rean 1/4" trs plug

The New Gear: Maintenance, Repair, and Modification Forum.
----Hosted by Al Benoit

rean 1/4" trs plug

Postby Scott DeVarenne » Mon Aug 29, 2016 1:37 pm

What is the deal with this little piece of green/grey stuff covering the sleeve post? Non-conductive? Do I solder under it? Is it there to help isolate from the tip or sleeve? Never saw this before and haven't been able to find any info. Help.
User avatar
Scott DeVarenne
mr distant
Posts: 557
Joined: Fri Feb 24, 2006 11:03 am
Location: SJ/NB/CA

Re: rean 1/4" trs plug

Postby Malcolm Boyce » Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:18 pm

Physical isolation between the shield and the other two conductors. Solder to the sleeve "under" it.
"Once again, it is NEVER the gear that makes a good record.
It just fills Forum pages..." --compasspnt
User avatar
Malcolm Boyce
Your Humble Host
Posts: 3680
Joined: Wed Feb 22, 2006 12:07 am
Location: Saint John, NB

Re: rean 1/4" trs plug

Postby Alain Benoit » Mon Sep 19, 2016 4:04 pm

I cut the ring tab flush with the tip tab then cut the insulator just ahead of those.

Probably soldered 2000 of these in the last 20 years.

Had only 1 fail.


"No one has time to do it right, but we all seem to have time to do it twice."
User avatar
Alain Benoit
Self Biased Resistor
Posts: 1321
Joined: Mon Jul 03, 2006 11:21 am
Location: Canada

Return to Fluid Wireworks

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest