What is polarity? & help with hooking up mp3 player to car?!
I just bought a hookup for my car to play my mp3 player in it. it's a Philips CD-to-Cassette Adapter Kit. it's the kind that you plug into the cigarette lighter, because i don't have a tape player. on the hookup, it says you have to switch it to match the polarity number for your mp3 player. i have NO idea what this means, and i couldn't find it in the manual. I cannot get the hookup to play my mp3 player, and when i plug it into the mp3 player, it shuts off sometimes. i need help please ???
Re: What is polarity? & help with hooking up mp3 player...
POLARITY MEANS +/- AND NOT TO REVERSE. FOR EXAMPLE ON A SERIES WIRING SPEAKER SYSTEM YOU REVERSE POLARITY EVERY OTHER SPEAKER SO THE OHM LOAD DOUBLES. OR ON ELECTRIC CARS SERIES WIRING DOUBLES VOLTAGE OUT PUT AFTER EACH BATTERY IS HOOKED UP.... BASICLY POLARITY IS POSITIVE ONE SIDE NEGATIVE THE OTHER MOST CASES YOU DONT WANT TO GET IT BACKWARDS POSITIVE TO NEGATIVE ONLY CONECT SAME+ TO OTHER + UN LESS YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR DOING. WHAT POLAITY HAS TO DO WITH AN MP3 ADAPTER I HAVE NO IDEA...WAIT... DOES IT CHARGE THE MP3 PLAYER??? DOES IT HAVE AN ADJUSTABLE VOLTAGE OUTPUT SWITCH?? THATY YOU PLUG IN TO MP3 PLAYER??
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The default cd player is not MP3 compatible, You would need to buy an after-market Audio Unit.
Sorry but only way to avoid this is to keep coping your mp3's into WMA format and then copy them to disk ...
It sounds like your Rover dosn't have MP3 capabilities. You will have to use standard audio CD format (not data/MP3 format). You will only be able to burn about 15-20 songs but they will play in any cd player.
I have a 2002 Pontiac Montana and I use a 2 pronged RCA plug at one end with a yellow plug and a white plug, and the other end is one plug to use for the MP3 player. Plug your RCA plugs into the bottom 2 plugs. My RCA plugs on my cord are yellow and black the yellow one is in the middle
plug and the black in the bottom one and I use the AUX input for my MP3 player. I have a SANSA
and a Ipod and they both work fine. I hope this helps. Just a FYI so you don't think your radio is
going whacko after you do get the MP3 player to work the AUX will always come on first and you will have to push the AM/FM button on the dash or the steering wheel to get the radio or DVD back on.
And the DVD player will have to be switched on for the AUX to play the MP3 player.
you can only plug this type of mp3 player through the headphone jack to your aux in jack on the front. the usb port is for memory sticks and cards your unit will automatically play the tracks off of one of these
I have one, which is made by a company called Mach Speed. It plays through the FM freq. If yours is like mine I would make sure the songs on either the flash drive or the digital card play like they should in the computer first. I have about 1gb on mine, so I purchased some smaller flash cards in order to make it easier to manage my music because my songs play in groups, and you you have to scroll through each song in order to get to a particular song.
Also if yours is like mine, mine only plays MP3s so make sure that all of the music is MP3s. I had different types of files mixed before I realized why some songs wouldn't play.
Honestly, I am not too impressed with my player, but it works.