has anyone else seen this?
YouTube - Valentine 1 vs. Maruhama CH-888
i've never seen this detector before or even know what it is....seems solar powered? but it's running against a v1 and didn't seem too far behind
Our company is an export agencies of MARUHAMA, the manufacturer of radar detector. Maruhama have the history and the results of 30 years as a Japanese radar maker, and the manufacturing technique idea is number one in Japan. We can supply the product by the small lot. We are waiting for your contact.
Following is the details of our products.
HIGH SENSITIVE RADAR DETECTOR WITH SOLAR PANEL
* Compatible with 5 bands, X, K, KU, KA and laser.
* Mounted with a solar battery
* Easy installation, cordless design
* Provision with the Auto Alarm Cut (ACC) system
* Provision with security
* Auto Power Off function
* Auto Dimming & Auto Muting function
* Battery-Low alarm
Company Name: DREAM HOLDINGS INC
Business Type: Trading Company, Agent
Product/Services: Radar Detector, Drive Recorder
Registered Address: Dai-Ichi Seimei Daiorikaikan Building 2F, 4-8, Bingomachi 1-Chome,, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka, Japan Zip: 5410051
Number of Employees: 11 - 50 People
Company Website URL: http://www.dreamholdings.co.jp
Ownership & Capital
Year Established: 2003
Registered Capital: US$101 Thousand - US$500 Thousand
Legal Representative/Business Owner: Masatomo Tsuchizawa
Trade & Market
Main Markets: North America
Total Annual Sales Volume: US$2.5 Million - US$5 Million
Detailed Product Description
*"Maruhama Brand " High Sensitive Radar Detector With Solar Panel
1, Mounted with a solar battery.
---This radar can be operated by charging a voltage from a solar battery to a built-in battery, thus without supply power cord is workable.
2, Compatible with 5 bands including X, K, KU, KA and laser.
---Not only the X and K band, but this radar is also compatible with the KU, KA and laser.
3, Provision with the Auto Alarm Cut (ACC) system.
---The built-in oscillation sensor shuts off unwanted alarming sound generated while halting the vehicle or driving it at a low speed. It corresponds to most cars becasue the sensitivity of oscillation sensor can switch 3 stages.
4, Double warning system by sound and lamps of the alarm
---Whenever receiving radar waves, the alarm lamp blinks along with alarm sound.
5, Provision with the simple security mode of the LED blinking while power supply OFF.
6, Auto Power Off function
---When non-oscillation condition lasts for about 1 minute, the power supply source is automatically shut off until the sensor detects a next oscillation, thus saving unwanted consumption of the battery voltage.
7, Auto Dimming & Auto Muting function
---While receiving radar waves for a period of time, brightness of the LED becomes weak and the volume of alarming sound to be lowered.
8, Battery-Low alarm
---When the battery voltage has been attenuated, buzzer sound is generated every 30 seconds. In this case, please charge the battery with the vehicle's power supply cord.
9, Compatible with a regulating radar from the rear side.
*Power source voltage : 3.6VDC via a Ni/Cd battery source concurrently with a recharger
*Reception frequency ---X band 10.525GHz
KU band 13.410GHz 13.450GHz
K band 24.125GHz 24.150GHz 24.109GHz
KA band 34.7GHz 35.1GHz
*Reception format : Double Super Heterodyne reception system
ATTENTION! THIS SYSTEM IS PROHIBITED IN THE US.
*External dimension : 72(W) x 104(D) x 23.5(H) mm
*Net weight : 120 grams
if it is japanese it probably costs a lot knowing how their economy is.
Looks like a radar detector... Note that Whistler has a few solar cordless models too... Like these, the solar panel only delays the running down of the battery, Mike B correct me if I'm wrong, but the panels on the Whistlers are not designed for perpetual operation off the same pair of rechargeables.
But you have to wonder with the way Japan is with electronics, why aren't they producing RD's.
Yoda of Radar
They made many, Uniden, all those Radio Shack units, and of course the ones for Japanese market (X and K ones that look like from outer space)
Originally Posted by fire65
ohhhhh this thing... I tested it at SML. You have to keep hitting / tapping it or it will turn off. On the 10 mile test course the best detectors picked up X,K, & KA at 10 miles. This thing picked um at a little under 4 miles
Yoda of Radar
Ten miles? That's like, all the way out to the Everglades from here.
Originally Posted by Beatlesfan
I mean, I could go downtown and pick up every radar in Miami if I had ten mile range, I'd need a four digit bogey counter...hell, I wouldn't need a V1, I'd need Air Traffic Control!
Ten miles is a REALLY long course, where was that?