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Author Topic: 3.5mm adapter question  (Read 442 times)
N0BOF
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« on: November 10, 2007, 03:47:05 AM »

Good morning
I have a Bencher By 1 that has the large plug on it and I want to use it on my FT 897. The rig takes a 3.5mm and I bought an adapter but it will not go in the key hole. It seems to push out and will not "click" in like other 3.5mm plugs. I tried other 3.5mm plugs from like headset ect. in the hole so I know it is not the rig. Are there different types of 3.5mm plugs?
Thanks
Bob
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KB7GL
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« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2007, 08:32:40 AM »

Probably a dumb question, but is the adapter a tip-ring-sleeve type? Just a thought...
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W3LK
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« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2007, 09:11:19 AM »

a 3.5 mm plug is a 3.5 mm plug as far as size is concerned. The only difference is some are stereo (sleeve, ring and tip ) and some are mono (sleeve and tip).

You need the stereo adapter.

Another option is to simply replace the 1/4" plug with an 1/8" (3.5mm) plug. Should take about 5 minutes worth of work.

73,

Lon - W3LK
Naugatuck, Connecticut
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N0BOF
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« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2007, 10:38:47 AM »

Thanks for the replies guys,
I have the mono and the stereo adapter..probably just put a new 3.5mm on the cord. I just can't understand why it wouldn't work but I wasn't about to force it in. Have a great weekend.
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G6LFT
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« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2007, 02:09:29 PM »

Hi,

Some 3.5 plugs have a larger surround than others, I do not know the socket in question but some sockets are not tolerant of the surrounds on some plugs.  Look very carefully at the position the shroud takes when you plug it in.

In some cases I have taken a knife to the plug and whittled it down a bit.

Graham
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