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Only connect sensors to ports 1 and 2 on the ShifterMax bridge box.
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Only connect sensors to ports 1 and 2 on the ShifterMax bridge box.
Is there a problem when using more heads? I'm able to give it a quick test right and am finding that all 4 heads transmit and operate normally when 4 heads are plugged in. When encountering the DragonEye, the heads respond the same way that the ZR5/ShifterMax does. Just because it technically works doesn't mean it's a good idea to do in practice though, based on what you're saying, so I'm curious why it's recommended to only run two heads.
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Only connect sensors to ports 1 and 2 on the ShifterMax bridge box.
With the new RL360c release, with potential for seamless detector integration, without the need for firewall pass-through or different controller head mounted in the car, subsequent Auto JTK / DragonEye upgrades, I have renewed interest in the ZW5 option. I'm sure others potential purchasers do as well.

Can Escort provide any updates on a 4 head configuration as the bridge box seems to have been designed for future upgrades with Shifter sensor "3 opt / 4 opt" in the past. Apparently it's a power draw issue for the ZW5 and the wireless interface box, so an upgraded bridge box and/or wireless interface is possible in the future lineup is what I am asking. Any plans on a dual wireless interface / bridge box for the front and rear perhaps?

Otherwise, the ZR5 does support the 4 sensor option as I understand it. Quick question also comes to mind, can I just buy TWO ZW5's one for the rear and one for the front that will work just as seamlessly?
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I am actually interested in this myself now for one of my cars.
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Escort now supports 4 heads on the ZW5. They didn't @ first but do now.
I have tested my setup extensively both with privately owned guns and in the wild. So far I am totally protected without fail. Saved my butt many times now.
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Escort now supports 4 heads on the ZW5. They didn't @ first but do now.
I have tested my setup extensively both with privately owned guns and in the wild. So far I am totally protected without fail. Saved my butt many times now.
I love my ZW5's as well and the integration with the Redline is very clean and works extremely well.
Question, now that the Redline 360 is a connected detector, does this mean we no longer need to update the ZW5 at the box, they will now update through the detector?
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Escort now supports 4 heads on the ZW5. They didn't @ first but do now.
I have tested my setup extensively both with privately owned guns and in the wild. So far I am totally protected without fail. Saved my butt many times now.
That is good to know as they are now a contender with the wired ZR5.
When they program MAX 360c (as they did for Redline 360c) for JTK capability, it will definitely make a difference for those of us with that model RD.
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I love my ZW5's as well and the integration with the Redline is very clean and works extremely well.
Question, now that the Redline 360 is a connected detector, does this mean we no longer need to update the ZW5 at the box, they will now update through the detector?
Last ZW5 update I had to go out with my laptop and update directly via the USB port on the controller box. Not via my 360c.
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Escort now supports 4 heads on the ZW5. They didn't @ first but do now.
I have tested my setup extensively both with privately owned guns and in the wild. So far I am totally protected without fail. Saved my butt many times now.
Hey Sarge! Hope all is well with you. How do you have your 4 heads setup? 2 Front/2 Rear or all on the front? Just wanted to confirm your set up. Thanks!
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Hey Sarge! Hope all is well with you. How do you have your 4 heads setup? 2 Front/2 Rear or all on the front? Just wanted to confirm your set up. Thanks!
Unless you have VPR guns in your area I think two on the front and two on the rear should be more than enough protection.
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