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fall4mui 08-07-2007 02:21 PM

what kind of wire is this?

it came with a security camera i bought at a garage sale, not sure how to hook it up, can you tell me what kind of wire this is and how to use it? im guessing its from the 1970's or 80's, thank you

also the words are from a small diagram i got with it

jiggyjack 08-07-2007 05:03 PM

I would guess the red +12 is for a 12 volt battery source and the black is it's ground. The green must be the video power source to run the camera.

So the two power sources could run movement and video.

Is there a separate coaxial cable for the actual video feed?
If there is, then I think my description is accurate.

Keep in mind I'm a carpenter and not a Electrician so this is a guess.

joed 08-07-2007 05:47 PM

I would guess that the camera and the controller have matching connections for those wires. Just match the wires to the connections on the camera and the controller. They mean pretty much nothing just being from a cable.

fall4mui 08-07-2007 07:33 PM

There is no coaxial cable. There is only the connector pictured above and a 110 volt cord with wall type plug. I must be missing something in my thinking on this. Why would there be both 110 volt and the three wire connector? The only instructions that came with it is a little handwritten wiring diagram (see scan). According to the lady at the estate sale, the camera worked well. Her husband was a hobby electrical enthusiast.

fall4mui 08-07-2007 07:46 PM

pictures of camera,
thanks all

Sammy 08-07-2007 08:03 PM

Wow thats an Anti que!

Looks like the six pin connector you have is for a pan/tilt used with a joystick for positioning. Still should be an additional hook up for RG59 for the video feed. I dont see a heater/fan listed so it may not work in some climates well.

May be able to rig it to point in one view but the cctv technology has changed so much in the timeframe your speaking that I dont know if it would really be worth if for the picture quality.

Are there any names or model numbers on it?

fall4mui 08-07-2007 08:12 PM

nope, the camera does not have any words on it what so ever.

Sammy 08-07-2007 08:27 PM

It looks like it might have been part of an older camera system for a commercial setup with multiple cameras such as a department store for shoplifting etc. The 110V plug is raw probably power for the pan/tilt motor.

An older one like that may have presets where it scanned an area back and forth like an old fan with really no control.

The pin connector is the control and power for the camera itself. Might power it up and see what happens.

ktkelly 08-07-2007 09:01 PM

12 volt DC would have powered the camera. The single wire carries the composite video back to the monitor. Typical for the feed cable shielding to work as the video ground, but in this case the unit may have shared the power supply gound (klunky, but I guess it would work).

As stated by others 110 probably powered the motor, while the other missing wires would have controlled the the motor functions (pan, tilt).

The 110 may have also been used to heat the enclosure....

Not to sure you'll be able to get this working or not....Or if it'd be worth doing..

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