Mounting RCA Connectors

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  1. JDR04

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    I'm hoping somebody can give me some advice as to the best way for me to mount the RCA connectors and a potentiometer in my project. (I have attached photographs of it)

    In my opinion the way I have done it does not appear to be very neat or professional at all!!!

    The inside of the enclosure is about 24mm so I'm very limited to the height dimension. I have also attached a datasheet of the enclosure I have used.

    Any suggestions or examples will be appreciated.

    Many Thanks.
     
  2. Lestraveled

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    Form vs function

    - If you were to put sleeves over the wire it would make it look better.

    - Doing a better soldering job would help with the looks also.

    - Make all the bends in the wires the same. The eye like repetition.
     
  3. crutschow

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    A common error for beginning solderers is to use too much solder. You want just enough to freely flow and wet the joint but no more, and without globs.

    Here's an example of one good and two not so good joints.

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  4. Metalmann

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    When I was younger, I bought some guitar cables that looked like the last two.
    Screw that, I started making my own.:D
     
  5. Metalmann

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    The second pic doesn't look too bad.

    I wouldn't have put the toggle switch in between the RCA jacks......;)

    Just a thought, you may consider another, larger, box; where you have room to mount your pot in another location.....
     
  6. MrChips

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    I would be inclined to use stranded insulated wires.
    Otherwise, I don't see much to complain about.
     
  7. JDR04

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    Thanks lestreveled, valid points and will take note. Thanks for the imput.
     
  8. JDR04

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    Thanks crutschow, now that I look at it again, its a mess. Will take on board your points. Thanks a lot...
     
  9. JDR04

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    Thanks metalmann, will note your points and give it some thought.
     
  10. JDR04

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    Thanks Mr.Chips, good idea, saves messing about with heatshrink etc. Thanks for that.

    Can you think of any alternative ideas fo9r the pot or is the way I have done it acceptable?

    Thanks to everyone...
     
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