microphone connector

Glen Zook gzook at YAHOO.COM
Fri Aug 20 23:39:33 EDT 2004

In the older microphones a plug is always male, unlike
the newer types, especially those that are a fair bit
smaller in diameter than can be either male or female.

Motorola and General Electric plugs have been 5/8 inch
in diameter for decades.  This was the "standard" for
microphones for many years and Vocaline used this

Pin length approximately 3/8 inch, again standard for

The pins are "grouped" 2 then 1.

Doesn't matter if it is keyed or not in this
particular case.  The pins take care of the "keying".
Actually, the difference between Motorola and GE is
the fact that the entire insulator of the plug is
turned about 20 degrees different from the key for
each brand.  However, you can remove the screw that
holds the insulator in place and the same connector
can be used on either Motorola or GE.

Either threaded or friction will work in this case.
The BNC type is much newer and is usually of a much
smaller diamter.

Glen, K9STH

--- doc <kd4e at VERIZON.NET> wrote:

Male or female?

Diameter of connector?

Length of pins (if male)?
Pin configuration?  (e.g. equidistant spacing or not)

Keyed or unkeyed connector?

Threaded or friction or BNC-like connector?

Glen, K9STH

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