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Accele RVC1150T

Flush-mount multi-view rear view camera with distance guide lines

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by Buck Pomerantz
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A camera that looks like it came with your car

Accele's RVC1150T rear-view camera can help you back in or out of parking spaces, day or night. This tiny, metal-cased camera mounts "OEM-style" — once you drill a mounting hole and snap it into position, it'll look like it came with your car from the factory. The sensitive 0.2 lux camera picks up clear images, even in low-light conditions. Accele includes the hole saw drill bit, along with a 16-foot RCA video cable that connects to your video screen up front.

Plenty of viewing options

You can mount the RVC1150T in a license plate recess and get a wide-angle view of what's behind your vehicle. You can configure the RVC1150T to show guide lines in the rear-view display, so you can better judge distances while backing into a parking space. Or, you can mount this versatile camera high on a roof line or tailgate handle pointing straight down, to see what's directly behind your vehicle's rear bumper and wheels, so you won't run over anything. You pick the viewing mode for your application by re-configuring a wire in the camera harness.

Highlights:

  • rear-view flush-mount camera
  • water-resistant, black cast-metal case
  • can be configured as rearward or downward facing
  • distance guide lines can be displayed in rearward facing mode
  • 23.5 mm hole saw drill bit included
  • 0.2 lux CCD-based camera sees clearly, even in low-light conditions
  • 165-degree wide viewing angle
  • 22' power/video cable included
  • dimensions: 1-3/8" x 1-3/8" x 1-3/8"
  • warranty: 1 year
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  • Rearview camera (w/ integrated flush-mount bracket and attached 6' cable)
  • 22' Power/video cable
  • 23.5mm Hole saw
  • Programming Instructions

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Features

Multi-Purpose Camera: The Accele RVC1150T can be configured as a rear-view, downward-view, or side-view camera. It provides you with a clear wide-angle view of either the rear, tow-hitch, or side of your vehicle. This multi-purpose camera features a IP67 waterproof housing.

Composite Video Connector: The Accele RVC1150T multi-purpose camera features a standard composite video output (RCA plug) which makes it compatible with virtually any mobile video monitor featuring a rear view camera input.

Wide Viewing Angle/Low Lux: The RVC1150T's multi-purpose camera offers a 165° vertical and horizontal viewing angle providing an excellent field of vision behind you in your vehicle. The multi-purpose camera provides minimum illumination of 0.2 lux.

Mounting Options: The RVC1150T's integrated mounting bracket allows you to flush-mount this multi-purpose camera to your vehicle. The camera should be mounted to the underside of your vehicle's rear bumper or other horizontal surface for a rear view. The camera will need to be mounted with the lens facing downward on the rear of your vehicle to keep an eye your tow-hitch. The camera can also be mounted to the right or left front-fender of your vehicle for a side view. A 23.5mm hole saw is included to drill out a hole for the integrated mounting bracket.

Connections: The multi-purpose camera features an attached 6' power/video cable terminated by a proprietary connector. This cable plugs into the included 22' power/video cable which features a composite video connector and power/ground wires on the other end. The composite video connector plugs into your in-dash head unit's composite video-camera input. The power/ground wires need be connected to your vehicle's 12-volt electrical system.

 
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4 out of 5

Good camera

Written By Garrett P., Long Island NY on Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Great picture and very simple install
Pros:
Picture quality
Cons:
Price
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4 out of 5

Accele RVC1150T

Written By Frank M, Los Angeles ca on Saturday, April 12, 2014
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Easy install good product
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5 out of 5

BACKUP CAMERA...

Written By Creekman, Texas on Thursday, April 03, 2014
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Very nice unit, 160 degree view, small, the fit and finish is excellent, looks factory. And even comes with its own drill for installation. If I had a comment, the backup camera comes with a 6' cable, plus a 22' cable. I cut down the 6' cable to 1' so when I pulled the bumper valance there was enough to disconnect the cable, but not 6' of loose cable floating around behind the bumper/valance , then ran the 22' cable to the instrument panel which can be cut to length.
Pros:
Factory small, good view...
Cons:
The 6' attached cable covers the bases for most application, but I like tidy and shorten the cable...
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5 out of 5

grate product

Written By favoritmouse, hastings,MN on Thursday, March 06, 2014
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grate product easy to install worked grate took me about 1/2 HR to install it came with the drill bit and every thing cool ha
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4 out of 5

OEM Look

Written By Jimh70458, slidell! LA on Monday, January 06, 2014
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I was looking for a rear view camera for my Nissan Frontier that didn't look like an afterthought. Drilling into a vehicle to mount something can make you a little nervous. However, with a little forethought and planning things usually work out well. Overall I am extremely happy with the camera and the view it provides. I would buy this product again.
Pros:
Nice OEM look. Great daylight camera.Grid lines for backing up. Simple instructions. Supplied cables were plenty long for mounting on the tailgate and reaching the back of the aftermarket radio and GPS.
Cons:
A little grainy in very dark conditions, but does an adequate job. At a higher price point than some other products, but there aren't many options for low lux cameras that look factory.
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4 out of 5

Accele RVC1150T

Written By fragout!, APO on Thursday, November 21, 2013
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I installed this camera on a Ford Focus ST. The picture quality is pretty good and has plenty of cable length. I actually had about 1 1/2 foot extra cable that I had to stash. The camera battery is made out of metal and seems durable. However, there are a couple of issues that needs to be addressed. First is the instructions. The instructions are not clear at all. I had to experiment with the camera to figure it out. If you hold the camera by the cable were the camera is hanging, lens is pointed down and no wires (loops)cut, the picture is right side up (normal picture). If you hold the camera the same way and cut the blue wire, the picture is the same except it adds parking lines to aid in parking. This is ultimately what I wanted and the instructions were not clear on this. I don't know what will happen if you cut the white wire. The second issue is that the camera plugs into the cable harness by a small white plastic plug attached to the ends of the camera cable and harness cable. I accidently pulled this plug off by routing it through the car. Use caution when doing this or you will end up having to cut and splice the wires together. Otherwise, I'm pretty happy with the camera. I hope this helps somewhat because the instructions are not clear. Best of luck!
Pros:
Great picture, plenty of cable length, easy to install
Cons:
Instructions need updating; plastic connector plug pulls off easily
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