For select Alpine AI-Net radios, this cable provides a direct audio input from any iPod with a dock connector, and it also charges the iPod while connected. By using the dock connector for audio output, the highest musical sound quality is achieved- much better than any FM transmitter or headphone adapter can provide. The iPod's click wheel controls are still used for song selection, play control, etc.
Compatible with iPod 3G, 4G, 5G, Mini, Nano generations 1, 2 and 3, Photo & Video, but it is NOT compatible with iPhones, iPod Touch or iPod Classic models. This cable does NOT charge iPod models requiring USB (5Volt) charging. For ipod models requiring 5V charging, a charge adapter is available- click here.
NOTE: This cable is only compatible with Alpine AI-Net radios that have a menu that allows selecting the CD changer input for use as an auxiliary input- consult your owner's manual for directions. This cable is not compatible with the older Alpine M-Bus. Alpine M-Bus radios require the IPOD-ALP cable.