Connecting the radio tape recorder 7018 (10, 23) B to the telephone
Connect Podofo radio tape recorders models 7010B, 7018B, 7023B to the phone. it is very simple if the MirrorLinks function works without problems for the radio, and it is extremely difficult if this function, for some reason, decided not to work. In this case, you need to contact the seller of the radio tape recorder (most often this is a firm on Aliexpress), it is quite possible that this is a marriage and the device will be replaced or your money back. But on Android versions of radio tape recorders (these are 7010B, 7018B), you can try to install a third-party application to connect the phone of the radio tape recorder to the phone. detailed ways of connecting Chinese radio tape recorders (including Podofo) to the phone are described here
Also here we suggest you watch a short video about connecting a phone (smartphone) via MirrorLinks to a Podofo radio recorder (for example, 7018B):
Rear view camera connection on 7018 (10, 23) B
Connecting the radio tape recorder 7018 (10, 23) B to the steering wheel
In general, the whole process of connecting the steering wheel buttons, both standard and non-standard, both resistive and connected via CAN. We described the module for non-standard Chinese radio tape recorders (including Podofo) in detail in the article about Connecting non-standard Chinese radio tape recorders to the steering wheel buttons. Here, we just note that we need to connect the pin A3 wire on the connector responsible for connecting the resistive steering wheel buttons on the Podofo radio tape recorders with the wire supplying the standard steering wheel buttons, and then, in the radio tape recorder itself, in the settings, program the buttons we need. Non-standard buttons can be connected just as easily. Connect the KEY1 wire on Bluetooth or an infrared repeater (since we sell non-standard buttons wireless) with the same wire that is responsible for powering the buttons on the connector, then assign them in the radio settings and voila! The buttons will work. For a better understanding, we will consider several schemes for connecting the steering wheel buttons to the Podofo radio tape recorders. And if you want even more details, with video instructions, then follow the link above and read the article.
Diagram of connecting the standard buttons on the steering wheel of the car to the radio tape recorders Podofo 7010B, 7018B, 7023B
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A detailed diagram of connecting the standard buttons on the steering wheel of the car to the Podofo 7010B, 7018B, 7023B radio tape recorders using the example of the Ford connector (the principle of connection on any other car will be clear)
Connecting a radio tape recorder Podofo 7018 (10, 23) B, pinout diagrams and video connections
Podofo receivers are very good for their price, pretty good quality and wide functionality. Of course, for a music lover and lover of HI-RES formats (they support, but the quality leaves much to be desired), they are unlikely to suit, but they will delight ordinary users who listen to popular music formats and do not impose high demands on the radio tape recorder in terms of sound quality. Most of all, these radio tape recorders (7010B, 7018B, 7023B) impress with their, so to speak, “everyday” functionality. This is the possibility of connecting cameras (back and front) and even a camera in the kit (this is for 3 thousand rubles, but only 7023B), easy friendship with the phone and hence the ensuing opportunities to call and use navigation. It should be noted, however, that the 7023B is not Android based, however, it connects to the phone via MirrorLinks. This is the same screen mirroring. Although some users note that this function is very buggy or completely inoperable.
So, we can summarize that Podofo radio tape recorders are worth their money and go to the very description of the processes of connecting the 7010B, 7018B and 7023B radio tape recorders in the car, connecting the steering wheel buttons to them and connecting the phone to them in detail. Let’s start with wiring diagrams and pinouts:
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Podofo 7010B radio tape recorder pinout and connection diagram
Podofo 7018B radio tape recorder pinout diagram
Podofo 7018B radio tape recorder pinout and connection diagram
Podofo 7023B radio tape recorder pinout and connection diagram
Podofo pinout and connection diagram on Android 8.1
General pinout and connection diagram of Podofo radio tape recorders
Another detailed general diagram of pinout and connection of Podofo radio tape recorders
Color coding of wires for connecting Podofo radio tape recorders
Video of installation and connection of Podofo radio tape recorders
As you can see, the process of connecting and pinouting the Podofo radio tape recorders is quite simple and does not cause any difficulties. Podofo uses the simplest ISO as a connector. Euro connector consisting of only two sub-connectors A. power connector, B. audio. connector. Video outputs are realized via RCA or tulips. Everything is simple and functional. The biggest advantage of this kind of connector. its versatility. It is easy and simple to connect it in any car. In addition, it is just as easy to connect standard resistive steering wheel buttons to it (namely resistive, not via a CAN module). You can also connect non-standard steering wheel buttons without any problems.