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Topic # 7971 25-May-2006 13:30
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Hi,

Anyone know where I could get a custom-made AV cable?  I want a 2.5mm Stereo Jack to 3 x RCA AV Cable.  I can't seem to find one anywhere... hard enough trying to find suppliers of the same but with 3.5mm jack.

I have one already which received with product, but want another so that I can have them both connected at the same time.

Cheers,  Stevo




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Reply # 36562 25-May-2006 14:19
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Aren't 3.5mm jacks only stereo capable? what would the 3rd rca plug be used for?



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Reply # 36565 25-May-2006 14:28
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Nope, I have one on my Panasonic DV Camera and my Sony Laptop both for AV output:  3.5mm jack to 3 x RCA... the 3rd RCA is the video.




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Reply # 36567 25-May-2006 14:49
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Would something like this be ok?




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Reply # 36568 25-May-2006 14:55
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Perfect... except that I need a 2.5mm jack & not 3.5mm jack. 

Cheers, Steve




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Reply # 36576 25-May-2006 15:44
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cokemaster: Would something like this be ok?


OMG, $50 for around $8 worth of components!


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Reply # 36578 25-May-2006 15:50
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You could make one of those - spare parts, cheap parts DSE and Jaycar (Browse Products -> Plugs and Sockets -> ? [2.5mm only has stereo connections that would not be suitable for Video+Stereo Audio] )

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Reply # 36583 25-May-2006 16:05
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stevonz: Perfect... except that I need a 2.5mm jack & not 3.5mm jack. 

Cheers, Steve


Could you use a 2.5mm to 3.5mm adapter like this?

There is a cheaper version of the 3.5mm to RCA one as well.

I agree, $50 for a adapter is a bit excessive.




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Reply # 36603 25-May-2006 19:22
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If the adaptor has 3 stripes I could but only has 2.

Stripes on jack:
1 = mono
2 = stereo
3 = stereo + video

Thanks for your help.




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Reply # 36605 25-May-2006 19:31
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stevonz: If the adaptor has 3 stripes I could but only has 2.

Stripes on jack:
1 = mono
2 = stereo
3 = stereo + video

Thanks for your help.


Wouldnt that be more like...

A = left (mono)
B = right (stereo)
C = video
D = return

...?

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Reply # 36628 25-May-2006 21:42
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The 3.5mm plugs actually have 3 rings + tip which are Audio L, Audio R, Video + Common Ground.

Normal 3.5mm audio plugs only have 2 rings + tip for Audio L, Audio R and Ground.


There are plenty of places selling iPod Video cables which are the same configuration, you can probably pick one of those up for $25 or so and I believe Surplustronics in Auckland had 2.5mm -> 3.5mm adapters for 4 pin plugs (I am positive I saw them when I was up there late last year). It might pay to give them a ring anyway, if anybody would have the exact cable you want it would be them!










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Reply # 36630 25-May-2006 21:53
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You could also try ringing Panasonic NZ and see if they'll give you a part number so you can get your local Panasonic dealer to order you one?

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Reply # 36639 25-May-2006 22:57
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I can make you up a lead for a nominal cost,

If you can solder, the 2.5mm 4 "band" plugs are avail from jaycar, then a cable and RCA's are all that's needed.

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NOTE>>> the plug above may have flange area that is too large for the plug to insert properly, The plug can be chopped apart , soldered to then heatshrink use to insulate/cover.

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