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, from Hudson, NH|
Year / Model Reviewed:
2001 945 i
easy to use detects radar 20 percent better when using the cord, better then average KA Band detection. price paid $70.00 including shipping, BEL Cordless are motorcycle friendly.recommend this unit only if you use the power cord.
poor performer when using batteries, false alarms on X band, can't upgrade software like the newer Vector models
For what I paid it's worth the money, Buying new your better off with the Vector models 940-985. The 945 i is prone to falsing especially on x band radar have tested this unit with the cord and without if you use the cord will increase detecting range by 20 percent if you use the batters the oscillator will cycle once every two-three seconds to save batteries life, this is dangerous if you happen to incounter instant-on radar at the wrong time using my Kustom HR 12 Handheld noticed that the unit at time wouldn't make a peep at times on batteries, but wasn't a problem when using the power cord. Batteries need to be changed when the power level reaches 25 percent or performance will drop to useless levels. I like the option of using batteries or not, if using batteries use Alkaline not rechargeable for some reason the unit performs better with Alkaline batteries.
This unit does detect radar better then regular Escort SOLO not S2 works as good as the BEL 946 Cordless. Your better off buying the Vector models they have better detecting range.
Similar Products Used:
Valentine One 1.7, 1.8 Versions
BEL Vector S95, 940,960 980, 985
BEL Express 920, 945i, 946
Escort 7500, 8500