Author Topic: Jacks and Stomp on same side of PCB in 1590A - can it be done?  (Read 238 times)

mark2

Jacks and Stomp on same side of PCB in 1590A - can it be done?
« on: November 25, 2020, 12:37:17 AM »
I'm trying to design a PCB that can be assembled with jacks and a 3PDT and dropped into a 1590A, and am stuck on finding jacks that would work.

Because I'll have trimmers on the top of the board, I need the 3PDT seated all the way down against the face of the enclosure, so the jacks need to be shorter than its body (i.e. < ~15mm)

Neutrik NMJ4HCD2 almost fit the bill, especially because of the ferrule that allows you to stick the board into the enclosure without tilting it back and forth to feed the jacks one at a time. Unfortunately they're too tall unless you

The Neutrik NRJ6HM-1 is oh-so-close in that it's nice and short, but unfortunately it's a bit too long so would be impossible to mount into regular side holes, and would instead need a "U" shape cut out all the way to the edge.

Any other options I'm overlooking, besides the obvious one to use NMJ4HCD2 and put the 3PDT on a separate board?

mark2

Re: Jacks and Stomp on same side of PCB in 1590A - can it be done?
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2020, 01:14:42 AM »
Maybe with Cliff S4 jacks.

iainpunk

Re: Jacks and Stomp on same side of PCB in 1590A - can it be done?
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2020, 01:55:50 PM »
have you looked at the NRJ4HM-1, it looks to me that its a tad smaller, than the NRJ6HM-1

OFF TOPIC (RANT): now that i really think about it, cant you just have a hole where a 3 conductor cable leaves the enclosure through the top and on the end are 2 female jack connectors, this gives you the flexibility of the small enclosure, but without the hassle of bulky internal connectors. also, the biggest problem i have with 1590A is that the width of 2 L shaped jacks is more than the room you save on the board, if i want compact, ill top-mount the jacks. (not that i want to discredit the skill and precision involved in building something in a 1590A)

cheers, Iain
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mark2

Re: Jacks and Stomp on same side of PCB in 1590A - can it be done?
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2020, 02:00:38 PM »
Looks like the NRJ4HM-1 is discontinued though there are potentially a couple places with some in stock. I"ll look closer later, thanks.

By the way, I think i'm just going to find a way to make the taller, more common NMJ4HCD2 (or the tayda knockoffs) work. It won't be ideal but I think I can get it done.

I think you're on to something with the external jacks! Especially if you use thin profile ones so they're not much wider than a patch cable anyway.  Or maybe make a male cable version if you're always going to have it in the middle of a pedal board.  1590LB here I come!