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  1. A

    Car backup camera WiFi interference

    I just got a 2.4 GHz backup camera, that seems well-designed and manufactured, which my mechanic installed for me, it gets power from the reverse-light power line, and it works nicely when I put the gear in reverse. I drive a 13-year old car in great shape. I'm still having issues with the...
  2. Sms88

    Ir dome camera dip switch settings

    Hi. Just wondering if any one has experience with one of those ?
  3. Michael J

    Endoscope Inspection Camera

    Has anyone used these cameras? Are they any good?
  4. gazdkw82

    Ring floodlight camera light output

    Customer wants to change a 50w led floodlight to a ring dual light/camera. They have expressed concerns the ring won't deliver the same amount of light as the current 50w LED one. I have spoken with ring and they have said it's 45w per light (90w total). This figure seems alot. Anyone have...
  5. M

    Solar charging nest box camera & battery

    Hi Apologies if this is dealt with elsewhere, but I haven't seen anything. I'm fitting a new bird nesting box which contains a wireless camera. It will be attached to a battery which will in turn be attached to a solar panel. I'm hoping to avoid the need to constantly bring the battery in to...
  6. M

    Thermal imaging camera, any recommendations on the budget end?

    Not something I really need so don't want to spend a lot, but toying with the idea of getting a cheap one to see if it comes in useful, say locating underfloor heating elements or bad connections, and perhaps a look at the house from outside see where the insulation may be lacking (have my...
  7. P

    Install Ring Floodlight Camera - HA2

    Hi, I require an electrician to install a Ring Floodlight Camera at the rear of my property. I would like this doing as soon as possible. Please reply to this thread or message me with a quote and ill respond in order of receiving them. Thanks.
  8. P

    Ring Floodlight Camera Installation Help

    Hi There, I wanted some advice on help installing a Ring Floodlight Camera. I had no existing floodlights so is a brand new installation. Initially i had used a normal appliance cable, containing Live, Neutral and Earth wiring. This was wired to the floodlight and then to a plug, which i could...
  9. V

    Reverse camera wiring for Citroen Dispatch.

    I'm in the process of fitting an Auto Vox m1 reverse camera to my partner's 2008 Citroen Dispatc and after looking at a couple of Youtube vids, installation looked pretty straight forward. However, now I've got to the wiring on the lighting unit to connect the camera to the reverse wires, I'm...
  10. Soulcraft Electric

    Always-on rear view camera for van

    Slightly off topic, but is anyone aware of an always-on rear view camera that could be mounted on a retro-fitted rear view mirror? Van has a solid bulkhead and a reversing camera, but keen to have a permanent rear view option to spot those pesky cyclists ;-)
  11. littlespark

    Reliable portable reversing camera

    I'm looking for a reversing camera for my van, basically for when i'm hooking on a trailer on my own. I believe they only work when reversing, (taking power from the reversing light) but I would like it to work when I want it to, so I can check the trailer load while driving. Do they work with...
  12. A

    Car dash camera wired into dome light

    Is there any reason why a car "dashcam" could not be wired into the dome light? This would be a much better method than the usual. The next question is not an electrical one, but people reading this are probably into cars (!) so I include it anyway: Alternatively (or additionally, for a rear...
  13. P

    Need help wiring reverse camera

    Ok i’m new to this but.. I have a seat ibiza mk5 and a pioneer sphda120 head unit. I’ve wired the unit up everything’s working fine. But I’ve bought a reverse camera and decided to give that a go wiring up. (Pumpkin camera off amazon) I’ve set it up so the black/red wire is on the purple/black...
  14. Andy-1960

    Does a Nest Outdoor Camera need a hub?

    Hi, I am looking at a Nest outdoor camera for my sister, the website does not give too much information on how the system connects to the internet. Does they use a hub (like Hive) or does each item connect to your router on its own?
  15. D

    Reverse camera interference

    Hi all, hoping that you may be able to help me out. I just fitted a headunit with large lcd screen into a Ford Kuga. As well I then fitted a wireless reverse camera which is mounted in place of the rear number plate light. Camera and transmitter are powered by the reverse light at the back...
  16. K

    Reverse camera nissan qashqai aftermarket radio

    hi guys I want to use the oem camera for my qashqai 2011. I’m using the connects2 CAM-NS1-RT adapter for the video output but there’s a lead that says “reverse signal” the guy at connects2 tells me this is what I need to power the camera. Can you please tell me where I can get the power from...
  17. Gavin John Hyde

    Thoughts on spur off a light circuit for smart camera?

    Have been asked to install a little smart camera from nest for a couple. It needs to go on the soffit covering the side of house by the shed/greenhouse as they have had issues with local teens being little gits.. High enough to cover drive approaching and actual shed but not so low the teens can...
  18. V

    Flir C2 Thermal Imaging Camera

    Hi guys. Got for sale a Flir C2 Thermal Imaging Camera for sale. It's brand new in the box and never been used. Had it for a little while and never used it so thought it best go to someone who will get the use of it. If you need anymore info on it please do not hesitate to contact me. Asking...
  19. Gavin John Hyde

    Drunk Electrician Caught Sawing down Speed Camera

    Saw this and found it quite funny... Anybody know the plonker.... His name is Stuart Langley from Reading I have done daft things when drunk but never tried to cut a Gatso down... Drunk Electrician Caught Sawing down Speed Camera | WiseTradesmen -...
  20. johnjo

    can I power a camera from the doorbell circuit ?

    Hello, I want to put a camera on my front door somewhere, and I notice the only power I can see is the feed for the doorbell. Can I hook up a camera to this and if so how? I'm thinking a wifi camera, the one I have here takes DC5V2A but probably will buy a new one. let me kn0ow if you can help...
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