I need to find out what power sources I can use for my monitor
The manual for my clarion vma5894 is not very helpful. It tells me how the wires are supposed to connect, but not where I'm supposed to find a power source. I am trying to use this monitor to monitor what I am recording with my Canon XH A1 video camera. Please help. I've searched the world for an answer. Thanks! -Robert
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yes you can find generic info on this. most all the systems, no matter name brand, have the same basic installation.
you will need a 12 volt power source for the monitor. the camera power will come from the reverse lights power source(tap into the power at the reverse light), then you will need to run an rca style cable from the camera mounted position to the monitor itself.
so every time you put vehicle in reverse the camera comes on.
or you can wire the camera and the monitor through a switch and it will come on anytime the switch is turned on. but if you do this, the switch need to be wired to a ignition controlled power source.
Go to Clarion .com select united states then select support at the top of the screen. then in the middle you will see installation and operating manual it said use remote for power and fm to play through radio but you need a second part to run Fm modulated but you may already have it . also it has built in wireless headphone IR transmitter. Check web site for purchase of remote and if no luck . check your locals car stereo shops for a clarion dealer and see if they can get remote and ebay last resort.
This is the best solution for your problem as a 40 year experience with wires etc.
Go to the source of your cable signal connector .
Open it and clean the terminals with emery paper , sand the end of the cable shiny clean from corrosion , get a new barrel connectors with gold terminals if possible lengthen the ends of the cable , insert and tighten good, use thick rg-16 or rg 40 cable with good insulation ends crimped professionally with a crimpier or buy ready made , not from dollar store. Get a gold plated professional splitter if you need one or two , it will cost about 15 or more each . Make the cable runs as short as possible, using the thick good cables. If needed get a signal magnifier. From radio shack or the source etc. Connect them good and tight . Ground the splitters . Problem solved , you will get crystal clear channel 2 to 7 including 3 and 4 . Isolate the TV cable from other cables and power wires.
I might be able to help you with this. The Addzest Navigation system you have is similar to the Clarion NAX9500E. I have some bits off an Addzest NVA9400F and I bought a second-hand Clarion NAX9500E sat nav system. I have pdf's of the Clarion system that would enable you to get yours running. I was able to get my Addzest system running but it is all in Japanese and I don't think you can change the language unless you know more than me. I hit the reset button but still in Japanes. That's why I got the Clarion system instead and salvaged some of the Addzest leads. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org if you want me to email you the user and wiring intructions for the similar Clarion Navigation unit. It is a pitty that I wasn't able to use the Addzest navigation system but hopefully I can still use the 7" monitor.
If you still have the Addzest equipment I was wondering if you would sell me the lead that connects the 7" monitor to the Navigation sytems as I wanted to use that it as a rear monitor.
Hope to hear from you on what you decide as I haven't had much luck finding a lead for my monitor as the Clarion one is the same size but different pin configeration
Dear FixYa, I accessed the internet and was led to your site in an attempt to resolve a wiring problem. I am not in a financial situation whereby I can afford to pay for this privilege. Thank you for your trouble.
Clarion designs its audio/video products for high performance, and the VMA7191 is no exception. This 7" color LCD monitor employs a Thin Film Transistor (TFT) active matrix display to enhance definition and improve contrast and color. the the monitor works directly with a Clarion video cassette recorder for system convenience.