DIY iPod LOD Cables
Jun 30, 2010 at 6:48 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 7

rarebear

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I just finished last night making my first Ipod LOD cable and thought I would share how I did it..
 
I used 28 gauge Silver wire that I think is under sized so I use two strands per lead..
It is 16 strands per wire so I have a total of 32 :)
 
I use green, yellow and purple which is New Orleans Mardi Gra colors
 
I bought the iPod connectors at
http://www.chargeconverter.com/shop/connector.htm
 
3.5 stero pins and 68K OHMs Resistors are from
http://www.mouser.com/
 
Wire is from eBay
Siver Wire Telflon coated
 
 
Pins Out resource for connectors
http://www.allpinouts.org/index.php/Apple_iPod_-_iPhone_dock
 
 

 
Save and print this image above as a guide to use while making your own
 
 
 
 

 
Jul 2, 2010 at 11:23 PM Post #2 of 7

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Adding some images of DIY IPod LOD
 
 

 

 

 

 
Jul 6, 2010 at 2:14 PM Post #3 of 7

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Good post - I like the image of the orientation of the connector and pinout diagram.  You can take your ground away from audio ground and attach it to the pin 11/15/21 bridge FYI - some people like this as it makes soldering a bit easier since pin 2/3/4 are so close together.
 
Also why not add this to the Wiki so it does not get lost.  There is a post in there about how to make a LOD.
 
http://www.head-fi.org/wiki/diy-ipod-line-out-dock-pinout
 
Apr 23, 2011 at 8:18 AM Post #4 of 7

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Is it true you can attach the ground to the 11/15 pin bridge? I have heard this before but in all the tutorials people have typed or pictures they have uploaded they have used pin 2 for the ground. If the ground does operate from pin 11/15 it'd be much easier to solder.
 
Jul 20, 2011 at 3:01 PM Post #5 of 7

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i second aboves question?
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Is it true you can attach the ground to the 11/15 pin bridge? I have heard this before but in all the tutorials people have typed or pictures they have uploaded they have used pin 2 for the ground. If the ground does operate from pin 11/15 it'd be much easier to solder.



p.s and also, if im making a dock connector for my itouch or anyother ipod excluding the iphone i dont need the resistor?

p.s also what type of pin do i need? all the ones i look up look like adaptors of 1/8to1/4 can i use the smaller plug? do i have to have a big plug? and can i see a link to a good one because i just dont know what to buy.
 
Jul 29, 2011 at 3:40 PM Post #6 of 7

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Quote:
Good post - I like the image of the orientation of the connector and pinout diagram.  You can take your ground away from audio ground and attach it to the pin 11/15/21 bridge FYI - some people like this as it makes soldering a bit easier since pin 2/3/4 are so close together.
 
Also why not add this to the Wiki so it does not get lost.  There is a post in there about how to make a LOD.
 
http://www.head-fi.org/wiki/diy-ipod-line-out-dock-pinout


 
Ditto...good info...should be preserved.
 
 
 
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hi all
i want to try make my own DIY lod to USB for my iPod classic and my sometimes will i use this for my iPhone 4S. but after read this thread. i'm become a little confused.
 
please guide me. and my question is. if i make Lod with capacitor without resistor, can still working on my iPod classic and my iPhone 4S? cause if i mod with capacitor and resistor..the Lod is not have enough place for take the resistor and capacitor.
please guide and help me.
 
the lod will be use for my setup iBasso to iPod classic, and the lod will i use to my car head unit to my iPhone 4S .
thanks you.
 

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