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dcboy dcboy is offline
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Default Can I use a USB port rated 12v/5v

I just received a New iX and will install it on my motorcycle. The bike has a USB port rated at 12v/5v. Is this enough juice or must I find a 12v negative source and hard wire it?Thank you all.
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Hard wire to a 12 volt source, Escort detectors use the USB just for updating. They need to be connected through the power plug to operate.
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I just received a New iX and will install it on my motorcycle. The bike has a USB port rated at 12v/5v. Is this enough juice or must I find a 12v negative source and hard wire it?Thank you all.
I never heard of a 12v/5v USB port. All USB ports should be 5 volts. I have to assume its a 5 volt recharge power source, down-converted from 12 volts. In any event definitely follow the instructions in the response above and tap a separate 12 volt source as the USB is for updates only and cannot power the iX.

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Might be some sort of USB 5 volt to 12 volt converter. Dunno. They are known to not reliably work for powering Escort detectors. USB ports do not supply enough power to operate Escort detectors.
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