Audiovox ACA240 Specifications

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Vehicle Wireless Rear Observation System
Model:ACA240
Installation/User Mantial
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2.5" LCD Color Display
2.4 GHz "\Vireiess Receiver and Transmitter
Automatically Displays Image when Vehicle is in Reverse
Adjustable Camera Angle
Monitor 1\1ounts on Dash or Windshield
VVarnings --------------------------------------- ------------------- 2
Product Description --------------------------------------- ------- 3
Packing List --------------------------------------- --------------- 3
Installation Instructions --------------------------------------- --- 4
Monitor Installation ---------------- ------------------------- 4
Camera Installation ----------------------------------------·-- 6
Operating the System
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Testing the System ---·· --·---·-- ·-----·-·-··-·--·-·- · -· -·----· -- ----··-----·-·---·-- --·--- ·----------- -· 9
Specifications --------------------------------------- -------------- 10
Maintenance --------------------------------------- ---------------- 11
Troubleshooting --------------------------------------- -----------· 11
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This product is intended to assist in safe driving and 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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The ACA240 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.
The model ACA-240 monitor package consists of the following
items:
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LCD Wireless Reception Monitor -1 qty Part# 31262030
Wireless Camera-# 31262040
7 m Power Supply Cable for Monitor -1 qty Part# 31262200
2.5m Power Supply Cable for Camera -1 qty Part# 31262190
2.5m Cigarette Lighter Cable -1 qty Part# 31262210
Hardware Bag Contains: Part# 31262010
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
Installation/Users Manual -1 qty Part# 31262020
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Installation Instructions
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. The Windshield MUST be clean
and you MUST apply pressure to the mount to make sure the tape holds.
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.
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2.Advanced Hard Wire Installation: Audiovox recommends using
a qualified professional for the Hard Wired cable installation.
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.
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Cigarette Lighter Adapter
FUSE(2A)
NOTE: When using the Cigarette Lighter Adapter, if the Red Power
Indicator stays on after you turn your ignition key off, you will want to
unplug the adapter to insure that your vehicle battery does not run
down when parked for extended periods of time.
To replace the fuse in the Cigarette lighter adapter, unscrew the tip.
Replace only with the same rating of fuse or damage may incur.
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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 your 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.Be sure to check behind the intended drilling location before drilling
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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; first engage the emergency brake on the vehicle. 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.
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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6.U sing the tap connector supplied, perform the following steps:
i. Place the un-stripped positive lead wire on the run channel.
ii. Insert the un-stripped red power wire completely.
111. Fold the tap connector back over the wires and make the
connection by crimping the u-contact down flush with the
plastic insulator.
IV. Close the top hinged cover until latched.
7 .Attach the black wire to the ground.
i. Place the un-stripped ground lead wire on the run channel.
ii. Insert the un-stripped black ground wire completely.
111. Fold the tap connector back over the wires and make the
connection by crimping the u-contact down flush with the
plastic insulator.
IV. Close the top hinged cover until latched.
(l:J.)t}rati;ngtbe 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. At night the picture
will look more like a Black & White image; this is due to the low light
level and is normal.
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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. If you find you have too much activation
due to video signals in your area, use the included Monitor Power wire
and run it to the rear of the vehicle. Attach it to the same power source
as the camera, this will insure the monitor will only come on when you
are in reverse and will eliminate any false signals.
Testing the 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.
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General
Power Supply
DC12V
Power Consumption
<6W
Current Draw
<400mA
Operating Temperature Range
OOC to 50°C
Fuse
2Amps
Display System
Screen
2.5" LCD Color
Brightness
400 cd/m
Contrast Ratio
150:1
Backlight Life
10000 hours
Resolution
960X234
Video Format
NTSC
Display Format
16: 9
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Wireless Reception System
Operating Frequency
Maximum Range
2.4GHz
15 Feet
Range depends on installation, vehicle type, interference, and other
2.4 GHz signals in the area that can affect the signal quality.
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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.
Symptoms
Solutions
The Monitor is not on
after the vehicle is
started and the vehicle
1s 1n reverse
!.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.
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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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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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