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Old 09-15-2008
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Default Adapt new camera to old monitor

I put up a post yesterday, but found a couple of errors. I deleted it and here is the corrected version.

I purchased a new color rear-view camera from Stephen Birtles.
http://www.dupreeproducts.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=RVC%2D001
It has an S-video type connector so I needed to make an adapter to connect it to the existing wiring from the original RCA camera. My first attempt, although it worked well with the original monitor, was a little rough. Here is the final product.

I started with an S-video female-to-female adapter from Radio Shack. http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...entPage=family
I cut it in half which left me with two female connectors with solder pads[picture Adapter-zero]. The pin-out is shown in picture CC-77 Pinout below. I purchased a chassis mount BNC connector (Radio Shack p/n UG-1094), a Radio Shack RCA audio connector (p/n 274-0892) and a small project enclosure (P/N 270-1801) [picture Adapter-one]. From there I made the connections described in the pictures and it works great. I have not tried the audio part yet since the old '83FC didn't have an audio connection to the rear-view camera. But if I have the pin right, it will work fine.
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Gardner,

Nice write-up. I am wanting to upgrade my camera / monitor. Isn't your old monitor black&white? How sharp is the picture?

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Glenn,
The monitor in the '83 is a color tv, but the backup camera was b&w.
The image seems good. I haven't permanently installed the camera yet, it needs to be outside of the glass to take advantage of the IR lighting at night. But from inside it looks clear.
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I put up a post yesterday, but found a couple of errors. I deleted it and here is the corrected version.

I purchased a new color rear-view camera from Stephen Birtles.
http://www.dupreeproducts.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=RVC%2D001
It has an S-video type connector so I needed to make an adapter to connect it to the existing wiring from the original RCA camera. My first attempt, although it worked well with the original monitor, was a little rough. Here is the final product.

I started with an S-video female-to-female adapter from Radio Shack. http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...entPage=family
I cut it in half which left me with two female connectors with solder pads[picture Adapter-zero]. The pin-out is shown in picture CC-77 Pinout below. I purchased a chassis mount BNC connector (Radio Shack p/n UG-1094), a Radio Shack RCA audio connector (p/n 274-0892) and a small project enclosure (P/N 270-1801) [picture Adapter-one]. From there I made the connections described in the pictures and it works great. I have not tried the audio part yet since the old '83FC didn't have an audio connection to the rear-view camera. But if I have the pin right, it will work fine.
So you just replaced the rear camera, is that right?
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That is correct, just the camera with the adapter.

P.S. SCOMF732 ,your signature has no name, nick name, or other passable moniker by which we can call you.?
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I probably should fix it. Its Dave & Debbie West.
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