Bill B If you are like me you cannot stand those coiled cords, no matter what they are on from my office phone to my radar detector they bug me. Mine always end up coiling up too much and no matter how hard I try I cannot uncoil them again so they are like the day I took the unit out of the box.
Beltronics must have felt my pain since they created this replacement cord that fits my Vector 955 and does not have those annoying coils. This straight cord is just that and I do not have to worry about those coils getting a mind of their own and turning into a ball of wire. Plus as an added bonus they made this power cord longer than the original one that came with my unit giving me the room I need to run it from the unit on the dash to the lighter.
Matthew L I wanted to install my Beltronics radar detector so that the cord was not running from the cigarette lighter to the unit by going over my dash. This gets annoying to me so I wanted to run the cord under the dash. To do this I needed a slightly longer cord than what came with the unit. This straight 12 foot power cord was perfect for the job.
I plugged the cord into the cigarette lighter and then ran it into and through the dash interior before having it pop out at the radar detector unit. This got the cord out of my way when driving yet still made it easy for me to unplug it all when I wanted to.