With IntelliMute, you can program an engine RPM into the detector. The engine RPM is directly related to how fast you are driving.
- If engine RPM is below the setpoint (you are driving slow) then you will not get any audio alerts. You will still get a visual alert.
- If engine RPM is above the setpoint (you are driving faster) then you will get normal alerts. The idea is that if you are driving slow, you do not need to be bothered with any audio alerts.
- Engine RPM will change as the transmission shifts through the gears. This can cause unexpected operation. For example if you are in a lower gear then the RPM might be high even though your speed is slow. IntelliMute is most reliable when the transmission is in high gear.
- IntelliMute does not work in all vehicles. The detector determines engine speed by reading noise pulses on the electrical system. The noise pulses are from the ignition system (firing the spark plugs). On some cars the detector cannot reliable read the pulses, and therefore IntelliMute will not work properly. If you experience trouble, try programming different RPMs.
- The most reliable RPM range is 1200 – 2000. Higher RPMs might not work.
IntelliMute PRO works similar to the above description. But instead of just muting the audio, it will actually turn the radar circuitry OFF.
- If the engine RPM is below the setpoint (you are driving slow) then the radar circuitry is turned OFF. You will not get any radar alerts at all. You will still get laser and strobe alerts.
- If engine RPM is above the setpoint (you are driving faster) then you will get normal alerts. The advantage of IntelliMute PRO is that if you are driving below the setpoint and the radar circuitry is OFF, then the detector is totally undetectable to VG2 and Spectre. Even the newer versions of Spectre, or any other new type of RDD that enters the market.