I recently purchased the Escort 8500 x50 from RadarBusters and for the first couple of days it seemed to work without any problems, however now it seems to not function properly.
I'm constantly falsely alerted with random readings and the device will periodically spike X-band, Ka-band and K-band at full level alert and stay that way for around 5-10 minutes or until I reset the device. It doesn't seem to matter where either, it will occur randomly and sporatically. For instance it has occured several times while being parked in my garage, leaving work or driving down the freeway two places of which there were not nor are not any alerts. Since then, my alerts when driving near police cars is very low or non-existent until I get about 30 yards from the source.
Has anyone else had this issue? Is my detector busted and what do y'all recommend? Thanks.
BTW, the detector is direct wire installed to the 12V wire connected to my cigarette adapter. I have the Escort set to monitor via voltage mode to make sure that it's keeping it at a safe level and as per the instruction manual it's keeping it below the maximum value and above the minimum value.