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Old July 28th, 2017
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I have read and was told once by customer support that the rear shifters can be mounted vertically. Today customer support told me that was wrong as they need to be mounted horizontal. What happens if LEO holds the Lidar gun at 90 degrees?
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I have read and was told once by customer support that the rear shifters can be mounted vertically. Today customer support told me that was wrong as they need to be mounted horizontal. What happens if LEO holds the Lidar gun at 90 degrees?
I think that you've gotten some incomplete information. Lidar isn't dependent on vertical vs horizontal orientation. RADAR, however, can be impacted by some speed guns' polarization, and in some places, it makes a difference/ Persons with windshield-mounted detectors might mount them vertically, but this is typically only done outside North America.

The shifter heads are for Laser only, so the horizontal vs vertical orientation question doesn't apply. However, they must be oriented looking straight backward (or forward), parallel to the ground. They must be mounted with a 0-degree angle.
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But Im pretty sure the sensors need to be mounted Horizontal
I've seen references to this in the documentation, but for vehicles that have front grills that have vertical venting, or a back-end on a vehicle that can't accommodate horizontal mounting, I'm confident that the shifter heads can be mounted vertically, as long as that are looking straight ahead (or backwards) and they are perpendicular to the road.

We'll wait for EscortRadar to chime in, but I think that it's reasonable.
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ShifterMax sensors can be mounted horizontally or vertically. For all of our previous shifters we recommended horizontal only installation (which is probably why our phone rep recommended this for the new ShifterMax sensors).
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ShifterMax sensors can be mounted horizontally or vertically. For all of our previous shifters we recommended horizontal only installation (which is probably why our phone rep recommended this for the new ShifterMax sensors).
Wouldn't a vertical mount put your off-axis protection at a major disadvantage if not practically useless?

I don't think anyone has taken the heads apart yet, or checked with a camera how they fire.

But unless it has multiple diodes oriented both horizontally and vertically inside each head, which was done in the past, but it increased the cost significantly of each head. Barring that, only horizontally mounted diodes, with a vertical mount would make your off-axis(shooter in median, or side of the road) protection completely worthless?

If it does have both it would be an interested thing to see tested.
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They will perform well when mounted vertically or horizontally.
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