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Techical terms explained

At JustCarKits we recognise that technology can sometimes be baffling.
This section hopefully explains in less techincal jargon the meaning of commonly used tems.


Double DIN

Double DIN refers to the size of a replacement stereo
Aftermarket stereos generally come in 2 sizes: Single DIN and Double DIN and this refers to the height difference. They are the same width.
Nearly all touchscreen units are double DIN format
Some car manufacturers also do units in about 1.5 DIN format - this is not a recognised standard for replacement stereos

Single DIN

Sinlge DIN refers to the size of a replacement stereo
Aftermarket stereos generally come in 2 sizes: Single DIN and Double DIN and this refers to the height difference. They are the same width.
Most standard slim stereos are single DIN. There are occasionally single DIN units where a motorised touchscreen can flip out of the unit.

SOT Lead

A SOT Lead or ISO adaptor is a wiring harness that converts from manufacturer specific plugs to an industry standard format and back again. They will be terminated in 8 pin ISO (industry standard) plugs for speaker and power connections.
Most car manufacturers no longer use the ISO format and have their own specific connector types.
SOT Leads are typically used when installing handsfree car kits.

Audio2Car

An Audio2Car lead is typically used when fitting a handsfree car kit.
It converts from vehicle specific car connectors to a 24 way connector, as used on Parrot MKi9000, MKi9100 & MKi9200, Bury CC9048, CC9058 & CC9068, Motorola TK30 carkits.
This simplifies the installation process, as you do not need to use a bulky SOT lead.
The connection goes: Car connector to 24 way connector (handsfree car kit) back to car connector.

Mechless

Mechless is a term used to describe a stereo that does not have a CD drive and will therefore not play CD's.

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