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Vehicle Wireless Rear Observation System
Model: ACA250
Installation/User Manual
Features:
.2.5" LCD Color Display with Night Vision
• 2.4 Gl-lz Wireless Receiver and Transmitter
• Automatically Displays Image when Vehicle is in Reverse
• Monitor Mounts on Dash or Windshield
• Night Assist Vision Wllh IR LED's
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Warnings
2
Product Description
3
Packing List
3
Installation Instructions
4
Monitor Installation
4
Camera Installation
6
Operating the System
8
Testing the System
9
SPec ifi cation s
9
Maintenance
10
Troubleshooting
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Product name: WIRELESS BACKUP SYSTEM
Model No.: ACA250
FCC ID: UZRACA250
1) This device complies with part 15 of FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions (1)
this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2)
this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
2) Changes of modifications not expressly approved by the
party responsible for compliance could void the user's
authority to operate the equipment.
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·s product IS .
to assist in safe driving
to allow the
driver to have a broader rear view while the vehicle is in reverse.
You, as the driver, are solely responsible for the safe operation of
your vehicle and the safety of your passengers according to your
local traffic regulations. Do not use any features of this system to
the extent it distracts you from safe driving. Your first priority
while driving should always be the safe operation of your vehicle.
Audiovox Electronics Corporation cannot accept any
responsibility whatsoever for accidents resulting from failure to
observe these precautions or safety instructions.
1. This product utilizes high voltage. Any unauthorized
modifications or damage to the product may result in
electrical shock. Handle all components with care. Inspect
regularly for damage to components and cabling.
2. You are responsible for ensuring that the installation of this
product does not void or affect the vehicle manufacturer's
warranty.
Audiovox Electronics Corporation or its
subsidiaries are not liable in full or in part for improper
installation resulting in loss or damage to your property, or
for voiding all or part of the vehicle manufacturer's warranty.
3. Do not apply excessive force to any of the components
contained within this kit. Excessive force used before,
during or after installation that results in a damaged or nonfunctional part will void all warranties.
4. Please follow the procedures in this installation manual.
Improper installation or modification of this product will
void all warranties.
Many jurisdictions have laws and regulations relating to the use of
cameras and some do not allow for the obstruction of information
contained on a license plate. Before using this product, it is the
buyer's responsibility to be aware of and comply with any
applicable laws and regulations that apply to license plates or may
prohibit or limit the use of cameras.
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ProductDescrlption
The ACA250 Wireless Vehicle Rear Observation System is designed
to assist the driver by providing a clear and wide image of the area
behind the vehicle whenever the vehicle is shifted into reverse. Never
rely solely on this product to ensure the area is clear of children
and/or obstructions. Use your monitor and look both ways. This
product is not intended to replace existing safety procedures, but
rather to add an additional safety tool for your vehicle.
CAUTION: Do not back up your vehicle while watching the
monitor screen. Always look in the direction the vehicle is traveling.
Use the monitor as an aid to ensure there are no children or
obstructions. The image on the monitor is not designed to show
distance and may be misleading. The actual distance is less than
appears in the monitor. The range of the image is limited. Be aware of
blind spots.
Packing List
The model ACA-250 monitor package consists of the following
items:
1. LCD Wireless Reception Monitor -1 qty Part # 30702030
2. Wireless Camera -1 qty Not Available Separately
3. 2.5m Power Supply Cable for Monitor -1 qty Part # 30702200
4. 2.5m Power Supply Cable for Camera -1 qty Part # 30702190
5. 2. 5m Cigarette Lighter Cable -1 qty Part # 30702210
6. Hardware Bag Contains: Part # 30502210
a)6mm x 30mm Bolts -2 qty
b)6mm Nuts -2 qty
c)6mm Flat Washers -4 qty
d)6mm Lock Washers -2 qty
e)Tap Connectors -2 qty
f)Double Sided Mounting Tape -1 qty
7. Installation/Users Manual -1 qty Part # 30702020
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Installation Instl'uctio.lIs .
COMPLETELY READ THIS MANUAL BEFORE
INSTALLATION
NOTE: We have included all of the items needed for most standard
installations, but all vehicles are different. We recommend you review
your vehicle completely before starting.
Monitor Installation
Mounting the Monitor
The monitor with flexible mounting pad and double sided tape mounts on
either the vehicle windshield or dashboard.
Note: The double sided tape supplied is extremely strong. Be sure of the
position before mounting.
1. Choose a monitor location in your vehicle that does not block your
view and complies with local laws for safe driving ..
2. Clean the monitor base and mounting area with a cleaner that does
not leave a residue.
3. Remove the protective film from one side of the double sided tape
and apply to the bottom of the monitor base. Next, remove the
protective film from the other side of the double sided tape and
carefully position the monitor and press into place.
Electrical Connections
The monitor can be powered two ways:
1. Cigarette Lighter Adapter: Plug the cigarette lighter adapter into
the vehicle's cigarette lighter socket, and then insert the 2.5mm
plug into the power supply jack on the monitor.
