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Connect and control an iPod with
your Clarion CeNET receiver
Our take on the Clarion EA1251B by Crutchfield's Tim Sprinkle
Bring the convenience and fun of an iPod portable music player into your car with the EA1251B iPod adapter and your CeNET-compatible Clarion receiver. Just mount the adapter under your dash, plug its cables into your iPod and the radio, press the receiver's "Source" button, and you're all set ready to control playback features, enjoy five of your playlists, and view brief MP3 tags on the receiver's display.
Use the optional input adapter to add a Clarion CD changer or SIRIUS satellite radio to your system along with the iPod. The EA1251B even provides power for your iPod and charges its battery.
Compatibility Note: Be sure to check "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility with this iPod adapter.
What's in the Box:
- CeNET iPod interface
- 8.25' CeNET cable
- 6.5' iPod connection cable
- 2 Hex/Phillips-head self-tapping screws (length=5/8")
- 2 Self-adhesive Velcro strips (2-1/2" x 1")
- Desiccant packet
- Owner's Manual (English/French/Spanish)
- Warranty sheet
- iPod connection adapter for CeNET-compatible Clarion CD players
- compatible with most 2001-up CeNET radios
- track up / down
- volume control
- access up to five playlists and a "play all" mode
- displays track information on the receiver's display
- provides power for iPod and charges its battery
- optional pass-through port allows you to connect a CD changer or SIRIUS satellite radio tuner in addition
- dimensions: 4-1/8"W x 1-1/4"H x 4-3/8"D
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Features and Specs
|Adapter Type||iPod audio in w/ iPod control|
|Brand Specific||2006 Clarion and older|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
Product Overview: The EA1251B CeNET iPod Interface allows you to plug in and control your iPod portable music player through your CeNET-compatible Clarion receiver. The adapter allows audio playback, control and charging of your compatible iPod.
Compatibility: The EA1251B is compatible with most 2006 and older CeNET-compatible Clarion receivers and Multimedia units. It will work with the following iPod models:
- iPod 3rd Generation
- iPod 4th Generation
- iPod photo
- iPod mini (1st/2nd generation)
- iPod nano (1st/2nd generation)
- iPod video (5th generation)
- iPod classic (80/120/160GB)
Note: This interface does not support the iPod touch (1st/2nd generation), iPod nano (3rd/4th generation), or iPhone 3G. This interface does not work with the RCB-138 C-Bus conversion adapter.
Adding CD Changer: The EA1251B interface does not have a CD changer pass through connection. If you have the interface connected and want to add a CD changer, you will need the CCA-519 Y-adapter for Multi-changer connection (item #020CCA519).
Battery Charging: As soon as the iPod is connected to the EA1251B (with the ignition key in the On or Accessory position), the iPod is switched on and the battery starts charging.
iPod Control: The iPod's buttons are disabled and the display is locked as soon as the unit is connected to the interface. All operations of the iPod are controlled by the head unit. Some iPod operations and features will be unavailable. During playback, the main unit will display the song numbers in sequence, however, only a maximum of two digits are displayed. If there are more than 99 songs on the iPod, only the last two digits are displayed.
Playlists: The EA1251B simulates the iPod as a 6-disc changer. Therefore, a maximum of five acceptable playlists will be indicated as a "disc". Disc 1 is assigned for All Songs Play mode. Discs 2-6 are assigned for 5 acceptable playlists. (To make a playlist acceptable, you must assign the playlists names as "clarion1", "clarion2", "clarion3", etc.) You can search for up to about 400 playlists.
Title Display: Some head unit models with the CD Text function have the capability to show ID3 tag information from the iPod. On these models, the artist name is shown as Artist Title, the song name as Track Title, and the album name as Disc Title.
Connections: The EA1251B interface has two connections: one for the iPod and one for the head unit. The connecting cables to each are included with the interface. The iPod connection cable has the iPod Dock Connector on one end and a right-angled round 10-pin DIN connector on the other. The CeNET cable has the same 13-pin square CeNET connector on both ends, one straight and one right angle plug.
Mounting: The interface should be mounted in the dash area. It can be attached with the supplied self-adhesive Velcro strips, or with the supplied self-tapping screws.
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