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Overview: Add the Alpine HCE-C212F front-view camera to your
vehicle's in-dash monitor for added safety. This small camera (mounting bracket
included) can be installed on the front bumper, by the license plate of your
SUV, truck, or car. The high quality color picture is projected right onto your
vehicle's in-dash monitor via composite video so you can view what's in front of you,
right from the convenience of your dash. The Alpine HCE-C212F consists of a
front-view camera, hide-away box, and wired mode switch; as well as necessary cable and
hardware for installation. The HCE-C212F can be used in conjunction with the
Alpine's multi-view rear camera (500HCEC210,
sold separately). Because the HCE-C212F has a standard composite
video output (RCA), it can be used with any monitor with a composite video
Front-View Camera: The front-view camera gives you a wide 186°
horizontal angle view of the area around the front of your vehicle. It is
designed to give you high visibility in daylight or at night. The clear, color
images appear on the LCD screen of your compatible Alpine Mobile Multimedia/Navigation head
unit to help you see obstructions in front of the vehicle. The image provided by the
camera is a normal image (not mirrored). Other features of the camera include:
- Weatherproof housing
- 1/3.8" color CMOS image sensor with a 4:3 aspect ratio
- 1280 x 960 (1,230,000) effective pixels
- 186° horizontal viewing angle & 144°
vertical viewing angle
- Illumination Range of 2.0 lx or more (50 IRE more)
- 0.89mm focal length
- F = 2.8 brightness
Hide-Away Box: The included hide-away box transfers the
signal from the included front-view camera and optional rear-view camera (sold
separately) to your vehicle's in-dash monitor via composite
video. The hide-away box mounts inside the vehicle and consists of the
- Power/Ground: The hide-away box features a 6.5'" accessory
12-volt & ground lead. The black ground lead attaches to the vehicle's metal
chassis, while the 12-volt accessory lead can be wired into your vehicle's
reverse light wire so it automatically turns on when you put the vehicle in
reverse. There is a 19.5' extension accessory wire supplied.
- Reverse Input/Output: The reverse input lead connects to your
vehicle's reverse lamps, while the reverse output lead connects to the the
reverse signal wire of your in-dash monitor.
- Front Camera: The hide-away box features a 6-pin connector which connects the supplied 16.5' connector cable between the
hide-away box and the front-view camera. This connector cable supplies power
and ground to the camera as well as transfers video from the camera to the
- Rear Camera: The hide-away box also features a 6-pin connector which connects
the optional Alpine multi-view rear camera (500HCEC210,
- Other Camera: Not used.
There is a 3-pin connector which connects the supplied mode switch.
- Video Out: The hide-away box features a composite video
connector to connect the supplied 16.5' composite video cable between the
hide-away box and your in-dash video monitor. This cable supplies the video
transferred to the hide-away box to your in-dash monitor.
Multiple Views: This front-view camera will show you the
obstacles around the front of the vehicle from different angles to assist you
- Panorama View: Displays a general perspective of what is ahead of
your vehicle. Use this when you want to check mainly ahead of your vehicle.
- Corner View: Displays a divided image left and right of center.
Use this mainly when checking left and right directional views.
- Ground View: Displays an image from above down to the the lower
section of the vehicle. Use the when to determine the car's position in
relation to the curb, etc..
Mode Switch: The external
mode switch lets you switch between the included front-view camera and the
optional rear-view camera (sold separately). The external mode switch is mounted
near the driver seat and its cable connected to the hide-away box.
Mounting: The front-view camera comes supplied with a
weather-proof mounting bracket designed to mount to the front of your vehicle.
The mounting bracket features a self-adhesive backing as well as comes supplied
with mounting screws. The bracket allows you to angle the camera up or down. The
hide-away box is designed to mount inside the vehicle and comes supplied with velcro strips and two-sided tape to mount the box to a clean, flat surface of
your vehicle. The HCE-C212F also comes supplied with five self-adhesive cable
clips for wire management.
Optional License Plate Mounting Kit (sold separately): The optional
Alpine KTX-C10LP Rearview Camera License Plate Mounting Kit (500KTXC10L,
sold separately) allows you to mount the front view camera on your vehicle's
- Width = 0.9375"
- Height = 0.9375"
- Depth = 1.25"
- Width = 1.625"
- Height = 1.1875"
- Depth = 0.8125"
- Width = 4.0625"
- Height = 1.0"
- Depth = 3.5"
- Width = 1.125"
- Height = 0.5625"
- Depth = 1.5"