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 February 2016):
- 2016 Series:
- Drive 50, 50LM, 50LMT, 60LM,
- DriveAssist 50LMT
- DriveLuxe 50LMTHD
- DriveSmart 50LMT, 60LMT, 70LMT
- 2015 Essential Series:
- nüvi 55/55LM/55LMT, nüvi 56/56LM/56LMT, nüvi 57/57LM/57LMT, nüvi 58/58LM/58LMT
- nüvi 65LM/65LMT, nüvi 66LM/66LMT, nüvi 67LM/67LMT, nüvi 68LM/68LMT
- nüviCam LMTHD
- 2015 Advanced Series
- nüvi 2457LMT, 2497LMT
- nüvi 2539LMT, 2557LMT, 2559LMT, 2577LT, 2589LMT, 2597LMT, 2598LMTHD,
- nüvi 2639LMT, 2689LMT
- nüvi 2789LMT
- Dēzl Series
- dēzl 570LMT, 770LMTHD, dēzlCam LMTHD
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,
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
Multiple Camera Setup: You can pair up to four Garmin wireless cameras
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
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
Note: You should take note of which direction is up when
testing the camera view before permanently mounting the camera.
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