Wiring two cameras using two hardwire kits?

ÉtienneWillem

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Hi All,
I have two cameras, front and rear. Both are completely different cameras.
While I am using hardwire kits for both, I've decided to connect one kit to another, basically, the second kit is connected to the first one, using the top fuse plug.
This will save me using two fuse plugs in my fuse box. The fuse plug I choose is 5A Audio line, which is getting power only after the car started.
Are there any concerns using this kind of configuration? https://9apps.ooo/
 
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Welcome to DCT @ÉtienneWillem :)

As long as both cams are fused and thus isolated from the car wiring I think you should be OK, but if you could find a larger circuit to tap into that might be better. Generally 2 cams might see a surge total of 2A or a bit more during boot-up so if the 'audio' was being drawn at the same time it might be a bit too much for the circuit.

Can't say with any certainty though because every car is different. If you can't find a higher-rated circuit to use which is not related to car safety then I'd try this and see what happens. Probably OK, just no promises.

Phil
 
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