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I'm thinking of getting an original Cincinnati Microwave Escort radar detector for my '02 (just for kicks; I wouldn't rely on it with the newer radar and laser units out there, but I think it would look really period-appropriate--and it would let me use the velcro the PO stuck on my dash rather than mess with taking it off).

Anyway, there are several on eBay, but some don't come with cords. Anyone know if they would use a standard 12v cord ($7 from Radio Shack), or do they need a cord with a built-in transformer to lower the voltage ($13)? This is just for shits and giggles, and the extra $6 could actually make a difference to me.

Or does anyone have an old but working Escort they'd want to part with cheap?



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just buy from Radio shack and solder on the proper plug at the Escort end (they have those too--take Escort to get correct diameter.) Suggest you get a coiled cord. Cinn Microwave didn't go to the powered cord until the smaller Escorts and Passport models came out.

PS--for X-band, the old Escorts are still very good--just no K or Ka band. (I still have mine...but I use a V-1 everyday)



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Sahara '73

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