Any detectors have power on their USB plug?

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I'm asking the question because I'm thinking... and it might only be possible if they went to USB C ... that if they did have power, one would only need to power the RD then drive a dashcam off the RD's usb port.
 

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Not power out, but one does take power in via USB; The Cobra 9200BT receives power via USB. It’s not ideal because connecting the cord requires your full two handed attention, where as other RJ11, RJ12 and DC plugs do not.
 

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It is better that it is 12v powered and not 5v over usb.
If it was USB powered then it will be annoying like most dashcams as they are 5v usb powered. Being 12v means you can easily tap a wire, like in your powered rearview mirror, without trying to hide a power converter.
 

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This was discussed for far too long last fall. :)
 

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I'm not speaking of powering the detector with 5V usb. I was thinking more in line with leaving it as is, but on detectors with a USB port, why can't the manufacture allow it to power out. That way, if you hardwire the detector, you can power a dashcam off the detectors usb port.
 

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I'm not speaking of powering the detector with 5V usb. I was thinking more in line with leaving it as is, but on detectors with a USB port, why can't the manufacture allow it to power out. That way, if you hard-wire the detector, you can power a dashcam off the detectors usb port.
Ahhhhh, I'm smellin' what you're steppin' in! That wouldn't be a bad idea actually. It would also be easy for that RD manufacturer to then offer a dashcam that hooks up AND can be used separately as well.
 

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