Whistler GT-268Xi User Manual

Whistler GT-268Xi User Manual


User Guide
High Performance



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  • Page 1 User Guide GT-268Xi High Performance LASER-RADAR DETECTOR...
  • Page 2 Please record the serial number of the unit in the space provided in the accessories section of the guide. To fully acquaint yourself with the operation of your Whistler detector and to better understand the differences between detecting radar, laser, and safety radar signals, we recommend reading this entire guide or visiting our FAQ page on our website www.whistlergroup.com...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS Model Features Summary......... 5 - 6 Installation ..............7 - 9 • Mounting Guidelines • Windshield Mounting • Power Cord Connection • Fuse Replacement Operation ..............10 - 20 • Power On and Self-Test • Memory/Beep Confirmation •...
  • Page 4 TABLE OF CONTENTS Radar/Laser Alerts ............21 • Radar Alerts • Laser Audio/Visual Alerts • Pulse Protection® Reset Features ..............22 Care and Maintenance ..........23 Troubleshooting Guide ......... 23 - 24 Speed Monitoring Technologies ......25 - 28 • Are Detectors Legal? •...
  • Page 5: Model Features Summary

    WHISTLER FEATURES 18, 19,...
  • Page 6 FEATURE DESCRIPTIONS Bracket Release Button – provides quick and easy release of the mounting bracket. Speaker – provides distinct audio warnings for X, K, Ka band radar, safety warning system, laser and VG-2. Mounting Bracket Location – slot holds mounting bracket firmly. Radar Antenna –...
  • Page 7: Installation

    INSTALLATION Windshield Mounting • Mount the unit as low as possible near the center of the windshield. • Do not mount the unit behind wipers, ornaments, mirrored sunscreens, etc. These obstructions have metal surfaces which can affect radar and laser signals and reduce critical warning time.
  • Page 8 INSTALLATION Windshield Mounting • Install the two suction cups and rubber bumper onto the bracket by fitting them into their holes. • Press the suction cups onto the windshield at the location you have chosen. Rubber Bumper IMPORTANT: Some newer cars have a plastic safety coating on the inside of the windshield.
  • Page 9: Power Cord Connection

    INSTALLATION Power Connection • Plug the small end of the power cord into the unit’s power jack. • Plug the large end into the vehicle’s cigarette lighter socket. NOTE: Cord fits tightly into detector. When installing the cord, expect some resistance. Fuse Replacement The lighter socket plug is equipped with a replaceable 2 amp, 3AG fuse located behind the silver tip.
  • Page 10: Operation

    OPERATION Power On and Self-Test Each time your Whistler detector is turned on, an automatic self-test sequence confirms that the speaker, visual displays are functional along with many of the saved settings. To increase the volume, continue turning the volume knob.
  • Page 11 OPERATION Auto Quiet Mode Auto Quiet mode provides an alternate alert pattern approximately 5 seconds after a radar or safety warning system signal is detected followed by clicking. The clicking will continue for as long as the detected signal is present and for any new signal within 20 seconds.
  • Page 12: City/City 1/City 2 Modes

    OPERATION City/City 1/City 2 Modes Whistler’s City Modes are designed to reduce the annoyance of automatic door openers, intrusion alarms and other devices which share frequencies with police radar. Generally, X band is used for these devices. • Press City to cancel Highway Mode and engage City Mode.
  • Page 13: Highway Mode

    1 = weak signal, 9 = strong signal Alert Periscopes Whistler’s Alert Periscopes provide an added attention getting visual alert. The two extra LEDs flash on and off when the unit alarms to provide a unique visual alert. This alert can be programmed, through the Option Select Mode to: 1.
  • Page 14: Dim/Dark Modes

    OPERATION Dim/Dark Modes Dim/Dark Mode reduces the illumination of the display. • Briefly press and release the Dark button to reduce illumination to a Dim setting. • Briefly press and release the Dark button a second time engages Dark Mode. In Dark Mode, the display goes dark for as long as a signal is being detected and for 20 seconds after, then the display returns to the dim setting.
  • Page 15: Setting Saver

    OPERATION Field Disturbance Sensor Rejection (FDSR) Traffic Flow Sensor Rejection (TFSR) Recently many new products that operate on police radar frequencies have been causing nuisance alerts to radar detectors. These radar based sensors are installed alongside the Highway and more recently on vehicles used as lane change assist / blind spot detectors / collision avoidance systems.
  • Page 16: Ka Narrow Mode

    OPERATION Ka Narrow Mode Many countries do not share the same Ka radar guns as the USA. Having a radar detector that scans the complete Ka band may not be necessary if your Country is only using one or more of the following (34.0 or 34.3 GHz). See Option Select Mode to engage Ka Narrow mode.
  • Page 17 OPERATION Segmented Selectable Laser Receiver The laser validation windows are separated into segments allowing for customization in your country. Segment Pulse Rate valid up to 900Hz valid from 1100Hz - 2000Hz valid from 2000Hz - 3000Hz valid from 3000Hz - 4000Hz, valid from 900Hz - 1100Hz valid for the TraffiPatrol XR The L c segment is an area known to have laser falsing from...
  • Page 18: Safety Warning System Sws

