Question about Volkswagen Car Audio & Video
The first generation iPod Touch and previous iPods had one pin that allowed the device to charge from 12 volts (firewire connection) and another pin to allow it to charge from USB (5 volts). Various companies used these pins to allow charging from 12 volt vehicle voltage to the firewire pin. Those manufactures did not connect anything to the apple 5 volt pin since the iPod could decide which voltage was available and use which ever was avaialble.
Unfortunately, Apple decided to not support using the 12 volt pin on newer device (yet they still use the same connector - the 12Volt pin just doesn't connect to anything inside the device (iPod or iPhone). Those device (chargers) did not have anything connected to the 5-volt pin.
If you buy the retrofit interface, it will work. They simply convert the 12 volt from the car, put it to a 5 volt regulator and route it to the 5 volt pin on the Apple connector. You should have no troubles.
Posted on May 21, 2011
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