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The short answer is that you can splice the camera into the reverse lights, as the current draw is minor. However, since the camera is USB, it is expecting 5V, and your reverse lights operate at 12V, so you will need to regulate the voltage. What you're looking for is a DC-DC converter, and if you look around eBay, you can find one that has USB connector at ...


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No. If I understand your intent correctly. The backup light is activated by a 12 volt source. USB is a 5 volt source. You would cook your camera and Nexus 7 unit. USB plug pins:(If I remember correctly) 1: +5 V @ .5A (500mA) 2: DATA+ 3: DATA- 4: GROUND(0 V) If you have a alternative 5 V source like another USB feed that ...


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The camera was, most likely well most certainly, grounded via the rca cable with the other camera earth or ground. Don’t rely on this as it will increase “noise” or “interference”, ie the shielding on the rca cable works when both ends ie cameras are earthed or grounded.


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I've shopped for a rear-vew camera for my car in the past, and one thing you see time and time-again are standard RCA-style video jacks like the picture below from an AliExpress seller: You can easily find other examples by searching for OEM camera kits for cars that had a camera as an option. The cameras all have at least a power plug and an RCA video ...


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Sure, this could easily be done as what's being displayed is just a video feed. You'd just need to leach off of the feed, which would then need to be provided to a recorder. That could be spinning disk, SSD, thumb drive, or flash card. That all depends on they type of recording device being used. There are systems out there which do this, but none which are ...


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Neither of those diagrams would work the way you want them to. In diagram one power never reaches the lights as up to pin 86 is grounded. In diagram two power reaches the lights, but pin 86 is never grounded so the coil never closes. Try this. 85 and 86 are dependent on how the reverse light circuit works. If the circuit is normally grounded this diagram ...


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You can't do that either way you tried. You need power +86 from the reverse wire, and a suitable ground path +85 for the other side of the coil. You'll have to add wire and find bare metal or another ground wire somewhere. The coil provides a resistance, such that very little current flows through it. This is why the reverse lights didn't come on in the ...


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I would recommend a 12v relay connected to the lights so then when the light comes on the relay will activate the camera running of a steady 5v input provided by the same USB cable you will use for data connected to your tablet's OTG. This will allow you to not dim the light when powering the camera. And you won't require a DC-DC converter appart from the ...


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The transmission range switch is were the signal comes from. In your case the Intelligent Power Distribution Module sends power to the range switch. Then sends power to various circuits depending on switch position. On the Versa the reverse lights have a direct path to the switch so tapping into the reverse light circuit is the easiest (in the cab) and only ...


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Ok, so here is what was causing my screen to flicker. I took out my rear lights where I have connected the camera and saw that the reverse light was blown. I measured the the + and - leads and without any light bulb inserted into the reverse light slot, the + and - had something between 1 and 4 volts, multimeter is inaccurate by +- 2volts. This is of course ...


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GoPro has a multicamera configuration where you can align the time and merge all of the feeds into a multi screen single interface feed. They store the video centrally in a wifi enabled storage device using 802.11g Most of the commercial solutions are cost prohibitive.


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I think you can turn them on/off using the touch stuff found on page 38 of the manual you gave a link to. Here is an excerpt from it: Looking at Figure 15 (on the left), it says to change the display to use G (bottom right hand corner of the display), which then flips you over to Figure 16 (on the right). Then try using A (upper left) on this screen or ...


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If the image is clear now, you just need a lens cover. If not, it'd likely be easier and faster to buy a new backup camera and put it in. I just checked Amazon, and saw a good number of cameras under $20, with one (on the first page search for "backup camera") for $9.99 delivered w/ Prime membership. Complete kits including the monitor were $29 and up. Good ...


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The answer to your question is, no, you don't need to wrap the entire thing in Tesa tape. As long as the box is secured (won't rattle around), you shouldn't have an issue with it. The real reason you'd want to do that is so it doesn't annoy you making noise behind the dash. Really, there's no safety concern there. You can most likely secure it with some zip ...


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What are the outputs from the camera? You could try something like this (from this question) and see if that'd work with an OTG cable. I can't guarantee that it'll work, but it seem like a really fun project to do imo. However, buying a new screen might be the same price as there are tons on Amazon/Chinese websites Edit Are you sure the micro USB input ...


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Your best bet is to back probe the yellow wire to see if it's the one you need. I have used a needle attached to an alligator clip on a wire as my probe mechanism. Works pretty slick without damaging anything. Just set the emergency brake before you do anything.


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Some systems especially ones intended for commercial vehicles include a warning buzzer to indicate that the vehicle is about to reverse to warn bystanders. This is often overridden if the lights are on to avoid causing a nuisance late at night and because the buzzer is less needed in the dark when the reversing lights are more obvious. Another possibility ...


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Also note that some vehicles use PWM (pulse width modulation) to maintain the same brightness of lights when the engine is running (14.2v) as when it is not (12v) BMW is one I know from the top of my head that does this. Meaning that your circuit needs to be able to handle a PWM signal (it will be at roughly 85% duty cycle, so normally DC DC converters can ...


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I think you'd be better off trying to tap into the reverse switch on the shifter. This is the switch that turns the reverse lights on and off. You'll be running a lot less wire around and will wind up with a neater install. This may not work with higher-end cars with electronic everything, but for most cars (especially those older than five years or so) the ...


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the wife was having a problem with her Dodge Journey, she kinda touches other vehicles when she is backing up. I bought a wireless backup camera system and installed it but the monitor flashed constantly so I disconnected it and ordered a new TX &RX . They are about $15 so no biggy, it came in and the same thing happened, hmmm must be the monitor right, ...


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I fixed my problem by running the positive wire from the reversing light to the monitor (as well as the camera)


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Personally if I was doing this I would wire both components (camera and monitor) directly from the positive battery terminal. It'll look cleaner in the long run, as you won't have wires all over the cabin. However, this might make installing a switch more involved. That being said... Grounding (what you referred to as Earthing), without getting into the ...


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Look at the instruction manual for the camera. The wire (mostly likely black) it tells you to connect to ground, connect to ground. The wire (mostly likely red) it tells you to hook to the back up lights run to a switch that is fused and powered off a circuit that's hot in run and accessory. You could also run the monitor off the same switch for simplicity....


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