Thread: How many volts do you get

1. How many volts do you get

How many volts does your escort tell you you're getting to your RD? I wonder if I am getting the.. "correct" amount?

I get 11.6 with the car battery on only.
Then 13.9 with the engine also on.

Im guessing you need 21 or so?

2. Re: How many volts do you get

Originally Posted by maskellxx
How many volts does your escort tell you you're getting to your RD? I wonder if I am getting the.. "correct" amount?

I get 11.6 with the car battery on only.
Then 13.9 with the engine also on.

Im guessing you need 21 or so?
^ I assume you mean 12 (twelve) Volts, correct ?

Yes, that's typically the case. These detectors are designed to work at 12 V, DC.

Your readings are within what's normally expected for passenger vehicles with a good charging system.

3. i get around 13 at idle, 14.5 while moving, and 12 with engine off on my rx65

same reading on my battery terminal volt meter

4. K cool, sounds good.
Yes I meant 12 lol.

P.s I am LOVING my x50. Got 4 or 5 cops today. K, Ka, and one laser.
One was a good mile or so away. I gotta get some vids!

5. Mine reads about 11.6 to 11.9 when my car is off, and around 13.8 to 14.3 when car is idling. They must not be very accurate, I can't imagine my batt voltage goes down that low when my car is off. :shock:

6. 11.5 OFF

13.5-14 switched

operating off batery direct via SPDT Relay on deck remote power...... lead also powers all aftermarket intrnal lighting, the fog lights, the G-Meter, the RD, and the Amp remote itself........ 12 Ga., so not too bad i'd say, considering all that load off a 12 gauge cable wired to the battery

7. 14.1 on both cars. It's very accurate as I have had multiple X50's and it's always the same.

-Obsidian-

8. Originally Posted by ND4SP
Mine reads about 11.6 to 11.9 when my car is off, and around 13.8 to 14.3 when car is idling. They must not be very accurate, I can't imagine my batt voltage goes down that low when my car is off. :shock:
^ Those look about right, actually.

Yes, when your vehicle is off, depending on exactly the conditions as well as what accessories are still active, you are in active discharge.

The x50s values are decently accurate, it reads very close to what I see on my AutoMeter Sport Comp II voltmeter, as well as corresponds closely with my OBD-II -based multimeter (GReddy Informeter).

9. It can depend on which circuit it is wired thru, or if your lighter has a weak ground. When I used the stock lighter in my car, I was getting low readings (11.5 or lower w/engine off, only 13.3 or so w/engine running). I actually thought I was having a charging problem, but when I got an actual voltmeter and checked directly at the battery terminals, all was normal. On a hunch, I hard wired my rd directly into the fuse panel, and the readings on the rd were more realistic (12.5 w/engine off, 14.5 w/engine running). Just a thought.

10. ^^ that cant be right......... because as far as I know if the engine is off the alternator is still, thus its only operating on batteries, and if the battery is discharging I'm pretty sure it can NOT generate any more than 12V on its own

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