Parts to adapt Brodit car dock for iPhone 5
by Alzibiff, published
My "active" (enables charging) docking station for my iPhone 4 would not accommodate my new iPhone 5 owing to the change of connector from the old Apple 30 pin standard to the new Lightning connector. This was annoying as the holder in the car was quite expensive and Brodit who made the original, currently do not have an iPhone 5 version.
At first, I thought that all would need is a Lightning cable and new top to replace the one in the existing holder - but no - I ended up replacing most of the assembly.
What you see here are the parts which I had to rework - the photographs show the difference between my parts and the original. (Mine are in clear PLA, the originals from Sweden are in black plastic).
No use on its own of course - you will need an original like the one I started out with.
I replaced the PLA parts (all of them!) with ABS ones after the rather hot summer here in the UK. The PLA was unable to stand the summer sun!
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Print all three components and asemble with a genuine Apple Lightning cable as indicated in the photographs. All screws and nuts are M3. I recommend a genuine cable as the one I bought from EBay just failed to work. The head of the lightning connector was also a different size to the genuine article so my parts are unlikely to work with a copy (unless it is a very good copy!).