Laser Detector Valentine V1

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Hello friends! ;)
I have a Valentine V1 Radar Detector.
I'm most interested in detecting Laser Radar!

- My question: Is it somehow possible to open the detector, remove the laser detector (IR receiving diode) and connect it via the cable to the headlight forward at the car?
- Or if I can solder the cable to the receiving diode and put another receiving IR diode (from another detector) on the other end of the cable?
So my detector receives (IR beam of light) from two places ??? Is this possible? I ask for help from people who understand this and know a little about electronics! :coffee2:

I am waiting for a positive response!
 

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Im sure its possible but i fail to see the point. For a little money you can detect and jam the laser with a separate system while keeping your V1 stock/upgradeable
 

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Hi!
May I ask why you'd like to use the V1 in this way to detect laser?

Just a couple of considerations:

1. Detecting laser is only for informational purposes. In almost all cases, if you've detected it, your speed has already been acquired and you will be getting a ticket if above the threshold.
2. As @auskip07 mentions, you are better off buying an actual laser jammer that can detect and then actually do something about it.. Yes, it's more expensive, but it's actually useful in that it can tell you what type of laser is being used and jam it so your speed isn't acquired.
 

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Detection in most case with an RD is nothing more than a ticket notifier. Rare cases of scatter saves, BUT those are far and few between. You're better off spending the time and $$ on an ALP three head.
 

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It is illegal to use a Radar detector here.
However, it is much stricter to block their laser. The police immediately notice and suspend the vehicle for any suspicion and conduct a special inspection.
So I don't want to block their radar, I just want it to detect their laser. And if it's too late for me, it doesn't matter. It's important that I know exactly that I was shot with a laser.
So please if this is possible to do as I asked at the outset, let me know how best to do it!
Thank you!
 

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Bravo, welcome aboard. Please be careful with your use of jargon.

The V1 detects laser well (for a radar/laser detector). You may be able to shut off all radar detection, but the V1 certainly does NOT block radar or laser, for that matter.
 

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The ALP jammer can be set to detection only mode. This way it will not jam, but will tell you instantly which laser gun has been fired at you. A V1 cannot specifically identify laser guns. It can only alert that it has detected a laser in the wavelength that police use.
 

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I don't know what your price-range is, but I think ALP can be locked into a receive-only mode. Even a two head system would not be cheap - especially since you're only enabling a small portion of the features.

With it in receive-only you will certainly know if you are targeted, and you probably have a valid argument that you were not blocking anything if you had to go to court, but I don't know ANY Serbian law so that part would be up to you.

Good Luck.
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@G37X Jockey yeah man. was typing that at the same time. :)
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FWIW: TMG can be set to detection only mode, but the mode can be changed quickly back to fully-active by the user, so it would do the same thing technically (and probably cheaper), but you lose the possible legal argument you might want to have in court if worse came to worse.
 
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I would run ALP and operate exactly like I do here in the states. Quick JTK they won’t know they were even jammed. Make sure it’s a stealth install.
 

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Getting back to the OP’s question.....

I don’t think you can take the V1 apart, move the Lidar part to your grill, and still get the alert back to your V1 from a remote location.

Im not sure what your budget is, or what guns you may face, but there are other options as what’s been suggested.

A 2 RX head ALP system will alert from a remote location. Your not trying to jam them so you can set it up for detection only.

There’s no easy cheap way. Even if you tried it, I’m not sure you could make it weather proof enough since it was never designed to run open to the elements or cold that you may run into.

Better off buying something designed for what you want rather than trying something that’s not.

If it could be done, I’m sure we would’ve already done it, and we haven’t.
 

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The only way it would work would be to just mount the V1 itself in the grille and hope you can keep the thing sealed against the weather.
 

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I drove in Croatia, Serbia n Bosnia with ALP jammers n had 1 huge save doing 50 over in 50kmh zone. Cops did not blink nor knew what just happened.
I ll always drive with radar detector n laser jammer on balkan roads when visiting parents haha
 

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The V1 laser detection as it is is sufficient for your needs. But jamming is the real solution, especially in JTK mode. If the heads and display are well hidden, it's unlikely the cops would find them in a roadside inspection.
 

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It's nearly impossible to remove only the laser detection circuit from the rest of the RD. So this solution is out of the question. There are 3 different ways to move from here depending on your budget.

1. Use a remote RD. You will have more chances to detect laser when you are the target but almost 0 chance of scatter detection.

2. There was a special laser detector from Snooper a few years ago. Only for laser, mounted in your grill, but I don't know if it detects all EU guns.

3. Use a jammer in receive only mode. Every jammer in the market has this mode, even the old LI can do it. Depending on your budget you can spend less than 200€ for a used LI, which detects and jams all EU guns, and up to 1000€ for a brand new ALP which is the best jammer right now.

Note: you must be very careful when it comes to jamming the police in EU. LI has a minimum of 5sec jamming, while in ALP it is user defined down to 1sec. So you must be ready to kill the jammer when shot depending on the time of jamming you have selected. This gives you certain limits to speeding. You can't get away driving a sports car with 250kmph in a 120 PSL.
 

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IIRC, there was someone yeeeears ago who actually removed the laser sensor module from the V1 and wired it in remotely. I can't find the thread after a few moments of searching, but I think it would be technically doable.
 

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I agree with most of the others. If you want detection but not jamming, buy the cheapest jammer available that will alert to all the threats in your area and set it to receive only mode.

If you really want a project, you could always try to roll your own too since jamming isn't necessary.
 

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Yes, I just want to detect the laser. So just to be warned I was already shot. By no means, do I want to block their measurement. So I thought if anyone was already trying to put in an) extra) receiving IR diode. Example: one forward next to the headlamp, the other back etc .... via a coaxial cable.
Very interesting communication on your site! Thank you for that!
Thank you !
 

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Yes, I just want to detect the laser. So just to be warned I was already shot. By no means, do I want to block their measurement. So I thought if anyone was already trying to put in an) extra) receiving IR diode. Example: one forward next to the headlamp, the other back etc .... via a coaxial cable.
Very interesting communication on your site! Thank you for that!
Thank you !
All your going to do is screw your working V1 up and then it will be a paper weight. You have been given good suggestions. What country are you in?
 

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