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I believe when the battery weakens in the detector I start to lose performance. I don't think I'd buy another Solo. A wired detector is so much better,.
And from what I remember, the battery powered units were not known for outstanding range.
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I believe when the battery weakens in the detector I start to lose performance. I don't think I'd buy another Solo. A wired detector is so much better,.
well of course that's why I never went with a battery powered detector I mean your amplifier can only amplify as much power as it's aviable to it...thus a constant 5v or 12v power from an alternator is a best case scenario...battery powered radar detector designed in the days where batteries were just getting better was a massively ****ty idea on the Escor t part...that was before LIPO or anything else they used NICADS or nickel metal hydrates whose power curve is atrocious...at least alkaline provided a nice power drain vs time until the end where it just dove into oblivion.
 
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What kind of Ka range do these have? S2, S3, or S4 ?
 

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They are shockingly pretty good. Lol. I'm real world experiences I was pretty surprised at how far I could pick up Ka signals. Not near to what we can with the R series. But pretty good. Nonetheless. The K band falses though will have you wanting to throw it out the window! Haha
 

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I have both. Other than liking the display more in the S3, the overall detection seems to be the same. Although, sometimes I do think they fall asleep?! Has anyone ever noticed that?
You have the 2 and the 3 or the 3 and the 4?
Would you consider their detection range comparable to city mode ?
 

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You have the 2 and the 3 or the 3 and the 4?
Would you consider their detection range comparable to city mode ?
2 and 3. Its was more closer to my passport 8500 x50. It would pick up C/O Ka hits from a very far distance. But I always felt like it would go to sleep. Lol
 

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