SharpZ3 cabling recommendations - SharpZ3 | SharpOS 13.0

AutoVu SharpZ3 Deployment Guide 13.0

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SharpZ3 | SharpOS 13.0
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When installing the cabling of a SharpZ3 system, follow these practices to avoid damage to the cables or to the vehicle.

WARNING: Failure to follow the supplied instructions or information might result in loss of data or damage to hardware and will void the warranty.


  • Route and secure cables so they are clear of the vehicle's moving parts, especially the steering wheel, shift lever, parking brake, sliding seat tracks, doors, or any of the vehicle's controls.
  • Secure all wiring with cable clamps or electrical tape so that no bare wiring is exposed.
  • Cables connected to the computer docking station must allow enough slack so that the user can adjust the computer without pulling the cables.
  • Route power wires from the battery through the vehicle firewall and away from abrasion, preferably routed through existing wire channels under the door sills where they remain protected.
  • Use rubber cable glands or rubber grommets to prevent damage to wires that pass through the vehicle body or firewall. Seal the holes to prevent water from entering the vehicle.

Things to avoid

  • Do not install this product or route any cables in air bag deployment areas. Equipment mounted in the air bag deployment area can damage or reduce the effectiveness of the air bag, or become projectiles that could cause serious personal injury or death. Refer to the vehicle’s owner manual for the air bag deployment area. The user and installer assume full responsibility for determining proper mounting location, based on providing ultimate safety to all passengers inside the vehicle.
  • Do not route wires where they might be exposed to temperatures above 85°C (185°F), such as near the engine manifold. If the insulation heats up, wires may become damaged, resulting in a short circuit, malfunction, or permanent damage to the product.
  • When securing hardware with screws, do not allow the screws to come into contact with any electrical lead.
  • Do not route wires through areas that are particularly susceptible to vibration. Vibration can damage wires or insulation, resulting in a short circuit or other damage to the vehicle.