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Old 05-24-2019, 11:59 PM   #1
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Backup camera refurbish

Researching options to update 03 tradewinds backup camera
Is the signal cable from end cap to driver position useful / compatible with modern camera feeds?
Is the power wire at the camera standard 12vdc?

Alternatively, reliability of wireless feed of 40ft
2 android samsung smartphones with remote viewfinder can stream the length of Tradewinds, but climbing the ladder to duct tape the fone is getting old
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Researching options to update 03 tradewinds backup camera
Is the signal cable from end cap to driver position useful / compatible with modern camera feeds?
Is the power wire at the camera standard 12vdc?

Alternatively, reliability of wireless feed of 40ft
2 android samsung smartphones with remote viewfinder can stream the length of Tradewinds, but climbing the ladder to duct tape the fone is getting old

My cable is multi-wire. I just cut the ends off and installed new ends to match the new camera .... same procedure at new display. 12vdc was carried on 2 of the wires in the cable. Forget wireless .... way too many drop-outs.
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Been wondering about this too. My original camera works ok, but I'm sure there are way better options now for not much money.

What system came with our coaches?
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My garmin GPS has a wireless camera that took the place of the old one, just needed power for the transmitter in the back of the bus, and a good place to mount the new camera. Works great, and super hi resolution.
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My garmin GPS has a wireless camera that took the place of the old one, just needed power for the transmitter in the back of the bus, and a good place to mount the new camera. Works great, and super hi resolution.
Stupid question perhaps, but is the video displaying on the original monitor or on your Garmin?
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Stupid question perhaps, but is the video displaying on the original monitor or on your Garmin?
Just on the new garmin GPS screen. I took the old monitor down, and just use the garmin camera now.
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My cable is multi-wire. I just cut the ends off and installed new ends to match the new camera .... same procedure at new display. 12vdc was carried on 2 of the wires in the cable. Forget wireless .... way too many drop-outs.
Interested in your quote...as an example, I currently have a 6 pin camera input connector. pins are as follows 1..video 2..dc +12v, 3..motor + 4..audio 5..motor - and 6 gnd
I really don't care about moving the camera up and down nor audio really, so could i clip the wires and make a usable system? is that what you are saying?
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Been running a wireless camera for 4 years and never had a drop out. You obviously get what you pay for.
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Camera replacement

I just went through the drill of replacing my camera and head unit. I used the existing cable. I also cut off both ends of the cable at the camera and head positions. The wire consists of 4 strands: black (-), red (+) white and a shielded semi-transparent. I used the white and shielded to carry the video signal. I could not find either the reverse wire or a way to fish down to the tail light to splice in reverse there. I ended up placing a toggle switch at the dash so I can turn it on and off as needed.
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