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Today’s EIO post is on car electronics and the different products related to rear view cameras for automobiles.

What are Backup Cameras:

A backup camera is a special type of video camera that is produced specifically for the purpose of being attached to the rear of a vehicle to aid in backing up. Backup cameras are alternatively known as ‘reversing cameras’ or ‘rear view cameras’.

The design of a backup camera is distinct from other cameras in that the image is horizontally flipped so that the output is a mirror image. This is necessary because the camera and the driver face opposite directions, and without it, the camera’s right would be on the driver’s left and vice versa. A mirrored image makes the orientation of the display consistent with the physical mirrors installed on the vehicle. A backup camera typically sports a wide-angle or fisheye lens. While such a lens spoils the camera’s ability to see faraway objects, it allows the camera to see an uninterrupted horizontal path from one rear corner to the other. The camera is typically pointed on a downward angle, to view potential obstacles on the ground as well as the position of approaching walls and docks, rather than straight back.


Pyle PLCM19 Low Lux Rear Camera Black Chrome Metal Lisence Plate Frame


Low Lux Rear Camera
Black Chrome Metal
License Plate Frame


Brand Pyle
Model PLCM19
Type Back up Camera & Rear View Mirrors w/ Monitors
  • 420 TVL Horizontal Resolution
  • Waterproof Rating : IP67
  • Sensor Image: Color CMD Sensor
  • Low Light Capable
  • 17 Foot Male to Male RCA Video Cable
  • TV System: PAL/NTSC
  • Effective Pixels: 512 x 492
  • Resolution (TV Lines) : 420
  • Resolution (TV Lines) : 420
  • Video Output: 1.0V pp-77Ohm
  • Lens Angle: MAX 170°
  • Power Supply: DC 12V
  • Current Consuption (mA): 200mA
  • Dimension: 312 x 162 mm
  • Operating Temperature (Deg
  • C): -20 – +75 (RH95%MAX.)
  • Storage Temperature (Deg
  • C): -40 – +85 (RH95%MAX)
  • Sold as : Unit


PYLE PLCM7300BT 7″ Mirror Monitor W/ Rearview Night Vision Camera Built-In Bluetooth


7”TFT Mirror Monitor
Rear-View Night Vision Camera
Built-In Bluetooth


Brand PYLE
Model PLCM7300BT
Type Rear View System
Dimensions Screen Dimensions: 10.19″ x 4.25″ x 1.81″

Camera Dimensions: 8.46″ x 1.29″ x 1.37″

Features 7″ TFT (16:9) Wide Screen

Universal Clip On Existing Mirrors

Wireless Remote Control

Resolution: 480 x RGB x 234

Contrast Ratio: 400 CD/M2

Viewing Angle: U/D90° L/R120°

Power Consumption: 6W

Auto Switch PAL/NTSC

Dual Video Input(DVD/CAMERA/GAME)

Rearview Night Vision Camera

Built-In Bluetooth System

Display In-coming Calls

License Plate Mount

Anti Glare Mirror


PYLE PLCM24IR Universal Mount Rear View Backup Camera


Universal Mount Rear View Backup Camera
Brand Pyle
Model PLCM24IR
Type Rear View Camera
Image Sensor 1/3″ Color CMD
Pixels 580 x 540
Resolution 420 TV Lines
Illumination 1.0 LUX (Min.)
View Angle 170°
Output Level 1.0 Vpp-75 Ohm
Power Requirement DC 12V
Dimensions 0.67″ x 0.67″ x 0.9″
Features Water Proof 1/3″ Color CMD

17 Foot Male to Male RCA Video Cable

IP Rating: 68

Auto Image Adjustment

PYLE PLCM38FRV Universal Rear View Backup Color Camera


Universal Mount Optional Front View & Rear View Backup
Color CMD
Distance Scale Line Camera


Brand Pyle
Image Sensor 1.3″ Color DVD
Pixels 580 x 540
Resolution 8 420 TV Lines
Illumination 0.5 LUX (Min.)
View Angle 170°
Color System PAL / NTSC
Output Level 1.0 Vpp-75 Ohm
Power Requirement DC 12V
Dimensions 3.18″ x 2.95″ x 2.17″
Features Water Proof Front & Rear View Camera

17 Foot Male To Male RCA Video Cable

Ip rating: 68

Auto Image Adjustment

LED Light For Night vision

Distance Scale Line



Decorative Lighting

eiodotcom —  September 19, 2012 — Leave a comment

Today’s EIO post is on decorative lighting products for your home or vehicle.


With Halloween approaching, some people may be in the process of constructing their very own haunted house for the neighborhood children.  Some of our LED decorative lighting products could come in handy with such an undertaking.  Whether it be dimly illuminating a dark hallway with some floor lights or creating a strobe light effect… we have the products to help make your project a success!



