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#1 (permalink) Old 06-27-2009, 06:35 PM
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Mount camera on bumper - Dangers of electricity

Well guys i am on a doubt situation...i mean...i want to do something but dont know how!

I plan to install cameras for parking aid on my car but the question is how!!!


I plan to install the camera (a webcam by USB (connected to my carpc which is already installed with fuses also....) or a AV camera with probably a battery or dire connected to my car battery with fuses also) which need to be installed on the bumper...meaning that there will be a contact between my car frame (bodywork) (i mean steel or something) and electricity that goes inside cables..


Well in case of collision/accident or damage to the camera (since its on a plastic box and has circuits inside) or cables is there any problem if there is any touch between the cables and car steel, i mean any short circuit or fire?? What shall i do and how ?
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OMFG another one!?
 
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It could be awfully complicated. How are you gonna keep everything rainproof?

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It could be awfully complicated. How are you gonna keep everything rainproof?
thats not the big problem---my really concern its electridity!
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Well that's actually my main point.

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Just buy an already made one:

Rear View Parking Reversing Colour Camera Night Version on eBay (end time 04-Jul-09 20:32:46 BST)

Im sure you can find one on Ebay in your country.

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but i have a electric problem not a cam problem. I mean my concerns are with the connections not with camera quality or whatever.
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Easy buy some steel braded rubber brake pipes and put the wires through that.

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