BEL Beltronics DWCA-BEL

Direct Wire Smartplug Cord for Beltronics Radar Laser Detectors


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  • Telephone style connection to Beltronics radar detection system
  • Mute function
  • Alert and power indicators

Product Features

Number of Modes
This number indicates how many modes the radar detector can be set at. Most detectors will include a city and highway mode. More advanced radar/laser detectors will offer more modes to suit your needs.
Dark Mode
Dark mode is a brightness option. Unless there is an alert, the unit will be completely dark.
Voice Alerts
The feature designates if the unit uses voice alerts. Voice alerts will audibly alert the driver of various warnings.
Auto Mute
The auto mute function will conveniently mute the alert tone when the alert lasts for an extended period of time. This is for the drivers convenience during extended encounters.
Auto Shut Off
A convenient feature that turns off the unit when the ignition is turned off.

Product Specifications

Radar Display
The type of display that the radar detector has.

LED Displays: Tells the driver what he or she needs to know through a bright LED display.

LED Icon Indicators: Tells the driver what he or she needs to know by illuminating icons and symbols.

Text Display: Tells the driver what he or she needs to know by illuminating text on the display.

Signal Strength Meter
This feature means that the unit displays that strength of the received signal.
Brightness Control
If the brightness of the unit can be conveniently adjusted and controlled, it will be listed here.
Turn-on/off Select Bands
Many radar detectors can detect many different bands of signal. This feature designates if the user can select what bands he or she has on or off.
Unit Mounting
Different radar detector are attached to the vehicle in different ways. The most common is for it to be suction-cupped to the windshield. This allows the unit to be moved from one vehicle to another with ease. Another mounting option is called remote-mounting. A remote mount unit is directly installed into your vehicle.

Other ways to mount your radar detector include Velcro and adhesive.

Power Source
The power source is the method in which the unit receives power. Some units will be powered by batteries, while others will need to be plugged in to an AC or DC power source.
Direct Power Accessory
If there is an optional accessory to the unit that will provide power, it will be listed here.
Travel Case Included
If a protective travel case is included, it will be listed here.


Number of Detected Bands
This number indicates the number of bands the radar/laser detector protects against. The term band includes different radars, lasers, and safety signals, among others. The higher the number, the greater the protection.
X Band
X Band is a frequency used for detecting speed from a police radar.
K Band
K Band is the most popular radar frequency band that is used today. It is able to detect speeds from a stand still location, or from a moving vehicle
Ka Band
Ka Band operates within the frequencies 26.5-40 GHz. This is the newest introduced radar band and it is becoming more and more popular. It rarely has a false alert.
Ku Band
Ku band ranges from 12-18 GHz when used in radar applications.
This feature specifies if the unit will detect lasers.
VG-2 Immunity
The VG-2 detects radar detectors. Radar detectors with VG-2 immunity will be immune to the VG-2 radar and alert the driver when they are under such surveillance.
Pop Alert
Some radar guns operate in a POP mode so they can get a speed reading of a target vehicle extremely fast, resulting in most radar detectors not being able to consistently signal an alert. There are very few radar guns in service in the U.S. capable of POP mode operation. If your radar detector is Pop Alert capable, you may notice an increase in Ka-band false alerts when POP mode radar detection is switched on.

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Sonic Electronix

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

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Kendall Park, NJ

Best way to install/controll BEL Radar dectector.

November 30, 2009

I had my BEL Radar Dectector for over a year before I bought the remote wire. With hindsight, I'm not sure why I ever waited so long. Using this remote wire, i now have my dector mounted above my miror, with the remote wire next to my instrument cluster on the dash. This makes it a less visible installation to everyone else and I get my lighter/power outlet back for other uses; charging phone etc.. Well worth the price and easy to install. Install was as easy as tucking the wire into the headliner, down the a-pillar and under the dash. I then came out through the center consul with the control unit. The control unit is now in better reach/view than with the original power cord in the lighter.

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Ignacio Corella



September 18, 2012

A must have! Very easy to install, and now with this you dont have to the cable hanging through the dash, very clean installation. Totally recommended!

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Red Hook, NY

BEL 965 Radar Detector

August 19, 2009

I have owned the BEL 965 for 6 months. With only 1 or 2 exceptions it has always warned me before I have seen a Trooper/Sheriff. I have owned several Cobra detectors & a Passport. I also love the ability to reduce or turn off the X-band. I purchased the remote cable and it allows me to mount the 965 high on my windshield with no wires, no lighter plug (I use it for my GPS without an annoying splitter), and I leave the 965 on dark so it can be silenced with the button within arms reach. In fact I bought a 2nd one for my wife. I highly recommend the BEL 965 and DWCA

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Idaho Falls, ID

Works Perfectly

May 27, 2012

I ordered the Direct Wire Smartplug Cord because I like my detector high on the windshield, on the passenger side of the vehicle. I'm very tall, and having it on the driver's side means its blocking my view. The problem is that having it on the passenger side means I can't reach the controls as easily, and since the lights aren't right in my face, I could miss an alert. I put the DWCA on top of the steering wheel column so I can reach the mute with either hand and the bright red alert LED on the unit is pointed right at my face. Now I can turn the stereo up on the highway without worrying that I'll miss an alert. I did customize my DWCA a little bit too. The unit has a relatively bright green Power-On LED that seems even brighter at night when its pointed right at your face. The solution was easy, I just cut a very small square of electrical tape and put it over the green LED. Since I can see the detector where it is, I don't really need the green LED. If you were going to remote mount the detector someplace you couldn't see it, the peace-of-mind from the green LED would be a good thing. Over-all, I would HIGHLY recommend this to anyone with a compatible detector. I'm running a BEL RX65 and loving it.

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