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ALP/Ai-F Adapter cable for installing Alpine Dual BUS CD changers

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Works Alpine Dual-BUS changer only! Not the same application as the KCA-130B.
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This cable allows Alpine dual-BUS CD changers to connect to Mini-BUS radios/controllers.

Alpine dual-BUS CD changer as the name would imply, are able to function in M-BUS (Mini-BUS) and AI-NET (Alpine intelligent network) systems. The ALP/Ai-F (Not to be confused with Alpine KCA-130B); converts dual-BUS changer AI-NET socket; to Mini-BUS. Applies to the following Alpine dual-BUS changers only: CHA-S604, CHA-S605, CHAS-607, CHA-S609*, CHA-S634, VPA-S001etc.) The BUS selector switch located inside the magazine compartment must be in M-BUS (position 2) (Position 1 for CHAS-609).
Warning!! The Alp/Ai-F cable connects (fits) with all Alpine AI-NET changers, but works only in Dual-BUS application.
WORKS in these applications:
1. Connect Alpine M-BUS CD changer controlling radio (e.g. CDM-9801) or controller (e.g. CHM-S665RF) to a Dual BUS CD changer (e.g. CHA-S634). Note: A male-to-male M-BUS cable is required OR our 15 ft. AlP/Ai-M15 .
2. Connect older BMW, Honda, Volvo, Mercedes (Alpine derived factory radios) to a Dual BUS changer (e.g. CHA-S634). Note: A vehicle specific CD changer adapter (e.g. ABMW35, VOL-ALP etc.) and M-BUS extension cable is required.
The ALP/Ai-F DOES NOT WORK in the following applications:
1. Connect Alpine M-BUS radio (e.g. CDM-9801) with Non-Dual BUS AI-NET changer (e.g. CHA-S624). (M-BUS radios are not capable of controlling Ai-NET changers)
2. Connect Alpine Ai-NET radio (e.g. CDA-7893) to M-BUS CD changer (e.g. CHM-S630). (AI-NET radios are not capable or controlling M-BUS changers)
3. Connect older BMW, Honda, Volvo, Mercedes etc. to Non-Dual-Bus AI-NET changer (e.g.. CHA-S624).
4. Not compatible with these CD changers: CHA-S1214, CHA-S1204, CHA-S605, MDA-5051, CHA-S624, DHA-S680 etc.

The ALP/Ai-F is approximately 6-inches long and requires an M-BUS extension cable OR purchase our15 ft. AlP/Ai-M15 instead

1. Alpine CHA-S1214, CHA-S1204, CHA-S605, MDA-5051, CHA-S624, DHA-S680 are *NOT* DUAL-BUS and NOT compatible with this part.
2. The ALP/AI-F is NOT a protocol converter (AI-NET to M-BUS or vice-versa). Works in Alpine M-BUS protocol only.
3. This part does not ship same day. It must first be assembled after which it is then shipped using shipping method selected at checkout.

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