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Charging Ipod when listening through Go 720?

 
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Gibb
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 9:02 pm    Post subject: Charging Ipod when listening through Go 720? Reply with quote

I have just got the official cable to attach my Ipod Classic to the Tom Tom Go 720, and am very pleased with how it works (apart from the damn volume being too low).

The thing is, the lead plugs into the Ipod where the charger would normally go. Does anyone know whether there is any way at all to charge the Ipod whilst listening through the TomTom? Thanks in advance.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darren might have tried out something?

Darren wrote:
BGF wrote:
Would something like this work, between the iPod & the TT cable?

It might do assuming all the pins are passed thru the connector, neat. I may have to get one and test Smile
I'm afraid I don't have the willpower to search through the other 26 pages to find out :-)
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why bother listening to an Ipod through your TTG?

You can get a Belkin Tunebase which not only allows you to listen to your Ipod through your car stereo, but allows you to charge it at the same time. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wazza_G wrote:
Why bother listening to an Ipod through your TTG?

You can get a Belkin Tunebase which not only allows you to listen to your Ipod through your car stereo, but allows you to charge it at the same time. Very Happy
How would the car radio decide which transmitter to pay attention to?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wazza_G wrote:
Why bother listening to an Ipod through your TTG?

Because it gives you touchscreen control of the iPod.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BGF wrote:
Darren might have tried out something?

I didn't because I found the FM Transmitter too poor to rely on and gave up with using the iPod in the car.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All iPod accessories (at least in the USofA) are required to charge the iPod. I am shocked tomtom's adaptor doesn't do the same! Apple would have a problem with this...

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whilst it is a curious omission, it has nothing to do with Apple! It's not an Apple approved accessory.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found an in-line adapter with input for power.
Plug it into the Tomtom iPod cable then into the iPod. Needs a power supply (ideally stabilised) but works perfectly at 9 or 12v.

it's called the iPod power dock extender and is at the bottom left of this page:
http://home.swipnet.se/ridax/connector.htm

Not cheap but excellent and works pefectly.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 3:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fysmd wrote:
I found an in-line adapter with input for power.
Plug it into the Tomtom iPod cable then into the iPod. Needs a power supply (ideally stabilised) but works perfectly at 9 or 12v.

it's called the iPod power dock extender and is at the bottom left of this page:
http://home.swipnet.se/ridax/connector.htm

Not cheap but excellent and works pefectly.
Does that have any functionality over the Kensington device? It seems to be about twice as expensive and seems to lack something cosmetically!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 11:33 am    Post subject: Kensington looks much better Reply with quote

that one looks much better. I had to add a power supply to my more expensive and less attractive solution. Mine is permanently connected to my v old iPod and is hidden in the dash so works well for me. Good find!
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