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How can I Convert old camcorder camera toa security camera? Answered

I want to hot wire switch on camera so it comes on when 110 v. power supply is energized by a motion light switch.


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8 years ago

I have an old camcorder with the 'play' button is wired parallel to the normally open contact of a relay. The coil of the relay is controlled by a motion detector light. You MUST understand that the 'normally open or normally closed contacts' are in no way connected to the 'mains' or 110 v power. They are only subject to the voltage coming from the video camera 'play' button.

Remember too that the relay must be rated for the voltage used to energize the coil of the relay.
I will try to answer any questions you may have.
Please be safe when working with house voltages, they kill without remorse.