yes or no?
yes or no?
Yes sir ee bob.
mines hardwired into the cigarette lighter thats connected directly to the battery...so if i want to save gas or whatever i can use my RD without having to turn the car on or put the keys in or what have u
I have my X50 Hardwired into the Cig Fuse but for some reason Volkswagen decided to keep most of it's fuses hot all the time. I guess this is so the passenger can listen to the radio even when there are no keys in the ignition.
I have mine hardwired to the maplights, since that was the closest powersource available.. Have the unit top left of the rear view mirror. It's as power even with ignition off. I try to remember to shut it off, but most of the time I forget
Yes, mine comes on when I start the car. I've got my Bel on the visor clip and I have it hardwired to the battery. I've got a relay inbetween tapped into the cigarette (which comes on with the ignition). I know I could have just tapped the radar into the cig, but I occasionally run other powerful things from the cigarette lighter and it would sometimes blow a fuse on start up.
Mine is hardwired in conjunction with a 528t pulse relay that goes to ground 15sec after the car is started. Avoids voltage spike at startup.
^^ sane here but i used a simple timer circuit i built... so yes and no it doesnt come on as soon as the key is turned but it does come on whenever the car is running
Mine is hardwired to a tap in the rear view mirror which is active when the ignition is active (C6 Corvette).
All this worry about having the RD wired to a circuit that is active when starting the car is misplaced. There are many things in a car that can cause voltage undershoots and overshoots. Any design engineer who works on car electronics understands this and provides sufficient transient protection which these days is very, very inexpensive. This is a primary design criteria for any car mounted device be it RD's, radios etc. If transient protection is not provided the device will fail sooner or later with the attendant warrentee problems and great customer dissatisfaction. In addition items designed for the consumer market have to be able to survive all kinds poor wiring practices as the average consumer doesn't have a clue about electronics and won't read the instruction manual.
This is not idle speculation on my part, been there done that many times as a design engineer. BTW passenger cars are really easy compared to installing electronics in a race car with a magneto or high powered CD ignition, line locks, trans brakes , 2.5 hp starter motors etc..
And the Belscorts do have a low/high volt warning circuit...
When I first got my STI would plug it in after starting the car, already powered on. One day it got stuck in a weird Ka false sequence. After that I did it turning on after starting and no problems. Related I can't say.
However if it was a significant problem, the Belscorts wouldn't allow you to turn them on with the key -> the detectors are designed to "remember" if they are turned on or off, and when power is reapplied they come back. If it was a problem, when power was interrupted they would need to be turned on manually.