About the Audiovox ACA800
Reverse with confidence
Reverse with confidence
"Why do I need a camera to back up when I have mirrors?" Yep, I was one of those guys, but now I'm a total backup camera convert. For such a tiny addition to my vehicle, it can make a big difference in how I drive. No parking spot is too challenging. And Audiovox's ACA800 backup cam delivers everything you need to be a parking pro too.
The big view
This compact camera delivers a wide 150-degree horizontal view enhanced with parking lines so you know exactly how much wiggle room you have behind you. And don't be afraid of backing up in a parking garage or at night, as the ACA800 is enhanced to give you a crisp picture, even in low light. It can be surface-mounted or license plate-mounted.
Or use it for a front view
Audiovox gives you a mirrored mode in case you want to mount this on the front of your vehicle and keep an eye on high curbs or other scuff-makers. Wherever you mount the camera, you'll just run the included video cable from the camera to the monitor in your dash, connect the power cables, and you're in business.
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.
- waterproof backup camera with parking lines
- HD CCD image sensor
- power and video cable included
- universal fit with two mounting options
- compatible with any radio with an RCA video input (most aftermarket models, only a few factory)
- 150-degree wide angle
- minimum illumination: 0.1 Lux
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # ACA800
What's in the box:
Audiovox ACA800 owner's manual
- Camera with license-place bracket (attached 3' cable w/6-pin connector)
- 4' Power/ground/video cable (with female composite video connector)(attached to bracket cable via 6-pin connector)
- 19.25' Composite video cable (with 6" power pigtails at each end)
- Surface mount bracket
- 3 Self-tapping screws
- Machine screw (length=11/16")
- Installation / Owner's Guide
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Features & specs
|Features and Specs|
|Camera Type||Rear or Front|
|Lux Rating||0.1 lux (min)|
|Horizontal Viewing Angle||150 degrees|
|Vertical Viewing Angle||---|
|Plug type||Composite video|
Backup Camera: The VOXX ACA800 backup camera features a high-performance HD CCD image sensor with a minimum illumination of 0.1 Lux for excellent visibility in bright or lowlight. Its wide-angle lens provides a 150° horizontal viewing angle that offers great visibility.
Note: This rearview camera is meant as a back-up aid only. You should never solely rely on the camera when backing-up. In addition to using the rearview camera, always look behind you to make sure everything is clear.
Configuration Options: The ACA800 can be used as a backup camera with a mirror image or front camera with a normal image. It can also display parking assist lines. To configure these camera functions, two wire loops are provided on the camera cable (about 6" from the female RCA jack) that can be cut or left uncut to accommodate these options:
- Mirrored or Normal Mode: By default, the ACA800 is setup as a backup camera. To use it as a front camera, cut the thin blue wire loop on the cable that is attached to the camera.
- Park Assist Lines: By default, the camera will display park assist lines to help you back into a parking spot. To turn off the park assist lines, cut the thin green wire loop on the cable that is attached to the camera.
Composite Video Output: The VOXX ACA800 backup camera is outfitted with a composite video connector (RCA) which makes it compatible with virtually any in-dash receiver with integrated video monitor and a composite video camera input. The total length of the camera's video cable is 22'.
Waterproof (IP67): The VOXX ACA800 features a waterproof (IP67) housing to protect it from the elements. It's totally protected against dust and protected against the effect of immersion at 1 meter for the duration of 30 minutes.
Mounting Options: The VOXX ACA800 backup camera includes a license plate bracket which mounts behind your vehicle's license plate frame. A surface-mount bracket is included, if you cannot use the license plate mounting bracket. Mounting hardware is included for the installation of either bracket. Both brackets allow you to adjust the up and down angle of the camera.
Note: The license plate bracket is designed to work best on vehicles that have a license plate located at the center and above the bumper. If your vehicle has a plate location that is offset to the left side, right side, or your plate is located under the bumper, then the surface-mount bracket is the better choice.
Power and Ground Wires: The VOXX ACA800 features a 7' accessory power wire (red) and a 7' ground wire (black); the 22' composite video cable aslo provides an accessory power wire. The power and ground wires will need to be hardwired. Power can be obtained from your vehicle's reverse light circuit or from the +12V accessory wire of your aftermarket stereo (if applicable). The ground will need to be connected to your vehicle's metal chassis.
Note: Some vehicles with LED style tail lights will require the camera be connected to an accessory power source, as the tail light circuit is not designed to power other devices.
22 questions already asked
Overall very good product. Could do with some form of shield to protect the lens from road grime during wet/snowy conditions, but otherwise it's well built, has all appropriate hardware and wiring, produces a good image and has not been damaged by wet/dirty conditions.
Ian from DAVENPORT, IA