Cheap reversing sensors - any good?

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  1. joggerman

    joggerman Read Only Funster

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    I want to fit either reversing sensors or a camera.

    I noticed some sensors are available on e-bay for around £20 upwards.
    Does anyone know if they are any good? Has anyone fitted these?
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    I got some for under £30 from Maplin, gives a distance reading and just *works*.

    This looks to be a later version:

    http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=265097

    You certainly get to know your MH routing the cables !
     
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    reverse sensors

    hi fellow funster, have got a set from lidle, 18 95 work a treat , as soon as i hit anything they go beep beep,,,, ooooooops sorry, they are no different from dear ones from halfords,, go for it :thumb::thumb:
     
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    I got some off Amazon for about a tenner, they have the beep & LED indicator &they worked fine.
     
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    Have had cheap ones on my car for 4 years, they work great and have been no hassle
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    got mine for the hilux off ebay...less than #20......bugger!!!! wheres me quid sign gone now?

    works a treat....no led's, just a bleeper
    4 sensors....2 on corners and 2 off center line.

    no bleep.............nowt there.
    slow bleep......... 1.5mtr to 50cm
    quicker bleep.....50cm to 25cm
    fast bleep..........25cm to 5cm
    solid bleep.........5cm to Oooops !!
     
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    I have used two different types both were bought for under £20 and I found them to be extremely accurate but be aware they do not like chain link fences and the sensors need to be fitted at exactly the right height, also something worth bearing in mind is the lenght of the link cables as most are designed for cars.
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    thats one advantage of a bleeper/buzzer only system.....the bleeper can be fitted anywhere...mines behind the rear seat, powered fron the reverse lights, and is loud enough to be heard anywhere.

    it would still be heard in the very back of the kontiki. :thumb:
     
  10. dave newell lvs

    dave newell lvs Trader-Vehicle Services

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    I have fitted plenty of reversing sensors over the last nine years both cheapy ones and more expensive systems from the likes of Waeco and Laserline. Now I only fit the Laserline units as I had far too many failures with cheapy units and problems getting replacement items.

    Overall my preference is for a good quality camera system, sensors are OK but you can't deny what you can see and sensors can give false readings.

    D.
     
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    parking sensors

    We have a system already fitted but seems to be a tad unreliable, so will be going for that Maplin kit, bugger another job to do.

    Rob & Chris
     
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