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Smartphone adapter for Nav V support

Discussion in 'Parts & Accessories' started by Giacomo, May 1, 2017.

  1. Giacomo

    Giacomo New Member

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    Hi there,

    I just got my new R1200RS this week and I'm now trying to figure out which is the easiest way to use Sat Nav with it. Not really looking to buy the NAV V or IV.

    I'm after an adapter for the NAV V support where I can mount my smarthphone (Samsung S7 Edge - or any other smarthphone 5.5 inches) AND use the Original BMW electrical connection to power the smartphone.

    I've googled and looked on Ebay, Amazon, and other forums but so far all I managed to find are adapters like this one which unfortunately do not provide power to the smarthphone.
    http://www.ebay.it/itm/302301112503?clk_rvr_id=1209306722391&rmvSB=true

    Thanks!!
     
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  2. pasko

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    Hi.
    I've been looking for the same for a few months with no luck. The problem is the proprietary connector in the cradle: didn't find anything that fits in there to extract power for the smartphone. There's an option to change the Nav V cradle with an OEM smartphone cradle, but the dealer didn't know the details....
    Hope you're luckier than me and share your findings here.
    Regards.
     
  3. Aussie Import

    Aussie Import Well-Known Member

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    Prior to my Nav V I used my Samsung in the BMW tank bag with a feed from a DIN USB plug into the accessory socket. It worked with Bluetooth ok. The Nav V with the Vortex is the most practical but it costs more.
    My coffin will be that little bit lighter. Sigh.
     
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  4. Giacomo

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    Thanks! that's exactly what I'm googling at the moment, only spotted few supports with no power connector so far

    let's hope somebody here has some ideas for us!
     
  5. SauRoN

    SauRoN Well-Known Member

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    That would actually be a very clever thing and would sell well I imagine.

    It's just a bunch of pin outs after all so shouldn't be too hard to do. Hmm I'll have to investigate this further.

    How much would you pay for such a thing?
     
  6. Giacomo

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    well, think about it.. the support sells for 50€... the case / cradle sells for 20 to 50€, PIN adapter sells for 20€ where u then connect the usb cable that goes to the cradle

    The ideal world would be to have a support similar to this:
    http://www.ebay.it/itm/302301112503?clk_rvr_id=1209306722391&rmvSB=true

    with a wireless powering or an integrated short usb cable you can then insert in the cradle / waterproof case

    I think the full concept (support + case + power) would easily sell for 80+€, the single cable for 20€..
     
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  8. Aussie Import

    Aussie Import Well-Known Member

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    Why use a bracket when you can use the tank bag?
    If you must use the bracket the fact it is a non BMW bit is a non-issue.
     
  9. Neil Rathbone

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    $105 what a good job is isnt made by Touratech or it could be expensive ;););)
     
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  10. Lee

    Lee Well-Known Member

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    Some phones will overheat and turn off when placed in the map window of a tank bag.
    I tried using a Nuvi in a tank bag window and found it difficult to read with the GPS laying flat.
     
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