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Old 04-08-2013, 07:01 PM   #1
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Backup camera install help?

Hey everybody,
I am currently working on installing a cheap LCD/backup camera system. Does anybody have any experience wiring these cameras to a ignition on power source? I am thinking that I would like to wire the camera to a hot source/ignition relay rather than my backup signal so that I could switch the monitor on while not in reverse.

Knowing that it is a cheap camera, I know I run the risk of torching it from always being on, but what do you guys think?

I am planning on running the LCD using switched ignition power from the interior fuse box and an add a circuit.

The other thought is to find an On/Off SPDT switch and run switched power to both items. However, I have had trouble finding this type of switch.

Would anybody do it differently? Suggestions?
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