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iPod Power ... BUT! Answered

Here's the challenge:

I have a Belkin SportCommand iPod Remote and it works great. However, it uses the iPod's connector port and draws its power from the the player. I have this thing installed on a waterproof boombox that needs to play tunes for 8-10 hours at a given time and I don't want to have to open the box AT ALL (lots of water + electronics ...).

So, I need a way to have both the iPod accessory plugged in and, at the same time, charge the iPod from a 12v power source (like most car stereo iPod adapters do. I think this is as easy as a little plug to go inbetween the iPod and the accessory, but I can't figure out which pins to tap into.

There are a lot of different power pins on the connector, and I need to know which two (ground and V+) are the *charging* inputs.

Ideas/suggestions/comments? Thank you!

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