Banana Plugs on Blacet?

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freakwincy
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Banana Plugs on Blacet?

Post by freakwincy » Fri Apr 11, 2008 2:21 pm

Im currently building all the Blacet modules and am thinking about installing banana plugs instead of the 1/8 jacks. Any recommendations? Is there only 1 post on a banana plug? Any How to or DIY pics of this process?

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Muff Wiggler
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Post by Muff Wiggler » Fri Apr 11, 2008 2:29 pm

if you look here:

viewtopic.php?p=3273#3273

You'll see that one of our members, BananaPlug, does just this.

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Now, I can't answer the other question as an expert, as I only have a few Banana jacks in my system (on the oldschool Wiard 19" controller there's some converters)... but my understanding is that there is indeed only one lug. Possibly two but....

Banana jacks don't allow for normalled connections, so that's one slight issue when converting Blacets (some like BananaPlug solve this by mounting switches or extra jacks....certainly not an impossible problem), and that's one less lug on the jack.

And, I guess that typically they don't allow for ground either, so there goes the other lug - leaving you with, as you guessed, just one lug.

now, I say "typically", because I've seen it. My aforementioned Wiard controller has two converter sections. Each section has two rows of Banana->RCA->1/4"->1/8" jacks. ONE of the two sections includes a banana ground plug.

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Post by Liquidcolor » Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:57 pm

That Joystick controller ground jack is a common ground to all sections of the controller. Patch with impunity !

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Post by Muff Wiggler » Fri Apr 11, 2008 8:02 pm

:oops: sweet! i didn't really take a close enough look before i mounted it, and I didn't feel like un-mounting it.... don't use any banana equipment at all, but that's still nice to know, thanks 8)

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