Almost five months ago Apple revealed the fifth generation of its famous players. Now, the iPod photo and iPod video have capacities to project photos and videos directly to a TV. As in Chile, it is quite difficult to find this type of accessories, I made my own cable and this is the tutorial step by step process.
Thanks to the video cable you can view movies and photos on a common TV direct from your iPod. A disadvantage of the version of the video iPod is its small screen if we think that it is also designed to play videos, Apple solution was to make a compatible with RCA in the same port of headphones output using a connector similar to cameras home VCRs. So probably much more comfortable to be able to see more than a hundred films in video-cd quality which we can write on the version of 60 gigabytes of the device.
In Chile, especially in regions, it is quite difficult to find accessories for relatively new devices, even if they are popular worldwide. The only alternative that was in addition to my own cable, was to buy one to almost ten thousand dollars in a importer in Santiago (in addition to pay for the shipping of the same).
My solution? buy a cable from VCR in an electronic video camera for less than two thousand dollars and used a bit of welding.
Although I doubt that other sites have more information in this regard, a possible search can be "homemade ipod rca cable" or something as well.
Apart from the iPod, you need a common VCR, cable with stereo RCA output and input of the traditional size similar to the headphones connector.
As I did not find the diagram of the original cable from Apple online, I used a brute force search. The result is as follows:
The most tedious was to distinguish the left channel of the right. But thanks to the song "Money" of "Pink Floyd" I could detect in the left channel the fall of currencies occurs between the second four and five, which differed from the right channel, where the effect of the fall of the currencies of the song was in the second six approximately.
Get to work
Cut the cable and using the above scheme, carry out the connections. The best idea is to make a mark to one of the wires on each side, so know which exit is, although I was happy to see that in the cable I used already were coloured correctly inside.
First we cut the cord:
Since the departure of cable, all strands B (in the diagram, the video connector of) the TV input It is only connected to the strand B1) they can go together to not let loose and having a better image if the cable is not of very good quality.
We then apply weld, trying not to create bridges that do not correspond:
After testing the cable, we can cut the residue obtained in the process of welding:
Subsequently, as an alternative to use any adhesive tape, glue, we can protect the union:
In less than half an hour you get a fully functional cable for famous Apple device. Another solution would be to do the same work, buying parts and cable, instead of using one made for Cameras Camcorders, although in this case should be a small additional instance of research about the location of the connections in the connector, work that we avoid using cable made in advance.