Use to have a Uniden. But in NJ, you constantly get false triggers due to the high number of alarm systems to the side of the road from other businesses. So, I stopped using it. Want to get a Valentine One detector. They've been the best for years.
Car and Driver just recently did another radar comparison test. Once again, the Valentine One left the others in the dust. Pricey, yes; but worth it in my opinion. Maybe I can get one for Christmas....hmmmm.
I have a Uniden one. It seems working fine. I know what you are talking about the false alarm, but once I get used, it is fine. I can determine which is false and which is not.
I installed this on top of the center vent for the wind shield (triangle shape vent). I thought it would block the vent (it might now), but I never got foggy thing on my windshield. I don't want to have things up in the top of windshield at all. EZpass is enough. I run the wire to the truck thru the A pillar and door sill. Works fine.
I've a Passport 8500 too. Where did you hardwire into DC power for the unit? I've got to figure a good way to do that, so your experience would be most useful!
Another question: where's the best place to mount it on the windshield? I've heard the windscreen is heavily metalized, but that MB left a gap someplace to allow for EZpass transmitters to work well. Has anyone done any experiments to find where the best signal strength is? Of course, the standard answer to that question is "as high as possible", but that's not taking into account any metal impregnated glass or possible non-metallized zones.
I've mounted my Passport 8500 in the exact same location as C230K's shot above -- maybe a centimeter lower. I found that I could not discern any spot on the windscreen that was more transmissive than another (I'll bet that cop with the radar was wondering why I was parked down the street from him, aimed at him!)
I ran my cord to the in-cabin fuse box, as I almost never leave my unit on the windshield when parked; I use my sunshade, and the detector has to come down for that to be put up. Well, unless the car's in the garage, of course, but my habits there of shutting everything down are pretty well check-list-perfect.
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