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slamtheman slamtheman is offline
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Lightbulb Newbie QLD Settings and Power cable question?

Hi all, newbie here.

Just got this ex international and wanted to know if anybody in QLD australia has some tried and tested settings that work well and dont go off regulary ad falsly.

Also the power cable i want to run it around my windscreen and to my usb port any links to suitable cables.

lastly, although connected to bluetooth, the current road speed limit never shows, is there a setting for this. I have the escort live subscription and the phone is connected.

cheers in advance.
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Also the power cable i want to run it around my windscreen and to my usb port any links to suitable cables.
USB only provides 5 Volts, all Escort detectors require 12 Volts.

The USB port on Escort detectors are just for updating the firmware and the Defender database.

Consider a Direct Wire Smart Cord.

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There's another option here. You can purchase a USB to 12v converter. It plugs into the USB port in your vehicle and has a female cigarette plug on the other end. Google but I know Amazon carries these. You'll pay about $10.

A little less expensive than the professional installer route.
These will not reliably work. USB ports do not supply enough power to operate our detectors.
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USB only provides 5 Volts, all Escort detectors require 12 Volts.

The USB port on Escort detectors are just for updating the firmware and the Defender database.

Consider a Direct Wire Smart Cord.
OK will buy the hard wired 12v cable solution then., thats answered that one.

Just the QLD or Australia settings recommendation and the real time speed limit question
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lastly, although connected to bluetooth, the current road speed limit never shows, is there a setting for this. I have the escort live subscription and the phone is connected.
the real time speed limit question
I don't recall any mention of speed limit data ever being mentioned as available in Australia.

Escort's authorized distributor in Australia and New Zealand states:

"Some Premium Features listed on the app store do not apply to Australia and New Zealand – Speed limit data and Live traffic only available in North America."
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