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Accele RVC50

Rear view camera — license plate mount

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Accele's RVC50 rear view camera gives you a clear view of what's behind you, so you can back up safely in almost any conditions. The camera sports a 120-degree wide view so you won't miss a thing back there. The waterproof plastic case mounts to your license plate for a convenient and simple installation. And the standard RCA video cable allows the RVC50's picture to show up on virtually any video screen.

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Highlights:

  • rear-view camera with composite video converter
  • 1.0 lux CMOS-based camera sees well day or night
  • 120-degree wide viewing angle
  • 16.5' video cable included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • Rearview camera w/ integrated license plate bracket (attached 17" power/signal cable)
  • 16' Composite video cable
  • 57" Power/ground cable

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Features

Overview: The Accele RVC50 Rearview Camera is designed to provide you a clear wide-angle view from the rear of your vehicle. It can be used to assist you in backing up the vehicle, or to keep an eye on an item you are towing. It can be connected to a separate rear-view monitor, or to many in-dash audio-video head units with a composite video or rear-camera input.

Compatibility: The Accele RVC50 rearview 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.

1/3" Color CMOS: The RVC50's rearview camera features a 1/3" color CMOS image sensor with approximately 259,776 effective pixels (528 horizontal x 492 vertical). The rearview camera offers a 120° vertical and horizontal viewing angle providing an excellent field of vision behind you in your vehicle. The rearview camera provides minimum illumination 2 lux.

Mounting Bracket: The RVC50 attaches to your vehicle's existing license plate frame with its integrated plastic mounting bracket (screws not included).

Supplied Cables: The rearview camera features an attached 17" power/signal cable which connects to the supplied 16' composite video cable and 57" power/ground cable. The composite video cable is then routed from outside of the vehicle through your vehicle's interior to your vehicle's display monitor or optional stand-alone monitor. The power/ground cable needs be connected to your vehicle's 12-volt electrical system.

 
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4 out of 5

Accele RVC50

Written By edavis, Taylorsville, MS on Monday, July 07, 2014
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I purchased this rearview camera to use with a Boss radio. It was a breeze to install! It has worked well thus far. I have had it installed for 3 weeks now. I have used the camera function to hook up to my camera and it saves alot of wasted motion getting in and out of the truck to determine alignment. I would recommed this to anyone looking for a lower priced rearview camera. The only issue that I had was that the wiring harness was too short for my long wheel base truck. I had to purchase an extension cable locally to complete the wiring.
Pros:
Price, viewing field, distance increments
Cons:
Short wiring harness
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4 out of 5

Accele RVC50

Written By Accele RVC50, Brooklyn on Thursday, July 03, 2014
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It's a very good camera
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Cons:
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3 out of 5

Accele RVC50 Backup camera

Written By Johns, Biloxi, ms on Monday, June 23, 2014
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Like one of the other reviews says, "You get what you pay for" The daytime image is okay if you are not wearing sunglasses. At night it is very hard to see the picture.
Pros:
Cheap
Cons:
Nightime image while backing.
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3 out of 5

You get what u pay for

Written By Jeremy C, Tullos, LA on Saturday, May 10, 2014
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It's an alright product. It gets the job done. Like I said you get what you pay for.
Pros:
Cheap
Cons:
Poor picture quality, big and nasty looking on my truck, video cable wasn't long enough to reach from my radio to my back bumper.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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1 out of 5

Accele RVC50

Written By raul, Griffith, IN on Wednesday, May 07, 2014
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Really bad product I will not recommended I am disappointed.
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5 out of 5

backup camera

Written By Anonymous, Rogers ar on Wednesday, January 08, 2014
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Bought this in conjunction with an indash radio with backup camera or my motorhome, this is the one recommended by Crutchfield and worked great ,easy to install. Good choice.
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5 out of 5

Rear view camera

Written By Brad, Lakemarrymake fl on Friday, November 08, 2013
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Very easy to install and hasn't great picture
Pros:
Great price
Cons:
Mone
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3 out of 5

Be ready for thin wiring

Written By rogers296, Nashville, TN on Saturday, February 02, 2013
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Good camera image in my Pioneer head unit, good in night and day. Easy to install (although it does not have any instructions), except the wiring is extremely thin gauge and very difficult to work with. I had the strip off a lot of the wire cover and fold over the wires multiple times to get anything decent to work with.
Pros:
Good image, easy installation
Cons:
Poor thin gauge wiring
4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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1 out of 5

Do Not Recommend!

Written By Brian E., Midwest City, OK on Sunday, November 11, 2012
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I understand that this is a cheap camera, but come on...during the day it works fine, but at night, I can't see anything. Even in a lit area. The display is just fuzzy and dark. I am using an Alpine head unit so I know that is not the problem. I have been using this camera for over a month now and I am completely unsatisfied with it's performance. If you want to see at night, don't buy this camera, spend the money on a good one. I know when I have the extra money, I will be buying an Alpine back-up camera.
Pros:
It's cheap
Cons:
You get what you pay for...literally
6 out of 6 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

accele RVC50

Written By Jorge A, Lehigh Acres, Fl. on Sunday, September 23, 2012
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Up to the moment everything is working well and seems effective.
Pros:
I like that one can adjust the angle for the right view.
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2 questions already asked

Will this camera work with my JVC KW-50 and if not how do I get one that works since the receiver is out of date? [ Trino L  Apr 09, 2014 ]
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  • I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: The JVC KW-50 and most all DVD/Navigation receivers have a rear view camera input which is universal. Therefore almost any backup camera, including the RVC50 will work just fine. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy Staff  Apr 11, 2014 ]
I have this unit didn't come with on how to hook it up ? [ john singfook  Dec 21, 2013 ]
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  • If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can help walk through the installation steps. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Jeff Staff  Dec 21, 2013 ]

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