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Old 03-28-2021, 08:09 AM   #1
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Installing an on-off switch for Furrion back-up camera.

I very recently got a new Scamp 13 (bunk option in front). Because I camp a lot around trees I paid for the rear/back-up camera option. It is a Furrion Vision S4.3 with infrared night vision ... (F0S43TASF). It seems to be installed with no switch, and I think, for me, I would want (need) an on-off switch. I am hoping to get advice for how to add that in a good way.

The reason is, it draws about 0.2 to 0.4 amps continuously, meaning up to 10 amp-hours per day, which, when you are boon-docking, seems like a very significant and problematic draw to me. (My group 27 battery is probably about 100 or 110 amp-hours, of which I can use about 30 amp-hours comfortably. Having a back-up camera on all the time would, I think, limit power for other things and promote sulfation...).

Regarding a switch for that, something that is on when it is driving and off otherwise would be ideal. Something just inside the door, or maybe near the battery box on the outside might be handy? Any ideas, advice... is most welcome.
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One consideration would be to move the power connection from the trailer battery to the trailer running lights. This is the way my Escape back up camera came from the factory, and it works well. I prefer to drive with the trailer running lights on anyway to increase visibility...
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Old 03-28-2021, 11:22 AM   #3
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Ideally your back up camera will only operate when.......Backing Up. Usually the camera is wired to the backup lights. Go into reverse, power s supplied to camera, easy peasy. Want it on when on the road, supply a second line from a switch in TV to camera. You will have to wire in a rectifier (I think that is what it is) to prevent the backup lights from coming on when going forward. This would be put in place between the camera and backup lights.
If I've got something wrong someone please correct me. Thanks, the brain is kind of foggy this morning.
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