FM Modulator Package
Our take on the Clarion FM200S
Looking for an easy way to connect the audio from an outboard source (VCR, DVD, CD changer, portable music player) to your car radio? The Clarion FM200S FM modulator may be the perfect inexpensive solution it converts the audio signal into an FM signal which will play through your factory radio!
Plug the audio signal from any source into the FM200S's RCA audio inputs, and use the level-matching control to match the volume to that of your FM radio. A switch allows you to choose between 2 different modulation frequencies (87.7 MHz and 89.1 MHz) for the best possible reception in your area.
Hook up the audio signal from your videocassette or DVD player to the FM200S for instant mobile video. If you have a MiniDisc, cassette, CD, or MP3 portable you'd like to use in your car, the FM200S allows connection to a receiver without an auxiliary input.
The 39" power wire has an in-line On/Off switch (which can be mounted in a convenient location). Connect your vehicle's antenna lead to the FM200S and then run its 21" antenna cable to your vehicle's radio. (Please enter your vehicle information or call a Sales Advisor at 1-888-955-6000 to see if any antenna adapters or tools are needed to install this FM modulator.)
Important Note: If you are using a small portable with a female mini jack output, you will have to purchase an adapter cable (stereo mini plug-to-stereo RCA plug) to make connection to the FM200S modulator.Details:
- modulator features RCA audio inputs and level-matching control
- 2 modulation frequencies (88.7 or 89.1)
- on/off switch included
- dimensions: 5"W x 1-3/16"H x 2-3/16"D
- 1-year warranty
What's in the Box:
- FM modulator (with attached 22" input and output antenna cables - 4' power and ground cables with in-line noise filter/fuse holder - 2' Stereo female RCA input cables)
- On/off switch with attached 3' cable
- Instruction sheet
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Overview: The Clarion FM200 is a two-channel stereo FM modulator with selectable FM frequencies, variable gain, and a remote on/off switch. It allows the addition of an auxiliary audio source (DVD player, VCP, MP3 player, etc) to any FM radio.
Installation: The modulator can be installed in any hideaway location within cable length. It requires connection to a +12V accessory power source and chassis ground. The RCA input jacks are connected to the auxiliary source. The antenna interface connects to your vehicle's antenna plug and radio antenna input (plug adapters required for some vehicles). The on-off switch is mounted within easy reach of the driver, and it may be necessary or desirable to drill or cut an appropriate 3/4" hole to mount the switch.
Modulation frequencies: You can set the modulator to transmit on either 88.7 or 89.1 MHz, whichever is not in use by any local radio stations.
Variable Gain Control: You can adjust the signal output to a level that works best with your system. If loud passages sound distorted, lower the level matching control setting accordingly.
- Operating Voltage: 14.4V DC (range 10.8 - 15.6V DC)
- Maximum Current Consumption: 200mA
- Operating Frequencies: 88.8 and 89.1 MHz FM
- Fuse Rating (located in fuse/filter box): 2Z AGC
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