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Wiring up headset jacks

Post by TonyRoddam » Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:37 pm

Can anyone point me to some clear (and idiot proof) instructions on how to wire up microphone/headset jacks that go a little bit further than just a circuit diagram?
Also, recommendations for decent books on aircraft electrics would be gratefully accepted.
Many thanks,

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Re: Wiring up headset jacks

Post by Gerry Holland » Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:31 pm

Try this link in YOuTube.
It will give you a choice of videos to help.

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_ ... +Mic%2FTel

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Re: Wiring up headset jacks

Post by tnowak » Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:30 am

First tip is you will need a large tipped soldering iron if you plan on soldering wires onto regular US style phone and mic jacks.

The LAA run aircraft wiring courses which may help you. Not sure when the next one is scheduled.

Anything specific you are planning on doing?

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Re: Wiring up headset jacks

Post by BobD » Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:50 am


This publication is exceptionally good, and the author Bob Nuckolls regularly contributes to the Matronics Forum on Aeroelectrics, another great site that will provide answers to most of your questions.

Bob Dawson

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