The most effective way of reducing camera system failure is through regular inspection and preventative maintenance. Inspections should be performed every time the vehicle is in for its regularly scheduled maintenance. Although it would be difficult to cover every possible scenario, the following are some things to look for:
1) Damage to the cable and the connector seal. This includes the main cable as well as the camera and monitor pigtails. Examples: Cuts or abrasions in the cable, cuts in the connector seal or a connector seal that has come loose. NOTE: Connector sealing is not required in the XL Camera Series.
2) Equipment that has come loose. Examples: Cables that are not secure, cameras, monitors, and their brackets which may have come loose.
3) Physical damage to the camera. Examples; Cracked camera glass, bent front covers, damaged casing or brackets.
4) Moisture behind the camera glass. Note: If this is found, simply removing the cover and wiping off the glass will not solve the problem. Repairing the source of the moisture entry into the camera is the only way to prevent it from happening again. The camera should be returned to INTEC.
5) Physical damage to the monitor and its power conductors. Examples: Cracked monitor casing, missing parts, exposed power wires.
By taking a few minutes to inspect the camera system on a regular basis you will ensure long term reliability with minimum cost and down time.
Periodic checks of the cables, camera, monitor and wiring will help spot potential trouble areas before they result in a system failure. An excellent time to check is when the vehicle is in for routine maintenance.