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Discussion in 'AntiLaser' started by Bullpup12564, Apr 28, 2016.
It is installed and working. Will just the Configure.alp file be enough?
I'd keep them all. Hifi if you have it. Setup, firmware etc. They are small enough.
That is something that you need to decide...
I have 3 profiles inside ALP (day, night, testing)
Then stick with that 3 profiles, and one stick with parking only...
other files for update, I just get when I need them... Once when you update you are done, they are history basically...
So pretty much if unit is installed and working I do not need to carry a USB in case I erase programming. It was installed on and I have not touched a bottom on control unit. Is it possible to mess up anything g if I play with buttons?
I would keep one in there just in case. Nothing will ever happens but its electronics.
Why would you need to keep any files on a USB after installing them?
In case of a system malfunction. I don't know I was asking as I don't want to find out when far from a PC something is not right.
Can I mess up anything if I start touching control panel buttons?
The only thing you can do is change some settings. If you have the HiFi all menu options have voice prompts and screwing something up would not be easy.
Like I said I had a BAD experience with a LI upgrade in the past. Upgrade took without error and drove around for months not realizing it was not working. I am proceeding with caution.
As long as the LED is Blue when done the system is in defense mode and you will be protected.
Only file that you can "delete/mess up" is config files... Update files when once they get in control box they are there "forever" till next update...
Not sure what phone you have... I have andorid and I can make config files on my phone, and save them on usb stick by USB-OTG adapter... you can even order usb sticks now that one side is for laptop, other for phone...
I'd keep a stick with your config.alp on it. It'll be handy in case you accidentally change a setting from the control set, or do a reset/memorize sensors, you can just pop the stick in and get your configs back in a jiffy.
You don't need firmware files, but you can put them on "just in case" (halfway through long trip and "something" happens and your firmware/voice pack gets corrupted perhaps? 3 year old plays with the buttons, enters service mode and erases your voice pack...)
If you drive in places where jammers are illegal, I'd keep a 2nd stick handy that has a single parking-only profile on it, to pop in if you get pulled over.
Can I ask for an example of day/ night settings? Do I just dim everything for night time? How dim is the best setting? I'm setting up for the first time so I feel like I'm flying blind while making up my profiles.
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Some people like the LEDs brighter during the day and dimmer at night, so they set up day and night profiles for this. It's entirely up to you if you want to do this or not.
Personally, I have my external LED completely off (except during an alert), and the control set LED at a moderate brightness. This is fine for me day or night.
Hi JammerMan, As for Day/Night settings of the ALP Control Box Status LED lights, I can offer the following advice. You will have to experiment with the LED light settings to determine exactly what intensity is best for your use:
External LED Brightness: 1 = OFF after initial startup. It will light up at full intensity when the ALP system provides a LIDAR alert
2 = dimmest intensity after initial startup sequence, full intensity when providing a LIDAR alert
9 = brightest intensity after initial startup sequence
Control Set LED Brightness: Exactly the same as the External LED settings above.
Everyone has their own preferences. I have the Control Set Brightness on the ALP systems in my two cars set to 2. I can see the light during the day, and it is not too bright at night.
I have the External LED Brightness on the ALP systems in both of my two cars set to 1. After the initial startup sequence the light goes out until there is a LIDAR alert, at which time it illuminates at full intensity. I personally do not want the light on until an alert, especially at night, as even at the lowest intensity setting of 2, it is still too bright for me and also causes a reflection in the windshield on one of my cars.
You will have to experiment and see which settings are best for you.
I have 8 day, and 3 night...
Can all 8 be loaded on one USB or do I need 8 and just attach USB? Can they be in the control panel u it it at same time?
talking about dim settings... only one config file per usb
Thank you. I am starting to take this very seriously. As I have stated I drove around with LI updated for a few months and it did not take. This failed update was discovered when swapping a dead head.
Since install I have not hit any buttons on control panel. It just is there. Maybe I will try volume this weekend.
Do you guys with day/night profiles actually switch as needed? Sounds like too much work... especially for something that sits in the background until you need it.
I do the same as kpatz with the external LED off and control pad at a moderate level, dim, but enough to see that my jammers are armed and ready.