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Old 10-06-2016, 03:09 PM   #11
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My iPhone is on all the time, and I mean 24/7 for years. It has a camera. Phone is smart enough to go to 'sleep'.
Backup camera is normally wired so that it only comes on when the vehicle is in reverse.
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Old 10-06-2016, 03:12 PM   #12
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I was told the camera is not supposed to be on 24 hours etc.It needs a rest . for example , our camera was on for days , 24 hours a day . The moniter of course was off in TV . The camera was continually receiving power , even though we weren't using it . When we had trailer covered , power was always on to camera . If your system is installed to clearance lights that operate with your headlight off and on , that is the ideal installations , . You don't have to worry . Your lights are off , your camera is off . Ortherwise the way ours was installed , there needs to be a off and on switch to be able to cut the 12 volt power . Pat
The camera gets a little warm also . Took a almost a month to get this figured out . The best part was cutting the vinyl in the cabinet and getting access to the 12 volt line for the camera . Glue all over everything . Not a fun job . Now have access to line and made a cover over line so it won't get damaged with things in cabinet . If this is others installation trying to save a headache .This camera can last a lot longer even 9-10 years .Pat
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Old 10-06-2016, 03:14 PM   #13
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As of now ETI wires the backup camera so it is on when your headlights (running lights) are on.

I like this.
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My iPhone is on all the time, and I mean 24/7 for years. It has a camera. Phone is smart enough to go to 'sleep'.
Backup camera is normally wired so that it only comes on when the vehicle is in reverse.
Glenn I am not even going to answer you about our situation . . Hopefully your camera doesn't burn you or catch on fire . Maybe turn it off . Pat
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As long as it's not a Galaxy Note 7, Glenn should be fine.

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As of now ETI wires the backup camera so it is on when your headlights (running lights) are on.

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Wish they had wired ours that way . That is the ideal installation . Pat
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Old 10-06-2016, 03:25 PM   #17
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Old 10-06-2016, 03:31 PM   #18
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Actually, I have a new iPhone 5s. The iPhone 5 that I had, started to come apart when the battery became swollen, likely from using one of those cheap 12V/USB chargers.
That same son-in-law that polished my Escape, picked up the 5s for $170 ( including charger and earbuds ) and then replaced the iPhone 5 battery for $11, and sold it on Craig's list for $140 ( without the charger ).
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Old 10-06-2016, 03:31 PM   #19
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As of now ETI wires the backup camera so it is on when your headlights (running lights) are on.

I like this.
If you tow with a 2016 Tacoma, you might not like this. My Tadi camera is wired this way which works fine except the Tacoma display dims when the lights are on. You can get the main part of the display to stay at "daylight" levels using "Settings", but the display has a row of "display buttons" along the outside edges that dim to the point where they are almost impossible to see when ever the headlights are on.

Even with the dash display adjuster (which adjusts the outside part of the display) at full brightness, they are very dim. So far, in the 4" thick, 5 book set of manuals, I haven't found a cure. For example, I have to shut off the lights to find the radio "scan" button...
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Old 10-22-2016, 10:53 AM   #20
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I have a backup camera on my current trailer. It's OK for backing up but not satisfactory for rear viewing when traveling. This is because the angle is so wide, I can't see vehicles behind me until they are right on my bumper. How well does the one installed by ETI work for rear viewing when traveling?
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