Auto-Vox Solar Wireless Backup Camera Kit 2020 Latest Review.
The Auto-Vox Solar Wireless Digital Reversing System is a license plate frame-style wireless backup camera that requires no wiring modifications at the back of the car and only a cigarette lighter power plug to power the display
This modern backup camera kit is a complete unit that includes a backup camera, a monitor and an extra USB port.
This device from AUTO-VOX is quite similar to other solar backup camera kits that have hit the market in 2019, such as the BOSCAM solar wireless backup camera, a product launched on October 2019.
This Solar 1 Backup Camera is considered to be much better and more stable than the old backup camera systems.
However, for trucks, trailers and RV, I still recommend you to go with a standard wired backup camera kit, such as the one from PUMPKIN.
This backup camera from PUMPKIN comes with a super large 7” LDC and offers great images because of the Sony CCD sensor.
However, it needs a constant power source, which is a perk that its newer competitor from AUTO-VOX makes full use of.
The system consists of
- Camera / battery / video sending unit
- Receiver with 5-inch display, detachable antenna, and attached power lead
- Cigarette-lighter socket power plug with attached power cable
- Camera activation system (wireless button)
- Suction-cup arm which hold the receiver to the windscreen
- USB data / charging cable
We used the Auto-Vox system for several weeks and found that it was a convenient adjunct to the car’s mirrors.
I’m old school and prefer properly adjusted mirrors to reliance on cameras, but it was very helpful when trying to back into parking spaces and when carrying tall cargo that obstructs sight lines.
We performed some field calibration measurements to see what different distance between vehicles looked like on the monitor so we would have references when using the system.
Product Features of AUTO-VOX Solar 1
This backup camera system is equipped with a 2800mAh battery that recharges automatically whenever it detects sun above.
With as little as 30 minutes of sun exposure, this camera can work perfectly for one full year. Once a year, you need to recharge it to full battery via the USB cable in the box.
However, note that if you don’t have enough sunshine during the weeks and months, the battery will need to be fully charged every two to three months.
If you live in a sunny state like Texas, California or Florida, you won’t have any reason to worry.
This device offers you high-quality images and allows you to enjoy excellent night vision. You’ll be able to clearly see objects to up to 10 feet in the rear, even if your only source of light is the reversing lights.
You can also install this unit in front of your car if you want to use it as a regular dashcam. Moreover, you can easily disassemble it and move it to another car.
The signal the monitor receives is powered by a strong wireless antenna. The PC1058 is a modern wireless transmitter that ensures that your signal is as stable as it gets.
You get to see in real-time what happens behind you.
This is extremely helpful, not just when parking, but also when driving. If a driver gets too close to your car, you’ll be able to see exactly if there is any potential danger at the horizon.
Using this camera makes it easy for you to see what lies behind you by looking in just one point, instead of looking at all three mirrors.
When parking, the signal stability ensure you get no image fluctuations, so you can park risk free and gain the peace of mind that you won’t accidentally hit another car or scratch your car on the curb.
IP68 Waterproof Camera
The camera in the back is completely waterproof. You can drive during heavy rain or even storms and it will still function. Thus, you can easily park during rain or snow.
You can use the camera both in the front and in the rear of your car, regardless of the weather outside.
Adjustable Parking Lines
The AUTO-VOX Solar 1 backup camera kit is also equipped with a wide range of features. You can adjust the parking lines so that you can park super easily.
Based on your previous experience, you can choose one out of 6 parking lines positions. You can also turn off the lines if you’re better off without them.
The Bottom Lines
The AUTO-VOX Solar 1 backup camera kit offers you incredible benefits at a fair price. This “solar camera” capitalizes on the free energy from the sun to keep you safe in traffic and enable you to park like a professional.
This product stands out of the market due to its astounding reception, clarity and resolution.
You can easily see during the night, plus you can use the camera in severe weather.
No matter where you live, you are probably getting more than 30 minutes of sunshine a day, so you only need to recharge the camera’s battery once a year.
AUTO-VOX Solar 1 – Setting it Up
You can literally set up this backup camera in less than 5 minutes. The installation is as simple as unscrewing your license plate in the back, adding the frame and the camera and then screwing the place back on.
The frame is extremely solid in place and feels like it can withstand harsh weather and even bumps or scratches.
Next on, you need to set the monitor on a flat surface on your dashboard. The suction works great, but you need to ensure that the camera is steady into place.
Finally, turn on the monitor in the front, pair it with the camera in the back and you’re good to go.