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USB extension cable kit
Our take on the Kenwood CA-U1EX by Crutchfield's Ken Nail
If you want to increase the reach of your USB input, Kenwood's CA-U1EX USB extension cable fits the bill. The kit includes a USB-to-USB cable, a USB-to-mini-USB cable, and mounting kits. Plug either cable into your Kenwood receiver's front or rear USB input, and you'll have an extra 39 inches of cable to play with.
If you want to spiff up your installation, you can use the flush-mount or under-dash mount kits to install a permanent USB input in your car. Kenwood includes all the hardware you'll need for the installation.
Works and fit perfectly in wife's car. Couldn't be happier, thanks Crutchfield!
Anonymous, Santa Paula, CA
What's in the Box:
- 39" USB type-A extension cable (male USB type-A connector on one end and a female USB type-A connector on other end)
- 39" miniUSB type-B adapter cable (male USB type-A connector on one end and a male miniUSB type-B connector on the other)
- Flush-mount bracket
- Bottom-mount bracket
- Self-adhesive rubber pad
- 2 Screws
- 2 Wire-ties
- Instruction Manual
- includes a 1-meter USB to USB cable and 1-meter USB to mini-USB cable
- under-dash and flush-mount kits included
- compatible with all Kenwood receivers featuring front or rear USB inputs
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Overview: Kenwood's CA-U1EX USB Mounting Kit comes with a 39" male USB (type-A) to female USB (type-A) extension cable and a 39" male USB (type-A) to male mini-USB (type-B) adapter cable. It also comes with a flush-mount bracket and an under-dash mount bracket. The CA-U1EX USB Mounting Kit is convenient option for head unit's with a rear-panel USB port.
Note: Compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
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I'm trying this because the 3rd party extension cable that my installer used will not recognize my 6th gen iPod Touch. I'm hoping this one does the trick. [ MelissaGT Apr 27, 2017 ]
Great prices and fast service! [ Manuel Apr 22, 2017 ]
Crutchfield quality of service [ Bill Jul 01, 2016 ]
2 questions already asked
Also, note that only one of the cables is an extension cable for mounting, so you'd have to get an additional cable, I believe. The other is a phone cable, and doesn't work with the bracket. [ Camden Jun 04, 2017 ]
Each of the brackets can only support one port, so if you want to mount both, you'll have to mount them in different places/ways. (one bracket is front-mount, the other is top-mount) [ Camden Jun 04, 2017 ]
What do you mean by " both ports"? The item I have has only a SUB port. [ Roger Jun 04, 2017 ]
There are two mounts one for implanting the device and one for surface mounting. Even though the cables supplied can handle micro and regular usb, the mounts are only designed for regular usb connections not micro usb. Hope it helps. [ Keith Jun 03, 2017 ]
Only one. [ Nicholas Jun 03, 2017 ]
Only one port of the two included...you have to select which one you want. [ Eric Jun 03, 2017 ]
Be sure to test the USB connection for data and power before you mount anything. [ Roger Jun 04, 2017 ]
Carl, I did buy one of these but found I had already installed a USB cable into my glove box when I originally installed the unit. It had been about a year and I forgot I put it in. That being said I see no reason why this cable wouldn't work. The extra length and the flush mount ports are a really nice feature. I only use mine for updating the GPS. I also have a direct plug-in cable for my iPod but I believe you can connect anything that use USB connectivity through this cable. Kenwood themselves may be of more assistance on this matter. [ MARK J Aug 11, 2015 ]
Any USB extension cable will fit, you just won't have the mount kit [ Simon Aug 11, 2015 ]