Wiring 1/4" right-angle phono plug

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  1. shooto

    shooto Supporting Member

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    I'm making some patch cables and I got theseright-angle mono plugs and Ican't figure out how/where to connect the shield wire...anyone know with these?

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    Shield wire to center and outer cable wire solder to the metal plug.
     
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    oh, so you CAN just solder the outer wire to the casing...I thought so but wasn't sure...as you can see, it's not laid out like a regular 1/4" plug-
     
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    Take the point of your pocket knife and scratch the area of the outer part that you will solder to - then heat with solder iron - apply some solder - leave that for a moment and twist the braided shield wire together - heat it with the solder iron - now apply some solder to the shield - do the same to the inner core wire - it's called 'tinning" and then you can reheat the glob you left on the outer spot and touch the wire to it a it will stick much easier than if you had not pre-tinned the 2 surfaces.

    Now - please tell me where you found those old style right angle plugs - I can't seem to find any and would really like to buy some.
     
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    OOPs - one more thing.
    When you are done soldering.
    put a big blob of hot glue all over the whole thing and screw the cap on while it's hot - fill the whole area up. This will help keep the plug from starting to wiggle as it gets older.
     
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