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Backup camera install help?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by tree taco, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. Apr 8, 2013 at 6:01 PM
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    tree taco

    tree taco [OP] New Member

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    Flip-Pac, OME Dakar leafs, OME rear shocks, Ride-Rite, OME coils with Bilsteins in front, ARB Front Bumper, CBI rear bumper, custom pathfinder modded swing out tire carrier
    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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