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Kenwood KCA-iP100

iPod Adapter Connection Cable for Select 2008-up Kenwood Car Stereos


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The Kenwood KCA-iP100 iPod cable performs just like the cable that was included with your iPod from Apple; however, it comes with a more rugged design that stands up to automotive use and temperatures. You can use it to connect your iPod to any 2008-up Kenwood car stereo that features direct iPod control via USB input such as the KDC-X492 or KDC-MP438U.

You can also use the KCA-iP100 to playback iPod video files through a 2008 or newer Kenwood multimedia receiver.

Product Features:
  • Displays & select music files from music menu
  • Playback of iPod video files through Kenwood multimedia receivers (In-dash DVD/video units)
  • Power supply & battery charging function for an iPod
  • Compatible with iPod nano, iPod video, iPod classic, iPod touch and iPhone/iPhone 3G
  • 1-year warranty
Compatibility List:

Note: The Kenwood KCA-iP100 will only work with 2008 and newer Kenwood head units. It will not work with the carry over models such as: KDC-X991, KVT-819DVD, DDX7019, or XXV-05V.

Product History:

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(newest, current model)
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(previous model, replaced by Kenwood KCA-IP101)

Adapter Specifications

iPod Car Adapter Type
These are the types of stereos that the iPod connection cable will be compatible with. Some are designed to work with factory/OEM radios, while others are for use with aftermarket stereos.
Aftermarket Stereos
Compatible Brands
This is the manufacturer(s) that the item is compatible with. Unless it is universal, usually the item will only be compatible with the same manufacturer.

For example, a JVC Bluetooth adapter will only work with JVC units. A Pioneer iPod adapter will only work with Pioneer head units.

Provides a Charge
This means that the cable will provide a charge to the iPod or iPhone while it is connected. On some cables that provide a charge, a power and ground connection will be required.
Allows Audio Playback
This means that the connection cable will allow audio to be transferred from the iPod to the head unit.
Allows Video Playback
This means that the connection cable will allow video to be transferred from the iPod to the head unit.
Cable Connection Port
This is how the cable connects to the aftermarket receiver. Some units use a USB connection, while other use the manufacturer specific port.
Compatible Apple Devices
This list refers to the Apple devices that the product is compatible with.

Some Car stereos are compatible with iPods and/or iPhones. If the headunit can connect to an iPod or iPhone via USB or iPod connection cable, these listed iPods are compatible. This list does not apply if the iPod is being connected through the 3.5mm mini-jack plug. Newer iPods are usually compatible if the appropriate adapters are purchased and used.

Any iPods/iPhones released after the release date of this product have not been checked by the manufacturer and/or Sonic Electronix for compatibility. We therefore cannot guarantee their compatibilities or incompatibilities, including, but not limited to: playback, video, charging, and response time.

5G iPod Video (30, 60, & 80GB)
iPod Classic (120GB)
iPod Classic (80 &160GB)
iPod Nano 1st Generation (1, 2, & 4GB)
iPod Nano 2nd Generation (4 & 8GB)
iPod Nano 3rd Generation (4 & 8GB)
iPod Nano 4th Generation (8 & 16GB)
iPod Touch 1st Generation (8, 16 & 32GB)
iPod Touch 2nd Generation (8, 16 & 32GB)
iPhone 3G

Charging Adapters

iPod Charging Adapter Required
Some Apple iPods require a charging adapter be used for the unit to fully function with the iPod.

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Sonic Electronix

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bakersfield, ca

good product

March 22, 2009

the ipod adapter is a pretty good product. One positive is it charges while your ipod plays. it also displays the track name on the display.

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Pittsburgh, PA

works as expected

March 10, 2009

Bought this to hook my iPod Touch up to my Kenwood eXcelon headunit. It works fine, even through a cold Pittsburgh winter. I love it!

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Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

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Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

Product Name: Kenwood KCA-iP100