iPod Dock connector splitter?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by ChrisBrightwell, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. ChrisBrightwell macrumors 68020

    ChrisBrightwell

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    Alright. This is bound to get complicated, so I'll do my best to keep it simple.

    I have the following:
    1. 60GB iPod photo (aka 4G)
    2. Apple iPod Camera Connector
    3. Original firewire power adapter
    4. FW+USB cable (power over FW, data over USB)

    I want to power the iPod via its firewire connection while transferring photos via the USB connection. I am missing one piece, though, and I'm on the verge of being forced to bust out the soldering iron and engineer me a solution.

    I basically want to be able to bridge this connection:
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    That's a standard(-ish) dock connector on one end and a standard USB connector on the other. Anyone know of an adapter that'll do the trick? If not, I'm probably going to buy a dock or something and gut it for the right adapter(s).

    Thanks.


    EDIT: Please excuse the thread title. I named it before I thought out my solution and revised the post several times w/out editing the title. Sorry 'bout that.
     
  2. mduser63 macrumors 68040

    mduser63

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    I don't think you'll be able to find a ready-made connector to bridge that connection. However, you can buy both the dock connector (female and male) and the USB connector to make such an adapter and do it yourself. Should be too much trouble.

    Here's the pinout for the dock connector, and I believe these are the right connectors. I once found the exact part number for both male and female dock connectors, but I can't find it at the moment. The information is out there though.
     
  3. ChrisBrightwell thread starter macrumors 68020

    ChrisBrightwell

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    I found this: Belkin Dock Adapter for iPod Shuffle

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    I wonder if it would work. Could it really be that simple?

    If this thing moves data (in addition to power) through the USB connector, it almost has to work. I'm gonna go to CompUSA tomorrow and try to get one.
     
  4. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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