2.Advanced Hard Wire Installation: Audiovox recommends using
a qualified professional for the Hard Wired cable installation.
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CAUTION: Insure that all wires are run safely and do not interfere
with Airbags, Safety Devices, or any other equipment.
a) Choose a source that only has power when the vehicle ignition is
on. Check with a meter or test lamp (can be purchased at an auto
parts store). After determining your power location; turn off the
ignition and disconnect the battery to insure your safety.
b) The Red wire on the Monitor Power Harness is the ignition or + 12
volt lead. This must be connected to the power source or fuse box
location that you have chosen to use. Insure the connection is
covered or protected so it can not short circuit.
c) The Black wire on the harness is to be connected to any -12 volt
ground lead or a solid metal location in the vehicle. Also test your
location to insure a good solid ground. Just because it is metal
does not mean it is a good ground.
d) Plug the power plug into the monitor power supply jack.
After the monitor Installation is complete remove the protective plastic
cover from the panel.
Figure 3 (Electrical Connections)
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Cigarette Lighter Adapter
FUSE(2A)
NOTE: When using the Cigarette Lighter Adapter, if the Rcd Powcr
Indicator stays on aftcr you turn your ignition kcy off, you will want to
unplug thc adapter to insure that your \"Chiclc battery does not run
d()\vn when parkcd for cxtcnded periods oftimc.
To replace the fuse in the Cigarette lighter adapter, unscrew the tip.
Replace only with the same rating offuse or damage may incur.
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Camera Installation
1. Remove the rear license plate to determine the best way to run the
power wires to the reverse lights. It is important to use the Reverse
lights and not the License Plate illumination lamp or any other. The
system is designed to come on when the vehicle is in reverse gear
only. Improper installation can cause the system to not work or to run
at undesired times.
Note: All vehicles are designed differently. We offer some general
installation advice here, but check and re-check you installation before
starting. Some vehicles may have the license plate on the tailgate and the
Reverse lights may be located on the vehicle pillar. In this case you will
need to study your vehicle closely to determine the best route for the power
wire. In some vehicles you may need to extend the power wire to reach the
reverse lamps. Power wire can be purchased at an auto parts store or
hardware store if this is needed. Most installations can be completed by
running the power cable behind the trunk or tailgate rubber gasket, tucking
it under the interior trim panel and either connecting at the back of the
reverse lamp in the trunk or removing the reverse lamp assembly (the same
procedure as required to replace the light bulb).
2. The camera cable can be routed as recommended above or
through an existing wire grommet to reach the interior of the vehicle.
If an existing grommet is not available to use, you can drill a hole
behind the license plate to access the vehicle. Purchase a rubber
grommet from an auto parts store to protect the wire from the sharp
edges of a hole if you drill one .. The rubber grommet must be a
minimum of 13/32" to allow the wire and fuse holder to pass through
it.
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Be sure to check behind the intended drilling location before drilling
to ensure no wires or mechanisms interfere or could be damaged
during drilling. Check for interference with license plate lights and
the hatch release switch or mechanism. If not using an existing
factory grommet, drill a hole to match the rubber grommet size that
you intend to use (13/32" minimum) at the selected location near the
vehicle's rear license plate. Route the camera cable connector
through the grommet and insert the grommet into the hole to prevent
water from entering into the vehicle.
3. Now leave enough wire to route behind the license plate. Place the
license plate over the opening and line up the holes. Fasten the
camera mounting bracket and the license plate to the vehicle. Use
either the lower mounting holes or the upper on the license plate
making sure that you do not block any information on your plate that
is required by your state laws to be shown.
4. Continue to run the power harness for the camera to the vehicle's
reverse lamp. NOTE: If this is a very short distance, be sure to extend
the power cable that comes attached to the camera completely. The
antenna for the camera is located in the harness.
5. Locate the reverse lamp in the tail light assembly. Generally the
Positive wire on the reverse lamp will be a colored wire and the
Negative will be a Black wire. If you would like to insure the wires
are correct; with the vehicle on a level surface, first engage the
emergency brake on the vehicle and place blocks behind the wheels.
Make sure the car is not running but the ignition is switched on and
have another person engage the brake pedal, shift into reverse and
insuring your safety, check the wires with a test lamp. NEVER
ATTEMPT ON A HILL OR GRADE.
Once you have confirmed the positive and negative connection point,
place the vehicle in park, shut off the ignition, and proceed.
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Wiring the Camera to the Vehicle's Reverse Lamn
I.Locate the reverse lamp in the taillight assembly.
2.Using the tap connector supplied, perform the following steps:
a) Place the un-stripped positive lead from the tail lamp in the run
channel, which runs completely through the connector.
b) Insert the un-stripped red power wire from the camera completely
into the other channel in the connector.
c) Make the connection between the wires by crimping down the metal
connector with a pair of pliers, making sure the metal is flush with
the plastic insulator.
d) Close the top plastic hinged cover until latched.
3.Attach the black wire from the camera to the negative lead of the lamp
by repeating the above procedure.
