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Really quick question-mono audio socket

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Sceadwian

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Three leads generally means the socket has a left right and ground conductor? If he's only getting sound out of one earbud all he has to do is connect the left and right leads together.
 
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forumlicker007

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One of the bottom leg works as an internal switch for disconnecting speakers when earphone is plugged in.
 

Sceadwian

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Woops, that's what I get for not looking at the supplied part description =\ I'm just full of stupid posts latley.

He could modify the headsets phono jack though. Solder bridge the L/R lines on the male side and both ears will get the mono signal. Just don't use too much solder.
 

Nigel Goodwin

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Woops, that's what I get for not looking at the supplied part description =\ I'm just full of stupid posts latley.
I followed his link and checked, it's just a mono switched socket.

He could modify the headsets phono jack though. Solder bridge the L/R lines on the male side and both ears will get the mono signal. Just don't use too much solder.
Almost certainly a moulded plug, easier to get the correct socket.
 

Sceadwian

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Stereo headset jacks have their three connectors right there on the shaft of the plug, easy to slap a dab of solder on. Why buy a new plug when you just need a mono headset =) Easier to modify the headset than replace the jack.
 

spitso

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connecting L and R together would work i suppose, but not always same headphones would be used.....so i suppose ill just have to buy a stereo plug DOOOH should have just done that in the first place.

thanks
 

audioguru

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connecting L and R together would work i suppose, but not always same headphones would be used.....so i suppose ill just have to buy a stereo plug DOOOH should have just done that in the first place.
No.
You need a stereo jack (socket), not a plug.
 
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