Author [ES] [PL] [PT] [IT] [DE] [FR] [NL] [DK] [SE] [FI] [NO] Topic: Ipod connectivity  (Read 6754 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Rog Lord

  • Trophy Junior
  • *
  • Posts: 14
    • View Profile
  • Bike: Trophy SE A1
  • City / Town: Basingstoke
  • Country: UK
Ipod connectivity
« on: March 02, 2015, 03:53:10 pm »
hi
I have a TTSE and an Ipod, but the bike is fitted with the Starcom 1 intercom system. What I would like to do is to connect into the handlebar controls for the audio system via the USB connection in the stowage pocket and cable into the intercom from the headphone jack. This will then enable me to control and charge the ipod whilst listening to it on my in ear headphones, best of both worlds. however the problem is that the USB connection on the base of the ipod seems to isolate the headphone jack
Is there anyway round this? and if so what is it? I am not the greatest at electrics or electronics.
can any out there help
Roger Lord

Offline snarl

  • Trophy Member
  • **
  • Posts: 50
    • View Profile
  • Bike: 2013 Trophy SE
  • City / Town: Ledyard, CT
  • Country: USA
Re: Ipod connectivity
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2015, 04:56:10 pm »
Which iPod do you have? You can check here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT1353
Oooo, that's cool. I want one! . . . what's it do?

Offline Rog Lord

  • Trophy Junior
  • *
  • Posts: 14
    • View Profile
  • Bike: Trophy SE A1
  • City / Town: Basingstoke
  • Country: UK
Re: Ipod connectivity
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2015, 05:29:09 pm »
Hi
Its an I pod Classic one of the latest/last ones
Roger Lord

Offline Rog Lord

  • Trophy Junior
  • *
  • Posts: 14
    • View Profile
  • Bike: Trophy SE A1
  • City / Town: Basingstoke
  • Country: UK
Re: Ipod connectivity
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2015, 05:31:20 pm »
HI
Just A  bit more, it's the 160 GB version
Roger

Offline Coconut

  • Trophy God
  • *****
  • Posts: 9582
    • View Profile
  • Bike: 2017 Trophy SE
  • City / Town: South Birmingham
  • Country: UK
Re: Ipod connectivity
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2015, 06:28:51 pm »
Hi Rog Lord,

One of the limitations of the Trophy Audio system is that there is only a 3.5mm jack plug for Audio Input
( for the Sat Nav device ), but no 3.5mm Audio Output.

One of the limitations of an iPod is that when you connect the 30 pin adapter to USB,
it disables audio output to the headphone socket  :084:

You didn't say where you have the Starcom unit ( which I'm not familiar with ) installed,
but assuming you can get an audio connection cable with a 3.5mm jack on the end
into the Glove box ( where you are connecting your iPod by USB ),
from the Starcom unit, you may be able to use an adapter such as the one here :
iPod Micro USB adapter, and connect that cable into the adapter,
with a Micro USB B to USB A cable to connect from the adapter into the Trophy socket !

I haven't got a clue if it will work or not in the way you would like :084:
you'd just have to try it and see, but it's' the only thing I can think of,
and the adapter and cable shouldn't break the bank !

If you do give it a go - let us know whether it works or not for the benefit of other Members  :028:

Cheers  :821:

« Last Edit: March 02, 2015, 06:30:27 pm by Coconut »

Offline Rog Lord

  • Trophy Junior
  • *
  • Posts: 14
    • View Profile
  • Bike: Trophy SE A1
  • City / Town: Basingstoke
  • Country: UK
Re: Ipod connectivity
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2015, 07:05:27 pm »
Hi
Hmm had a look, should work so I've ordered the bits, the adaptor, short usb to micro usb cable and a short audio cable I will repost when I've tried it and let everyone know how it goes. If it works I will have to lay an audio cable in, down to the starcom unit from the stowage box, which is stowed under the seat next to the tool stowage

Thanks for the info

Roger Lord

Offline cropbiker

  • Trophy God
  • *****
  • Posts: 4934
  • Midlands biker
    • View Profile
  • Bike: Triumph Trophy SE
  • City / Town: Worcester
  • Country: UK
Re: Ipod connectivity
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2015, 07:38:07 pm »
Hi Rog, I know you say you are not great at electrics and so on but if you wanted to there is a modification you can do to splice into the speakers of the bike and provide an audio out to a unit like an Autocom/Starcom.

Here is a link to the thread Hacking The Bike Speakers

This uses a part from Autocom, part no 2275 I think. It is a lengthy process as you need to pretty much strip the entire instrument binnacle down. What it then gives you is a standard, male, 3.5mm stereo jack you can plug into an audio in on the Autocom/Starcom unit. There is then a switch to change between bike speakers or to the audio out which is very handy.
Triumph Trophy! Not for every Tomaz, Dieter or Herman!🇬🇧

Offline Coconut

  • Trophy God
  • *****
  • Posts: 9582
    • View Profile
  • Bike: 2017 Trophy SE
  • City / Town: South Birmingham
  • Country: UK
Re: Ipod connectivity
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2015, 08:54:51 am »
Another thing you could consider, if you're going down the Adapter route,
to get the audio cable from the Glove Box to your Starcom unit,
instead of just drilling a hole through the Glove box and poking the wire through,
would be to use a "Panel Mount" 3.5mm Jack socket like this : 2m x 3.5mm Stereo Panel Mount Socket
runningthe cable from the back of the socket to your Starcom Unit,
and then just using a short 3.5mm male to male audio cable from the Panel mounted socket
to the iPod adapter inside the Glove box.



 



tweedy-bunch