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Helmet Cam

So i decided to finally wire up the ol helmet cam and try it out. I found a couple of problems that i need to rectify. First, I had it mounted to the lower right rim of my helmet. When I turn my head to the right while riding, it snags on my shoulder. I just have to mount it higher. Second, while i was getting on one of those 20mph U turn onramps, i turn my head to look back to see if my bud was still there and the cord for the helmet cam got caught on my back pack. Kinda scary because i couldn't turn my head back to see where i was going, i tried but the helmet started to swivel on my head. I kept my cool and was barely able to see where i was going out of the corner of my eye :. I was finally able to un kink the wire and all was good again. I want to replace that cord with a coiled one and some sort of connector at the cam so i don't have to hold my helmet to put on my pack. My question is do i really need shielded wire in the retractile/ coiled cord? Can I use any connector like RJ45?
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Here's the pic of the wire and connector.
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simple solution is to place a second clip at the back of your helmet to hold the cord against the helmet all the way to the back and then down.


and you should be able to get really cheap cables at www.monoprice.com
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simple solution is to place a second clip at the back of your helmet to hold the cord against the helmet all the way to the back and then down.


and you should be able to get really cheap cables at www.monoprice.com
I had the wire tucked inside the helmet liner and then out the middle bottom, but since i have the bullet cam mounted on a quick release scope mount, i decided to leave the wire out. Thanks for the link, i'll check it out later. I'm off to a few electronics parts stores to look at my options. I went to Radio Shack last night and what a joke it's become since the 80's, barely any parts there :offsett
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