Will my radar detector work in other countries?

BlackboxMyCar Updated by BlackboxMyCar

It is extremely difficult to maintain accurate information on radar use in other countries.

Not only is it difficult to determine the frequencies in use, but even more difficult is determining when changes occur. It is almost impossible to maintain up-to-date information on all the changes that occur throughout the world.

For this reason, any Cobra and ESCORT radar detectors used outside the United States are sold "as-is", with no guarantee of compatibility with radar systems in the destination country. Compatibility has been verified for use only within the United States and Canada.

We recommend that you try to determine the frequencies in use in your country, to verify that they fall within our range of detection. The following are the frequency bands for Cobra and ESCORT radar detectors:

  • X Band: 10.475 to 10.575 gigahertz
  • Ku Band: 13.4 to 13.47 gigahertz
  • K Band: 24.00 to 24.25 gigahertz
  • Ka Band: 33.4 to 36.0 gigahertz
  • Laser: 860 to 960 nanometers

Note: All models have the X, K, Ka, and Laser bands. Only some models support the Ku Band.

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