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I ordered the Carsifi for $89.00 but I probably won’t get it until March. I wanted something small so I can mount it more discreetly.
 

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Do we know that it will never work on the 10.25" infotainment models? Is it not possible that they can address it with a software fix or will the hardware never support it?
 

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Do we know that it will never work on the 10.25" infotainment models? Is it not possible that they can address it with a software fix or will the hardware never support it?
I read that there is one port in the back of the unit for either the wifi module or the navigation.
10.25inch has navigation but no wireless AA/cplay
8 inch has no navigation but has wirelss AA/cplay

So i dont think there will be a fix coming.
 

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I believe a few have tested that the USB is always powered, even when vehicle is off.
Interested in seeing what kind of power draw this will take and whether you would have issues at home with your phone trying to connect to it while the car is parked/off.
The USB audio port is not always powered on. It does come on briefly when you open and close the door though.
 

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I believe a few have tested that the USB is always powered, even when vehicle is off.
Interested in seeing what kind of power draw this will take and whether you would have issues at home with your phone trying to connect to it while the car is parked/off.
This is what I would love an answer for. I pre ordered the MA1 Motorola for my Santa Calligraphy and then I started reading about the data port always having power. I cancelled the order and waiting for an absolute answer.
 

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The audio USB is powered by the infotainment unit which is in sleep mode when the vehicle is off. It does power on briefly for about 30 seconds if you open and close a door so it won’t drain your battery. The other USB charging ports have their own fuse and only come on when the vehicle is turned on similar to the 12 volt outlets. I ordered a Carsifi wired to wireless Android adapter and I hope to get it in February.
 

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I just received my MA1 Saturday and got it connected. This morning was the first drive I've had with it. It does connect a little slowly (just a couple of seconds delay), and there is a slight audio delay in changing tracks and such, but it works flawlessly aside from those issues.

I ordered the AAWireless one first as the MA1 was out of stock, but the AAWireless one ran into manufacturing issues and is delayed, and ended up getting the MA1 off Amazon a day after I started monitoring the stock.
 

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I believe a few have tested that the USB is always powered, even when vehicle is off.
Interested in seeing what kind of power draw this will take and whether you would have issues at home with your phone trying to connect to it while the car is parked/off.
Confirming that in my PHEV the USB data port is still powered with the car turned off. The Carsifi Wi-Fi "hotspot" stays up. When my phone gets close enough to the car, including sometimes sitting in the wireless charger by the front door, it tries to connect. Since there is no Bluetooth handshake, however, it can't connect and starts popping up a "Can't connect to......" message every few seconds. I have a ticket open with Carsifi to see if there is a fix or workaround, but I suspect I will end up living with the annoyance or unplugging the Carsifi each time when I get home.

The Carsifi AA dongle seems to work fine. I expect it is pretty much the same as with a wired connection (which I haven't tried yet). The main issue is that there are two brains in one head (unit). The two nav systems sometimes get in each other's way. I'm still learning the rules of engagement.

One reason for using AA over the onboard nav system is that in the Hyundai documentation it says that it can take a year for changes in roads due to to construction, etc. to be updated by their mapbase provider (a company called Here). Google Maps is in the cloud and is kept fairly current. (But you are letting Google into your knickers.)

Something else that might tip me to a wired AA connection is that my Galaxy S21 overheats on the charging pad and shuts down charging. My wife's Galaxy S10 also overheats but doesn't stop charging. A short (6-12 inch) USB cord will be unobtrusive (but still annoying).
 

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Confirming that in my PHEV the USB data port is still powered with the car turned off. The Carsifi Wi-Fi "hotspot" stays up. When my phone gets close enough to the car, including sometimes sitting in the wireless charger by the front door, it tries to connect. Since there is no Bluetooth handshake, however, it can't connect and starts popping up a "Can't connect to......" message every few seconds. I have a ticket open with Carsifi to see if there is a fix or workaround, but I suspect I will end up living with the annoyance or unplugging the Carsifi each time when I get home......
The fix should be to pair the phone, but then tell it not to connect automatically. And better, tell it to connect automatically to your home Wifi. On my phones there then is no indication of the available wifi network you are not connected to.
 

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The fix should be to pair the phone, but then tell it not to connect automatically. And better, tell it to connect automatically to your home Wifi. On my phones there then is no indication of the available wifi network you are not connected to.
The Carsifi app created the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth pairings during setup. Does changing the Wi-Fi auto-connect impact the operation of the Carsifi dongle? Do you have to manually connect to the Carsifi Wi-Fi each time you get in the car?
 

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The Carsifi app created the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth pairings during setup. Does changing the Wi-Fi auto-connect impact the operation of the Carsifi dongle? Do you have to manually connect to the Carsifi Wi-Fi each time you get in the car?
It would be like any Wifi connection - yes if you pick to have it not connect automatically you would need to do so when getting in the car. Do you always need it connected in the car? OR - would it be better in your situation to just unplug it when getting home?
 

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I've had my carsify dongle for a couple weeks now, and I must say that the device does work very well and connects very quickly (between 10-20 sec). I've had a few momentary disconnects, but I think that goes for just about every wireless device. So the carsify device itself is great.

The dongle staying powered after leaving the vehicle is pretty annoying, but that's really an issue of the car. Others have suggested using something like Tasker to somehow disconnect from carsify, but I haven't had the time to think about how to program that in.
 

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It’s supposed to be shipping soon. I paid the shipping charge a few weeks ago.
Got mine yesterday
The AAWireless app has a function that will only connect to the AAWireless based on it also connecting to a designated BT connection (so choose the car).
Solves the problem I had initially asked about since the USB is always-on.

Wonder how long before it may drain my battery... good thing the HEV can battery boost itself so I don't have to grab the other car
 
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