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Old March 26th, 2021
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Default Escort Max II - USB power supply?

I don't like that the power supply for my max takes up an entire plug. Is there a power cable that works directly from a USB cable instead?
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Old March 26th, 2021
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I don't like that the power supply for my max takes up an entire plug. Is there a power cable that works directly from a USB cable instead?
Detector requires 12 volts, USB only provides 5 volts.

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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 Blue or Red.
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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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Detector requires 12 volts, USB only provides 5 volts.
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