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Old 4th September 2012, 06:38 AM   #1
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Default prototyping audio jack?

Does anyone know where to buy an audio jack specifically designed to be used with breadboards? As in they have that standard pin spacing? I've searched digikey and stuff and I could only find jacks with tabs, not pins. I don't want to have to destroy an audio cable just to prototype. Thanks.
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Old 4th September 2012, 07:08 AM   #2
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yeah, find a cheap scrapped satelite TV receiver

I reckon you mean a RCA phono plug ? or do you mean small 3.5mm jack plug ?
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Old 4th September 2012, 05:41 PM   #3
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Or a dead CD or Cassette player.

If you are talking RCA jacks, find jacks on a small piece of pc board, and add some solid wires to it. PLug the wires into your breadboard, rather than looking for jack to plug directly into it. A couple wires plugged into the thing get in the way a whole lot less than a jack assembly.
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Old 4th September 2012, 08:47 PM   #4
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yeah, find a cheap scrapped satelite TV receiver

I reckon you mean a RCA phono plug ? or do you mean small 3.5mm jack plug ?
I want the 3.5mm plug. I don't want surface-mount components, only through hole parts that can be plugged directly into a breadboard or a perfboard. And I don't want to take anything apart.
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Old 4th September 2012, 09:11 PM   #5
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I want the 3.5mm plug.
at least we got that clear

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I don't want surface-mount components, only through hole parts that can be plugged directly into a breadboard or a perfboard.
maybe you cant find it because you use wrong search terms

surface mount ? I guess you mean panel mount ?

through hole parts ? I guess that would be plug with solder pins, solder lugs, plug for print, or ... ?
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Old 4th September 2012, 09:27 PM   #6
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at least we got that clear



maybe you cant find it because you use wrong search terms

surface mount ? I guess you mean panel mount ?

through hole parts ? I guess that would be plug with solder pins, solder lugs, plug for print, or ... ?
I don't know if solder pins or lugs can be plugged into a breadboard. I just want a 3.5mm jack that just plugs into a breadboard, without any modifications, like a DIP package.
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Old 6th September 2012, 08:08 AM   #7
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I just want a 3.5mm jack that just plugs into a breadboard, without any modifications, like a DIP package.
I suppose it fits the 'through hole part standard'
but you can just solder small solid core wire bits onto it, that fits into your breadboad holes
or mount on a small print with pins that fit
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Old 6th September 2012, 08:14 AM   #8
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he, or even better(simple), use a female jack adapter, and mount the wires that fit the breadboard

wouldnt it be better for breadboard work anyway ?
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