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Camera & Monitor vs. gauges

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:14 pm
by tex
These last few years, the night vision camera & monitors have come down in cost to the point where one can place cameras in engine rooms, machinery spaces, or even rear view and blind spot areas around the boat. A couple of well positioned cameras could reduce the need to pull hatches for engine and bilge checks. It could go a long way toward settling one’s mind about shaft seals, snapped belts or fluid leaks. Anyone doing this?

Re: Camera & Monitor vs. gauges

Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:25 pm
by scallywag
Some of these lights are wireless.

John

Re: Camera & Monitor vs. gauges

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:27 pm
by tex
Of course, wireless would be a lot easier than running those coax cables through 20 ft of conduit, but what about interference issues? There’s a wide spectrum of frequencies being produced in the average cruising boat these days. In my application, there would be about 20-30 ft. of space between cameras and monitor.

Re: Camera & Monitor vs. gauges

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:49 pm
by TechnoMonkey
Even in the open, wireless cams tend to have issues. Wiring is a pain but I would personally stick with wired. Some LED lights or an LED rope strategically positioned would give a better view than infrared. And don't use night vision cams, with the heat of the engine the view would probably be overwhelmed.

Re: Camera & Monitor vs. gauges

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:00 pm
by janice142
I'm interested too... this has security possibilities too.