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ozzer22

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Hey all - I'm wondering whether there is a difference between a cable coming out of a small camera that attaches to the rear of my eBike, and then plugs into a small (USB- rechargable) monitor screen on my handlebars vs. a stereo miniplug cable used with headphones, etc? The camera cable is a foot or two too short, so I am wondering whether an audio headset extender cable would successfully carry the signal and power between the camera and its monitor. I've been told that the camera cable has two insulated wires and a "metal" wire. Before I just plug it in and see what happens, I thought to ask here first. Thanks for any advice upload_2022-7-26_15-44-42.gif:).
 
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Martaine2005

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If the camera has a TRS (tip, ring, sleeve) connector, then a headphone extension will work just fine. It should look like the left picture.

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A headset extender cable is probably not shielded because the audio amplifier output and the earphones are very low impedances.
Video between the camera and receiver is probably fairly high impedance then an unshielded cable will pickup interference.
 

Martaine2005

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A simple option is to try it.
My reverse cameras have RCA audio cables with no interference at all. And that’s with a vehicle engine running. No problem for a bicycle.


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ozzer22

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If the camera has a TRS (tip, ring, sleeve) connector, then a headphone extension will work just fine. It should look like the left picture.

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Hi Martin - well..it seems my plug has a TRRS shaft, so have ordered the same, and will see if it works :).
 

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ozzer22

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Hi Martin - my TRRS cable arrived, and it certainly appears to be doing what I needed, so problem is SOLVED! Thanks so much to you & Audioguru for responding!
 
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