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I have tons of decent quality audio rca's around and don't really know much about video cables.

My rear camera is on the way and I was wondering if I can just use the audio rca cable ? or is the quality of the pic of one of the $20 ccd cameras so much for the audio cable ?
 

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A basic rule of thumb with wires is, if it fits it will work. The rare time that doesn't apply usually has to do with drawing too much current and the wire getting hot. Not a problem in this case. Same goes for component video signals on the back of TVs.
 
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Depends on the quality Audio Cable. Some audio cables are not made well enough to handle the Video frequencies, but you may get lucky.

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I have tons of decent quality audio rca's around and don't really know much about video cables.

My rear camera is on the way and I was wondering if I can just use the audio rca cable ? or is the quality of the pic of one of the $20 ccd cameras so much for the audio cable ?
Most like the answer is yes. Easiest way to find out is just connect it without dressing under the kickboards, seats and trim. Then the mystery is solved. Unless it's a real cheap RCA you'll be good.
 

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Yes, it will work 99.9 percent of the time with quality RCA audio cables.
Its the capacitance per foot of the cables at composite video signal levels
that is the kicker. Video cables have a lower cap per foot than audio cables.
The camera will need at least 1 Volt of peak to peak video signal to get down
20 ft of audio RCA cables and still have enough signal for the monitor to
work with.
I have done it many times with the test it and if it works use it belief.
 

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You will probably get a cable with the camera and it will have a power feed in with the coax.
 
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