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Audio Jack Screw Size

Discussion in 'Sound, Music, and Intercom' started by ericnush, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. ericnush

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  2. TheatreImage

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    Neutrik Connectors range from 0.122" to 0.146" hole size... the connector in your picture would have a hole size 0.122"... Hope this helps
     
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    IIRC, those hole were probably drilled and countersunk to accept a number 4 flat head machine screw. Most wood screws have larger threads that may not fit down into the hole right though. I have, in the past, drilled out the hole a little bit to accept a number 6 pan head wood screw. Your best bet though is to take the jack to the hardware store and find something that fits.
     
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    I've used a #4 wood screw for what you're trying to do. That worked fine.
     
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    # 4 wood screw: No. The taper of a wood screw makes them strip too easily. Get #4 tapping screws, which are tapered only on the point.

    If the back is accessible, another option is 4-40 machine screws, with a washer and nut on the back of each.
     
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    Down here we've all been using M3 hardware for years... That won't fix your desire for a self tapper, but should give you a starting point for size...

    Depending on what you are mounting the connector to , it may be that a connector dish is a better option, it's easier to get right than drilling the right size hole for an XLR (22mm) and still being able to get good purchase on the screws...
     
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    ^^ This is a good point. A connector dish or wall plate with a low voltage bracket would be my preferred choice.
     
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