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Post by tikiti on Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:43 pm

We have a 2011 Worcester AS. We have had a lot of problems  with our reversing camera. It eventually stopped working. Inspection revealed that the wires were all gummed up. Our only option is to install  a WiFi camera which we have done. We used the power supply from the wall switch in the bathroom that turned on the blue lights set into the mirror. But, as soon as we turned on the ignition, it also turned off the power to the camera.!!!!
Anyone out there had similar issues and how best to solve the issue.
Thanks.
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Post by Eltel on Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:36 am

The reason being that once you turn on the ignition on the 12v internal power supply is automatically turned off 

This is as I understand common on all Autosleepers 

You will need to find a live supply of the ignition circuit 

Hope that helps

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Post by steamdrivenandy on Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:53 am

It's common on most motorhomes for the habitation circuit to be automatically switched off as the engine is switched on.  This is partly to prevent use whilst driving to help ensure passengers aren't moving around in the vehicle when they should be beltedd up. As Terry says, you need to find a live feed from the engine electrics. It could mean running a wire from the engine compartment or picking up from a rear light supply, if there's a permanent live feed there.
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Post by Paulmold on Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:03 am

The cutting off of the habitation electrics when engine running does seem to be a British van builders thing. Many continental vans don't have this.

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Post by Peter Brown on Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:23 am

All road vehicles pass stringent tests for Electromatic Compatability (EMC) ie that they are not susceptible to interreference from radio waves. Having once been driving a car where the electronic throttle control (and many other systems) were disabled by a burst of radio frequency energy, I know how important that is.

Motorhome converters must have all of the domestic electrical equipment added to the vehicle built and tested to these standards OR ensure they cannot be operated when the vehicle is been driven. If each model sold in the millions then it may be a reasonable economic option to meet the EMC standards but for a build of 20-30 vans...…….
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