[TenTec] Speaker cable connector

Dr. Gerald N. Johnson geraldj at weather.net
Sun Mar 6 10:01:07 PST 2011

Head phone jacks and plugs can be had with metal shells or plastic 
shells. I prefer the metal, because they don't break as often. Why the 
concern about exposing the grounds? The outside of the phone jack is 
grounded to the case isn't it? You have uninsulated hot wires behind the 

The mini molex works, but its also commonly used for power. Speakers 
don't survive well when connected to 12 volts.

Beyond those there are thousands of possibilities in the Mouser, 
Digi-Key, and MCM catalogs to speak of only a few connector sources in 
the world.

73, Jerry, K0CQ

On 3/6/2011 11:32 AM, Barry N1EU wrote:
> Thanks Jerry - that might work but I think there would be exposed
> ground at the joining surfaces extending to the sides.  I'm hoping
> someone knows of a totally insulated solution and perhaps lighter
> weight connector bodies - something like a mini Molex perhaps.
> 73, Barry N1EU

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