Lightning cable extenders

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mjt57, Feb 20, 2015.

  1. mjt57 macrumors regular

    mjt57

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    I have a clock radio with a Lightning dock. It has a recess where the iPhone rests (and where the Lightning connector protrudes).

    Anyway, I now have a 6+. Due to its increased width over previous iPhones it won't fit into the dock.

    I've looked around for a Lightning cable with male/female connectors, but sadly, I cannot find anything.

    The idea is to connect the cable to the dock connector and the other end to the iPhone 6+.

    There are these small Lightning dock extenders which sell for a dollar or so on Ebay, but they aren't "certified" and the half a dozen that I bought have all failed within a short period of time (and no way to give the seller a neg. feedback).

    So, I'd like to hear from dock owners who now have the wider phones and what they're doing.
     
  2. draver macrumors newbie

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    I recently bought two, three foot Lightning cable extensions. One I got from Amazon, and the other from a company I found on Amazon. They both work well for charging and syncing, however neither one will pass video signals.

    I bought them for use with a thermal camera which plugs into the bottom of iPhones with lightning ports. Oh well.

    They were about $9 each, and seem to be well made, so I just use them to make a 3 foot cable longer.

    http://www.amazon.com/California-Cable-Market-Lightning-Extension/dp/B00OXJUJPK/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1424466729&sr=8-6&keywords=lightning+cable+extension


    Looks like they raised the price a little.
     
  3. romeo.xk macrumors 6502a

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    I got THIS to use with my car stereo, I use it with an apple 30 pin adapter and for what I need, works perfect, it charges, syncs, I can see all the info on my radios screen.

    Not sure if it is what you are looking for.
     
  4. mjt57 thread starter macrumors regular

    mjt57

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    Thanks Romeo.

    That's exactly what I need. The 9 pin to 9 pin version, that is.

    Just ordered one. Cost $38.50 USD to ship to Oz (or around $50 AUD). Bit expensive for what it is but if this mob is the only one around who can supply such a thing then if I want it...
     
  5. romeo.xk macrumors 6502a

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    I agree with you on it been a bit expensive, and personally I do not like the shape of the connector at the end that goes into the phone, but it works very well for what I need, hope it works well for you, I also spent a while searching.
     
  6. mjt57, Feb 21, 2015
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    mjt57 thread starter macrumors regular

    mjt57

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    I didn't see your post (must've had one of those "man looks" that my wife keeps going on about). Sorry.

    All the cable that I require needs to do is to connect to the clock radio and to function as if it's directly docked.

    This is what I have.

    http://www.appliancesonline.com.au/...ipod-iphone/?gclid=CP2ggInx9MMCFQoHvAodOggAWQ

    On that Amazon site there are those small adapters. I considered getting one of them but I don't know how it'd go with my radio.

    I bought a few for the iPhone 5S. Similar to what this guy is selling.

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/8-pin-Do...3236639&pid=100040&rk=2&rkt=2&sd=281124310483

    All of them failed within 2 months. Started with the usual "accessory not compatible" or words to that effect error message on the phone.

    I just tried the remaining one with the 6+. The phone didn't even see a connection (no charge indicator) and no audio coming through to the radio. And sitting up so high it was rather wobbly.
     

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