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Old September 24th, 2019
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It is probably the Red=hot black=ground but can't say that for sure.
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It is probably the Red=hot black=ground but can't say that for sure.
Right, and I don't plan to risk shorting out the unit with the wrong wiring... so I need confirmation of the pinout from Escort or someone who DOES know for sure.

Or, if someone has the cable lying around, they can ohm out with a DMM which pin is + and which is ground.

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Don't know if this is what you want or not:
[On my RJ11 wire direct wire cord it has only the red+ and green- wires which occupy the 2 center most slots].
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Interesting... that's conflicting to the other post that has red (-) and green (+) on the RJ9 connector. Are sure sure you're talking about the R11 connector?

The cable going from the directwire live module should be using all 6 conductors... 2x for power, 2x for transmit, and 2x for receive



The forum post linked earlier says the following:

1 (Black) - not used
2 (Red) - negative wire
3 (Green) - positive wire
4 (Yellow) - not used

That being said... Red (+) and Green (-) makes more sense in a traditional wiring scheme color code.

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Yes it is an RJ11.
I'm using a stock Escort Direct Wire Power Cord plugged into my detector. With the tab up it only has 2 wires connected with the red immediately left of center and the green immediately right of center to supply 12v power.. The outer 2 posts are unused.
This corresponds with the ER provided sequence reported in my previous post and also with the photo of my standard SmartCord shown below.
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Yes it is an RJ11.
I'm using a stock Escort Direct Wire Power Cord plugged into my detector. With the tab up it only has 2 wires connected with the red immediately left of center and the green immediately right of center to supply 12v power.. The outer 2 posts are unused.
This corresponds with the ER provided sequence reported in my previous post and also with the photo of my standard SmartCord shown below.
Cool thanks for sharing!
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Here is a link for additional info on the RJ series connectors as well as Escort power cords:

http://www.escortradarforum.com/foru...ad.php?t=18465
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I do understand... but want to be sure we're in agreement and talking about the same thing. The DirectWire Live module gets power from an RJ9 connector, NOT an RJ11/12 connector.

So, while the radar is getting power from the red/green wires on the RJ11 connector, does the directwire module get power from the same red/green wires on the RJ9?

Edit: Purchased the cables... here are photos of a continuity test to clear any confusion.

The RJ11 is a straight-wire cable. Here are the ends side-by-side.



The RJ9 cable was the more difficult to do with one hand and take photos. Looking at the back of the connector, opposite the tab, pin 3 from the diagram above is +12V, and pin 2 is ground.




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