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Flush-mount multi-view rear view camera with distance guide lines
Our take on the Accele RVC1150T by Crutchfield's Buck Pomerantz
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.
Note: A rear-view camera provides an additional view when reversing your vehicle. It is intended to be used in conjuction with your rear- and side-view mirrors to give a fuller picture of what's behind you. It is not intended as a replacement for your mirrors.
Excellent product easy to install, plenty of cable, very nice backup camera for a pickup or any down pointing application
Anonymous, Tucson, AZ
What's in the Box:
- Rearview camera (w/ integrated flush-mount bracket and attached 6' cable)
- 22' Power/video cable
- 23.5mm Hole saw
- Programming Instructions
- 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
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Features and Specs
|Features and Specs|
|Lux Rating||0.2 Lux (min)|
|Horizontal Viewing Angle||165 deg|
|Vertical Viewing Angle||N/A|
|Plug type||Composite video|
Multi-Purpose Camera: The Accele RVC1150T can be configured as a rear-view or downward-view camera. It provides you with a clear wide-angle view of the rear or tow-hitch of your vehicle. This multi-purpose camera features a IP67 waterproof housing.
Note: Image is always reversed.
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. Once the camera is mounted, it is not adjustable. 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. 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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Why did you buy this?
suggested by Joe your tech [ H Mar 05, 2017 ]
Closed tp OEM camera [ Jose M. Melende Aug 25, 2016 ]
I wanted a flush mount camera that looked comparable to an OEM solution. [ Erich Aug 22, 2016 ]
There are a lot of kids running around our neighborhood these days and I am paranoid I could back into one of them pulling out of the driveway. This camera will give me peace of mind when pulling into and out of our driveway. [ Nathan May 12, 2016 ]
Nice low profile look and crisp picture [ Dan Apr 27, 2016 ]
Size & mounting [ Kenneth Feb 10, 2016 ]
10 questions already asked
It doesn't have a wide view it just point to the trailer hitch [ Ian Dec 13, 2016 ]
Ccd [ Ian Dec 13, 2016 ]
A 23.5mm (0.925") hole saw is included with the Accele camera to drill out a hole for the integrated mounting bracket. You would want to measure the opening on your F-150 to determine if this would fit correctly. I hope that helps. My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=159 [ Larry Jun 20, 2016 ] Staff
1 answer I have a 08 Chevy Avalanche and I'm looking to mount this camera in the moulding under the tailgate handle. The moulding is at appropriately a 45° angle with the ground. Will this still work for viewing angle and grid lines or will it be looking to high up from ground level? [ Ryan Dec 30, 2015 ]
I used this camera to hang from under the bumper of an FJ Cruiser. It was a flush mount install with a surface perpendicular to the ground. The effect is that it's not quite high enough, but I can still see what's going on behind the vehicle. There are no grid lines in the display, but that might be a function of the display. This camera only allows for a flush mount, so the 45-degree angle will point the camera too high I believe. Good luck. [ Philip Dec 30, 2015 ]
I don't have records to know if we have helped someone install it into a VW Tiguan. However, I do know our technicians have many great ideas to help our customers install backup cameras. [ Paul Nov 10, 2015 ] Staff
I bought this I tem for my sprinter van. It has STOPPED working! Just over the year warranty! [ Kent Nov 10, 2015 ]
2 answers If i have it aimed down will i be able to see the back up lines? The people at Electronic Expressed drilled a hole in the middle of my door for a different camera and then it didn't work, so now they told me to buy this one. But i am worried i won't have the back up lines. Will if it is pointed downward at my Bumber? [ Morgan Oct 05, 2015 ]
The camera will always display the line if it is set to do so what needs to be done is line up the lines with the dimention of of your car and the distance of objects behind your car [ DAMON Oct 05, 2015 ]
