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Even though the 1790SE is packed full of features, it is still very easy to use. To fully utilize the unit to its potential, we recommend reading this entire manual.
Specifications...30 Accessories...31 WHISTLER FEATURES Whistler 1790SE Page Whistler’s ergonomic and user-friendly design provides a new level of operating convenience. Special feature s include: 1. Bracket Release Button – Provides quick and easy release of the mounting bracket. 2. Power Jack – Provides connection for the power cord.
WHISTLER FEATURES 6. High Visibility Display – Provides distinct visual confir- mation of signals detected, signal strength, and indicates engaged modes of operation. 7. Quiet/Menu Button - Pressing QUIET before a signal is detected engages Auto Quiet Mode which automatically reduces the audio level after the initial warning to a low audio level setting.
INSTALLATION Mounting Guidelines • Mount the unit as low and level as possible near the center of the windshield. Unit must be level for compass to func- tion pro p e r l y. • Do not mount your unit behind wipers, ornaments, mirro re d s u n s c reens, etc.
INSTALLATION Visor Mounting (optional accessory ) • Slide the visor bracket into the bracket mounting slot. • Clip the visor bracket onto the visor making sure it is relatively level and has a clear view of the ro a d . Slide on view Insert into bracket mounting slot.
OPERATION Power On And Self-Test Each time your Whistler detector is turned on, an auto- matic self-test sequence confirms that the speaker and visual displays are functional. • Press (Power) or apply Power. Display reads: Integrated Real Voice When selected, Real Voice will be used to articulate the following: 1.Band Identification...
OPERATION Auto Quiet Mode Auto Quiet reduces the selected audio level to level (1) approximately 5 seconds after a radar or safety radar sig- nal is detected. The alert for any new signal within 20 sec- onds will resume at level (1). Auto Quiet does not affect VG-2 or laser alerts.
OPERATION Dim/Dark Mode Dim/Dark Mode reduces the illumination of the display. • P ress and hold (Power) for 2 seconds to reduce illumi- nation to a Dim setting. Display re a d s : • P ressing and holding for 2 seconds a second time engages Dark Mode.
OPERATION Option Select Mode Entering Option Select Mode allows you to customize options such as Tone Select, Compass Select, Abbreviated Power Up Sequence and VG-2 Mode. When selecting options, the must be pressed within 20 seconds or options mode will automatically be exited. To enter: Press : *Display To Change,...
OPERATION • Press and release the (Quiet/Record) button to begin a recording. Note: Recording starts as soon as the button is released. Display reads: REC = record, 1 = track #, 8 = time remaining If the recording time expires for a track, the unit will auto- matically switch to the next track.
RADAR– ALERTS Speed Radar Audio/Visual Alerts When X, K or Ka is detected the band ID and signal strength is displayed. The audio alert is continuous and has a geiger counter-like pattern. The faster the beep the closer or stronger the radar source. Example: 1 = weak signal, 9 = strong signal Pulse Protection ®...
LASER/VG-2 ALERTS Laser Audio/Visual Alerts When a laser signal is detected the word “Laser” and sig- nal strength is displayed, the audio alert is continuous for a minimum of 3 seconds. Example: The more “|||” the closer the laser source. VG-2 Audio/Visual Alerts Note: You must turn this feature on in option select mode before it will detect VG-2.
P R O B L E M : No display or audio. • Check fuse in Whistler plug; replace if necessary with a 2 amp 3AG type. • Check fuse for lighter socket; replace if necessary. • Make sure lighter socket is clean.
For best protection, keep these points in mind: • Because your vehicle’s license plate or headlights are the laser gun’s p r i m a ry targets, mounting your Whistler detector on the dashboard can i m p rove laser detection at short range.
“Service Out Of Wa rr a n t y.” Due to the specialized equipment necessary for testing a radar/laser re c e i v e r, there are no authorized service stations for Whistler brand detectors other than the factory.
WARRANTY INFORMATION I M P O RTA N T: Whistler will not assume responsibility for loss or damage incurred in shipping. There f o re, please ship your unit i n s u red with re t u rn receipt re q u e s t e d .
One or more U.S. patents apply: #4,315,261; #5,146,227; #5,379,456; #5,666,120, and #5,990,821. Specifications are subject to change without notice. ACCESSORIES The following accessories can be ordered directly from Whistler by calling 1-800-531-0004, or by mailing in the form on page ??. Order Description Code...
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