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Overview: The Belkin TuneBase FM for iPod (F8Z176) allows
you to listen to your iPhone or iPod in your vehicle. The TuneBase FM features
an iPod dock with a built-in FM transmitter and cigarette lighter power adapter
plug. The FM transmitter's ClearScan technology quickly scans and finds the best
FM frequency with one push of a button, so you avoid the frustration of manually
finding a clear FM station.
Compatibility: The TuneBase FM features an integrated dock and comes
supplied with numerous iPod cradles and inserts which allow various iPod models
to fit in the unit's iPod dock. The Belkin F8Z176 will support the following iPod
- iPod (4th generation) 20GB, and 40GB
- iPod color display (4th generation) 20GB, 30GB, 40GB, and 60GB
- iPod video (5th generation) 30GB, 60GB, and 80GB
- iPod classic 80GB and 160GB
- iPod touch (1st/2nd/3rdgeneration) 8GB, 16GB, 32GB
- iPod nano (1st generation) 1GB, 2GB, and 4GB
- iPod nano (2nd generation) 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB
- iPod nano (3rd generation) 4GB and 8GB
- iPod nano (4th/5thgeneration) 8GB and 16GB
- iPod mini (1st generation) 4GB and 8GB
Note: Your iPod should be loaded with the latest Apple firmware
Auto Power: The TuneBase FM will automatically turn on when your iPod
is connected and power is available, and it will automatically turn off when
your iPod is removed or if power becomes unavailable. Your iPod will
automatically pause if your TuneBase FM is removed from the cigarette lighter or
if the vehicle is turned off.
FM Transmitter: The Belkin TuneBase FM features an FM transmitter to
transmit audio from your connected iPod to your vehicle's stereo system over FM
frequency (88.1MHz-107.9MHz) through your vehicle's FM radio. The FM transmitter
uses ClearScan technology to automatically find an unused FM frequency which you
can tune your vehicles radio to, or you can manually tune in an unused FM
frequency for the transmitter to use. The FM transmitter also allows you to
store two FM frequencies as presets for quicker access. The FM transmitter
features a high-contrast backlit digital display for station identification.
Note: The TuneCast Auto transmits in stereo, but you can
also transmit in mono if needed.
PRO Setting: When you connect your iPod or iPhone, the
TuneBase FM will automatically detect the iPod or iPhone model and adjust the
volume. Although the default volume setting will be ideal for most condition,
you may be able to improve the audio performance of your TuneCast Auto by using
its PRO setting. The PRO setting can make your music sound louder and fuller by
decreasing the amount of attenuation in the audio signal. The TuneBase FM
features three PRO settings to add dynamic compression to your audio (PRO1,
Cigarette Lighter 12-Volt Power Adapter: The TuneBase FM features a
cigarette lighter adapter plug on an attached flexible neck which plugs into
your vehicle's cigarette lighter port or 12-Volt accessory port to charge your
connected iPod. The TuneBase FM will charge your iPod or iPhone while it is
connected to a power outlet and receiving power.
Note: Some vehicle do not provide power to its power
outlet unless the vehicle is in ignition mode or the engine is running.
Audio Jack: The TuneBase FM is equipped with a 3.5mm audio-out jack
which allows you to connect the TuneBase to your vehicle's stereo system
directly through an auxiliary input using an optional minijack cable or through
a cassette deck using an optional cassette adapter.