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Cons: Colors not too good.
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Item # 074RVC50 | MFR # RVC50
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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, 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.
Average Customer Review(s):
Not so bad not so good.
Cons: Colors not too good.
The picture is cloudy, it doesn't lock in position the slightest bump moves it. I've had to reposition it several times in a month. The lines are off and the picture looks like you looking through thick fog
Colors are off but I see behind me. Guidance lines are way off and that sucks. I'm training to understand where the lines actually are. I'm not returning it since it allows me to see behind me and that's all I wanted.
Works perfectly. Use the little wires at each end of rca cord. Makes install a lot easier.
Pros: Mounting was effortless
Cons: RCA cord needs to be longer. To get into hatchback requires an extension
Excellent perfect fit, good quality
I should have known a low priced camera would be junk.
Cons: Led lighting never worked, and the cast just filled with moisture so the image is hardly useable.Crutchfield response on 4/19/2017 After receiving Daniel's feedback, we looked up his order and found that his camera is still under warranty. While his order is beyond Crutchfield's 60-day return policy, he can contact Accele at 1-800-788-1212 for further information about the 1-year warranty on this camera.
Garbage. I am lucky that I didn't buy this. It was complimentary from Crutchfield because I was told the idatalink would integrate mt oem backup cam on 2016 ram 1500, but it did not. The complimentary part is what got it two stars, as it wouldn't even power up out of the box. Uninstalled and thrown in garbage.
Pros: It was free
works great an added measure of safety. the instructions are two pictures of cables that might have been included. i have Not used the \is in the dark yet
Pros: great view
Cons: no instructions
Install instructions are bad, there's no good explanation for the little red wire on the rca cable, also pretty sure the wire is bad. Very frustrating after having already ran it.
Cons:Crutchfield response on 1/24/2017 Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our tech support team right away. They can help you solve the problem and get the camera installed and working, or set up a return within 60 days of purchase. We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.
Poor viewing angle, it fogged on me as well. Also the extra backup lights just made glare on the screen at night.
Cons: Cheaply made, not good qualityCrutchfield response on 1/19/2017 David contacted us and exchanged for another rear view camera. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days.
Worked great at first and then within 2 months there was water in the lens and now it's all fogged over and I can only see out of the top of it. You get what you pay for and this was mostly terrible.
Cons: Water got in the lens right away
Easy to instal, works great and makes hooking up a trailer a breeze.
Pros: easy to install and use
Cons: none as of yet
easy to install and use, plenty of cable and weather proof so far.
Pros: bright light seems to fade it out somewhat.
Cons: good view and helpful reference lines.
Fairly easy to install and works great except it's a bit difficult to see on a rainy night. For the money I can easily accept this downfall.
Pros: Quick and easy to install.
Cons: Hard to see on a rainy night.
The clarity is awesome
I had Crutchfield install this with many other sound upgrades. Quality of service is excellent, But this camera is crap. After it raining one night water seeped into the camera and two weeks later still not gone, and does not work at all. Crutchfield made good on their CS policy.
Cons: camera quality
Works great, day or night. Even has the guide lines come up in the screen. Little red wires on video cable don't need to be there.
Pros: Easy to install. Pulls up automatically in reverse. Once you know which vehicle wire to connect the radio harness reverse camera wire to, it's a piece of cake.
Cons: Little red wires on video cable don't need to be there. Longer video cable would be nice. I went to a local store and bought a RCA Coupler to connect two male to male cables to make it longer. It cost $10.00 Not a big deal, but just be aware.
Camera works great during the day but at nighttime and during rain/snow the image is blurry
Pros: Reasonable price
Cons: Schematic for install is not clear, not recommended for a novice installer
The camera works fine with the unit but it has LED lights that I have never found to operate.
Pros: Very good display
Cons: Water seems to stay on the camera when it rains causing a blurred view.
Easy to install, great picture.
Pros: Great picture, good value
Cons: instructions are a little vague
Initially this camera worked great and had a nice clear picture. However, after a few weeks the plastic lens became hazy and the view was cloudy and unclear. I ended up cutting out the plastic cover, which restored the picture. But now, it is cloudy and totally blocked. No view at all.
Not water/weather resistance at all. I live in California desert and we don't have wet winters in comparison to other locals, even in a El Nino year. After winter and first good rain it was non usable for backing....... White Out due to moisture in the casing.....
