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Accele RVC50

Rear view camera with LED lights — license plate mount

39 Reviews | 10 questions - 23 answers

Overview

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LED lights for a clear view at night

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, and the camera's built-in LED lights provide better visibility at night. 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.

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.

What's in the Box:

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

Product 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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Features and Specs

Features and Specs
Camera Type Rear
Resolution 259,776
Parking Guidelines Yes
Lux Rating 2 Lux (min)
Selectable Views N
Reversed Image Y
Horizontal Viewing Angle 120 deg
Vertical Viewing Angle N/A
Wireless No
Plug type Composite video

Product Research

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.

Guidelines: In addition to the rear-view image, two yellow guidelines are also displayed on your connected monitor to assist you when backing up.

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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Why did you buy this?

need [ dan  May 16, 2017 ]
Needed it [ Tamra  May 02, 2017 ]
Clean look [ WILLIAM  Apr 04, 2017 ]
best price and style for location on bumper [ Barry  Nov 29, 2016 ]
my son brought a radio that has rear camera compatable [ Edward  Nov 28, 2016 ]
Seems easy to instal and less noticable [ Christopher  Nov 25, 2016 ]
recommended [ M  Nov 14, 2016 ]
I wanted a back up camera because my other vehicle has one OEM and I liked it [ Nancy  Aug 11, 2016 ]
Replacing a previous purchased unit that was damaged during other repair work [ Nancy K.  Jul 01, 2016 ]
for rear view [ Haja J.  Feb 08, 2016 ]
Heard this is the best back up camera for the buck, plugs right into my head unit I also ordered for my Jeep Patriot. [ Rob  Jan 04, 2016 ]
My daughter and I have purchased Radio's for all our vehicles and we Love them. [ Sergio  Dec 19, 2015 ]
Wanted to add a backup camera/ This one was the least expensive one available, and should be "good enough". Other owners reviews helped me make the choice. [ RUSSELL T  Dec 14, 2015 ]
reviews and compatability [ James  Dec 03, 2015 ]

10 questions already asked

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  Jan 29, 2017 ]  Staff
Probably. I had to attach the little orange wire from the yellow connector at the radio to the wire from the radio marked reverse. It will get the voltage from the other end of the car when you're in reverse and know to switch to the signal from the camera. [ Alfetta159  Dec 23, 2016 ]
With your purchase from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the connections 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. [ Kenny  May 02, 2016 ]  Staff
have to dill a small hole behind tag [ clarence  Apr 29, 2016 ]
I tied my cable to the other back light cables on my truck. There should be a plastic cap/plug on your firewall. cut and "X" then push your cable through. Use silicon to seal the opening when you're done. I still don''t have mine working, I found out you have to tie it to your reverse switch under the dash. [ David  Apr 02, 2016 ]
I purchased an RCA cable along with a couple of male to female adapters. I ran the cable through a rubber gromet in the firewall and routed it to the camera along the frame rail of my truck. I wire tied the cable to a factory wire bundle that was secured in the frame rail. I taped my connection points really well. I hope this helps!! [ EDDIE  Apr 01, 2016 ]
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  Apr 01, 2016 ]  Staff
Can't be that much as you wire them to your reverse lights. [ Gerald  Nov 08, 2015 ]
I have not measured that. I doubt that it is very much. It's never been a problem on my wife's minivan. Crutchfield support could probably tell you better. [ THOMAS  Jul 22, 2015 ]
My camera had two cables. The black connector had two wires coming out. The black one when to ground and I connected the red one to the power going to one of my reverse lights. The cable with the yellow connector on either end had a short red wire coming out of the yellow connector at each end. I connected the wire from the yellow connector at the rear of the car by the camera to the reverse lamp power. Then I connected the wire from the yellow connector up at the radio to the wire coming out of the radio that was marked 'REVERSE'. Once I did that, then the radio automatically shows the video signal from the camera. [ Alfetta159  Dec 23, 2016 ]
orange wire connect to ground thanks clarence [ clarence  Mar 31, 2015 ]
I have forgotten. Crutchfield tech support is crazy good. Give them a call? [ THOMAS  Mar 18, 2015 ]
There are two wires coming from the camera. 1 is a power cable. This cable will connect into another adapter that will need to be connected to a power source, such as the reverse lights on your car. The second cable with the yellow end is the video cable. This cable will connect the camera to the display in the front of the car. [ Tyler  Mar 17, 2015 ]
I'm sorry , but it was connected by a shop [ CARMELLO  Mar 17, 2015 ]
To 12 volt power [ RAUL  Mar 17, 2015 ]
Not really [ TONATIUH  Mar 12, 2015 ]
Yep i have had it 2 years in the lake tahoe area Nevada .works good for a budget cam. It will fog up as even a $300 cam will nigt vision will be pixalated but still viable [ GREH  Mar 02, 2015 ]
Yes, used it for a couple years no problem with water or snow only drawback is that it doesn't kick on unless it senses something behind you. [ SALVATORE A  Mar 02, 2015 ]
Yes it is [ KEVIN  Mar 02, 2015 ]
The camera will work with that setup, but I would recommend going with a better quality camera. [ TIMOTHY  Dec 18, 2014 ]
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: The Soundstream uses a standard composite video connection for the backup camera, so the Accele will pair up 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  Dec 01, 2014 ]  Staff
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  Apr 11, 2014 ]  Staff
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  Dec 21, 2013 ]  Staff
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