About the Boyo VTC500DIY
Everything you need to back up
Everything you need to back up
Adding a backup camera to a vehicle can be a daunting task, so Boyo put together a system that makes this task just a little easier. Boyo's VTC500DIY backup package bundles a high-quality dash monitor with a rear-view camera for an all-in-one solution. Plus, Boyo provides in-depth step-by-step instructions as well as installation-friendly connectors to make adding your new camera and monitor as straightforward as possible.
Boyo's universal mount attaches behind just about any license plate, and the included cam provides a vivid 110° angle on what's behind you. Since it's equipped with selectable parking lines and reverse imaging, you have the option of installing this as a front-view cam. The camera includes a video cable that connects to the monitor.
Once wired for power and video with the included wiring harness, Boyo's 5" monitor attaches conveniently to your windshield or dash with its included suction mount. An included reverse trigger wire ensures you'll only have to see a backup view when your vehicle is in reverse, and two video inputs allow you to add a front-view camera if you need to be mindful of crunching your low-slung bumper.
Installing this camera yourself? Here's what you should know.
What does it do? Unless otherwise noted, a backup camera is only intended for use backing up your vehicle. (If you require a front-view or constant rear-view camera, check for that capability.)
What tools and supplies will I need? A panel tool, a wire cutter/stripper, a soldering iron, and a rosin-core solder with heat shrink tubing are recommended, along with whatever tools are needed to remove the radio from the dash.
How much wiring is required? Wiring instructions vary from camera to camera. Some cameras have power wiring that can only be connected near the radio. Others let you power the camera at compatible reverse lights. In all cases, the camera must be wired for power and ground, the camera's video output must be connected to the radio/monitor, and the radio/monitor must be connected to a reverse trigger in your vehicle. Some radio replacement interfaces supply a reverse trigger wire for the radio -- using that wire to power your camera will damage the interface.
Will the included video cable be long enough? You'll need to route the camera's video cable from its mounting location outside your vehicle into your vehicle's cabin and all the way to the screen in the dash. This often requires drilling a small hole in your vehicle or filing some metal and or plastic. You'll also need to estimate the length of cable needed to run from the camera to the dash, which will not be a straight shot. Each camera's cable length is listed.
- includes backup camera with mounting bracket, 5" monitor, 26-foot cable, suction-cup mount
- CMOS image sensor with color video output
- universal license plate mount
- weather-proof camera housing
- parking lines and reverse image selectable at installation
- IP68 waterproof rating
- resolution: 960 x 592
- works in low light
- 5" color monitor
- suction mount for windshield or dash
- 2 video inputs
- reverse trigger wire
- resolution: 480 x 272
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # VTC500DIY
What's in the box:
- 5" Monitor w/attached 55" cable
- Camera w/integrated mount (attached 38" cable)
- 38" Power/ground harness
- 26.5' Extension cable w/ 3' power/ground wires
- Windshield mount w/suction cup
- Dash mount w/adhesive bottom
- 2 Wire taps
- Two 10mm screws
- Extra 3M adhesive pad
- Owner's manual
- Warranty information
- Product registration card
More details on the Boyo VTC500DIY
Features & specs
|Features and Specs|
|Resolution||960 x 592|
|Horizontal Viewing Angle||110 degrees|
|Vertical Viewing Angle||---|
Overview: The Boyo VTC500DIY backup camera system features a dash or windshield mounted LCD monitor and a license-plate mounted backup camera. Designed for easy installation, the backup camera and the monitor both get powered from connections at the taillights. Images at the back of your vehicle are then clearly displayed on the monitor's 5" LCD screen. The VTC500DIY is compatible with both 12 and 24 volt vehicles.
Note: The Boyo VTC500DIY is meant as a back-up aid only; never solely rely on the rear-view camera system when backing-up. In addition to using the rear-view camera, always look behind you to make sure everything is clear when backing up your vehicle.
Camera: The VTC500DIY rear-view camera's integrated mounting bracket allows it to be mounted either on top of a license plate or to a flat surface at the rear of the vehicle. The camera features a CMOS image sensor with 960 x 592 resolution and an IP68 waterproof rating. It has a 110° horizontal viewing angle and a170° diagonal viewing angle. The camera's attached 38" cable includes white and green wire loops for changing the camera view:
- White wire loop: Allows the camera to display a reverse (mirror) image (default), or a non-reversed image if the loop is cut.
- Green wire loop: Allows the camera to display parking-assist lines (default). Cutting the loop disables parking lines.
Monitor: The 5" TFT LCD monitor features a 16:9 display with a resolution of 480 x 272. The monitor includes a swivel bracket with 3M adhesive for dash mounting, as well as a swiveling suction-mount bracket for attaching to a windshield. The monitor's rear panel controls access the menu options allowing Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, and Tint to be adjusted.
Wiring: The VTC500DIY includes a 26.5' extension cable that attaches to both the camera's and the monitor's harnesses via proprietary connectors. The extension also includes 3' power and ground wires that get spliced into the vehicle's reverse and ground wires at the back of the vehicle using the provided wire-taps. This connection provides power and ground for both the camera and the monitor. A composite video plug (AV1) is provided at the monitor for running an additional camera or video source (sold separately) into the monitor.
- Vehicle Voltage: 12 and 24
- Operating Temperature: -4° F to 158° F
- Image Sensor: CMOS
- Resolution: 960 x 592
- Viewing Angle: 110° H, 170° Diagonal
- Waterproof Level: IP68
- Display: 5" TFT LCD
- Format: 16:9
- Resolution: 480 x 272
- Adjustments: Brightness, Contrast, Tint, Saturation
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