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Bluetooth for my car!,
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I used this Logitech Bluetooth adapter to wire into my car to be able to have bluetooth music connectivity. I didn't like having to use the old tape adapter with my iPhone and iPad because the the audio quality and the cable being visible in the car. This installed behind my stereo and wired directly to the 5V power line in my car. Works better than I had hoped!
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Initial post: Mar 26, 2012 9:30:59 PM PDT
Please explain what "wired directly to the 5v power line in my car "means ?
As the power line in the car would normally be 12 volt (and not 5 )
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2012 2:21:17 PM PDT
phil pro says:
lol that was exactly what i was going to ask....i am currently looking for an adapter. and even if there is a 5v line it probably not regulated very well and i would suppose the voltage fluctuations would damage the device sooner or later?!
Posted on Sep 22, 2012 2:08:47 AM PDT
Please show us how you connected the adapter to your car.
Posted on Nov 14, 2012 2:42:59 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 14, 2012 2:47:13 PM PST
Steve in CA says:
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 23, 2012 8:09:32 PM PST
Travis Carpentier says:
this is 100% incorrect. Running a device that requires 5v dc on 12-14v dc will not "only use what it needs to operate" please dont post things because you think that is what happens. By running more than double the voltage, you will greatly reduce the life of the device. Sorry steve I dont mean to be rude but you are wrong. This may be true in your house which is AC power which I dont know much about but DC power does not work this way.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 2, 2012 7:19:54 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 2, 2012 7:24:40 PM PST
Old Engineer says:
Travis is correct. Running anything (AC or DC) at higher than rated voltage WILL damage it. What Steve is saying refers to (available) current. You can run a device that requires 1/2 amp from a 1 amp supply any day of the week as long as the voltage supply of the source matches the acceptable voltage (voltages) of the device. Ref Phil's comment, if there is a 5 volt supply, I am sure it is very well regulated (switching type power supply), but should be tested to be sure.
Posted on Dec 5, 2012 1:03:21 PM PST
Thank you people for sharing your valuable information. How can we install this device then? By using inverter? I am really need to do this mod to my car since I have no radio. Please advice friends.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 5, 2012 2:59:44 PM PST
Old Engineer says:
Most cell phone car cords, especially those with a mini or micro USB connector will provide 5vdc regulated output. You need a little tech savy to make the connection but it should do the trick. Also there are plugs for the 12 v convenience socket that have USB output (5volt).
Posted on Mar 14, 2013 6:28:26 PM PDT
R Kearsley says:
You can get "wire-in" 12v to 5v adapters for your car. If you know what you are doing you just splice them in to an ignition switched 12v feed (provided it has available current and won't overload a fuse). I have just ordered this and that's how I plan to use it.