About the Garmin BC 30
Great Garmin add-on
The Garmin BC 30 provides parking assist guidlines to help you gauge distance when backing up.
Great Garmin add-on
If you're already using a Garmin portable navigator, the BC 30 wireless backup camera makes a great addition to your car, RV, or commercial truck. Mount the BC 30 on your license plate or anywhere on the rear of your vehicle, wire it for power, and it'll transmit a video image wirelessly to a variety of popular Garmin portable navigators, giving you a wide angle on what's behind you.
Your rear view
When you're reversing a fully packed car, RV, or commercial truck, you need confidence and finesse behind the wheel. But even the best backer-upper can benefit from the assistance of a backup cam. With the BC 30, you'll be able to easily toggle between your navigator's map mode and a full color, widescreen view of what's behind you. If you power the camera with a switch supply, the video feed will automatically appear on your Garmin's screen when you shift your vehicle into reverse.
This useful camera works with a variety of Garmin portable navigation units (see Details for compatibility). It also works with all Garmin Drive™, DriveSmart™, DriveAssist™, and DriveLuxe™ models.
Build a Garmin system
The flexibility of the BC 30 camera system makes expansion simple. If you own multiple cars, purchase an additional BC 30 camera and transmitter for each and simply swap your Garmin portable navigator and wireless receiver/power adapter between cars to serve as your display. If you need more than a backup view in your RV or commercial truck, one BC 30 wireless receiver accepts signals from up to four additional BC 30 cameras for side, front, trailer, or even interior views. Then, you can cycle through those custom views on your Garmin portable.
- wireless backup camera system
- Garmin portable navigator required for display (no screen included)
- included wireless receiver accepts signals from up to four cameras for multiple views
- CMOS image sensor with VGA (640 x 480) resolution
- color video output
- 140-degree horizontal and 115-degree vertical viewing angles
- mounting hardware and power cable included
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # 010-12242-10
What's in the box:
- Backup camera w/ integrated bracket (attached 37" cable terminated by proprietary connector)
- Wireless transmitter (w/ attached 11.5' power/ground cable and 31" camera cable)
- 12-volt power adapter/wireless receiver (w/ attached 59" cable terminated by USB Mini-B connector)
- 2 Screws
- Installation Instructions
- Important Safety/Product Information sheet
- Caution note
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More details on the Garmin BC 30
Wireless Backup Camera System: When paired with a compatible GPS navigator from Garmin, the BC 30 wireless backup camera system helps you easily spot vehicles, pedestrians, pets and other hard-to-see obstructions behind your vehicle. A quality backup camera like the Garmin BC 30 can significantly enhance rearward visibility for drivers and, thus, help minimize the risk of "blind zone" accidents whenever your vehicle is moving in reverse.
Note: The Garmin BC 30 wireless backup system is meant as a back-up aid only; never solely rely on the backup camera when backing-up. In addition to using the backup camera, always look behind you to make sure everything is clear when backing up your vehicle.
Compatibility: The BC 30 wireless backup camera is compatible with select Garmin GPS navigators. A software update may be necessary when pairing your compatible Garmin navigation device with the BC 30 backup system. Current compatible GPS navigators include (as of September 2019):
- Drive Series:
- Drive 50, 50LM, 50LMT, 51LM, 51LMT-S, 52, 52 & Traffic, 60LM, 60LMT, 61LM, 61LMT-S
- DriveAssist 50LMT, 51LMT-S
- DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, 51LMT-S
- DriveSmart 50LMT, 50LMTHD, 51LMT-S, 55, 55 & Traffic, 60LMT, 61LMT-S, 65 & Traffic, 65 with Amazon Alexa, 70LMT
- DriveTrack 70LMT, 71
- nüvi Series:
- nüvi 55, 55LM, 55LMT, 56, 56LM, 56LMT, 57, 57LM, 57LMT, 58, 58LM, 58LMT
- nüvi 65LM, 65LMT, 66LM, 66LMT, 67LM, 67LMT, 68LM, 68LMT
- nüviCam LMTHD
- nüvi 2457LMT, 2497LMT 2539LMT, 2557LMT, 2558LMTHD, 2559LMT, 2577LT, 2589LMT, 2597LMT, 2598LMTHD, 2599LMTHD, 2639LMT, 2689LMT, 2699LMTHD, 2789LMT
- dēzl Series
- dēzl 570LMT, 580LMT-S, 770LMTHD, OTR700
- dēzlCam LMTHD
- RV Series:
- RV660LMT, RV770LMT-S, RV780 & Traffic
Note: The BC 30 will not prevent traffic information from being received; for GPS devices with embedded traffic.
2.4GHz Wireless System: The BC 30's transmitter and receiver operate on the 2.4 GHz ISM radio band. The BC 30 backup camera's wireless transmitter will send footage to the system's wireless receiver plugged into your compatible Garmin GPS navigator mounted up to 45' away. Range varies based on installation; some vehicles may require an extension cable (150BC20EXT, sold separately)
Rugged Camera: The BC 30 camera has a 1/3.7" CMOS image sensor with a resolution of 640 x 480. It has a wide 140° horizontal and a 115° vertical angle. Designed to withstand the rigors of highway travel, the BC 30 camera is IPX-7 waterproof rated, with an operating temperature range of -40° to +185° F. The camera's integrated mounting bracket lets you tilt the camera from 0° to 90° for the best viewing angle.
Auto & Manual Camera View: You can view the camera video at any time by pressing the camera icon on the navigation device screen. You can toggle between the map and the camera video in this manner. You can also wire the camera power to your reverse lights, and the navigator will automatically display the camera every time the vehicle is shifted into reverse, and revert back to navigation mode with shifted into a forward gear.
Guidance Lines: Guidance lines provide an approximate visual representation of the vehicle's path when in reverse. To provide the most accurate reference, you must initially align the guidance lines with the backup camera from your Garmin GPS navigator.
Note: The guidance lines feature is intended for informational and reference purposes only. You are responsible for maintain awareness of your surroundings.
Multiple Camera Setup: You can pair up to four Garmin wireless cameras (150BC30CAM, sold separately) with the BC 30 system and cycle through video feeds from all paired cameras from your Garmin GPS navigator. You can change the order in which the cameras appear, as well as rename each camera.
Mounting & Wiring: The camera comes with an adjustable mount that allows you to mount the camera on a horizontal or vertical surface on the outside rear of your vehicle. The wireless transmitter mounts on the interior of your vehicle (using tape/screws) and hardwires to your vehicle's rear lights, as well as plugs into the backup camera. The wireless receiver is integrated into the 12-volt/cigarette lighter power adapter which plugs into your vehicle's 12V power-port and the microUSB connector on your compatible GPS Garmin device (you will not use the power adapter cable that came with your GPS Garmin navigator).
Note: You should take note of which direction is up when testing the camera view before permanently mounting the camera.
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