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Albrecht BPA 100 Bluetooth Adapter

Albrecht BPA 100 Bluetooth Adapter Review

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Bluetooth adapter connects to non-Bluetooth devices and allows wireless connectivity with a Bluetooth motorcycle intercom.

The Albrecht BPA 100 Bluetooth adapter was purchased as an accessory for the Midland BT2 intercom set previously reviewed.

Albrecht and Midland are companies owned by CE International (see summary table below).

A Bluetooth adapter is a device (aka “dongle”) that can be connected to various electronics to output their sound via Bluetooth to separate (Bluetooth) receivers, like the BT2 or other compatible Bluetooth communications or headset systems.

Configuring the Albrecht BPA 100 Bluetooth Adapter With the Midland BT2 Intercom

Configuring the Albrecht BPA 100 Bluetooth device is no more difficult than any other Bluetooth adapter and similar to the procedure used for Bluetooth motorcycle intercom systems.

With both components turned off, put the BT2 module in Setup Mode (solid Red LED), then press and hold the large pressure button (function key) on the BPA for six to eight seconds. Two small Red and Green LEDS will start flashing an alternating pattern indicating its Pairing Mode.

Next press the back (Aux) button on the BT2 module for a few seconds, putting its Red and Blue LEDs into the flashing pattern. After a couple of seconds, both components will beep and the pairing lights will go out – a pairing has been completed.

To finish, take the BT2 out of its Setup mode by pushing the middle (Intercom) button.

To use whatever is connected to the BPA 100 via its 2.5mm jack, simply push the Aux button on the BT2 for 1 to 2 seconds to activate that Bluetooth pairing. To deactivate this connection, push the AUX button briefly.

Albrecht BPA 100 Specifications

  • Bluetooth Version 1.1.
  • Power: Class 2 (typically 2.5mW).
  • Range: Typical maximum range of 10 metres.
  • Battery Life: Standby up to 100 hours, with up to six (6) hours of talk time.
  • Battery: Lithium polymer 230mAh, kits includes a 110/220v AC/DC adapter with 220v plug only (adapter required for NA use).
  • BPA 100 Package includes:
    • Adapter with integrated Bluetooth chipset and rechargeable LI-Ion battery.
    • 230V charger to charge the adapter from 230V.
    • Radio Connection Cable to connect the PTT key and the adaptor to the 2-way handheld radio.
    • Waterproof Push-To-Talk Key (PTT) with Velcro for mounting onto handlebar or other suitable location.
  • Interface requirement for 2-Way-Radios:
    • Double audio jacks for mic (2,5 mm) and speaker / phone (3.5 mm).
    • Only radios can be used which has conventional grounded audio outputs. DC coupled bridge amplifier outputs will not work. All Alan / Midland radios can be used.
    • For radios with a single 2.5 mm stereo audio socket, an additional adapter plug 29254 is necessary.

Technical Specifications (From Midland):

  • Wireless transmission system: Spread-Spectrum Bluetooth Standard 1.1, Class 2
  • Frequency Range: 2402 to 2480 MHz
  • Channels: 79 with 1 Mhz bandwidth per channel
  • Radiated transmission power (ERP): Less than +4 dBm (2.5 mW), with automatic power control
  • Modulation: Digital encryption, FHSS, GMSK, 1 Mbit/s
  • Channel Occupancy System: Frequency hopping 625 ps time slot
  • Maximum Communication Distance: Approx. 10 m
  • Operating Time: Switched on (StandBy) maximum of approx. 100 hours. Talk time maximum of approx. 6 hours
  • Audio Processing: PCM Codec
  • Adaptor Power Supply: High power lithium polymer battery 170 mAh
  • Charging System: 230 V switching power supply charger with automatic full battery detecting.

See Also: Midland BT2 Motorcycle Bluetooth Intercom Review  |  Motorcycle Bluetooth Intercom Page  |  Motorcycle Intercom Page

Albrecht BPA 100 Bluetooth Adapter - Front

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wBW Review: Albrecht BPA 100 Bluetooth Adapter
Manufacturer: Alan UK
List Price (2008): £49.99
Colours: Black
Made In: Unknown
Sizes: N/A
Review Date: November 2008
NOTE: The webBikeWorld evaluators wear properly fitted ear plugs for intercom evaluations. This is reflected in the opinions on sound quality and speaker volume. Your experience may differ. Always protect your hearing when riding a motorcycle (more).
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