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Delphi SA50002 Car Kit
For the SKYFi XM satellite radio receiver
Item # 040SA50002 | MFR # SA50002
This item is no longer available.
Our take on the Delphi SA50002 Car Kit by Crutchfield's Matt Freeman
Delphi's SKYFi receiver makes it easy to enjoy XM Satellite Radio's outstanding music, news, and sports programming at home or on the road. The car kit allows you to connect the SKYFi XM receiver to your car's cassette receiver.
The kit includes a cradle, mounting bracket, magnetic roof-mount antenna, cassette adapter, and cigarette lighter power adapter. The receiver docks firmly in the cradle, where all power and antenna connections are made. The low-profile antenna installs easily on your vehicle's roof. The cradle's mounting bracket features a self-adhesive strip and a ball joint that's compatible with several aftermarket mounts (check owner's manual for compatibility).
If you don't have a cassette player in your vehicle, or would like to bypass the cassette adapter, you have two options. You can connect the cradle directly to your receiver's auxiliary input (if your receiver has one); or you can order the optional Delphi FM modulator (see "Accessories"), which sends the XM signal directly to your FM receiver (the SKYFi receiver can't be used with other FM modulators).
If you'd like to use the SKYFi receiver at home also, a home kit is available. Since you use the same receiver for both home and car, you pay for only one XM subscription!
Antenna adapters might be required if you haven't already done so, please enter your vehicle information, and we'll include them free with your order (if needed).
Receiver not included.
- car cradle
- magnetic roof-mount antenna
- self-adhesive mounting bracket with ball joint
- cassette adapter
- cigarette lighter power adapter
- warranty: 1 year
What's in the Box:
- SKYFi Car cradle
- XM magnetic roof-mount antenna with attached 20' cable
- Cassette audio adapter with attached 44" cord
- 12V Cigarette lighter power adapter with attached 58" cord
- 1 Car cradle mount with adhesive pad
- 1 Remote control visor clip kit
- 1 Nokia-style button mount converter
- 1 Extra adhesive pad
- 1 Alcohol prep pad
- 1 Surface preparation cleaning kit
- "Attention" sheet
- Installation Guide
Overview: The kit includes a cradle, mounting bracket, magnetic roof-mount antenna, cassette adapter, and cigarette lighter power adapter. The SKYFi tuner docks firmly in the cradle, where all power and antenna connections are made. For the system to work, you'll need a subscription to XM Satellite Radio in addition to the SKYFi receiver.
XM Satellite Radio: XM Satellite Radio programming features up to 100 channels of digital-quality music, news, talk, sports, entertainment, and children's programming nationwide, many of which are commercial free.
XM Antenna: The low-profile XM antenna has a powerful magnetic base that allows you to mount the antenna on the roof or trunk lid of your vehicle. The antenna needs to be positioned in such a way that it will be free of mechanical and line-of-sight obstructions.
Note: The antenna must be mounted on a conductive (metal) surface of at least 2 square feet. A minimum of 5 inches should be kept between the antenna and the molding of the rear window.
Car Cradle: Using the supplied car cradle mount with attached adhesive pad, the car cradle can be mounted to any flat surface in your vehicle. The car cradle mount has a ball joint that allows you to swivel the receiver for optimum viewing. Using the extra adhesive pad, you can mount the car cradle directly to your vehicle's dashboard without using the car cradle mount. The car cradle is also designed to work with many different third-party mounts, including Belkin air vent style mounts, Nokia-style button mounts, and AMPS-compatible mounts. In addition, the car cradle can be used with Pro.Fit International Vehicle Specific Mounts (VSMs).
Remote Control Visor Clip: The vehicle kit comes with a visor clip to allow you to conveniently keep your remote control clipped to your sun visor.
Optional RF Modulator: If you don't have a cassette player in your vehicle, or would like to bypass the cassette adapter, you have two options. You can connect the cradle directly to your receiver's auxiliary input (if your receiver has one); or you can order the optional Delphi FM modulator, which sends the XM signal directly to your FM tuner (the SKYFi tuner can't be used with other FM modulators).
Car Cradle Front Panel:
- Receiver Interface Connection: proprietary connector that interfaces with the SKYFi receiver
Left Side of Car Cradle:
- Antenna: single, pink
FAKRA connection for use with supplied XM antenna
Note: Initially, the cradle and antenna included with this kit included two connections; one connection was for satellite reception, the other connection was for signals from terrestrial repeaters. The current version of this kit includes a cradle and antenna that use a single connection for satellite and terrestrial signals. The pink connector on the new cradles will not accept the FAKRA connectors included on the leads of dual connection antennas. If the FAKRA connector is removed from the satellite lead of a dual lead antenna, the satellite lead will plug into the included cradle; although this would allow you to use a dual lead antenna with the new cradle, reception will suffer because the unit will not receive signals from terrestrial repeaters.
Right Side of Car Cradle:
- Line Out: stereo mini-jack for use with supplied cassette audio adapter; using an optional audio cable, you can connect the cradle directly to your receiver's auxiliary input (if your receiver has one)
- DC In (6V): jack for use with the supplied cigarette lighter power adapter
- Car Cradle: W=4.836", H=2.818", D=3.632"
- XM Antenna: W=1.765", H=0.664", D=2.4"
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