Reversing Camera - A Different Question

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  1. alan.watson

    alan.watson Read Only Funster

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    Saw on another thread that you can have a Reversing Camera on the whole time - to act as a rear view mirror - rather than as I have fitted it with it engaging only when I select Reverse Gear.

    In that thread it suggested always on was a possibility.

    Any hits as how this can be achieved as the Maplin Instructions are not clear on this.

    At the moment it is wired into the Reversing Light cable.

    Any help would be appreciated

    Alan Watson

    New to Motorhoming and just finished first major outing - 3 1/2 weeks to Scotland and we are loving it !!:Smile:
     
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    Take the wire from your reversing switch and give it an accessory/ign only feed:thumb:
    Simples
    PS NOT a permanent one
    Geo
    pps just for clarity the wire must be removed completly from the reversing switch or your reversing lights will be on when the camera is
     
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    I wired mine direct to the leasure battery.
     
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    trouble with having it on all the time is it gets confusing ,driving ,looking at camera monitor,watching tv, eating ,drinking, eading newspaper. think its dangerous thereis enough to do.without having two camera,s.
     
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    What do you think cruise control is for:Doh:
    I cant see the point of a perminent live and a switch, or the use of the leisure battery, it has nough to cope with:Wink:
    The correct way is via an ign or accesory controled circuit:thumb:
    then it cant be left on by accident
     
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    i think geo,s wiring is the way to go . i would probably put in a switch as well you might not want it all the time. i must say abit like sat nav ,never used a reverse cam. did have one on a cement mixer i drove but it got dirty too quick. save your money ,for more red wine .good mirrors is the best .you dont reverse much so get someone to watch when you do.
     
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    Mine is wired like Geoff says, and I can turn mine off at the monitor.

    John.
     
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    I wired mine up to the side lights, In effect its switched and you can turn it on or off when you want.
    Im gonna use it to keep an eye on my bike trailer. (once iv'e finished the towbar......)
     
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    You may find the view at night spoiled by the glow from the lights:Doh: the night time lens dont like light:Eeek:
    Geo
     
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    mine is different :Doh:

    it has a three wire system....permenant live, earth and switch wire to the reverse switch.

    it comes on when reverse is selected, but can be manually switched on (permenant) and toggled between 'mirror' and 'true' image at the monitor.

    couldnt get on with the 'reverse' image so just cut the rev switch wire and taped the end.

    now i turn it on manually and the image is the correct way round....ie,
    the right hand side of the monitor is the right hand side of the van.
     
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