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Fitting & Ferrite rings

Dusty Des May 25, 2018

  1. Dusty Des

    Dusty Des New Member

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    Finally managed to fit my Thinkware F770.
    Routed cables through the roof to back of car, one cable into tailgate for rear camera, one cable to rear power in boot. I first tried going down the A post but didn't like the fact that there is an air bag and it might hinder operation, and I couldn't get trim off.
    As I had to get one cable to back so 2 didn't make any difference.
    After I had fitted all I did notice that the DAB kept going in and out of signal, mostly out.
    I had already fitted ferrite rings to the power so was not sure what to do.
    I new that the interference was from leakage from a power cable but I had already covered that ?
    Then I realised that the rear camera must have power so I put ferrite rings on cable at front and rear of rear camera. Sorted, tested last night and never lost signal once.
     
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  3. Ssteve

    Ssteve New Member

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    I have an issue with my rear cam and have tried ferrite clamps to no avail, I have them just after the fuse and also just behind the camera a few inches from the power USB, where have you positioned yours please?
     
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    Dusty Des New Member

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    Just as rear cam lead comes out of main unit and one where lead goes into rear camera. Also one on power to main camera about 6" from unit hidden in roof above front light unit.
     
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    Ssteve New Member

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    Thanks, I have one next to the cam (A119) and a couple more near the source 12v, I may try another lead to see if a shielded one helps.
     
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    Dusty Des New Member

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    How have you routed leads to rear cam, whats the problem?
     
  7. Ssteve

    Ssteve New Member

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    Hi Des, really simple and short route, it's routed under the rubber tailgate trim down the RHS and into the fuse box adjacent the fuel cap.
     
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    Dusty Des New Member

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    Have you used an empty fuse slot or a piggy back fuse. Piggy back fuses can move about causing spikes in the sign wave causing noise.
     
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    Ssteve New Member

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    Piggy backed but it's home fully. I've ordered a shielded cable and will try that, it's DC so isn't a sine wave
     
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    Ssteve New Member

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    Will do and thanks for your help.
     

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