Types of reverse camera
Through our practical knowledge, there are typically two types of reverse cameras:
1) Wired reverse camera
This type of camera is connected directly to the car’s wiring system. The camera is typically mounted on the rear bumper, and the wiring runs through the car’s interior to the display screen. Wired cameras tend to provide a higher quality image and are generally more reliable than wireless cameras.
Reasons to use a wired reverse camera:
Better image quality: A wired camera provides a better image quality than a wireless camera because it doesn’t have to rely on a wireless signal to transmit the video feed. The video signal is sent directly through the cable, resulting in a clearer and more stable image.
More reliable: Since a wired camera doesn’t rely on a wireless signal, it’s more reliable and less prone to interference. This is particularly important when driving in areas with a lot of wireless signals or other sources of interference, such as large cities or near airports.
Longer lifespan: A wired camera has a longer lifespan than a wireless camera because it doesn’t rely on batteries or other components that may wear out over time. The cable connection is also less likely to become damaged than a wireless connection.
Better for large vehicles: Wired cameras are particularly useful for large vehicles, such as RVs or trucks, because the longer cable can reach the monitor without losing signal strength. Wireless cameras may struggle to transmit the signal over longer distances, resulting in a poorer image quality.
No need to worry about signal strength: With a wired camera, there’s no need to worry about signal strength or signal loss, as the video signal is sent directly through the cable. This means you can focus on driving and parking without having to constantly check the camera signal.
2) Wireless reverse camera
This kind of camera uses a wireless transmitter to send the video feed to the display screen. The camera is mounted on the rear bumper, and the transmitter is usually powered by the car’s reverse light. Wireless cameras are generally easier to install than wired cameras, but they may suffer from interference or signal loss, which can result in a lower quality image.
Reasons to use a wireless reverse camera:
Easy Installation: One of the main advantages of wireless backup cameras is that they’re easy to install. Unlike wired backup cameras, which require you to run a cable from the camera to the display unit, wireless backup cameras can be installed without any wires or cables. This makes installation faster and easier, and can save you money on installation costs.
Convenience: Wireless backup cameras are also very convenient to use. Since there are no wires or cables, you can easily move the camera from one vehicle to another, or even use it on a trailer or RV. This is especially useful if you have multiple vehicles or if you frequently tow a trailer or RV.
Integration with other Systems: Finally, wireless backup cameras can be integrated with other vehicle systems, such as GPS or navigation systems. This can provide additional features, such as showing you the distance to the nearest obstacle, or automatically switching to the backup camera view when you shift into reverse.