When installing the camera most likely the first time you power it on the image will be upside down and no grid lines will be visible. What I had to do was contact Crutchfield support after I installed the camera you need to cut two wires one to flip the image right side up and other to add the grid lines. I cannot remember the two wires but this is a common question and Crutchfield support had me up and running a few minutes by telling me what wires to cut. [ Dorothy Oct 05, 2015 ]
3 answers There are two different cameras, the RVC1150T and the RVC1150. Crutchfield sells the RVC1150T which is top mounted looking down, and the RVC1150 model points "rearward". Since crutchfield only sells the RVC1150T, which is meant to be mounted from the top looking down, could I still use this camera on my Altima and somehow rotate the image? I'll be mounting this on a horizontal surface (where the trunk release button is). [ 3xjlerma Apr 05, 2015 ]
I mounted the camera in the rear bumper of my 05 mustangs looking down. I can see from just behind the rear bumper up to above the horizon with the car level. You can see higher with the rear view mirror and the camera takes care of what is not in the mirror plus more area. As you plan to mount it higher than mine is should let you see what is behind that you don't want to back over. If you can see above the bumper of the car behind you that most of what you want. Remember you rear view mirror will still be available. I hope this helps. I believe that if you turn the camera you will have to turn your monitor to keep your image right side up. [ Roderick Apr 07, 2015 ]
I honestly don't know since I haven't installeed the camera yet. I ran out of good weather last fall....:( [ Philip Apr 07, 2015 ]
Don't know [ RYAN Apr 07, 2015 ]
Thanks Ryan, but I cannot get to the camera since it is installed already. But I had access to the black cord that runs up to the radio. I spliced it open and it has a red, green, yellow, white, and black wire in it. Would you happen to know which one to cut? Thanks!!! [ CMM1976 Nov 09, 2014 ]
Cut both of the loop wires and tape up [ RYAN Oct 24, 2014 ]
1 answer I for the life of me cannot get this camera to work. Have tried multiple power and ground points. Head unit switches to camera signal when put in reverse via the purple wire included with harness but not signal from the camera. Wondering if I got a lemon. Any suggestions? [ Scott Aug 09, 2014 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. 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/. [ Krissy Aug 09, 2014 ] Staff
Good question Chris. I have a 2007 F-150 Crew Cab and I did mount it in the Tailgate latch. It does NOT show the bumper or trailer hitch; however I came up with a simple solution. If mounted in the lower left hand corner of the tailgate latch (the only spot you can mount on the latch), it will show the ground approximately 8 inches behind your bumper. I find it looked best as well as looking professional and factory made at that location. I came up with two solutions to the problem. 1) Shim it like you discussed; however I just didn't like the way it looked having been shimmed out so far. OR 2) Take a few zip ties/wire/string/etc. and make a loop, then hook one end on the post that the latch catches on, and the other to the tailgate catch. This allows the tailgate to open a few inches and look right at the bumper and hitch. I don't tow trailers every day, so this was the best option for me. If you do tow trailers on a daily basis and don't want to get out of the truck to open the tailgate a few inches, then shimming would be the way to go. Also, the way mine worked out, the edges of the camera viewing area are in line with the sides of my truck. I just know that when I am backing up, the bottom of the camera screen is approx. 8 inches away from my bumper. It works great for me on my 7 inch pioneer screen. I hope this helps, let me know if I can help you any more. [ Aaron Jul 23, 2014 ]
I returned this item. Sorry I could not help. [ MICHAEL Jul 18, 2014 ]
I have an F-150 and a Suburban. I mounted the camera in my suburban at about the same level as the Ford logo on my truck (they park side by side) Tailgate contour is similar between the two at that point. I can see the bumper and hitch when backing. I also clipped the wires to turn on the grid which makes lining up the hitch a breeze. Its a round about answer but I don't think you will need shims I didn't use any on the Suburban. [ Dorothy Jul 18, 2014 ]
I have a 2008 dodge ram and i put it right below the tail gate handle cas on mine there s no way to out it right at the handle like on the newer trucks that already come with the camera from factory, With this camara u can change the angles so u should see the bumper and the hitch, i like it [ agustin Jul 18, 2014 ]
