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Clarion CCA748 iPod® Audio/Video Cable

Allows iPod video playback on select Clarion DVD receivers

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Our take on the Clarion CCA748 iPod® Audio/Video Cable

by Zak Billmeier
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Why would I need an iPod® adapter?

An iPod adapter allows you to connect your iPod to your car stereo, then access your playlists with your stereo's controls - a great idea for several reasons. One, you can scroll through your song titles on your stereo's larger display, instead of squinting down at your iPod. Two, you can route the adapter cable to your glove compartment or center console, so your iPod stays safely out of sight. Three, the iPod adapter keeps your iPod fully charged, so it's ready to rock when you leave your car. And last of all, some adapters bypass your iPod's internal digital-to-analog converter, using your stereo's superior DAC to turn your files back into music.

The CCA748 cable connects your iPod to select Clarion DVD receivers, allowing transfer of video content. Once connected, you'll be able to listen to your iPod music files while driving, view your iPod video files when you're parked, and keep your iPod fully charged. The cable also enables your Clarion receiver to provide touchscreen control over your iPod's music playback, while the receiver displays the title, genre, and artist information stored on your iPod. Warranty: 1 year.

 

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Features and Specs
General
Adapter Type
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iPod A/V in w/ iPod control
Vehicle Specific
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No
Brand Specific
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Clarion
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
iPod Compatibility
Full-Size
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Classic/5Gen
Nano
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Nano6/Nano5/Nano4/Nano3
Touch
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Touch4/Touch3/Touch2/Touch1
Mini
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No
iPhone
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Phone4S/Phone4/Phone3GS/Phone3
Product Research
What's in the box?

  • 6.5' iPod/Clarion connecting cable (with an iPod dock connector on one end and a USB type-A port and composite video/stereo RCA audio jacks on other end)

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Features

Overview: You can transfer audio/video from select iPods and iPhones to your Clarion in-dash multimedia head unitusing the Clarion CCA-748 connector cable. Control of your iPod or iPhone is transferred over the cable's USB connection, while audio and video are transferred over a composite video and stereo RCA connection. Video can only be displayed while the vehicle is in park (the unit will display "Audio Only" when your vehicle is in motion). The cable will also charge your iPod/iPhone when connected to your compatible clarion head unit and the unit is on.

Clarion Headunit Compatibility: The CCA-748 is compatible with select Clarion in-dash multimedia receivers (2009-up) and CD receivers (2011-up) that are "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and feature a USB port and AV input.

iPod Compatibility: The Clarion CCA-748 is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and support the following iPod/iPhone model features when connected to a compatible Clarion in-dash multimedia receiver (as of 9/26/2012):

iPod/iPhone Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone Song/Artist Text Track Info Album Art
dock connector 3rd N/A N N N N N N N N
clickwheel
color
4th N/A N N N N N N N N
mini 1st N/A N N N N N N N N
2nd N/A N N N N N N N N
video 5th 1.3 Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y
classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
120GB 2.0.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
160GB 2.0.4 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N Y Y Y Y
2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
3rd 1.1.3 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
4th 1.0.4 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
5th 1.0.2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
6th 1.1 PC Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
7th 1.2 N N N N N N N N
touch 1st 2.2.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
2nd 4.2.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
3rd 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
4th 6.0 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
5th 6.0 N N N N N N N N
iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
3G 4.2.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
3GS 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
4 6.0 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
4S 6.0 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
5 6.0 N N N N N N N N
iPad 1 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N
2 6.0 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N
3 6.0 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N

Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

 
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5 out of 5

iPod Video Cable

Written By bugball31, Okinawa, Japan on Friday, April 13, 2012
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I absolutely love my new iPod cable!! It finally completes my system and I no longer need to uninstall my head unit for anything! I love the fact that the cable not only enables me to watch video from my iPod, iPhone, and iPad, but it allows me to charge the aforementioned devices at the same time. wholeheartedly recommend anyone with the VX-401 purchase this item.
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5 out of 5

CCA748 iPod® Audio/Video Cable

Written By RDSGJ, Grand Junction, CO on Saturday, February 04, 2012
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This is just what was needed. For me, the cable is PLENTY long and works perfectly. I have the opportunity in my F-250 Ford, to bring the USB right from the radio through an existing hole in my garbage bag holder on the bottom of the middle of dash. I can physically hook any USB item direct to the USB and also plug the cable for my iPhone. This cable also goes thru the same hole for the yellow video plug to the supplied adapter on the radio. I can also just stuff the cable back thru to store it out of the way. I have a phone holder by "Pro Clip" so I jump in the PU, stick the phone in holder, pull out the cable, plug in and WALL LA!
Pros:
Everything works like spouse to.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Clarion CCA748 iPod® Audio/Video Cable

Written By Vaughn, Champaign, IL on Sunday, September 11, 2011
 
John you probably shouldn't have bought the iPod cable if you didn't want this for only ipod usage... It's a great cable and it works just like it says with the clarion head units.
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5 out of 5

Clarion CCA748 iPod® Audio/Video Cable

Written By Anonymous, Buffalo, NY on Wednesday, August 24, 2011
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Works perfect, only complaint is I wish the cable was a little longer, other than that, perfect
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1 out of 5

makes no sense

Written By John, San Antonio TX on Friday, April 29, 2011
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Strange cable...yes it extends the really short USB cable coming out of the back of the clarion radio, but when you hook it up...the ONLY thing you can hook to it is your Ipod. What if you want to use just a USB? Answer: you can't. The only thing you can do is buy yet ANOTHER USB cable extension, plug this product into that, and then you will have access to USB and Ipod. Strange.
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Clarion CCA748 iPod® Audio/Video Cable

Written By Anonymous, peabody ma. on Friday, March 11, 2011
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wires work great only downfall is its too short have to leave phone in the glove
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