Rear view cameras -terminology for search. (1 Viewer)

Oct 12, 2009
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I need a new rear view camera, but I want help with my search to refine down the choice.

An electrician today established that the existing cable for the old camera is still good, so I do not need a wireless one.

I have a N&B Arto which is 7m long and 3m high.

I want a camera that can see the rear bumper and the top corners of the rear.

Now what terms should I be using in my search - 'truck', 'high-level' ?

Will my requirements need two cameras? If so, can they transmit the signals down a single cable?

Numpty needs help please.

Geoff
 
Sep 17, 2017
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2017
If you want a camera to look down at the rear bumper for tight reversing, you want something as wide angle as possible. 140° is good. Means you'll see both corners and a bit beyond.

If you want a view up the road, you want a narrower angle, 90° is ideal. Means you can see what's coming up behind.

I had a dual lens camera in the previous van, one narrow on all the time like a rear view mirror on a separate monitor. The other narrow that only came on when I reversed. I miss that setup.
 
May 29, 2013
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Oct 12, 2009
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If you want a camera to look down at the rear bumper for tight reversing, you want something as wide angle as possible. 140° is good. Means you'll see both corners and a bit beyond.

If you want a view up the road, you want a narrower angle, 90° is ideal. Means you can see what's coming up behind.

I had a dual lens camera in the previous van, one narrow on all the time like a rear view mirror on a separate monitor. The other narrow that only came on when I reversed. I miss that setup.

I want the high level camera to see any obstructions affecting the top rear corners of the MH, so a wide-angle would be necessary.
 
Jan 27, 2018
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Rapido & Bongone
for your application 2 separate cameras may be necissary. Using 2 cameras one cable is possible. You can send two camera signals down one video cable but control what you see on monitor by switching the power to each camera one at a time. ie power each camera independently.

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May 17, 2022
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I can’t see how you will be able to see the top corners unless it is mounted high on the roof
I can only think that camera lens would have to be on the roof, forward of the rear corners to get view wished for and then the other lens wouldn't give ground view. A second lens would have to be on back of the vehicle pointing down to get the ground view. Or am I completely out of my head? Just fitted new cameras ( eBay £40) easy 4 pin connectors.
 

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