"I need help" magellan backup camera
  • hal
    Posts: 5
    Magmellan 1700 Backup Camera, the backup camera i purchased from china has a 2.5 mm and a micro usb jack to connect to my gps, i tried a 3 ring wire adapter 2.5 mm female to 3.5 mm male, no camera, when i pluged the two into my gps the picture got real dim, is there an adapter that would work, i am not an electronic person, can you explane in simple terms, 😞ry: PLEASE HELP
  • alanb
    Posts: 2,233
    You might find this thread helpful: http://forums.gpsreview.net/discussion/21775/x/p1/
  • Boyd
    Posts: 11,608
    Thanks for that link Alan. I have a Roadmate 1700 also but never use it anymore. I was unable to get the video to work properly and saw a thread someplace where people blamed it on the unit firmware. But this is interesting - will have to dig out the soldering iron, maybe I can get some use out of the 1700 as a video monitor.😃

    IcePilot said:

    Here is the “secret” – The 3.5 plug to the 1700 has 4 connections. A common (also known as a “ground”), video, right audio, and left audio. – For the 1700 Magellan, the receptacle (female) socket has the COMMON contact ring as 3rd from the tip (counting the tip). Most 4 contact 3.5 plugs use the 4th contact from the tip as the “common”

  • hal
    Posts: 5
    can i buy the yellow rca jack at radio shack? and no wire colors where mentioned, so how do you know what wire goes to the right ring? i was thinking of cutting the 2.5 mm jack off the wire that is attached to the camera receiver and attaching the wires to the new rca 3.5 mm jack
    if that is possable, so i would have to know what wire goes where, right?

    Thanks hal
  • alanb
    Posts: 2,233
    A continuity tester like they use to test fuses would be the best way to check out which wire connects to which ring. If you don't have one, maybe Radio Shack would test it for you.
  • hal
    Posts: 5
    thank you for responding, the receiver wires are wired to the inside of the receiver, no way to get a continuity reading, they would only be open on one end, the other end of the receiver is a micro usb female jack,

    hal
↑ Top

Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!