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Warm fuzzies

2003-07-14 18:27:28.214506+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Don't know yet if it's going to be helpful, but I need to give "Sal" over at TTI, "the world's leading distributor of Interconnect, Passive, and Electromechanical components", some warm fuzzies for helping me track down some possible local distributors of a part I'm looking for.

Speaking of which. If anyone out there knows how to get a reliable line on getting a "PC socket" in moderate quantities, preferably with drawings for the part, I'd be interested in help. It's the socket that's on a camera body into which you plug your flash or strobe cable, accepts a plug that's 4mm in diameter with a center pin. And searching anyone's engine for "pc socket" is bloody worthless, because I get every "14 pc socket set" and everything related to "sockets on pc boards".

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#Comment made: 2003-07-15 04:35:42.61831+00 by: ebradway

Some links that may help (just googling...):

#Comment made: 2003-07-15 06:04:19.012992+00 by: Dan Lyke

Oooh. Thanks for the ISO spec for the shoe, maybe I can track down the spec for the socket from that. Will have to try in the morning when I'm more awake.

I'm way over the "dissect something to make it work" stage, part of the reason for going with these connectors is that although we've been using some other connectors and cutting apart cables and resoldering them, we're having trouble being consistent with that process and with what cables we cut apart. I want something where the polarity of the sleeve and the core never change, or we never expect to find shielded cable and open it up to see a black and white pair, or any of that stuff.

#Comment made: 2003-07-15 17:01:53.260153+00 by: Dan Lyke

Just for completeness and interconnected linking, found 'em.