LOGISYS MD9FBL 9 LED Flexible Water-proof Blue


Model MD9FBL
      This 9 LED light is built in a clear silicon pod that is flexible, heat resistant and water proof. It can be mounted on the back or either side surfaces. It is very bright and cool! You can use it in many applications as such:
  • Around the front grille
  • Under foot-wells
  • On wheel wells
  • In the trunk
  • Under the hood
  • On headlights
  • Along the dash






      This DIY 5 LED spreader comes with 5 bright LED bulbs mounted in a 16mm X 10mm X 65mm enclosure. The two outer set leds are at a 45 degree angle, the two mid set are a 60 degree, and the center led is 90 degree. They come with 3 foot long, 22 gauge and 2-wire black sheathed lead that can be widely used in any 12 volt application for home decoration and auto modding.





Model LCX16WT
  • Tube Length: 16”(approx. 415mm)
  • External Tube and Base Dimension: ¼ diameter,10mm x10mm
  • Input Voltage: 12VDC
  • Total Power: 3 W
      LED corner Light is a green energy high efficient light. It is energy saving, high density with long life span (over 5 years in normal usage). This product is available in 4 different colors – blue, green, red and white. It is tiny small in physical size that can be used in narrow space and it is easy to install with the installation brackets. It comes with 5.5/2.1mm female plug or it can be cut for bare wire connection.
      The LED corner light can be used for variety of applications such as background lighting for kitchen, walking way and cabinets, display and landscaping. All you need is a 12V DC power source. It is safe due to the low voltage input.


Submersible Flashlights

eiodotcom —  September 11, 2012 — Leave a comment

Today’s EIO post is on Submersible Flashlights.

Products by Pelican

Submersible flashlights are manufactured to be stronger and more durable than your average flashlight.  They are especially useful when operating under the conditions of inclement weather. Because they are designed to be used under harsh circumstances, they are often made to give off a more piercing and brighter light emission as well, which allows the light to be seen through water, fog, rain and even smoke.  The following products are manufactured by Pelican Products and available for purchase on our website:

Pelican 1900C

The Mitylite™ is made of unbreakable space age polycarbonate resin and is 4-3/4″ (11.3 cm) in length. Its laser spot Xenon® lamp module can cut through water, smoke, fog, and rain making it a perfect light source for all applications. The MityLite™ is compact, light weight and equipped with a shirt clip, making it easy to fit into pockets, purses, tool kits, camera bags, or glove compartments. Accidental turn on and mechanical switch failure is eliminated because of the rotary on/off switch.
Pelican 2140C



Tracker™ is a handy pocket flashlight of 3-1/2″ (9 cm) in length which attaches to almost anything making it an ideal hands free flashlight. The Tracker™ easily fits into tool/fishing boxes, photographer’s equipment, travel bags and is perfect for any outdoor activity, scuba diving, home, office or emergency lighting. Submersible to 500 feet, the Tracker™ is ideal for anyone to use as a warning or emergency light. It includes 2-AAA cell Alkaline batteries and is CENELEC approved.

Pelican 2130C



The Mini Flasher keeps track of joggers, hikers, children, pets and can identify equipment and campsites at night. The flashing LED lamp produces a light so powerful that is visible up to a .50 mile (800 m) for 130 hours. Submersible to 500 feet (150 meters), the Mini Flasher is ideal for anyone to use as a warning or emergency light. This small .068 lbs. (.030 kg) flashlight includes a heavy-duty clip and ring, which can attach to anything, making the Mini Flasher easy to pack or carry when not in use.

LED’s: LED Displays

eiodotcom —  September 8, 2012 — Leave a comment

Today’s EIO post is on Light-Emitting Diode (LED) Displays.


If you are uncertain about the basic qualities and uses of LED’s, please refer to this earlier post providing a basic summation.

7-Segment LED Displays

Seven segment LED displays are the most basic representational format used to create an electronic image or representation.  They are composed of seven congruent parts, which can be manipulated to create the Arabic numerals (0-9) as well as the six letter digits (A-F).  The most common uses for seven segment displays are for posters, electronic telephone number displays, and pricing displays. Seven segment displays are no longer used as frequently as they were in the past, due to the fact that dot-matrix displays are now the common display method utilized to take full advantage of LED capabilities.

QT Optoelectronics MAN6460 Single Digit LED Display

Dot Matrix Displays

Dot matrix displays are now the most common form used to create images and representations with LED’s.  Dot matrices consist of a 2-D matrix of LED’s.  Through the flow of electricity, it is possible to control each LED individually, which allows for the creation of different objects and symbols.

Sure Electronics DE-DP11212 P7.62 24X16 Red LED Dot Matrix Unit Board

Here at, you can find a wide assortment of LEDs, such as our Velleman MK101 Flashing LED Sweetheart. But what are LEDs, and what are they used for?

In laymen’s terms, the light emitting diode (LED) is a semiconductor light source. LEDs 101 sums up the principle of LEDs as this: “Imagine a grain of sand that emits a very bright light, usually red, amber, green or blue, depending on the material, when an electrical current is applied.”

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