of the flashing LEDs on the optional Visual Alert.
Warning: The flashing LEDs in the Visual Alert can be
extremely bright, especially at night time. It can be
distracting and dangerous if you are not familiar with
the brightness level. Before riding with the Visual
Alert, especially at night, take the time to familiarize
yourself with the system in a safe, controlled setting.
If the Detector Unit is connected directly to the battery and is not going
to be used for an extended period of time, disconnect the Wiring Harness
Plug, as the Detector Unit draws a small amount of power from the battery
even in the “off” position.
City/Highway
Press the
button to toggle between Highway (
),
Highway No X (
), Highway No X & K (
),
City (
) and City No X (
), and City No X & K
(
) Modes. These modes are designed to maximize
performance while reducing false alerts.
Highway Mode is recommended when riding on open roadways where
interference with the Detector Unit occurs less frequently.
Highway No X and Highway No X & K Modes are identical to Highway
Mode with the exception that it ignores incoming X and X & K band signals.
City Mode is recommended when riding in residential, industrial, and
business areas where interference is common. In this mode, the Detector
Unit will provide an initial double beep and flash to alert you that it has
detected a signal. It will then remain alert-less until the detected signal
reaches four or more bars in strength. Most false alerts are weak in
strength and this Anti-Annoying™ feature is designed to cut down on the
amount of unnecessary alerts.
The Detector Unit, Visual Alert, and the optional Wireless Headset will retain the
last volume and brightness settings each time the power is reset.
To activate Radar Detection function, press and hold the
button for five or
more seconds to toggle between activation and deactivation. When the Radar
Detection function is deactivated, the display will show your speed in mph (kmh
for International Version).
Alert Off
Press the
(
button to temporarily disable all alerts
).
When activated, the volume on the Detector Unit and the optional Wireless
Headset will be muted, and the LEDs of the Visual Alert will not flash. The alerts
will be turned off for the remainder of the existing detected signal and for any
new signal received within 20 seconds of the button press. The Detector Unit
will automatically turn the alerts back on after this period.
City No X and City No X & K Modes are identical to City Mode with the
exception that it ignores incoming X and X & K band signals.
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In response to the individual targeting nature of police radar guns, any
laser signal detected during this period will override the Alert Off function.
meters) away from a Red Light Camera (RLC) controlled intersection or
Speed Camera (SC ) location registered in our database.
Radar and Laser Signal Detection
Our GPS database is updated monthly. To find the version of the database
installed in the Detector Unit, press the
button until the display
shows “DB-XXXX”. The first two digits indicate the year and the second
two digits indicate the month of the database date. To update the
database in the Detector Unit, go to www.AdaptivTech.com.
When a radar or laser signal is detected, the Detector Unit beeps and
flashes at frequencies according to detected signal strength. Slower beeps
and flashes indicate weak signal detection. Rapid beeps and flashes
indicate strong signal detection. Each radar band or laser signal has its
own distinct beep.
The LCD displays the detected radar band or laser signal and the
corresponding signal strength. There are three distinct radar bands and
one laser band as described below:
X band (
) - The oldest and least common police radar band.
Many automatic door openers and other nuisance signals use this band.
An X band reading has a high probability of being a false alert. This band
is ignored in City No X, City No X & K, Highway No X, and Highway No X &
K Modes. However, a few remaining law enforcement agencies still use
this band.
K band (
) - A common police radar band. There is a slight
chance of this signal being a false alert. This band is ignored in City No X
& K and Highway No X & K Modes.
Ka band (
) - The newest and a common police radar band.
There is a very high chance of this signal originating from a police radar
gun.
Laser (
) - Growing in popularity among police traffic
enforcement. There is a very high chance of this signal originating from a
police laser gun.
GPS Datapoint Warning
Button Backlights
Press and hold the
button for two or more seconds to toggle the
button backlights on/off.
