I am sorry but I cannot really help you. I did use it to charge my iPhone whilst playing downloaded music on my iphone. So,The best I can say, having now changed my car, and have now got a completely integrated system within my new car. If it charged my iPhone, I can see no reason why it can't charge your iPod, but I never actually did it,,,, and, as I say, I cannot help now, because of changing cars. Sorry. Although, I would just say, I think that when I bought it, I was not sure, and I just bought it to find out. If it hadn't have done what I wanted I'd have sent it back. Sorry.