You will need to buy additional wire for the trigger and to connect into your reverse light... I found speaker wire was easier since the wire is already connected and u have to run two wires... One that connects to the reverse light then it runs up to ur headunit trigger... Then a wire running from the ACC of the headunit back to the camera for power... The RCA plug is attached to the camera and u run those up to ur headunit with ur trigger and power cable [ BRIAN E May 23, 2014 ]
I haven't installed my camera yet, but there is a power, ground, and signal lead. You would need to only have power to the camera while you were backing up, Simply find the reverse lamp wire and use that for power to the camera so it's not always on. HOwever, I'm going by memory so I'm not 100% sure. [ Philip May 22, 2014 ]
Yes. I have installed this on my wife's 2011 Toyota Venza and this is the best camera out there. I would strongly recommend it. Thanks - Sean [ Venture May 21, 2014 ]
The camera plugged into the back of my unit with the provided cable. Automatically displays when the vehicle s placed in reverse (powered off of back up lights circuit). [ JAMES May 20, 2014 ]
When I installed mine I powered the camera off of the wire to the backup light that way the camera is only "live" when the vehicle is in reverse. The radio wiring harness will be wired into the vehicle in such a way as to tell the radio that the vehicle is in reverse and it will open the view up to the camera. One other helpful hint with this camera is that if your image is upside down you may need to clip one of the camera feed wires, also if you want a grid on the display you will have to cut a second wire. Crutchfield support can tell you which ones or a web search will tell you. [ Dorothy May 20, 2014 ]
No. The camera has 3 cables. Positive power, negative power, and video feed. In my situation, the head unit controls the camera operation. My radio had a wire to attach to the backup lights. When the car is put into reverse, the radio switches to the camera aux video feed. I spliced the camera power into my radio power cable so that the camera power is only on when the radio is on. In short, the radio controls what is seen on it, power is controlled by the power source that you choose to splice into. [ Phillip May 20, 2014 ]
There is a positive and negative for the camera, You can use the 12v power of the the reverse light to signal the camera to come on, I did this. There's 2 other little wires on the camera (blue and white) and the camera comes with instructions on which one to cut if you want to invert the camera and to add the back up lines. Hope this helps [ kristopher May 20, 2014 ]
Yes the camera will only come on when the reverse is triggered, after that it turns off [ RICARDO May 20, 2014 ]
Should be a red wire on camera cable both ends. You can hook the wire on the camera end to your reverse signal then just plug the connector into your radio. Depending on your radio you might need a seperate harness to wire in so radio can see reverse signal. [ RYAN May 20, 2014 ]
There is a short cable that hooks to your backup light and ground and a long cable that hooks to the video input. With my monitor this works very well and the rear view displays as soon as I put it in reverse and goes away when I shift out. The camera words very well. You can have it display with backup guides line or with out. The instructions for changing guide line preference is a little confusing but I worked it out. I am pleased with my unit which has given me no problems so far. [ Roderick May 20, 2014 ]
It connects to the revers light to get power. [ KEVIN May 19, 2014 ]
The camera has an integral power and video cable for 3 feet. then it is broken into two cables. One is for power and one for video. I would see no reason that you could not splice the power cable to the rear back up lights power lead. The monitor (in the dash) is triggered by the reverse switch in the cars wiring bundle. I am not sure if this is the same high current line that actually lights the reverse lamps. These might be two different systems. one to tell the monitor that the car is in reverse (low current trigger signal) and one to power the camera (high current 12Vdc source). [ ROBERT May 19, 2014 ]
Yes. [ JAMES May 19, 2014 ]
Yes [ KYLE May 19, 2014 ]
Yes [ KYLE May 19, 2014 ]