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mini-XLR right angle or stubbies?
« on: December 01, 2009, 09:59:25 PM »
do these exist?  I doubt it but since i seem to be in need of this I thought I would throw it out there.  Thanks in advance.
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Re: mini-XLR right angle or stubbies?
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2009, 09:05:30 AM »
Do you mean the Switchcraft TA series of connectors?  If so, there are no right angle  versions.  The standard TA(*)F connector is 5 cm long (the female connector is most commonly used).  It's easy to cut off the rubber boot to make a 3.5 cm long connector that remains largely intact.  Cutting the boot further could yield a 2.5 cm connector without any strain relief which would need some kind of epoxy-like fill.  2.5 cm is about as short as you could go.

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Re: mini-XLR right angle or stubbies?
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2009, 12:31:10 AM »
O yes
connector RATPAC
www.lectrosonics.com

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Re: mini-XLR right angle or stubbies?
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2009, 08:14:26 AM »

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Re: mini-XLR right angle or stubbies?
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2009, 05:02:09 PM »
Thats cool that those are made, but 35.00+ a piece seems a bit outlandish

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Re: mini-XLR right angle or stubbies?
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2010, 08:52:36 AM »
fuck yea it does.
I"ve made a few RA stubby TA3 connectors, they have held up thus far.
pretty much make them w/the same "recipie" that I use for standard XLRs.  Epoxy in the right place, a good fat piece of shrink-tube.  You ban bend the metal sled that would crimp the wires in place to form a "right angle"..., and still fit the housing over the pin assembly.
then a THICK piece of shrink wrap over that (and epoxy to hold everything inside the metal housing) and it holds up nice.  Pretty?  no.  Functional, Yes.

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Re: mini-XLR right angle or stubbies?
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2010, 09:36:48 AM »
fuck yea it does.
I"ve made a few RA stubby TA3 connectors, they have held up thus far.
pretty much make them w/the same "recipie" that I use for standard XLRs.  Epoxy in the right place, a good fat piece of shrink-tube.  You ban bend the metal sled that would crimp the wires in place to form a "right angle"..., and still fit the housing over the pin assembly.
then a THICK piece of shrink wrap over that (and epoxy to hold everything inside the metal housing) and it holds up nice.  Pretty?  no.  Functional, Yes.

I have made one by request but didn't like it very much, i did some playing around with the bodies and sort of notched it out like on my regular stubbies, the guy i made it for liked it but i just wasn't sure if it would hold up under wear and tear, he was using it for stealth

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Re: mini-XLR right angle or stubbies?
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2010, 01:01:41 PM »
well i guess they do make them... but i agree $35 a pop is fucking crazy.  i guess i will just keep my eyes open.  the straight cables work fine i just can't close my bag when they are plugged in so that is an annoyance to me.
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Re: mini-XLR right angle or stubbies?
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2010, 02:05:44 PM »
looks like you can just buy the connectors RatPac for $35 for two connectors. seems a bit expensive

connector manual
http://www.lectrosonics.com/catalogs/UniversalCatalogPages/RatPacMan.pdf

a place that sells them
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/604130-REG/Lectrosonics_RATPAC_Right_Angled_TA3_and.html

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« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2010, 04:46:55 PM »
..., and still fit the housing over the pin assembly.
then a THICK piece of shrink wrap over that (and epoxy to hold everything inside the metal housing) and it holds up nice.  Pretty?  no.  Functional, Yes.

The $35 connector is about butt ugly anyway,  I'd take your custom one over that

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Re: mini-XLR right angle or stubbies?
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2010, 07:40:37 AM »
the straight ones run about $8-12 per piece, depending on where you get them.
so the RA customs wont be anywhere near that price.

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Re: mini-XLR right angle or stubbies?
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2012, 10:25:12 AM »
how about these?
http://www.filmtontechnik.de/service.html
 or a homemade version using sugru: http://sugru.com/

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Re: mini-XLR right angle or stubbies?
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2012, 02:40:57 PM »
OK, wow, the first site looks like someone took notes from TS cable makers.  Except for the single direction where cable exits, of course they may offer options I can't read German.  The second that epoxy looks SLICK!

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Re: mini-XLR right angle or stubbies?
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2012, 04:09:28 PM »
Wow and Wow. Who knew?
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Re: mini-XLR right angle or stubbies?
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2012, 05:59:46 PM »
I'm going to make some of these tonight. Will report back on how it works out.

 

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