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Old 04-07-2006, 08:09 PM   #1
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Well, the backing monitor quit today. Has anyone else done any troubleshooting which would save me some headscratching? Where did Airstream hide the fuses??
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Old 04-08-2006, 05:03 PM   #2
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Well, the backing monitor quit today. Has anyone else done any troubleshooting which would save me some headscratching? Where did Airstream hide the fuses??
I'm not certain it was because it quit completely, but I do know that Nick Danger has had some experience with the company that made his 1989 370 system. I remember him writing me that he had sent the camera back and was very pleased with the work they did. Might want to contact him by PM.

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has anyone used the computer wireless cameras in their motorhomes? Seems like I saw something on this and the cost was very reasonable, made me think about puting one on the back of the trailer.
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Old 04-08-2006, 10:21 PM   #4
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Wireless TV Camera

Funny you should mention that. I just bought one in Home Depot tonight. I'll hook it up in the next couple of days and see how it is and report back. It was $100 for the camera and receiver. Only drawback is the 120V transformers needed....although they actually work on 8VDC. I'll have to figure out what resistors to use to get 12VDC down to 8VDC.
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Lew,
You can try a 5 volt solid state regulator 7805 or an adjustable one LM317T.
See if it will run on 5 VDC.
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Just my 2 Cents worth. What if you used an inverter and pluged in a 110ac to 8 volt dc adapter from radio shack? If thats not available the 9 volt one should be within the acceptable power range. Let us know how it works.
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About a year ago we purchased the tri-view system for our S.O.B. MHO. The main camera went out at least twice on us. It was under warrantee but it did involve a couple of trips to get it repaired. The end result was that the main cable was getting too much heat from the engine. After it was moved away from the engine area and re-routed it has been fine. There wasn't anything wrong with the camera it's self. That might be something to check.
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Old 04-09-2006, 08:32 PM   #8
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Just my 2 Cents worth. What if you used an inverter and pluged in a 110ac to 8 volt dc adapter from radio shack? If thats not available the 9 volt one should be within the acceptable power range. Let us know how it works.
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I have an inverter that I use to keep my cordless tools , cell phones and laptop going. The system has 2-120VAC plug-in transformers to supply the 8VDC required. I would like to use my house battery in the van to power the camera and receiver, so a 8-9VDC source is preferable. I could use the inverter, but I'm out of power ports with all of the various chargers that I have. Just looking to go in a different direction. I need the laptop powered from the inverter to use as a monitor for the camera and GPS (DeLorme system) as well.

Plus, the camera comes with a 9 volt cord and battery for truly portable use, so I might go 9VDC (I can get that out of my house battery with a small DC to DC transformer).

In any event, I'll keep you posted on the results in a day or so
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About a year ago we purchased the tri-view system for our S.O.B. MHO. The main camera went out at least twice on us. It was under warrantee but it did involve a couple of trips to get it repaired. The end result was that the main cable was getting too much heat from the engine. After it was moved away from the engine area and re-routed it has been fine. There wasn't anything wrong with the camera it's self. That might be something to check.
I would also like to add that it did require a new cable.
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CAUTION!!! Be very carful when under powering your backup system. CCD cameras are very sensitive to under power. I've had a number of cameras trashed due to wildlife biologists not paying attention to the power requirments of the elevated camera systems I build. Manufacturer has a hands off policy on units not sold with their power adaptors. However as I don't use AC (their idea for 12v is a 120AC wall wart) for my camera systems I don't ever get to use their warranty anyway.
Keep your power input to +or- 10% of the rated input listed by the manufacturer.
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Old 04-20-2006, 07:07 PM   #11
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Well, the camera works again. After about an hour of checking every thing else, I found that the power feed in the chevy fuse box (the one that is a plastic plug with a different color wire from anything shown in the manual which comes with the camera system) was occasionally loose, and a bit of solder solved the problem.
Thanks to all for your suggestions!!

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