TROUBLESHOOTING
If your TPX™ Detection System PRO is not operating properly, please refer
to the following guide:
Problem
Possible Causes
Possible Solutions
No display or audio on
Detector Unit
Detector Unit not
powered on
Hold down Detector Unit
Power Button for two
seconds
Detector Unit not
properly connected to
power source
Check fuse, replace
with a 250V, 1A fuse if
necessary
Vehicle not turned
on (if connected to a
“switched” power wire)
Check power connections
Make sure that plug is
inserted into Detector
Unit properly
Turn vehicle on
When the GPS Datapoint function is activated (either RLC, SC, or both are
in the “ON” position), the Detector Unit will beep when it is 0.3 miles (500
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TROUBLESHOOTING (CONT’D)
TROUBLESHOOTING (CONT’D)
Problem
Possible Causes
Possible Solutions
Problem
Possible Causes
Possible Solutions
Detector Unit resets
when vehicle goes over
a bump
Poor electrical
connection
Check power
connections
Detector Unit detects
radar or laser signal but
no police in vicinity
Other radar or laser
sources in vicinity
Press Alert Off button
Detector Unit feels very
warm
Normal Operation
The Detector Unit did not
register a signal when
driving past a police
vehicle
Police radar is not
turned on
The Detector Unit
sensitivity appears weak
It is normal for the
Detector Unit to feel
warm
Slow down
The front and/or rear
of the Detector Unit is
obstructed
Increase distance
between radar detectors
in other vehicles
Pinched or damaged
Wiring Harness
Check Wiring Harness
and remove any pinches
Vehicle nearby may be
equipped with blind spot
sensor
Non-radar or laser
detection methods are
being used
The Detector Unit is not
mounted properly
Other radar detectors in
proximity
Detector Unit does not
power on
Check that the Detector
Unit is mounted
horizontal to the ground
Check that the front
and rear of the Detector
Unit are not obstructed
by any metal or opaque
plastic objects
If using the Detector Unit
in an automobile, check
that the detector is not
blocked by windshield
wipers
Malfunction on the
display and/or sound
Logic error
Restore default settings:
Power on Detector
1. Unit
Unplug Wiring
2. Harness Plug from
Detector Unit
While holding down
3. Mode and Alert Off
buttons, plug Wiring
Harness Plug into
Detector Unit
A Special Note About Group Riding:
Under certain group riding circumstances, multiple Detector Units may
interfere with each other resulting in false alerts. If this occurs, increase
following distances or turn off all but one Detector Unit.
If using the Detector
Unit in an automobile,
determine if the vehicle
has an Instaclear®,
ElectriClear®, or solar
reflective windshield,
which may hinder the
detector’s performance
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MAINTENANCE AND CARE
SERVICE
The TPX™ Detector Unit is water resistant. It is designed to withstand
temporary exposure to moisture, such as rain or fog. However, it should
not be exposed to moisture for a prolonged period of time. Do not leave
the Detector Unit out in the rain when not in use. Do not hose the
Detector Unit down. Do not submerge the Detector Unit as this will
void the warranty.
Warranty Service
Remove the Detector Unit from your motorcycle when your motorcycle is
not in operation if it is exposed to an outdoor environment.
Clean the Detector Unit with a damp lint-free cloth only. Do not use any
chemicals as they may attack the plastic.
Dry the Detector Unit with a lint-free cloth after it has been exposed to
moisture.
If you believe that your TPX™ System is not functioning properly please
follow the following procedure:
1. Review the Troubleshooting section.
2. If your problem is not resolved after reviewing the Troubleshooting
section, have your serial number ready and call us at 646-722-0253. We
will try to resolve your problem over the phone.
3. If your System needs to be returned for repair, we will provide you
with a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) Number and a shipping
address. Write the RMA Number on the outside of the shipping box.
Include the following items in your shipment:
a.
b.
c.
The Detector Unit and Wiring Harness
Copy of sales receipt (originals cannot be returned)
Your name, phone number, address, and email address (we promise
not to spam)
All shipment must be sent prepaid by way of a traceable carrier, such
as UPS, FedEx, USPS Priority Mail, etc., and should be insured. Adaptiv
Technologies is not responsible for any loss or damage incurred during
shipping.
Warranty service will only be honored for units purchased from authorized
agents.
