I have an AL G8 Single system in my car and want to upgrade to a Dual system. Can I purchase an AL G9 sensor for this purpose?
No, AL G8 model does not work on the same internal voltage and cannot be connected to AL G9 parts. Plugging in a G9 Sensor into a G8 system will cause a symptomatic failure of the unit.
What is the range of the parking sensor, at what distance will it react to the obstruction?
Parking sensor range to an obstruction can vary from 0 to 3 meters, this can be adjusted to your preference by using the programming button ( See Programming). You can choose between 4 range levels.
Remember, AL G9 uses Laser rays to detect obstacles so detection range will depend on how reflective the surface of the obstacle is. Parking range will be longer when the obstacle is white or is reflective, and could be much shorter if the obstacle is dark. If the obstacle is made of glass, AL G9 will not detect it, therefore you should rely on your personal judgment at all times.
AL G9 is classified as a Class 1M laser product, in what conditions is it safe for use?
The AL G9 is tested and classified as Class 1M laser product in accordance to European and International Eye safety regulations EN 60825-1:2001 and IEC 60825-1:2001, ed. 1.2.
Class 1M Laser means that the product emits a large diameter beam and is safe for use under all reasonably-anticipated conditions of use unless optical instruments are used. However, it is best to avoid staring at the sensor from a short distance when it's powered on and never look directly at the sensor with optical instruments like magnifiers.
What is Laser interference detection (LID) option?
LID is an advanced program code of the AL G9 for detecting and deflecting possible interference signals from other possible sources of laser emissions on 905 nm frequency. When a source of constant interference is detected and recognized as an aggressive disturbance for the parking sensor operation, AL G9 will try to maintain the reliability of its performance. During this time the user will be warned by a four second tone from the speaker and a flashing red light that the parking sensor operation has become unreliable. If the parking sensor operation is not recovered within 4 seconds and the interference continues the unit will automatically reset.
Can AL G9 interfere with other laser equipment?
Even that it is unlikely, AL G9 emitted laser signals could possibly cause interferences to other laser equipment that operates on the 905 nm frequency, such as various laser distance and speed measuring equipment.In such situations AL G9 is programmed to alarm the user and reset within few seconds.
Are both Sensor and Control Box water resistant?
While the sensor is water submerged resistant and intended to be installed on the outside of the vehicle, the control box isn't. It’s connections must be made and kept in a dry area, preferably the passenger cabin..
My system seems to have lost it's parking detection. What to do?
Restore factory default settings on your system (Code 15). Test the sensor with a white paper in front of it. If the parking detection does not reappear try changing to a higher level of parking detection range (use code 3 and switch to level 3 or 4).
My AL G9 gives a constant parking sensor warning, even when there is no obstacle in front. Is it faulty?
Check again if there is something in front of the sensor. If this is your first use after installation check for proper sensor installation (the sensor might be mounted too deep behind a tight grille). Also check for dirt on the sensor lens and clean if necessary. If none of this helps, try restoring to factory default settings (code 15).
Why is AL G9 better then the earlier model and other competitive products?
- It's smaller and easier to install
- It has patented State of the art laser receiver controlled by a dedicated microcontroller
- The unit's memory has been doubled allowing for new program features to be added
- Will operate 100% effectively with 10 V trough 17 V battery power
- Laser detection angle increased to 30 degrees
- 6 User selectable operating modes, several other selectable features and many other features under development, all available trough a single easy to use programming button
Has AL G9 been tested to comply to International and EU regulations?
- Directive 89/336/EEC Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)
- Emissions: EN61000-6-3:2001+A11:2004 (IEC 61000-6-3:1996)
- Immunity: EN61000-6-1:2001 (IEC 61000-6-1:1997)
- Homologation: Directive 2004/104/EC, 2005/49/EC, 2005/83/EC
- Laser Class: IEC 60825-1, edition 2.0 (2007-03)
- RoHS: Directive 2002/95/EC, 2005/618/EC, 2005/717/EC, and others