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    LX Radio Bluetooth Mod?

    Did a search with no results. I was originally wanting to hook my iPhone charger cable to the USB port on my 310LX to charge and provide music to the radio but it turns out the USB doesn't provide enough voltage to charge the phone ( it continuously "dings" on/off as it tries to charge). I did this with the ski off but the power on so maybe I should try again when the engine is running but that won't be until summer.

    Soooo, I'm wondering if I can do the next best thing and connect a bluetooth dongle to the USB port that my iPhone can connect to. If so, I could keep the iPhone under the back seat in a water proof bag. Curious if anyone has tried this.

    Thx!


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    Was the Kawasaki LX audio unit able to actually play music from your iPhone even if it could not charge?

    Can you find a spec for how much power (amps or watts, not volts) is available from the LX USB port?

    Note: Virtually all common USB ports are 5 volts, unless they are the very recent USB-C ports. USB-C is more complicated, but the basic voltage is still 5 volts.

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    K447,

    You know what? I don't believe I even tried to play the music once I noticed it wouldn't charge properly. I will for sure try that next time. I'm also going to see if the charging acts any different while the motor is running.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dallas 310LX View Post
    ... if the charging acts any different while the motor is running.
    I doubt the USB port charging power is affected by engine running or not running. As long as the dash radio is powered up the USB is likely powered the same regardless of engine operations.

    USB is not a 12 volt power outlet, USB involves much lower total power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dallas 310LX View Post
    ... I don't believe I even tried to play the music ...
    Does the LX audio unit specs say whether the dash audio can play from iPod or iPhone?

    iDevices are different from plugging in a USB memory stick with some MP3 files.

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