EAI TR-10 Patch Plugs

Pete Turnbull pete at dunnington.plus.com
Sat Dec 19 18:05:37 CST 2015

On 19/12/2015 20:41, Dave Wade wrote:
> I can easily obtain 4mm plugs and sockets, and solder a resistor
> between them, but when I try and mount them on a short rigid tube all
> my efforts fail. The plug and socket need to be twisted in opposite
> directions and any soldered joint just fails.
> Any usggestions?

Are you trying to screw them into a tube?  Could you instead push them 
in and then fill the tube with epoxy or potting compound through a hole 
in the side?

Could you make the tube in two short lengths, with a left-hand thread 
between them; screw the plug into one part and then screw the socket 
into the other while also screwing the two parts of the tube together?

Could you use a split (lengthways) tube, solder the resistor to the plug 
and socket, and fit the tube on with epoxy?

Or if it doesn't need to be absolutely rigid, mould some Sugru round the 
parts instead of using the tube?


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