Great forum - I can see that a lot of help is being given & civility rules (!).
I got my Fuze to use in my car, as a replacement for a 100 or so cassette tapes (yeah, I know “Cassette tapes!!”). I tried using an FM adapter that my wife has, but that sucked & I got a Griffin tape adapter that works very well.
The tape adapter connects through the headphone jack, but there’s a couple of features that I’d like to have & I’m hoping that I can get them by using an LOD instead. I’ve found & understand the diyLOD at http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum/showthread.php?p=326983.
First, is charging - I assume that supplying +5v on pins 1,2/3,6 of the sync cable connector will do it.
Second - I’d like the Fuze to turn on when the +5 is applied (I’ll build a 5v supply controlled by the radio, or ignition switch). When I connect to my PC, it turns on automatically, so I assume that it’s the presence of the +5 that does it. I’ll not connect to the USB signal pins, so the Fuze will play.
The third & most desirable feature that I want is probably not going to happen. That is for the Fuze to turn off when the radio/car is turned off. I’m prone to forget that it it’s on & come back to find the battery run down & having missed a bunch of songs on the playlist. I assume that removing the +5 won’t do it, since disconnecting from the PC doesn’t turn off the Fuze. So, the big question is: is there some way to use the LOD to turn off the Fuze? I.e., a signal to some other pin, or something?