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How do I find out what kind of connector/adapter I need?
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I had a friend give me a security camera setup, and this little bitty screen to hook up to the cameras to test where they’re pointed. The problem is, the connectors on the camera don’t fit the connectors on the cables or the leads for the little screen. I have some photos I can post, but I don’t know anything about connectors or anything, to even know what to order to make everything fit together.

A little background: My friend told me the camera setup came from DHGate (a chinese version of ebay) and had a DVR box, 2 cables 100 feet long, two cameras, and a couple of power source things. It also had this little 5″ screen with a 12v power plug, and two colored connectors (white and yellow). The cameras have a power plug, and a silver-colored connector. I’m attaching photos, I hope.

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The one on the left is a photo of the plugs for the little screen thing to test the camera, and the one on the right is the plugs from the camera.

I have no idea what to get, and don’t even know the names of these things. Can anyone please help?

I’d ask my friend, but he’s in Korea now, and I have no way of getting in touch with him. He just handed me this box, and that was that.

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Greetings.

There are two solutions to your issue that I can think of, one of which is a little context dependent.  You state in your description that the plugs coming off your test screen are “two colored connectors (white and yellow),” which would be RCA video (yellow) and RCA Audio (white).  However, in your photo it shows 3 connectors; the one on the farthest right is a BNC video connection, which is the recommended video input to use for CCTV cameras for maximum compatibility and resolution.  If there are in fact 3 inputs to your screen, all you need is https://www.securitycameraking…..d-cameras/.  BNC video connects to the camera and the tester, power goes on one end to the power supply plugged into the wall and the other into the camera.

Now, if your first picture is showing the camera video connector along side the test connectors for COMPARISON, then you’ll need an additional adapter along with the plug and play cable listed above.  This https://www.securitycameraking…..le-single/ RCA adapter would plug into the plug and play cable, and then plug into the yellow port of the camera.  Please keep in mind that video over RCA is generally very low resolution (max 480p, probably closer to 320p) so if that camera ONLY has RCA video as it’s video output you may want to consider purchasing a system that’s more up to date.  I can get you a 2 to 4 camera 1080p system that’s easy to set up and comes with a 3 year warranty for around $300 if you feel like giving me a call.

Hope this helps.

 

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Aldino Frassinelli said
Greetings.

There are two solutions to your issue that I can think of, one of which is a little context dependent.  You state in your description that the plugs coming off your test screen are “two colored connectors (white and yellow),” which would be RCA video (yellow) and RCA Audio (white).  However, in your photo it shows 3 connectors; the one on the farthest right is a BNC video connection, which is the recommended video input to use for CCTV cameras for maximum compatibility and resolution.  If there are in fact 3 inputs to your screen, all you need is https://www.securitycameraking…..d-cameras/.  BNC video connects to the camera and the tester, power goes on one end to the power supply plugged into the wall and the other into the camera.

Now, if your first picture is showing the camera video connector along side the test connectors for COMPARISON, then you’ll need an additional adapter along with the plug and play cable listed above.  This https://www.securitycameraking…..le-single/ RCA adapter would plug into the plug and play cable, and then plug into the yellow port of the camera.  Please keep in mind that video over RCA is generally very low resolution (max 480p, probably closer to 320p) so if that camera ONLY has RCA video as it’s video output you may want to consider purchasing a system that’s more up to date.  I can get you a 2 to 4 camera 1080p system that’s easy to set up and comes with a 3 year warranty for around $300 if you feel like giving me a call.

Hope this helps.

 

Aldino Frassinelli

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No, I don’t want to spend $300 on a new camera setup. Thanks.

The first picture (3 plugs) shows the two plugs from the test screen thing (the white and the yellow) and the silver/black one from the camera showing that the two don’t fit together. The second picture (2 plugs) shows the plug from the camera and the power plug.

What I need is to know what kind of plug connector adapter goes between the camera plug and the tester screen plug. Both of those screen plugs (the white and the yellow) are exactly the same thing, just different colors. And the black/silver one from the camera doesn’t fit into either one.

What (exactly) goes between them so they do plug together?  That’s all I need (or care) to know. Thanks!

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Ish,

Sorry I didn’t see your response.  You’d need https://www.securitycameraking…..le-single/ to adapt a BNC to an RCA connection.  

It goes in the yellow port.  White is audio. 

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