The Chipatronic CH-HPC1MB programmable high resolution camera with AHD or CVBS signal and PAL or NTSC TV format is one of the most advanced vehicle cameras available in Australia.
This camera can work with the latest, high-resolution AHD monitors for superior image quality or it can be re-programmed to suit standard Composite Video (CVBS) systems including older monitors or in-dash displays.
AHD supplies better quality video than traditional composite but requires a compatible display and depending on your requirements, this may not always be possible as in-dash displays do not have this capability as yet. To change the CH-HPC1MB to composite mode requires a programming change which must be done before shipping and at the same time the TV format should also be set to either PAL or NTSC. If you are unsure we recommend using NTSC as this is what most in-dash systems would use.
If you have existing vehicle cameras connected to the same display and are not sure of the format, you should consult with a professional before proceeding.
This is a bracket mounted camera so can be on most flat surfaces and adjusted to to suit the view required but stands off the surface. If this is not suitable, alternative surface mount cameras are also available.
The standard lens used in the CH-HPC1MB provides a wide angle view which is suitable for reversing and basic rear vision but when used for full-time rear vision and the driver whishes to see the following traffic as clearly as possible, a narrower angle lens (50 - 60 degree) is required and for this the CH-HPC1MB-50 should be used.
The difference in view can be seen below with the narrow angle camera providing the driver with a much clearer view of the area 10 - 15m behind which is where following traffic will normally be while the wider angle camera shows the area more immediately behind.
In both cases the quality of vision will be best when used in AHD mode with a compatible monitor and the CH-STDAHD5 or CH-RVMAHD73H are recommended for use with these cameras.
Standard extension cables should be used to connect to the monitor or for caravans please use the caravan cables shown below.