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Title: Connector Identification
Post by: KG4LMZ on July 28, 2013, 09:47:45 AM
I've got a couple of two-way headsets to be used with H/Ts.  The headsets use a connector that I've never seen to attach the audio/PTT cable, and I hope someone out there can help me identify it.  It's similar to a five pin DIN or mini-DIN, but smaller. Round; about 0.375" diameter; deeper than DIN or mini-DIN, compared to diameter; five really fine gauge wire pins in (sort of) two rows; keyed ratchet-ball retention.

The following link should be viewable by anyone.  It shows the side of the connector embedded in the headset. It's sort of "female/male" like DIN connectors.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=519940501404710&set=a.121227427942688.18168.100001662949948&type=1&theater


Title: RE: Connector Identification
Post by: K5LXP on July 28, 2013, 11:59:15 AM
Kinda looks like the Hirose circular connectors HT's used for a while.  Probably easier to lop them off and terminate with the phone jacks you need than trying to come up with a mate.


Mark K5LXP
Albuquerque, NM


Title: RE: Connector Identification
Post by: KG4LMZ on July 28, 2013, 12:20:42 PM
After some more digging on the internet, they appear to be TA5 Mini XLR audio connectors, and run about ten bucks a pop.  Can't cut them off, they're embedded in the headset, so replacing means modifying the earcup housing on the headsets.


Title: RE: Connector Identification
Post by: W2RWJ on July 28, 2013, 03:25:21 PM
http://www.redco.com/Redco-TA6FB.html  Might be the mating connector



Title: RE: Connector Identification
Post by: KG4LMZ on August 04, 2013, 08:30:20 AM
Close, W2RJW, but that's a six-conductor TA6.  The TA5M and TA5F are this application.


Title: RE: Connector Identification
Post by: W2RWJ on August 04, 2013, 08:39:12 AM
Did you want me to send you a 5 pin mini to try it? 

Martin