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Operating the System
The Wireless Vehicle Rear Observation System operates when the
vehicle is shifted into reverse. The Camera transmits a clear and wide
image from the area behind the vehicle to the Monitor inside the vehicle.
The monitor, when powered, remains in sleep mode until it receives a
video signal on the 2.4GHz frequency. When the monitor receives a
video signal, it automatically turns on and displays the image from the
camera.
The monitor automatically adjusts for color, brightness, and contrast, for
either daytime viewing or night time viewing. There are no user
selectable adjustments.
In conditions such as at night, the camera will automatically switch to
Night Vision Assisted Mode. The picture will look more like a Black &
White image, this is due to the low light level and is normal.
Note: Because this is a wireless system, the monitor is always watching
for a video signal. It is possible to receive signals from other cameras.
Systems such as Security camera's, Baby monitors, and even other Back
up camera systems can trigger the monitor to briefly turn on. This is
normal for wireless products.
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Testing th~'System
To test the Wireless Vehicle Rear Observation System installation,
perform the following steps:
1. Set the parking break.
2. Start the vehicle.
3. Shift the vehicle into reverse.
4. Verify that the monitor displays the image from the rear camera.
If the monitor does not operate, refer to the trouble shooting section of
the manual.
Specifications
General
Power Supply
DC12V
Power Consumption
<6W
Current Draw
<400 rnA
Operating Temperature Range
O°C to 50°C
Fuse
2Amps
Display System
Screen
2.5" LCD Color
Night Vision
IR LED Assisted
Brightness
400 cd/m
Contrast Ratio
150: 1
Backlight Life
10000 hours
Resolution
960X234
Video Format
NTSC/PAL
Display Format
16 : 9
Wireless Reception System
Operating Frequency
2.4GHz
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Maintenance
Though your monitor requires little care, you will still need to maintain
its condition and performance by following the guidelines below.
• Keep your system away from excessive moisture, extreme heat
or cold.
• Keep liquids away from the display.
• Occasionally clean the surface of the monitor with a soft cloth
moistened with water or glass cleaner.
Troubleshooting
Symptoms
Solutions
The Monitor is not on
after the vehicle is
started and the vehicle
IS ill reverse
I.Check the monitor wiring and connections
2.Check the fuse in the Cigarette lighter adapter
3.Check the power connection on the camera
at the reverse lamp
Video image is not sharp
enough
Clean the camera lens with a soft cloth.
The Monitor Stays on all
the time, or runs when the
vehicle is not in reverse.
The Camera is not wired correctly. If the camera
continues to transmit while not in reverse gear,
re-check your wiring at the reverse lamp.
The monitor is very dark
or the image changes
slowly
In extreme cold or hot conditions the LCD screen
may react slowly. This is normal and will clear as
the vehicle cools or warms to a normal
temperature.
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12 MONTH LIMITED WARRANTY
Applies to Audiovox Mobile Video Products
AUDIOVOX ELECTRONICS CORP. (the Company) warrants to the original retail purchaser of this product that should this product or any part
thereof, under normal use and conditions, be proven defective in material or workmanship within 12 months from the date of original purchase,
such defect(s) will be repaired or replaced with reconditioned product (at the Company's option) without charge for parts and repair labor.
A game controller, if supplied, is similarly warranted for ninety (90) days.
To obtain repair or replacement within the terms of this Warranty, the product is to be delivered with proof of warranty coverage (e.g. dated
bill of sale), specification of defect(s), transportation prepaid, to the Company at the address shown below.
This Warranty does not extend to the elimination of externally generated static or noise, to correction of antenna problems, to costs incurred
for installation, removal or reinstallation of the product, or to damage to digital memory/media devices, gaming devices, discs, speakers,
accessories, or vehicle electrical systems.
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damaged through alteration, improper installation, mishandling, misuse, neglect, accident, or by removal or defacemen t
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No person or representative is authorized to assume for the Company any liability other than expressed herein in
connection with the sale of this product.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damage
so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This Warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights
which vary from state to state.
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WIRELESS VEHICLE REAR
OBSERVATION SYSTEM
• 2.S·lCO Monitor With Long Ufe LED Backlight
Technology
• Camera, monitor and all required items to
install are included
• 2.4 GHz Wireless transmitter eliminates
the need to run wires through the vehicle
• Automatically tums on when the vehicle
is put into reverse
• 110 Degree wide angle camera with
night vision
• Designed for DIY installation.
See insert for more information.
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Warning Notice: The Audiovox Rear Observation Color Camera is strictly a
drivers assistance device and should not be relied upon as a substitute for safe
driving practices. Always use common sense when operating a vehicle and
always follow recommended safe driving guidelines from your local, state or
county Department of Motor Vehicles. Many jurisdictions have laws and
regulations relating to the use of cameras and some d6 not allow for the
obstruction of information contained on a license plate. Before using this
product, it is the buyers responsibility to be aware of and comply with any
applicable laws and regulations that apply to license plates or may prohibit or
limit the use of cameras.
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