Mobile phone/bluetooth interference with electronics?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by viktor roskakori, Jan 27, 2007.

  1. Is it possible that the emission of a GSM phone and its bluetooth connection
    interferes with the electronics of e.g. the ECC unit or other electronics
    around? Since my phone does not have a connector for an external antenna, I want
    to put it onto the dashboard above the ECC unit and let it work via bluetooth
    with the radio. Any experiences?
    viktor roskakori, Jan 27, 2007
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  2. viktor roskakori

    Volvo480 Guest


    I used a Nokia bluetooth carkit in my Volvo-V70-I and Volvo-V70-II no
    interferences with other devices in my car.
    Mute device on the Volvo radio, so the sound on the radio, I had my GSM in
    my pocket, not mounted on the dash,
    why mount it on the dash ?

    Volvo480, Jan 27, 2007
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  3. Though I am not really paranoid about electromagnetic radiation but I try to not
    expose myself to unnecessarily strong pulsed GSM-phone radiation. I try to keep
    the radiation exposition as small as easily achievable. The phone regulates its
    emitted signal strength in response to the signal strength of the connected base
    it senses. Inside the car in your pocket the sensed field strength is smaller
    than near a window. So the phone emits more gsm-related radiation in your pocket
    near the body quite shielded by doors etc than when placed on the dashboard
    under the windshield. For the same reasons the GPS-sensor of my navigation
    system is placed there, too - the satellites┬┤ signal strength inside the car
    would be too small.

    I am less concerned about bluetooth radiation near me.


    viktor roskakori, Jan 27, 2007
  4. viktor roskakori

    Perry Noid Guest

    Your concerns about the effect of cell-phone radiation on humans may or may
    not be valid (there are conflicting reports), but I certainly agree with
    your desire to limit your exposure, just in case! Also, many places here in
    the US have enacted laws requiring drivers to not hold the phone to their
    ear while driving, in order to keep the hands free to operate the car.
    Regardless of the reason, mounting the cell phone on the dash is probably a
    good idea.

    As for any effect on the car's electronics, I think most of the circuits
    would be adaquately shielded by surrounding metal to protect them from the
    relatively low-power signal from a cell phone, even at it's highest output
    Perry Noid, Jan 27, 2007
  5. Here in Austria we also have a law which forbids the use of mobile phones
    without a "hands free" device while driving (although also phoning with the
    hands free device distracts quite a lot). Up to now I have used a device which
    is connected to the phone via a cable adapter and which has a little loudspeaker
    for that purpose. But especially the Nokia "snap on" connector on my latest
    6610i phone has caused contact problems over problems which could not be solved
    easily. So I have bought a bluetooth phone and will buy the which has
    a bluetooth dongle to communicate with a phone.

    It really frightens me when driving beside big trucks and see the drivers hold
    their phone with one hand and steering with only the other one. Unfortunately
    that is not really seldom.
    I had a 745 up to now, no electronics under the dashboard. When the phone is
    active one can hear it at least in the radio.

    viktor roskakori, Jan 27, 2007
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