*** - SharpZ3 | SharpOS 13.4

AutoVu™ SharpZ3 Deployment Guide 13.4

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SharpZ3 | SharpOS 13.4
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If you cannot mount the SharpZ3 camera using the available mounting hardware, you can create a custom solution using one of the camera mounting points.

What you should know

  • The custom mount you design must be safe, rigid, and all fasteners must provide vibration resistance.
  • SharpZ3 fasteners are made of stainless steel. The hardware you use must meet or exceed the quality of the original SharpZ3 hardware.
  • SharpZ3 cameras must be mounted at a specific angle for proper ALPR. When designing a custom mount for a SharpZ3 camera, you must consider the required camera angle, or ensure that the camera angle is adjustable after mounting.

Threaded mounting holes

The SharpZ3 camera includes two threaded mounting holes on the back of the camera body. You can mount the camera to a surface using two bolts and fasteners.

IMPORTANT: To avoid damage to the camera body, do not exceed 4 Nm (3 lbf-ft) of torque when tightening the mounting bolts.
Component Description
Hole spacing 91.7 mm (3.61in.)
Hole depth Between 6.35 mm (0.25 in.) and 9.53 mm (0.375 in.)
Thread ¼-20 UNC

T-slot mounting

You can mount the SharpZ3 camera using the two T-slots on the camera body.

IMPORTANT: Use both T-slots. Mounting the SharpZ3 by only one T-slot will damage the camera body.

T-slot inner dimensions:

T-slot usable length with and without sun shield: