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PAC iPod® adapter for Kenwood stereos

Charges your iPod while sending the audio to your stereo

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Overview

Our take on the PAC iPod® adapter for Kenwood stereos

This PAC iPod adapter sends the music signal from your iPod to your Kenwood car stereo. You get the best possible sound from your playlists, and your iPod gets a fully charged battery. Your iPod stays powered up while connected, so you'll use the iPod's controls to select your tunes.

This PAC iPod adapter sends the music signal from your iPod to your Kenwood car stereo. You get the best possible sound from your playlists, and your iPod gets a fully charged battery. Your iPod stays powered up while connected, so you'll use the iPod's controls to select your tunes.

This 50" adapter cable works with any dockable iPod. Your Kenwood car stereo must have a changer port for optional Kenwood equipment, like a CD changer or satellite radio. Warranty: 1 year.

Note: This adapter does NOT provide control of the iPod from the stereo's faceplate and song titles are not transferred to the stereo's display. If you prefer to have these features, check out Kenwood's KCA-iP500 control interface.

Compatibility Note: Be sure to check "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility with this iPod adapter.

Hooked it up in 5 minutes. Very easy install as long as you can access the rear of the radio.

Anonymous, new jersey

What's in the Box:

  • 50" iPod Interface audio/charging cable with a proprietary 13-pin Kenwood connector on one end and an iPod dock connector/a male stereo 3.5mm mini-plug/female RCA jacks on the other
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Features and Specs

General
Adapter Type iPod audio in no iPod control
Vehicle Specific No
Brand Specific Kenwood
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
iPod Compatibility
Full-Size Classic/5Gen/4Gen/3Gen
Nano Nano6/Nano5/Nano4/Nano3/Nano2/
Touch Touch4/Touch3/Touch2/Touch1
Mini Mini2/Mini1
iPhone Phone4S/Phone4/Phone3GS/Phone3

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Features

Overview: Use this cable with a Kenwood stereo that has a CD-changer port to connect your iPod or another auxiliary source. Plug this cable into the back of the stereo and refer to the stereo's instruction manual to select the audio input. This cable provides audio for the Kenwood receiver and charges the iPod battery. The cable also features a male 3.5mm plug and female stereo RCA jacks for connecting an external audio source other than your iPod to your compatible Kenwood head unit. You will not be able to control the iPod from the Kenwood receiver, nor will the iPod information (song title, artist, etc.) appear on the display of the Kenwood receiver. All controls and display information will remain on the iPod.

Note: This adapter provides no control or radio display features from your iPod to your Kenwood receiver.

iPod Compatibility: The PAC iC-KENW is Made for iPod/iPhone compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features when connected to a compatible Kenwood head unit (as of Dec. 2009):

iPod/iPhone Model Generation Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
Audio Video Headunit iPod/iPhone Song/Artist Info Track Info
dock connector 3rd Y N N N N N Y
clickwheel
color
4th Y N N N N N Y
mini 1st Y N N N N N Y
2nd Y N N N N N Y
video 5th Y N N N N N Y
iPod classic 80GB Y N N N N N Y
120GB Y N N N N N Y
160GB Y N N N N N Y
nano 1st Y N N N N N Y
2nd Y N N N N N Y
3rd Y N N N N N Y
4th Y N N N N N adapter required
5th Y N N N N N adapter required
6th Y N N N N N adapter required
touch 1st Y N N N N N Y
2nd Y N N N N N adapter required
3rd Y N N N N N adapter required
4th Y N N N N N adapter required
iPhone 2G Y N N N N N Y
3G Y N N N N N adapter required
3GS Y N N N N N adapter required
4 Y N N N N N adapter required
4S Y N N N N N adapter required

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

Power Supply: When the receiver is on and the iPod is connected, the iPod is supplied power for playback and to charge the battery.

Note: The iC-KENW will not charge the iPod touch (2nd/3rd/4th generation), iPod nano (4th/5th/6th generation), and the iPhone (3G/3GS/4) without the Scosche passPORT (142IFWA, sold separately).

Connections: The 50" input cable plugs into the iPod's dock connecter or another source's mini-jack or RCA cable, and into the back of the Kenwood receiver in the CD changer port.

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