Repairs will not be performed on units without a readable serial number.
Please allow 4-8 weeks for the return of the unit.
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Non-Warranty Service
WARRANTY
For all non-warranty service, follow the same procedure described in
the Warranty Service section and include a non-refundable payment of
$75 for basic diagnostics and repair. Do not send cash. If there are any
additional charges, we will notify you before performing the repair.
Adaptiv Technologies, LLC warrants to the original purchaser that the
TPX™ Motorcycle Radar and Laser Detection System will be free of
defects in workmanship and materials for a period of two years from
the date of first consumer purchase. The TPX™ System consists of the
Detector Unit assembly, the Wiring Harness, and the respective parts of
each. Adaptiv Technologies will, at its option, repair or replace a detective
TPX™ Radar and Laser Detection System upon delivery to Adaptiv
Technologies accompanied by the original sales receipt or other proof of
first consumer purchase within the warranty period. You are responsible
for all charges required to ship the product for warranty service, but the
return charges will be at Adaptiv Technologies’ expense if the product
is repaired or replaced under warranty. This warranty gives you specific
rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
EXCLUSIONS: This limited warranty does not apply:
1. To any products sold separately (such as any mount assemblies);
2. To any defects caused by misuse, abuse, accidents, modifications,
negligence, tampering, or unauthorized repair;
3. In the State of Virginia, the District of Columbia, or in any other country
or jurisdiction in which possession of radar detector equipment is
illegal;
4. If the serial number has been altered, defaced, or removed; or
5. To installation of the unit.
ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE LIMITED IN
DURANTION TO THE PERIOD OF THIS WARRANTY*.
* Some states do not allow limitations on the duration of implied warranties 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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SPECIFICATIONS
ACCESSORIES
Radar Frequencies:
North America Version:
10.500 – 10.550 GHz (X Band)
24.050 – 24.250 GHz (K Band)
33.400 – 36.000 GHz (Ka Super Wide Band)
The following parts and accessories are available for purchase. For more
information, go to www.AdaptivTech.com or call us at 866-ADAPTIV
(866-232-7848) or 646-722-0253.
International Version:
23.850 – 24.250 GHz (K Band)
34.000 – 35.120 GHz (Ka Narrow Band)
TPX™ Wireless Headset
TPX™ Visual Alert
TPX™ Replacement Wiring Harness
TPX™ Quick Release Plate
Laser Wavelength:
910 +/- 50 nanometers (nm)
TPX™ Automotive Kit
Wireless RF Transmitter Frequency:
418 MHz
TPX™ Bluetooth Transceiver
Operating Temperature Range:
-20°C to +70°C (-4°F to +158°F)
Dimensions:
4.5” x 2.9” x 1.9”
Weight:
7.5 oz
Power Requirements:
12V DC
Fuse:
1A, 250V
US PATENTS
7,504,983
7,830,298
7,986,256
8,098,184
TPX™ Automotive Dash Mount
TPX™ 12V USB Power Supply
TPX™ Motorcycle Laser Jammer System
AdaptivMount ™
FCC STATEMENT
Safety Precautions
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits
for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These
limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy
and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may
cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on,
the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of
the following measures.
OTHER PATENTS PENDING
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• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio, TV technical for help.
• Only shielded interface cable should be used.
Finally, any changes or modifications to the equipment by the user not
expressly approved by the grantee or manufacturer could void the users
authority to operate such equipment.
PRO
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 of this device.
Caution
Any changes or modifications in construction of this device which are not
expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void
the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
CE Warning
• Changes and modifications not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate
the equipment.
• It is desirable that it be installed and operated with at least 20cm or
more between the radiator and person’s body (excluding extremities:
hands, wrists, feet, and ankles).
Warning: Modifications not approved by Adaptiv
Technologies, LLC may violate FCC rules and
void user’s authority to operate this device.
Adaptiv Technologies, LLC
www.AdaptivTech.com
866-ADAPTIV
(866-232-7848)
646-722-0253
5001-00R1
MOTORCYCLE
RADAR AND LASER
DETECTION SYSTEM
MANUAL