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Thread: Hardware Review: License mount camera

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    Quote Originally Posted by loginfailed View Post
    Just get a relay and use the reverse lights to trigger the relay. most reverse lights are positive polarity so do it like this

    bosch type SPDT (single pole double throw) automotive 30 amp relay

    terminal 85 to ground
    terminal 86 to your reverse lights
    terminal 30 to the power source you are using to power the camera
    terminal 87 to the power input on your camera

    when you put it in reverse the camera will turn on and it will go off when the car is not in reverse

    Relay info in case you need it:
    http://www.the12volt.com/relays/relays.asp

    actually my unit has a reverse dedicated set up but I connect my rear view without having to put reverse and show the reverse view, I wanted to show rear view any time durring normal drive ..... but my cam seem to be on full time can I do something to turn it off? thanks

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    fusion brain + relays i think would be able to let u control it..but then thats some $$ that u would need to spend
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    Quote Originally Posted by DodgeCummins View Post
    In my opinion all electronic devices wear out over time...so running it all the time would shorten its life.

    However power surges with constantly turning things on and off greatly shortens life span also.

    But in my case I just wired it up to the reverse lights...so it is powered when I am in reverse...and the screen switches to the reverse camera at the same time.


    In your case, I don't think running a camera 3 hours a day would be a big deal at all.

    thanks alot, hopefully i can get around to installing it, its been sitting in my room for about a month now... i think im going to just wire it along with my amplifier, so everything turns on with one switch, switch-> carputer/amplifier/rearview camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Octavio View Post
    actually my unit has a reverse dedicated set up but I connect my rear view without having to put reverse and show the reverse view, I wanted to show rear view any time durring normal drive ..... but my cam seem to be on full time can I do something to turn it off? thanks

    You can do like I did..... Run a wire from your ACC 12V+ source to the camera. That way when you turn the key the camera turns on, when you turn the key off, the screen goes off. Remeber to put a fuse between the Acc 12v+ and the camera. In my case, I have a 15 inch screen for the rear on the way, so when that is down, I can not see behind me..... So when the car is on, I need my cam to be on....
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    Pretty sweet! I just may have to do the same thing..... hooking up trailer hitches will be so easy.

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