Originally Posted by hawkjet
The iPod needs to have 5 volts to charge so it would be a bad idea to connect it to the car'* 12 volts.
There are iPod charges available if that is what you need.
You just saved my wife'* iPOD'* life! (And probably my life, too
I gotta say, even though I paid $100 for this iPAC-OEM unit and I'm not getting full function out of it, the fact that it'* only one cable to the iPOD for both audio and charge AND that that one cable is like 8 feet long and reaches anywhere in the cabin, made it worth it.