reversing camera

Submitted: Tuesday, Jul 10, 2012 at 22:19
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Hi there,
has anyone linked a hema Hn6 to a reversing camera ? I am looking for a camera for my Prado and seeing the HN6 GPS is reverse camera ready, wandered if anyone has any ideas as to which camera is a good one?
Cheers Mike
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Reply By: Member - Bruce C (NSW) - Wednesday, Jul 11, 2012 at 14:24

Wednesday, Jul 11, 2012 at 14:24
Hi Mike,
If the Hema is camera ready then any camera will hook up to it I guess.

I have used several over these last few years from units fitted into the tail gate to units fitted into the bumper of the current 100 series and also fitted a larger unit on to the previous caravan. I am currently replaceing the unit on the new van and purchased the new one this morning from ebay.

The best sort to get for a rear view camera is CCD. Better image and able to be left on all the time from what I have read.

But for a reverse camera most will do as they are only on when in reverse.

I used one like this
and drilled a hole in the bumper right in front of the towball so I could see to hitch up the van. The camera comes with the spring clips fitted, well in the one i got, and I merely pushed it into the drilled hole. Been there ever since.
Minimal installation and easy to do. I wired mine into the reverse circuit on the trailer plug and the tow bar so it was fairly easy to do. Hardest bit was getting the video lead into the cabin to feed video to the monitor. But it was not difficult either.

Cheers, Bruce.
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Follow Up By: Member - Bruce C (NSW) - Wednesday, Jul 11, 2012 at 16:04

Wednesday, Jul 11, 2012 at 16:04
Mike here is a cheaper one, Note that these have good low light vision, which means they work well with the reverse lights on the car, but do not have infrared.

Push in camera
Note also that this does not come with the hole saw like the other on in my previous post.

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Follow Up By: Member - Bruce C (NSW) - Wednesday, Jul 11, 2012 at 17:21

Wednesday, Jul 11, 2012 at 17:21
Sorry Mike, this cheaper one does have a hole saw supplied in the package.
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Follow Up By: Patrol22 - Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 at 16:50

Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 at 16:50
Mike - did you find that the cable was long enough to do the job or did you have to buy another length?
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Follow Up By: Member - Bruce C (NSW) - Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 at 18:49

Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 at 18:49
Hi Patrol22,
I guess you were talking to me. If not then please disregard the following.

I found the lengths supplied suitable for most situations but on one occassion I had to increase the length. Luckily having bought several cameras I have varying video cable lengths on hand.

What I do is run the main length from the back first then add any extra required inside the vehicle near the front of the cabin. This way the join is inside the vehicle out of the weather area.

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Follow Up By: Patrol22 - Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 at 21:54

Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 at 21:54
Thanks Bruce......info appreciated.
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