Thread: Z4 Roadster (E85) Auxiliary input adapter?
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:25 PM
WestCDA WestCDA is offline
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Originally Posted by SD Z4MR View Post
Does anyone know of any type of adapter solution that will allow the iPod to charge while it is plugged into the BMW iPod adapter? Perhaps an adapter that would go between the BMW adapter and the iPod that would plug into either a USB adapter or 12V socket, or better yet, hard-wired?
Apple changed from 12V charging to 5V (USB voltage) charging on their devices some time ago. You just need a charging adapter like this one, which plugs in-line with the 30 pin Apple connector at the end of the BMW iPod cable - no external power required, as it converts the existing 12V and outputs it on the correct pins for the newer devices.

IPOD Charging Adapter
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