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Garmin BC 30 Add-on

Wireless camera and transmitter for Garmin BC30 system

Item # 150BC30CAM

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Item # 150BC30CAM

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About the Garmin BC 30 Add-on

Please note: This camera will not work unless you use it with the BC 30 wireless backup system. This is an add-on camera, not for use by itself.

For use with an existing Garmin BC 30 system

Want to add another view to your Garmin BC 30 wireless camera? This Garmin package gives you a camera and wireless transmitter for incorporation into an existing BC 30 wireless backup system. You can mount this camera and transmitter on the side, rear, front, or even interior of your RV, commercial truck, or trailer, and it will communicate with the BC 30 wireless receiver (not included). Then, you can cycle through those dedicated views on your Garmin portable (not included). You can add up to four of these cameras to one system for complete coverage.

Note: A rear-view camera provides an additional view when reversing your vehicle. It is intended to be used in conjuction with your rear- and side-view mirrors to give a fuller picture of what's behind you. It is not intended as a replacement for your mirrors.

Product highlights:

  • wireless backup camera and transmitter (add-on camera only; not for use by itself)
  • requires Garmin BC 30 backup system to operate
  • 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 # 010-12242-20

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)
  • 2 Screws
  • Hex-key
  • Installation Instructions
  • Important Safety/Product Information

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Add-On Wireless Camera & Transmitter: This wireless backup camera & transmitter can be added to Garmin's BC 30 wireless back camera system (150BC30, sold separately).  Includes camera, mounting hardware, and power cable with wireless transmitter.

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.

2.4GHz Wireless Transmitter: The BC 30's transmitter operates on the 2.4 GHz ISM radio band. The BC 30 backup camera's wireless transmitter will send footage to your existing BC 30 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)

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 wireless cameras 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.

Note: You should take note of which direction is up when testing the camera view before permanently mounting the camera.

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6 questions already asked

I wanted to ask if this backup camera BC 30 can works with my Garmin drive smart 65 ? Before I make a order now
[ Kermok  May 01, 2021 ]
1 answer
We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question.
[ Calvin  May 18, 2021 ]  Staff
If I also put one on my truck for everyday use, will it interfer with the one on my camper when backing the trailer?
[ Annieaka  Jan 02, 2020 ]
1 answer
No the truck camera will not interfere with the camper camera, both will work and you can toggle between them and choose which one you want to use.
[ JOHN  Jan 03, 2020 ]
how can you take apart a Garmin BC 30 camera ?
[ Herbert  Feb 20, 2019 ]
1 answer
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer.
[ Krissy  Feb 23, 2019 ]  Staff
What camera do I need to add backup to my Garmin Nuvi? Do I need the 12 volt plug in or will it get power from the car lights?
[ SWA  Aug 13, 2016 ]
7 answers
The camera gets its power from the reverse lights. This way when you put your car into reverse the camera automatically shows up on your screen.
[ audio360  Aug 16, 2016 ]
YOUR STANDARD BC 30 IS JUST AN ADDITIONAL BACKUP CAMERA. Your NUVI will not work without replacing and upgrading the power zupply cord receiver for the NUVI unit. I just puchased the supply cord/receiver and camera for around 150.00+- for the system. This upgrade allows your NUVUto detect camera signal and provide real time data info for gour GPS through use of the receiver cord. Your camera power should be connected in line with your backup lights to actuate camera when backing. Otherwise if wired hot all the time, it will constantly send signal to NUVI receiver and GPS wont function properly.
[ Russell Wm.  Aug 14, 2016 ]
the camera will get power from the backup light. but you need a new power adaptor for the gps to receive the signal from the backup camera
[ Richard  Aug 14, 2016 ]
When I bought my Garman camera a year or so ago, they had two camera models. Each model has a different 12 V power plug in for its camera. The plug-in has something special on the cord which allows transmission from the camera to the Garman screen. I'm not sure if all Garman nüvi's work with a camera. Check the nuvi model four camera compatibility.
[ NANCY  Aug 13, 2016 ]
You want to use the power from the reverse light because you need the camera to operate only when you are going in reverse. The issue is that you will probably need a relay installed too to support the camera.
[ Ayham  Aug 13, 2016 ]
From what I can remember, you get the power via the reverse light, so the camera only comes on when in reverse. It's been a while since I wired it, but I'm fairly certain that's how it was done.
[ ROBERT  Aug 13, 2016 ]
IT depends on what model Nuvi you have. For a list of compatible devices, go to Garmin's site and check the BC-30. Scroll down to compatible devices and check if your device is in this list. The best way I've seen to wire the camera is to you reverse lights, you can use T-taps to make a semi-permanent connection. There are plenty of YouTube videos on how to install it.
[ Jason  Aug 13, 2016 ]
will this work with my Garmin nuvi 2598 and HD digital traffic cable?
[ John  Sep 02, 2015 ]
3 answers
Not sure if it will work with the 2598. That being said, this kit is for the 2nd, 3rd or 4th cameras added to the system. It needs the appropriate charger cable (with the receiver integrated into the cable) to function. Cable not included in this kit.
[ ROBERT E  Sep 03, 2015 ]
It is possible. On your Garmin Nuvi main menu click on apps and select backup camera. The device will tell you which BC device to purchase.
[ Todd  Sep 03, 2015 ]
No it won't. This a "add on" camera for people that already have the back up camera kit and are wanting to add a extra camera. The add on camera doesn't come with the cable needed to sync to your GPS. The cable that comes in the BC 30 kit will retain your HD traffic.
[ jeremy  Sep 03, 2015 ]
will this work with my garmin 65 gps..t has an app for it?...thanks marty
[ marty  Aug 01, 2015 ]
1 answer
Yes it will. Make sure you buy the BC30 camera and not the add on. You will need the BC30 receiver cable to sync with your GPS.
[ jeremy  Aug 02, 2015 ]

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