Pros: I thought it worked good when it was dry, fair picture......
Cons: Not water/weather resistance at all. I live in California desert and we don't have wet winters in comparison to other locals, even in a El Nino year. After winter and first good rain it was non usable for backing....... White Out due to moisture in the casing.....Crutchfield response on 1/19/2016 Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, especially a situation like this, please contact our customer service or tech support teams right away. In this case we sent out a replacement free of charge.
The camera gets the job done. It is not what I would call a high end camera, but is good for the price. The instructions are a bit lacking...no mention of what to do with the orange wire at all. After reading reviews I saw it is for the reverse signal to the head unit, which I didn't need to hook up since my factory harness already had a reverse signal going to the head unit.
Pros: Low price, large guidelines.
Cons: No mention of orange wire in instructions. A bit hazy at night.
The camera works great, the clarity could be a bit better, but for the price it's amazing. Install was easy, it just took a long time to get it done on a 12 passenger van.
Works very well, has the red/yellow/green lines for distance and orients the image correctly. On very humid mornings, the lens fogs up, but I believe that will happen with any camera.
Pros: easy to install
Cons: Lens fogs up
I install the camera by my self. really easy. The only problem that I had, is the RCA cord, to short for my SUV and the orange cable on a side didnt know what to do, until I saw some of the questions. Found out that the orange cable has to be connected to the red + cable on the back of the reverse light, and the other side of the cable should be connected in one of the cables coming from the stereo (PIONEER purple) to notice the camera when is in reverse mode.
Pros: No to expensive and nice view
Cons: RCA Cable to short
Works great for a little extra judgement.
Pros: Easy installation, wiring reached my head unit (sedan) no need for extensions.
Cons: If it is rainy at night it is hard to make out the picture but does need cleaned a good bit, a little amount of dirt haze distorts picture as well.
It was a breeze to install. It ran it under the bed liner in my Avalanche and it reached the Pioneer AVH-X2600BT with no problems. I tucked the excess wires behind the driver's side light for the power and ran an extra back down for the HU indicator. Didn't even need to adjust the angle, but I could. Now I am no longer afraid my vertically challenged wife will back over anything! I have not noticed any problems with it at night, however, the city here is pretty well lit.
Pros: Far easier than I thought it would be!! Great camera for the price.
Cons: Can't think of any.
Work well. Instructions were easy to follow.
Pros: Great in the day time.
Cons: Poor in the night time.
I returned this camera due to the fact the cable was not long enough for the deck oh my suv, and they should be standard size.
This is a very good basic camera. It sticks out a bit far, but on my SUV that isn't a problem. I've had pretty good luck with the picture in most lighting conditions, and I like the fact you can adjust the camera angle. My only complaint is the RCA cable that came with it didn't quite reach my deck, so I had to buy an extension cable. Otherwise it's a good camera for the price!
Pros: Price, adjustable camera angle, easy to install.
Cons: Cable too short for my SUV.
For the cost this camera is great. Night vision is not good if you have small backup lights, but this worked out great on my Ford F150. Great for those short concrete polls that hide behind your truck bed!
Pros: easy install
Cons: night vision not so great
Great camera. I installed it on my Super Duty truck, viewing it with a Pioneer AVH X1500 DVD. Camera has a great color picture sunny or cloudy, night time does pretty well, picture gets a little grainy but still does well. I hard wired the power and ground leads to the battery and chassis with a switch on the dash instead of wiring it to the reverse lights, this way I can turn it on when I want to keep an eye on my trailer from time to time.
Pros: Great camera, very nice picture.
Cons: Power and Ground lead wire gauge is very small, can be hard to work with.
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
It's a very good camera
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.
Cons: Nightime image while backing.
It's an alright product. It gets the job done. Like I said you get what you pay for.
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.
Really bad product I will not recommended I am disappointed.
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.
Very easy to install and hasn't great picture
Pros: Great price
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
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
Up to the moment everything is working well and seems effective.
Pros: I like that one can adjust the angle for the right view.
|Features and Specs|
|Lux Rating||2 Lux (min)|
|Horizontal Viewing Angle||120 deg|
|Vertical Viewing Angle||N/A|
|Plug type||Composite video|
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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Recomended. [ frederick Oct 13, 2017 ]
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 ]
The red wire connects to nothing. It is just like a spare wire you can use for whatever as long as it fits the purpose. [ Robert A. Aug 01, 2017 ]
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