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mike k

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car cam
« on: January 06, 2006, 12:28:16 AM »

Has anyone wired a x10 camera to the 12 volt
system in a car? I want to do this with a
wireless cam sending the signal back to the
house, seems like a good way to get close up
picture's in the yard/driveway and easy to
move the cam/car to differant locations, the
lifespan of the x10 battery pack is far too
short. A cig. lighter adapter would be a
good option for this. Anyone done this??


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Re: car cam
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2006, 12:16:28 AM »

I ordered my x10 just for this purpose.
Actually, to use as a backup camera for my
RV. Haven't hooked it up yet, but a guy on forums gave me the idea.  He
said it's a piece of cake.

Brian H

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Re: car cam
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2006, 11:47:57 AM »

Should work power wise. Since most of the
cams are now instant on. You have to wire
the unswitched and switched +12 volt
connections together and to the +12 volts of
the battery supply.
You may have to play with the antennas of
both the cam and the receiver as they are


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Re: car cam
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2006, 11:46:21 PM »

You need a "Mirror image" camera which will
reverse the image.  Go to Ebay and search
for "WIDE ANGLE CAMERA" and a whole bunch
of "keyhole cameras" will show up which
vave integrated mirror images.  They are
much cheaper also.  Many vendors and types,
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