Author Topic: Panel mount male phone plug?  (Read 257 times)

D_Ex_Patria

Panel mount male phone plug?
« on: June 24, 2022, 10:03:51 AM »
I'm finding myself building a small box that would need to attach directly to the guitars output jack, like the old LPB-1 boosters. Where would one find a male phone jack that mounts to an enclosure?

All I get on digikey and mouser are ones designed to attach to cable. I'm sure someone still makes them, but I can't think of the magic words that would bring it up on a Google search or a parts filter.


anotherjim

Re: Panel mount male phone plug?
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2022, 10:15:36 AM »
I would use a normal cable mount plug and find a nut to secure it or slice off the threaded portion of the cover. Choose a good brand like Neutrik because the cheap ones can't cope with the sideways forces it will encounter and the tip contact becomes intermittent.
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GibsonGM

Re: Panel mount male phone plug?
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2022, 12:51:55 PM »
I was about to make a Screaming Bird joke, but I see D_Ex already invoked LPB-1  :) 
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Kevin Mitchell

Re: Panel mount male phone plug?
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2022, 01:19:25 PM »
Like anotherjim said, just remove the cover from a good quality jack and use a nut with the appropriate threading and hope the threading is long enough to pass the thickness of the enclosure - you may have to shop around to find one, the datasheets often don't provide those details.

Alternatively you could just use a male-male plug and use a regular female jack.
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antonis

Re: Panel mount male phone plug?
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2022, 02:29:16 PM »
In case of your box is lightweight (plastic?) you can use 2 componet epoxy to secure male plug inside the box..
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stallik

Re: Panel mount male phone plug?
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2022, 05:43:05 PM »
I needed the same thing a while back. Ended up going DIY
Here’s the thread https://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=125996.0
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D_Ex_Patria

Re: Panel mount male phone plug?
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2022, 07:19:52 PM »
Thanks for the responses, all! The thread Stallik linked covers all these and a few oddball options, and see which is the most appropriate.