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DIY Cell phone wire adapter using Ipod cable

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by stupidchicken0, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. stupidchicken0

    Thread Starter
    Dec 31, 2010


    Ive got a ipod hook up running from the back of my deck into my glove box. It plays my ipod thru my deck and charges my ipod as well (well at least my old ipod, it doent charge my itouch).

    Well now I want to do this but with my phone so I can listen to internet radio on the go.

    I know I wont be able to play audio and charge thru the same cable as the ipod, ohwell.

    i dont want to use the cig-lighter to charge because I hate having cables all over my car, so it brought me to this:

    The ipod cable I have in my glove box charged and played audio from my old 1st gen ipod. I have since gotten an itouch and the cable will still play audio, but wont charge the itouch. I made this adapter cable to work for my cell phone that uses micro sd for charging and a standard 3.5mm dock for audio out.

    My adapter works, short of. It will play audio off my phone thru my car stereo (like the itouch) but it wont charge my phone (also like the itouch). I used the adapter to plug my phone into both my laptop and ihome docking station, and my phone WILL charge. So I think if I get an updated cable for my car stereo specific for an itouch, things should turn out just fine.

    Tools Used:
    Soldering iron
    hot glue gun
    heat gun (wire shrink wrap)

    Parts Used:
    Ipod 30-pin "exntension cord"
    standard 3.5mm headphone jack
    micro usb cord

    spliced open all the cables

    now getting the plastic surrounding off the female connector was pretty easy, just took time and being careful, although i wasnt very careful :lol:

    inside of the 30-pin connector

    now using these site: it helped match the pinouts for each wire/connector
    All common USB connectors (usb, mini usb, micro usb)
    Apple iPod, iPhone (2g, 3g), iPad Dock connector pinout and wiring @ pinouts.ru (ipod 30-pin)
    3.5 mm, 2.5 mm or 6.25 mm TRS audio plug pinout and wiring @ pinouts.ru (3.5mm jack)


    plugged into my phone and its not charging

    now plugged into a male ipod connector with the other end plugged into the usb drive for my computer. Now the phone is charging

    ipod cable in my glove box
    and audio plays, but like i said before it wont charge the phone.

    finished it up. Shrink wrapped the wires and put the case back over the board
    Not super clean, but it gets the job done :)

    Ive ordered a new car audio cable for my pioneer deck that says it is itouch cabaple so once that comes it, I should be able to charge and play audio on my phone.


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