BC 40 Backup Camera Stuff

 

I have questioned if the BC 40 gives a “Low Battery” message before the batteries are completely dead and never gotten an answer, even from Garmin. The BC 40 gave me that answer today when a “Low Battery” message appeared at the top of the DriveSmart 65 screen.

I checked my battery orders to try to determine how long the Energiser batteries lasted. My last battery order was either 10/01/19 or 10/20/19. That means that the batteries have lasted well over the three mounts stated in the Garmin add.

The camera has been on more than normal because I spent a lot of time adjusting the guidelines. After many settings, I decided to make the side white guidelines match the white boundary lines of a standard shopping center parking space.

I can also report that the BC 40 retains the guideline settings after replacing the batteries so you don’t need to do the adjustment again..

I really like the BC 40.

Thanks.

This is good information for those using or interested in buying the BC 40. Just out of curiosity, are you using AA lithium or alkaline batteries?

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 51LMT-S, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

Lithium Energiser

Lithium Energiser

Lithium Energiser

Lithium Energiser

BC-40

I have BC-40's on two of my vehicles. Standard Duracell alkaline batteries have lasted 4 months so far with both.

I don't know if the camera is powered on 24 / 7 or just the Bluetooth circuitry which is activated by a signal from the GPS. If the camera is on all the time, battery life should be predictable and consistent. If not, it will depend on usage. In my case, the vehicles are used on average about twice a week.

erroneous message?

Lithium cells have lasted 112 and 145 days in my experience. My only frustration is that sometimes a failure to connect results in the low battery message when the batteries are not the problem.

I haven’t seen what I thought to be that erroneous message for a while. Perhaps that was cured by a software update or perhaps that wrong message is still lurking.

BC40

The BC40 is pretty good for anyone with no factory backup camera. Only problem I have with it is the mount. It sucks because you have to remove it everytime you park somewhere because it takes 2 sec for someone to steal it.

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I read these comments about the BC40 and I'm glad I have the BC30. It was a pain to do the wiring but it's a hard mount and bluetooth to my Garmin. These newer Garmins that are now using the BC40, will they also accept the BC30? Do you have an option?

BC 30 vs BC 40

dbusguy wrote:

I read these comments about the BC40 and I'm glad I have the BC30. It was a pain to do the wiring but it's a hard mount and bluetooth to my Garmin. These newer Garmins that are now using the BC40, will they also accept the BC30? Do you have an option?

Units that are compatible with the BC30:

dēzl™ 570LMTdēzl™ 570LMT
dēzl™ 580 LMT-Sdēzl™ 580 LMT-S
dēzl™ 770LMTHDdēzl™ 770LMTHD
dēzlCam™ LMTHDdēzlCam™ LMTHD
Garmin Drive™ 50Garmin Drive™ 50
Garmin Drive™ 50LMGarmin Drive™ 50LM
Garmin Drive™ 50LMTGarmin Drive™ 50LMT
Garmin Drive™ 51 LMGarmin Drive™ 51 LM
Garmin Drive™ 51 LMT-SGarmin Drive™ 51 LMT-S
Garmin Drive™ 52Garmin Drive™ 52
Garmin Drive™ 52 & TrafficGarmin Drive™ 52 & Traffic
Garmin Drive™ 60LMGarmin Drive™ 60LM
Garmin Drive™ 60LMTGarmin Drive™ 60LMT
Garmin Drive™ 61 LMGarmin Drive™ 61 LM
Garmin Drive™ 61 LMT-SGarmin Drive™ 61 LMT-S
Garmin DriveAssist™ 50LMTGarmin DriveAssist™ 50LMT
Garmin DriveAssist™ 51 LMT-SGarmin DriveAssist™ 51 LMT-S
Garmin DriveLuxe™ 50LMTHDGarmin DriveLuxe™ 50LMTHD
Garmin DriveLuxe™ 51 LMT-SGarmin DriveLuxe™ 51 LMT-S
Garmin DriveSmart™ 50LMTGarmin DriveSmart™ 50LMT
Garmin DriveSmart™ 50LMTHDGarmin DriveSmart™ 50LMTHD
Garmin DriveSmart™ 51 LMT-SGarmin DriveSmart™ 51 LMT-S
Garmin DriveSmart™ 55 & BC™ 40 Wireless Backup CameraGarmin DriveSmart™ 55 & BC™ 40 Wireless Backup Camera
Garmin DriveSmart™ 55 & TrafficGarmin DriveSmart™ 55 & Traffic
Garmin DriveSmart™ 60LMTGarmin DriveSmart™ 60LMT
Garmin DriveSmart™ 61 LMT-SGarmin DriveSmart™ 61 LMT-S
Garmin DriveSmart™ 65 & TrafficGarmin DriveSmart™ 65 & Traffic
Garmin DriveSmart™ 65 with Amazon AlexaGarmin DriveSmart™ 65 with Amazon Alexa
Garmin DriveSmart™ 70LMTGarmin DriveSmart™ 70LMT
Garmin DriveTrack™ 70LMTGarmin DriveTrack™ 70LMT
Garmin DriveTrack™ 71Garmin DriveTrack™ 71
nüvi® 2457LMTnüvi® 2457LMT
nüvi® 2497LMTnüvi® 2497LMT
nüvi® 2539LMTnüvi® 2539LMT
nüvi® 2557LMTnüvi® 2557LMT
nüvi® 2558LMTHDnüvi® 2558LMTHD
nüvi® 2559LMTnüvi® 2559LMT
nüvi® 2577LTnüvi® 2577LT
nüvi® 2589LMTnüvi® 2589LMT
nüvi® 2597LMTnüvi® 2597LMT
nüvi® 2598LMTHDnüvi® 2598LMTHD
nüvi® 2599LMTHDnüvi® 2599LMTHD
nüvi® 2639LMTnüvi® 2639LMT
nüvi® 2689LMTnüvi® 2689LMT
nüvi® 2699LMTHDnüvi® 2699LMTHD
nüvi® 2789LMTnüvi® 2789LMT
nüvi® 55nüvi® 55
nüvi® 55LMnüvi® 55LM
nüvi® 55LMTnüvi® 55LMT
nüvi® 56nüvi® 56
nüvi® 56LMnüvi® 56LM
nüvi® 56LMTnüvi® 56LMT
nüvi® 57nüvi® 57
nüvi® 57LMnüvi® 57LM
nüvi® 57LMTnüvi® 57LMT
nüvi® 58nüvi® 58
nüvi® 58LMnüvi® 58LM
nüvi® 58LMTnüvi® 58LMT
nüvi® 65LMnüvi® 65LM
nüvi® 65LMTnüvi® 65LMT
nüvi® 66LMnüvi® 66LM
nüvi® 66LMTnüvi® 66LMT
nüvi® 67LMnüvi® 67LM
nüvi® 67LMTnüvi® 67LMT
nüvi® 68LMnüvi® 68LM
nüvi® 68LMTnüvi® 68LMT
nüviCam™ LMTHDnüviCam™ LMTHD
RV 660LMTRV 660LMT
RV 770 LMT-SRV 770 LMT-S
RV 780 & TrafficRV 780 & Traffic

Units compatible with the BC40:

Garmin DriveAssist™ 51 LMT-SGarmin DriveAssist™ 51 LMT-S
Garmin DriveLuxe™ 51 LMT-SGarmin DriveLuxe™ 51 LMT-S
Garmin DriveSmart™ 51 LMT-SGarmin DriveSmart™ 51 LMT-S
Garmin DriveSmart™ 55 & BC™ 40 Wireless Backup CameraGarmin DriveSmart™ 55 & BC™ 40 Wireless Backup Camera
Garmin DriveSmart™ 55 & TrafficGarmin DriveSmart™ 55 & Traffic
Garmin DriveSmart™ 61 LMT-SGarmin DriveSmart™ 61 LMT-S
Garmin DriveSmart™ 65 & TrafficGarmin DriveSmart™ 65 & Traffic
Garmin DriveSmart™ 65 with Amazon AlexaGarmin DriveSmart™ 65 with Amazon Alexa
Garmin DriveTrack™ 71Garmin DriveTrack™ 71

It appears only the Driveluxe, Drivesmart, DriveAssist and DriveTrack series are compatible with both.