Q: "I have an older model of the Hornet electronic deer repeller. I just got a new car. I'd like to know how this model differs so I know if I should buy a new unit or re-install the old one. Thanks. Jack."
Answer: Protection against car deer accidents is easier with the new model. The new Hornet V Models utilize the latest and most reliable electronic technology: you do not have to ground the new unit to the vehicle chassis. The V series Hornets come with a 4' pigtail and a 3.5mm plug that connects via a new weather tight connector to a new wiring harness. The easy mount bracket lets you mount the unit to the license plate bracket. The new automotive wiring harness is 10 feet long and comes complete with an inline fuse. You do not have to drill a hole in the firewall for the control switch as you did with the older version. The combined total length of the new 10' automotive wiring harness and the 4' pigtail wire connected to the V series is 14 feet which makes installation easier. The most unique feature of the automotive V series Hornets is that the wiring harness does not carry power. The automotive V series switches the ground so a short circuit can never occur. This means you can wrap the wiring harness around and through the door jam without the possiblity of a short circuit. The V series motorcycle harness also has the new weather tight 3.5mm plug and a redesigned switch housing for easy installation.
XP3 Hornet V-120 Black or Chrome Deer Accident Avoidance Features:
Sound Pressure Level: 120dB (A.S.)
Operating Base Frequency: 4.8 ± 0.5 kHz
WV Ultrasonic Wave: 18,000 to 21,000 Hz
Wave Carrying Length: 1,600 Ft. ±
Effective Range: 700 Ft.
Operating Voltage Range: 8-16 VDC
Current Consumption: 10mA (max.) at 12 VDC
The chrome model is very popular with motorcycle owners and those with more expensive sporty cars.
The Hornet has a 90 day limited warranty and a lifetime service policy by the manufacturer.
Thank you for your question.