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I want to use a car rear view LCD monitor as a preview monitor, how can I hook up some power to it? Answered

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I want to use this monitor as a small preview monitor for my XL1.

http://cgi.ebay.com/3-5-TFT-LCD-Car-Rear-View-reverse-Color-Camera-Monitor-/400136350162?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5d29fc29d2

The only issue I have is how to power the monitor. The details state "please Connect the Rearview camera's power cable with Reversing lamp..." 

What would I need to do in order to be able to plug it in to an outlet without frying everything?

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steveastrouk (author)2010-08-20

Looks to me that the jack in the photo is where you apply your 12V. Check the manual, find a 12V DC regulated wall-wart power supply, and you'll be good to go

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cwaugh (author)steveastrouk2010-08-20

I was hoping in it was an easy thing to do and it sounds like it. Thanks, I appreciate the answer.

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Re-design (author)2010-08-19

Sounds like it only works when you are in reverse so I would think that if you apply 12 volts dc in the correct polarity it would work correctly.

But then I could be wrong.

Is there any wiring diagram included?

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cwaugh (author)Re-design2010-08-20

I've actually been waiting to order it because I wanted to make sure that I could use it first so I'm not sure if it comes with a wiring diagram. It sounds like it isn't to difficult so I will order it and see.

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