    OPERATION Safety Warning System™ SWS In communities where transmitters are located, the Safety Warning System™ can transmit over 60 messages. When an SWS signal is detected an unique audio alert is sounded and an “S” is displayed to indicate an SWS message has been received.
  • Page 19 OPERATION Feature Display Shows To Change Option D for ON, 1. = ON (default) Laser Segment L1 L 1. Q for OFF 1 = OFF D for ON, 2. = ON (default) Laser Segment L2 L 2. Q for OFF 2 = OFF D for ON, 3.
  • Page 20: Stay Alert

    OPERATION Stay Alert Feature The Stay Alert Feature is designed to test a driver’s alertness. To engage (when the unit is not alarming): • Press and hold the City button for approximately 2 seconds. Release the button during or immediately after the alert is given.
  • Page 21: Radar/Laser Alerts

    Pulse (or instant-on) radar is more of a threat than conventional radar because it remains “off” until activated to measure the speed of a targeted vehicle. When a pulse type transmission is detected, your Whistler detector sounds an urgent 3-second audio warning and the display shows a “P”.
  • Page 22: Reset Features

    RESET FEATURES Reset Features All user features can be reset to factory settings. • Remove Power from the unit. • Press and hold the Quiet button. • Restore Power to the unit. (power switch turned on) • Wait for 2 beeps. •...
  • Page 23: Care And Maintenance

    Also, do not use any abrasive cleaners on the unit’s exterior. Troubleshooting Your Whistler detector is expertly engineered and designed to exacting quality standards to provide you with reliable, trouble-free operation. If your unit has been correctly...
  • Page 24 FDSR/TFSR section in this user guide. If difficulties occur which cannot be solved by information in this Troubleshooting Guide, please call Whistler Customer Service at 1-479-273-6012 or visit our FAQ page at www.whistlergroup.com, before returning your unit for service.
  • Page 25: Speed Monitoring Technologies

    SPEED MONITORING TECHNOLOGIES ARE DETECTORS LEGAL? Check with your country’s laws regarding radar detector ownership and use. Check for loose lighter socket; tighten and clean. It is the responsibility of the individual radar detector user to know and understand the laws in your area regarding the legality of the use of radar detectors.
  • Page 26: Laser Tips

    For best protection, keep these points in mind: • Because the vehicle’s license plate or headlights are the laser gun’s primary targets, mounting the Whistler detector on the dashboard can improve laser detection at short range. • Do not follow closely behind any vehicle you cannot see through.
  • Page 27: Other Speed Detection Systems

    SPEED MONITORING TECHNOLOGIES This laser/radar detector receives signals from traffic radar guns at X Band (10.500 - 10.550 GHz), K Band (24.050 - 24.250 GHz), and Ka Band (33.400 - 36.000 GHz). NOTE: Your radar detector is designed to alarm if an officer is transmitting on any one of the above radar bands.
  • Page 28 SPEED MONITORING TECHNOLOGIES NOTE: The latest tool Police have to detect radar detectors is called Spectre. Spectre can detect the majority of undetectable (VG-2) laser/radar detectors on the market. It is the responsibility of the individual radar detector user to know and understand the laws in your area regarding the legality of the use of radar detectors.
  • Page 29: Warranty Information

    There are no express warranties covering this product other than those set forth in this warranty. All express or implied warranties for this product are limited to the above time. Whistler is not liable for damages arising from the use, misuse, or operation of this product.
  • Page 30 1412 South 1st St. Rogers, AR. 72756 Please allow 3 weeks turnaround time. IMPORTANT: Whistler will not assume responsibility for loss or damage incurred in shipping. Therefore, please ship your unit insured with return receipt requested. CODs will not be accepted! 2.
  • Page 31 The minimum out-of-warranty service fee for your Whistler GT-268Xi detector is $45.00 (U.S.). If you require out-of-warranty service, please return your unit as outlined in the section “Service Under Warranty” along with a certified check or money order in the amount stated above.
  • Page 32: Warranty Information

    WARRANTY INFORMATION In the event repairs cannot be covered by the minimum service fee, you will be contacted by a Whistler technical service specialist who will outline options available to you. If you elect not to have your unit repaired, it will be returned to you along with your certified check or money order.
  • Page 33: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS Laser Wavelength: 800 ± 1000 nanometers (nm) Radar Frequencies: 10.500 - 10.550 GHz (X Band) 24.050 - 24.250 GHz (K Band ) 33.400 - 36.000 GHz (Ka Superwideband) 34.000 and 34.300 GHz (Ka Narrow) Operating Temperature Range: -10º C to +70º C (+14º F to +158º F) Power Requirements: Operational 12 to 15 volts DC, 200mA nominal (2 amp fuse) Vehicle Battery Saver, 30mA nominal.
  • Page 34: Accessories

    ACCESSORIES These and other accessories can be ordered directly from Whistler by calling 1-800-531-0004 or visiting our online store at www. whistlergroup.com. Order # Description Price Windshield Bracket 202151 $9.95 206552 Power Cord (5’) $14.95 Hardwire Kit (10’) 206880 $9.95...
  • Page 36 CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS 1716 SW Commerce Dr. Ste. 8 Bentonville, AR 72712 TEL (479) 273-6012 www.whistlergroup.com CUSTOMER RETURN CENTER 1412 South 1st St. Rogers, AR 72756 Customer Service Tel 1-479-273-6012 Email: info@whistlergroup.com 02A17 © 2017 The Whistler Group, Inc.