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Old 09-19-2008, 07:06 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by millvalleyca View Post
Hi Dennis
Nice looking camera! How do you power it up? Does it just plug into the cig lighter?
I think I found my Xmas present!
Plugging into the cig lighter is an option but I just wired into the fuse box since it was near where I ran the cable.

The cable carries power, video and audio.

I did put a toggle switch on the power line and mounted it under the dash since it was always on. I just reach under and flip the switch.


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Old 09-19-2008, 07:09 AM   #16
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I have a 2008 Jeep that has a navigation system in it already, and a camera on the back of the jeep for when I back up. Do you know a way to attach a camera to the back of the AS and display on my lcd?

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Old 11-05-2008, 09:26 PM   #17
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Ok I was looking for a new GPS for my truck. It has a Video input. While I was talking to the salesman it hit me. Why cannot I set it up so my Video input for my Audio Head unit to switch over from my hitch mounted camera to a back of the airstream camera when I hook up the trailer. The only solution I can come up with is a simple switch. I would like it to be automatic. Yeah I know keep it simple but that is no fun!
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Old 11-05-2008, 09:29 PM   #18
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automatic, like a relay activated by the reverse lights?
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Old 11-05-2008, 09:50 PM   #19
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automatic, like a relay activated by the reverse lights?
Ok I though of that but the big question is does the backup line come alive when trailer is not connected? The answer for my truck is yes! I use that line to power the camera on my hitch.

What I need is a current sensor that activates a relay. Running lights or backup lights on trailer on backup camera on trailer active.
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Old 11-06-2008, 06:25 AM   #20
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I vote for a manual switch. That way when you need/want to see the rear view while moving forward you can.

Nothing like having to put it into reverse to powerup the camera when you just need a peek.

There are lots of low cost cameras out there that you can put anywhere. The most important feature is the ability to reverse or mirror image the view. This can be done on some cameras and on some monitors.

BTW when faced with the choice between a CCD vs. a CMOS camera the image will be much sharper with a CCD.

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