[sdiy] Banana jacks similar to thonkiconn

john slee indigoid at oldcorollas.org
Wed May 6 12:59:54 CEST 2020

(should have noted that I haven't tried this and probably won't — I'm not
building things with nanas!)


On Wed, 6 May 2020 at 20:58, john slee <indigoid at oldcorollas.org> wrote:

> Google yielded a bunch, like this one:
> https://www.caltestelectronics.com/ctitem/91-jacks-banana-jacks/CT3151V1
> All the options I've seen are significantly taller than a 9mm pot and also
> taller than typical toggle switches. Presumably this is due to nana plugs
> being longer than 3.5mm plugs
> However... here's a hare-brained scheme from someone that absolutely hates
> hand-wiring things, and assuming the worst case where things of varying
> heights need to be intermingled, like a Serge panel:
> They are sufficiently taller than 9mm and 16mm pots that you might be able
> to arrange to have two overlapping PCBs joined by ribbon or similar — one
> for your circuitry and "shallow" controls like pots, and another for nanas?
> You could have milled holes in the "front" board for the nanas to poke
> through from the rear board.
> John
> On Wed, 6 May 2020 at 19:08, pinoaffe <pinoaffe at airmail.cc> wrote:
>> Hi everybody!
>> Do you have recommendations for banana jacks that can be mounted to a
>> pcb and a front panel in a similar fashion to the thonkiconn 3.5mm
>> jacks?
>> Thanks in advance,
>> pinoaffe
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