Connecting the SharpZ3 camera cable - SharpZ3 | SharpOS 13.1

AutoVu™ SharpZ3 Deployment Guide 13.1

Applies to
SharpZ3 | SharpOS 13.1
Last updated
Content type
Guides > Deployment guides
English (United States)

To connect the camera cable to the camera, you must first install the SharpZ3 camera and terminate the camera cable.

What you should know

  • The camera cable uses an M12 X-coded connector.
  • No tools are required when connecting the camera cable.


  1. Remove the plastic protector cap from the camera.
  2. Apply a small amount of dielectric compound (included) on the cable connector threads.
    IMPORTANT: Do not let the dielectric compound come in contact with the inside of the cable connector.
  3. Align the notch on the cable connector with the notch on the camera port.
  4. Connect the cable to the camera and tighten the connection is snug, then tighten an additional ¼ turn by hand.
    As you turn the connector ring clockwise, jiggle the connector up and down to make sure that the cable connection is tight enough.
    • Do not overtighten the connector.
    • Only tighten the front of the connector. Tightening the back of the connector will break the camera.