I saw a few posts on here lately that state that all iPhones since iPhone 4 cannot be charged. Just wanted to bust that myth.
I have a 2008 G35 Journey with the non-USB factory iPod port in the center console. I previously owned an iPhone 3GS (old 30-pin connector) and that one charged fine, which is as expected. But I have also owned an iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 (wife) and we were able to get both of them connected fully to our factory stereos (navigate artist/album, now playing, steering wheel controls) AND charge the phone batteries.
I used the iSimple® ReVolt™ (IS710). See my earlier post for specifics: http://rupromenergo.ru/forums/v36-aud...4h2-1ba0b.html
. Basically, this cable looks like a long extension cable for a 30-pin Apple charging cable. I plugged it into the end of the factory iPod cable that comes with our cars (Part # 284H2-1BA0B). When I plugged an iPhone 4 or 4S into that, it works.
My wife and I recently both recently upgraded to the iPhone 5S, which has a different charging connector (Lightning). Hell will freeze over before Infiniti actually releases a new cable. But I was able to use the genuine Apple 30-pin to Lightning converter on top of the iSimple ReVolt to preserve all of the same functionality (full connection plus charging). The reason I emphasize the “genuine” Apple cable is that I had about five other, cheaper converters either purchased locally or online and none of them worked consistently or at all.
So, here is the setup and some pics:
(1) the factory cable (Part # 284H2-1BA0B):
(2) iSimple® ReVolt™ (IS710):
3) Apple .2M Lightning to 30-pin Adapter: .
(4) ProClip USA Mount # 834023:
(5) ProClip USA Holder # 514433: .
Pics with everything mounted below. You'll see that the factory cable stays inside the center console because I had a hole drilled through the center console and had the wiring under the center console so the iPhone/iPod cable comes out next in between the console and my driver's side seat (i.e., no cables showing or sticking out of my center console):
If you look closely in the pics below, you'll see the charging lightning bolt is on and that the Nav display is properly showing the track playing.