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    Default Hardwire question...

    Hey guys,

    I currently have an escort X50 as well as a V1, I had the V1 hardwired in a car i recently sold and have had the X50 hardwired in my daily driver, My question is, does anyone know if the hardwire for the X50 works with the V1, i'm too scared to plug it in in fear of burning up the V1

    Any help would be great

    Thanks

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    The hardwire should work, but note that the V1 has it's power conditioning in the plug/hardwire adapter while the X50 has it's power conditioning circuitry in the detector itself, so the V1 may exhibit some odd behavior such as laser falsing under heavy acceleration. It would be my advice to take the hardwire adapter that came with the V1 (hope you thought to pull it out), and connect it to the wiring that you have in place for the X50.

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    Thanks for the quick response, yea, i definitly pulled the hardwire out of the old car, i just did not want to have to re run the power line back up top, oh well, funny thing is, even with the escort hardwire on the escort detector, i would still experience laser faulting under hard acceleration

    Thanks again for the help

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    You may have a ground loop and getting alternator whine to the detector. Try moving the ground wire for the hardwire.

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    Ok I am sure most of you who read this section of the forum have seen my rant today about Valentine and their (IMO) stupid policy about hardwire.

    Ok I need to make my own hardwire kit but I have seen where people say do NOT use a phone cord for the direct hardwire kit because the conditioning is done in the hardwire kit not in the unit.

    First of off what conditioning are they talking about?

    Has anyone had any issues with using the phone cable straight from the fuse box directly to the V1 unit?
    I want to bypass the cigarette lighter plug all together.
    As far as I can see when I opened up the cigarette lighter plug I cannot see anything but a fuse and 2 wires. Where is the conditioning taking place?

    All of this just so I can hardwire my V1 Wow what a can of worms I opened up!! hahahahahahahaa

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    Quote Originally Posted by boomerman
    Ok I am sure most of you who read this section of the forum have seen my rant today about Valentine and their (IMO) stupid policy about hardwire.

    Ok I need to make my own hardwire kit but I have seen where people say do NOT use a phone cord for the direct hardwire kit because the conditioning is done in the hardwire kit not in the unit.

    First of off what conditioning are they talking about?

    Has anyone had any issues with using the phone cable straight from the fuse box directly to the V1 unit?
    I want to bypass the cigarette lighter plug all together.
    As far as I can see when I opened up the cigarette lighter plug I cannot see anything but a fuse and 2 wires. Where is the conditioning taking place?

    All of this just so I can hardwire my V1 Wow what a can of worms I opened up!! hahahahahahahaa
    *ahem* I saw it... :wink:

    Not sure what type of conditioning they are talking about, but maybe some type of filter to keep stray spikes or something from entering your RD.

    I ran a line with the same capacity fuse as what was in the lighter plug of another detector (can't remember just how much) from my fuse box up to my rear view mirror. From there I spliced in the phone cord part of my hardwire kit, about the last 2 or 3 feet in length. Works perfectly.

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    IMHO it would make more sense to put any necessary filtering in the detector itself, not the cord/adapter. Most cig lighter plugs contain a fuse and that's it.
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    Default Re: reviving this post

    Quote Originally Posted by boomerman
    Ok I am sure most of you who read this section of the forum have seen my rant today about Valentine and their (IMO) stupid policy about hardwire.

    Ok I need to make my own hardwire kit but I have seen where people say do NOT use a phone cord for the direct hardwire kit because the conditioning is done in the hardwire kit not in the unit.

    First of off what conditioning are they talking about?

    Has anyone had any issues with using the phone cable straight from the fuse box directly to the V1 unit?
    I want to bypass the cigarette lighter plug all together.
    As far as I can see when I opened up the cigarette lighter plug I cannot see anything but a fuse and 2 wires. Where is the conditioning taking place?

    All of this just so I can hardwire my V1 Wow what a can of worms I opened up!! hahahahahahahaa
    Shortly after V1 started with laser detection they started getting complaints about laser falsing under heavy acceleration. To remedy this problem, they installed a filter capacitor across the output to the detector.

 

 

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