Using LT-15 Tester for Blinder 905

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  1. NashAudio

    NashAudio Learning to Drive General User

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    Hi all. First post here.

    I've had Blinder HP-905 with dual front sensors since 2014 on my Armada. Never had an issue with it; saved my bacon a few times on a highway. I recently bought a new Infiniti QX80 and had the Blinder removed from Armada and re-installed on the Infiniti. Both times the installation was done professionally by the same auto-electrician at a local shop. Very good and knowledgeable guy. I just picked up the vehicle from the shop. The install looks great, all lights are on on the unit, as they should, the voice and long beep are both activated upon vehicle starting in mode 3 (and other two modes as well).

    The problem: As I got home, I used the LT-15 tester that came with the Blinder in my garage but no detection is occurring in any of the 9(+3) modes tested. Admittedly, I only used this LT-15 once three years ago, but I clearly remember that cycling through the selector and pressing the FIRE button would trigger the jammer to react. What could be wrong? Am I not testing it properly? I could not find anywhere the manual/instructions on how to use the LT-15 tester; but I doubt that's the case (I was pointing the tester towards the sensor from about 2' distance while pressing the FIRE button - blue light was on the tester).

    Not sure if this is important: After going through a few hassles (driver downloads, getting internet signal in a vehicle for the laptop, etc.), I have updated the firmware through the LiveUpdater tool. So, it should be OK, although the settings in the update window were not that clear or intuitive (I just selected "World", "Default Settings" and "Auto"). I am in Canada (Alberta).

    This is my tester:
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    Any advice/help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Choose Life

    Choose Life 35.5 hater R3 Day One User Advanced User Premium Member

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    That tester you got doesn't adequately simulate the guns listed and if they'll punch through your setup

    Also the guns listed LZ-1?
    20/20? Pro Laser 2?
    A few guns are still used on there pro 3 laser Atlanta even some Ultralyte here and there

    But the newer VPR guns are making they're way into every dept and two top brand sensors like ALP would be foolish on a qx 80 because of size

    Blinders?
    You will be destroyed
    You said it provided you a couple saves
    I bet it was Ultralyte and pro laser

    You need an updated system like ALP and more sensors on the front of that massive square foot monster you call a car

    Throw that laser tester out and buy one of those guns off eBay for a few hundos
    You may be in an area where you can run a blinder but blinders updates
    Well
    They don't exist because it's not smart
    It relies on lookup tables which ironically they own the patent on

    Lot of good it's doing them now

    We're all here to help
    If you have any questions feel free to ask or start another thread to ask if you're adequately protected
     
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    Thanks for your post. I understand.

    My question was more about what could be the reason my jammer doesn't respond to the tester, to which it did respond well last time I've tested it.
     
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    Choose Life 35.5 hater R3 Day One User Advanced User Premium Member

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    Purchase another tester then return
    If it responds your current tester is bad
    If it doesn't it could be 100 different things on your Blinder
    From wiring to a bad cpu
    Blinder dude passed away
    His family runs the company and they sell their blinder product in markets without vpr guns

    There is no innovation or updates going on at Blinder in North America

    The product is opposite of the future proof installs we recommend

    I havnt even seen a someone running blinders yet and I go to alot of meets

    Sounds like a perfect time to upgrade
     
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    I wish I'd read this before I paid $500 to reinstall mine. Now it's a bit problematic.
     
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    Choose Life 35.5 hater R3 Day One User Advanced User Premium Member

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    Don't feel bad
    This frequently happens to people
    And unless you spend a couple hours a month reading an up to date forum it's impossible to know

    The company sure isn't going to tell you

    --- Post updated ---

    Most important thing to do is figure out where you'll drive and you can check what guns they use
    But one day the dept may get new guns
    That's where future proofing pays off
     
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    It doesn't though. The only future proofing (in my case, at least) is in buying a completely new system, unless upgrading is available through timely firmware updates. Am I wrong assuming that?

    I admit, I didn't research the subject beyond reading a few reviews when I bought my Blinder 905 back in 2014. But this 2017 review says that not only Blinder 905 is still as good as ALP but also that ALP might be "borrowing" some of Blinder's technology. What am I missing?

     
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    Blinder has not had an update in years now, and don't see one coming. They can't jam the newer VPR guns without a hardware upgrade. ALP is the only one out there that can jam these new guns and the Escort jammers are made by Blinder.

    As for the patent claims I'll leave that to the lawyers, but the consensus is ALP is not violating Blinders rights but that may not be the same regarding ALP's patents.

    The only real way to know if your 905's are working is to test them with a real lidar gun.
     
  9. NashAudio

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    Looks like that's the case, unfortunately.