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"invert" a switched jack socket

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by xad001x0w, May 31, 2007.

  1. xad001x0w

    xad001x0w New Member

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    Hi,

    My problem is that I cannot for the life of me find a 3.5mm stereo jack socket that is switched, but when you plug something into it, it creates a connection rather than breaks one. I need one to replace another one you see. Is there any way I can create this kind of switch only using passive circuitry.

    Thanks.

    (alternatively if someone knows where I can get hold of one in the UK that would also be a great help!)
     
  2. Nigel Goodwin

    Nigel Goodwin Super Moderator Most Helpful Member

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    They aren't something you can usually find for sale, the usual answer is to bend the contacts so they make instead of break.
     
  3. mroberts

    mroberts New Member

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    What about coupling the one you can get with a relay to invert the switched contact ?
     

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