Rear Camera

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  1. electrajohnt

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    Wireless - avoid.

    Wire is so much more reliable.
     
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    Totally agree with Brian, give wireless a sidestep. I've worked in this industry for nearly 13 years and seen quite a few wireless camera systems and not a single one has been reliable enough for me to even consider taking them on as a saleable product. They all suffer interference and usually just when you need them most.

    Utter crap, avoid avoid, avoid!

    D.
     
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    Yep would agree, no, definitely No to wireless, always problematic with interference. Fitting a wired system is relatively easy and much more reliable. If you are going to use a mirror screen to look to the rear, make sure it's a reverse image camera.
    Did get all mine on e..y so you can source them easily.
    hope it helps:Smile:
     
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    I have witnessed this first hand 2 vans reversing one has a wall behind the other one has nothing both vans had wireless cameras.
    The van with the wall behind hit the wall because his monitor picked up the other vans camera picture and thought it was clear:Doh:

    Needless to say I have only fitted and recommended wired systems.
    and the silly thing with a wireless one is you still have to drill a hole in the bodywork to get the power to it so may as well fit a reliable wired one.
     
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    Thanks

    Ok I believe the wireless is not even a maybe then from you chaps, I will take your advice.

    Next obvious question is which is the preferred one to have.

    JohnT
     
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    :Smile:Really depends on how much you want to spend,
    e..y have a selection and you can look at http://www.parkingcameras.com/store/home.php has a lot of advice and kits etc .
    then just google "reversing cameras" there is lots of advice.
     
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    We use a kit which is something like this:

    rear view camera kit

    Instead of hard-wiring ours into the ignition, we have a cig lighter type plug on it and just put in into one of the 12v sockets on the dash, it means it can be used as a rear view camera and/or reversing system as it is on all the time if we want it to be (as our 12v sockets go off when the ignition is turned off there's no danger of leaving it powered). The monitor just goes over the existing rear-view mirror so is at the place you 'naturally' look and the camera has night vision too. :thumb:

    To fix the wiring to the chassis use some chassis clips as it makes the job much easier than trying to cable tie it!
     
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    I fitted this one as well, easy to fit and very good picture. :thumb:

    Keith
     
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    Have a wireless reversing camera fitted in mine , never had a problem .
     
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    I had the viese wireless one fitted when I brought the van but always had problems with interference especially when raining, have pulled into several garages and picked up their security monitors instead of my camera,
    So last month replaced the system with a wired double camera at back and two side cameras to use on narrow lanes, keeps my side view mirrors being taken off by white van man:Laughing:
    I brought all my bits from reversing cameras uk ltd ramsgate ct102yj at a good price, a bit tight to fit in places but straight forward,
    Have fitted the side cameras to my flashers so when incating I can see a wider angle view then my mirrors, works great for the blind spot when approaching a junction that's more than 90 degrees,
     
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    These cameras are only let down by the poor quality paint or plastikote. Often coated over rusty metal, my dual camera fitted only a bit over a year ago is a disgrace :Laughing:
    Still a good picture but I took it off today.

    This is how it was, I since fitted a bike rack so better to have a low and high level pair instead
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    I can second that comment, i ordered that same twin camera via Amazon (the same seller sells them on fleabay and other sites too) When it arrived the paint was already starting to blister in a couple of places and it looked like it had been painted over in a few spots with something like tipex - it was a completely different shade of white compared to the rest of the already crap finish on the cameras housing = sent it back for a refund but they refused to pay me the postage as they thought it looked OK:Eeek:
     
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    The one I bought yesterday has been posted first class recorded for delivery tomorrow.
    The picture quality is unquestionable and for the price I'll just keep replacing it when/if it deteriorates badly.
    There is also a number plate camera with 4 pin connector and I think I'll try it, I only need to re route one of my cables which is easy as I originally routed them through the garage.
     
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    Well it quite clearly says stainless steel,

    The complete cost for camera+ 15M of lead+7 inch 4 way monitor and additional leads for side view cameras with P/ P was
    £272.54

    Camera details
    This is a twin lens camera using high quality Sony CCD sensors. It has two cameras, one with a wide angled lens of 150 degrees which is used to look down across the rear of the vehicle when reversing. The other is a narrower angled lens of 90 degrees for use as an always on rear view. The angle of tilt between the cameras is adjustable in 15 degree steps approximately. The cameras can be replaced individually if a problem develops in one. The connectors to the camera are our 4 pin waterproof ones. To use these with a normal monitor then two CAB002 or two CAB004 needs to be purchased. We have created a number of systems based on this camera. As all of our monitors will take two AV inputs then the camera will happily work with them. The white bodied version has now been upgraded with a stalinless steel bracket. Although it is not marine grade stainless steel, it does seem fairly salt water resistant. We have tested a bare bracket in a salt water solution over a number of weeks. The only area to suffer any minor corrosion has been the areas weakened in the pressing out process of making the bracket. To our knowledge we are the only people who have this combination of camera angle and stainless steel bracket.



    Time will tell but it meets all my requirements so far:thumb:
     
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    You haven't given a link?
     
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