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Ipod to Zune converter

Posted: August 27th, 2008, 3:33 pm
by klassykaye7
My car radio has an Ipod connector attached to the radio. (My home surround sound also comes with an ipod connector.) I would like to have a connector that would allow me to attach the ipod cable to my zune. I think this could be used for all ipod accessories as well. I have the basic idea of how to do this but I do not know what the connections are and what material to use to connect the zune connector to the iPod Connector Female SMD.

Has anyone created this already? If so can I buy one?

Posted: August 27th, 2008, 4:13 pm
by Phil_Sandeman
youd prolly have issues getting the stereo to control the zune due to teh clickwheels being different, but if it could be done its a very profitable piece of kit

Posted: August 27th, 2008, 4:43 pm
by klassykaye7
I have found the layout of the pins for both the zune and the ipod. I even found a zune breakout board to make the soldering easier. Now what I need to know is what kind of wire would I use to solder the pins to the breakout board? Do I need any components inbetween the two connectors? I am a newbie at this but it seems like it is really a simple process.

I also have read that the zune needs an charge trigger to output the sound. Since the ipod adaptor would "charge" from my radio (in theory it should be the same it you are connecting to any docking device that charges) I don't see why there would be a problem. Since I am strictly looking at this from a logical stand point and not an electrical one that is why I am here to hear from the experts.