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    Default magnet base under X50....

    I have just purchased this mounting system for my motorcycle and am worried about the magnets affecting the operation or otherwise damaging the radar detector:



    There is a thin piece of metal with a sticky tape on it that you stick to the bottom of the radar detector, it fits on a base made of plastic with an indent to accomodate the metal sticker. Under the plastic plate are two round magnets....
    Does anyone know if it will hurt the detector to use it this way?

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    I dont know if the plastic base is a magnetic shield , but it can be dangerous for your RD, magnets are known to damage electronics. I recommend you to check in the manual or on the box of your mounting system to see if the plastic base is a magnetic shield.

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    Let us now what you find out

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    Just to be safe avoid using the magnet if at all possibly. I would probably use two or more thick heavy duty black rubber bands to secure the unit to the mount. Some rubber between the detector and the metal mount would increase traction so the detector would not slide around. This method would probably also hold the detector in place much more securely too. It may look a little ghetto up close but would be hard to see from a distance.

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    maybe you could find a clap that will tighten over top and u can hand tighten it with wing nuts ,and have a small peice of plastic in the front and back to hold it tight....

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    i have the exact same mount; remove the magnets and get you some heavey duty velcro. it holds very well.

    gw

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    My take is......magnets around Electronic devices....Bad Idea.... :idea:

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    Default Escort Antenna Replacement

    I had my Escort X50 mounted with the same mount.

    This may or may not be related to the magnetic base, but I just picked the detector up from Escort where they had to do an antenna replacement. I haven't decided whether I'm going to switch to velcro yet. I really like the clean look/function of the magnetic base. One failure coud very well be a random occurence. If I used the magnetic base again and had another failure then I would feel more sure that there is a correlation.

    The unit is still under warranty, so I think I might try again. In regard to the posts that simply say magnets and electronics don't mix, that isn't necessarily true. Most (but not all) electronic components aren't affected by household magnets in any way. I haven't been able to find any warnings from Escort about magnetic fields either. It also seems hard to imagine that RAM would make a radar-specific mount which would fry any detector placed on top of it.

 

 

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