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Cobra RAD 480i

Cobra RAD 480i Radar Detector


Cobra RAD 480i

Small Size - Good Performance - Popular Seller

The Cobra RAD 480i is Cobra's most popular inexpensive detector.

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Cobra RAD 480i Price: $149.95

Product Code: COBRA-RAD-480I


Cobra RAD 480i

Overview of the Cobra RAD 480i

  • Small size and very low cost
  • 4-band detection (X, K, Ka, Laser)
  • 4-times the range of a police radar gun
  • The ability to filter out some of the false alerts caused by the anti-collision sensors installed in new cars today
  • OLED display
  • Band frequency display
  • Clear digital voice alerts
  • 3 levels of sensitivity (high, medium, low)
  • Dual suction cup windshield mounting bracket
  • Cobra RAD 480i User manual
The Cobra RAD 480i, Cobra's smallest high performance model available today provides good detection performance for its very low price point.

This signal processing of the RAD 480i allows it to do a good job in filtering out K-band collision avoidance systems to block out many of those annoying false alerts caused by the anti-collision systems installed in new cars.

Long Range Detection

The RAD 480i has been tested and found to having over 4-times the capture distance of a police radar guns, so the RAD 480i will provide you with adequate warning to police speed trap encounters.


While not as sophisticated in filtering as more expensive models from Cedar Electronics (Escort brand), the RAD 480i provides decent performance on this aspect of performance especially at this budget price point.

Easy Advanced Programming

You can program your RAD 480i for the conditions you by using the menu button. The RAD 480i is very easy to configure.

OLED Display

The RAD 480i a very bright white OLED display that has four levels of brightness that can easily be selected (bright, dim, dimmer, dark) so it is very easy to read even in bright sunny conditions.

Clear Digital Voice Alerts

The Cobra has clear audible alerts which will provide you with the information you need without having to take your eyes off the road.


This Cobra has a USB data port that allows the Cobra to be firmware updated.

Warranty and Support

Your RAD 480i comes with a 1-year manufactures warranty.

Your Cobra comes shipped to your door with everything you need including windshield mount, 12-volt accessory power cable, and instruction manual.

Why Buy from RadarBusters?

Authorized Cobra Dealer: RadarBusters is an authorized dealer for Cobra so you can be assured that your Cobra is covered under their 1-year warranty program.

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