Originally Posted by steagall1000
Bel's will eventually crap out due to extended heat. Remember V1 is made out of magnesium and all bels/escorts are plastic. There is no protection from heat to the inside electronics on the Bel's. Go to www.radarone.com
to see how bad the performance dropped on the bel versus the V1 due to heat!!! Sorry Beltronics but the truth sometimes hurts...
actually steagal, Craig Peterson at radartest,com did a complete heat test on the Bell and the Valentine and the valentine ended up failing from the heat and not being able to be used after that. It electronics totally crapped out! This without even a warning also. The Bell gave a warning, shut down and worked as it originally did after it had cooled down. Also the radar one site is the absolutely totally worst radar information site on the internet.
you also have it totally wrong that the valentine because of it's metal casing gives it more protection. A black metal case is the worst thing one can make a detector with that is exposed to high heat..!