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Iphone 3GS and Autocom ACtive plus

I have an Autocom active Plus and connected my IPHONE3GS into it with the 4-pole plug. I could hear it ring and the people talking, throuigh my helemt speakers. Problem is they couldn't hear me. I'm not wanting to spend the $200.00 for the bluetooth system. Was interested if anyone else knows how to configure this so people can hear me talk?


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I have an Autocom active Plus and connected my IPHONE3GS into it with the 4-pole plug. I could hear it ring and the people talking, throuigh my helemt speakers. Problem is they couldn't hear me. I'm not wanting to spend the $200.00 for the bluetooth system. Was interested if anyone else knows how to configure this so people can hear me talk?
If you used port 1, that is for normal phones. Plug into port 2. That is for "stereo"phones. Had the same issue with my Droid. Port 2 solved the problem.

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I have an Autocom active Plus and connected my IPHONE3GS into it with the 4-pole plug. I could hear it ring and the people talking, throuigh my helemt speakers. Problem is they couldn't hear me. I'm not wanting to spend the $200.00 for the bluetooth system. Was interested if anyone else knows how to configure this so people can hear me talk?
the autocom active plus must have a diode removed in aux 2 for it to work receiving a stereo signal and allowing one to talk out..........Kieth I have the correct lead for your I phone and trust me the diode has to go. (it will mute you as you speak out) aux 1 was designed as a communication port but it only has L&R channels mixed together for audio , ground, mike, and it has another place where it sends 5 volts of power you do not want to be feeding 5 volts to your iphone backwards to a output source.....918-446-2245
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Kieth:
I'll call you this weekend. Both of you thank you for the reply.


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Is there a similar solution for smart phones and the Baehr intercom? Both my previous phone (Blackberry Storm 2) and current (soon to be ex?) phone (iPhone4) have the same issue: I can answer and initiate calls, I can hear the other party, but they can't hear me.

I know it's not the phones or the Zumo 550 they are paired with, because both the old and new phones work correctly when paired with a Sena bluetooth headset.

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Check your Baehr manual - does it list a port to connect a stereo phone? That is how I got my Autocom Super Pro AVI working. And my Active Plus has the same cable in Aux 2 port and the phone works just fine - no diode removed. I have a Droid X.

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Check your Baehr manual - does it list a port to connect a stereo phone? That is how I got my Autocom Super Pro AVI working. And my Active Plus has the same cable in Aux 2 port and the phone works just fine - no diode removed. I have a Droid X.
I'll check that, John - thanks. However, the Baehr has 4 simple inputs. IIRC, the only difference between them is their "priority". Maybe something in the manual addresses the problem.

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I checked a copy of the Baehr owner's manual. Below is the text that speaks to the 4 universal interfaces. I don't see a solution here...
"These are the
4 UNIVERSAL INTERFACES of your K1200LT.

Each interface can be connected to almost any Mobile phone, radio, receiving or recording device with the corresponding adapter cable.
All signal input interfaces are designed for stereo. Although the output signal is exclusively the microphone’s signal of the driver’s helmet (the driver’s voice). The level of this signal can be independently adjusted for each of the connected devices. This is often particularly necessary, as devices are very different and even in radios of the same brand these levels can differ.
Example
: Your Mobile phone is connected to interface 2. During a call your dialog partner might mention that he cannot hear you properly. You can now (and in the future) simply speak louder or you can, on your next stop, turn the regulator slightly to the right and wait what your next caller thinks of talking to you while you ride your bike.

All interfaces are fitted with identical 6-pin plugs, but have different priority settings (
automatic priority!) this prevents interference of simultaneously incoming signals. An incoming signal on a higher priority interface will so automatically inhibit signals with lower priority. You can freely choose, by changing the interfaces, which of the signals (meaning devices) gets priority.

As not to confuse you (and us) completely, following is the simplified correlation:
Interface 1
has priority 1, which means antecedence to all other signals

Interface 2
has priority 2, which means antecedence to 3 and 4 but not to 1.

Interface 3
has priority 3, which means antecedence to 4 but not to 1 and 2.

Interface 4
has priority 4, which means antecedence only to listening to music but not to the other interfaces.



If you intend to connect different devices you should find an interface seizure that makes sense for
your needs. Here is some helpful advise from our own (subjective) point of view:

For some of us the constant reachability of the Mobile phone has become very important.
But the message of your friend driving in front of you: "Caution! Gravel in curve!" might - at that moment - be much more important for you than any urgent phone call. And your partner on the Mobile phone will certainly be more willing to repeat part of the conversation. The gravel might not make any compromises.
Interface 1
with priority 1 has, as already mentioned, absolute priority. It is the only interface where incoming signals even suppress the internal communication with your pillion short term. A further reason to connect a radio device with its generally slightly worse transfer qualities is that if you lower the volume of the helmet microphones, the wind noise will also decrease and thus make the ‘emergency message’ even clearer to hear.

The driver’s output signal will not be affected by these automatisms and is available for all interfaces at all times.
In general, you should not overrate the priority settings. This whole technique only takes effect when 2 or more signals arrive absolutely
simultaneous. Normally, driver and pillion will hear only what is.

Unassigned interfaces will stay passive. If you leave one of the middle interfaces empty, the priorities of the lower ones will go up one level. "


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Re: Iphone 3GS and Autocom ACtive plus

Jzeiler:
I tired what you suggested and it worked as advertized!!.. Thank you... Wish I knew this last weekend for the MS150 Event. Oh well.. I can still use it.


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