Audio Jack - 3.5mm (Panel Mount)

This is a standard 3.5mm stereo jack with no frills. Panel mount in a 6mm diameter hole for a nice clean headphone, microphone or serial data connection.

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  • clothbot / about 12 years ago / 3

    What's the maximum recommended material thickness this can bolt into?

  • MatthewR / about 12 years ago / 2

    The worst quality I have ever seen from SFE. It barely fits through a 1/16th inch panel, and the nut doesn't thread properly (you can over-tighten it to the point that it slips, with just your bare fingers). I am extremely disappointed, and strongly recommend against buying this.

  • Improvised Dynamics / about 10 years ago / 1

    TS note: Measured threaded boss length is 3.16mm.

  • Danforth Hokenstein III / about 11 years ago / 1

    Yeah, these are not great components. As below, the screws don't thread cleanly making for a sloppy fit. That said, they're ridiculously cheap, so I'm not sure I should have expected better.

  • Member #403011 / about 11 years ago / 1

    I would not recommend deeper than 2mm material thickness for these.

  • Member #89490 / about 12 years ago * / 1

    I am removing my critical comment on this part as my problem was probably user error.

  • kewakl / about 12 years ago / 1

    Thanks MatthewR, I was about to get a few -- for picaxe (LordFawful) Guess I'll go with

  • this would word for a Picaxe programming port, right?

Customer Reviews

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Unreliable connection

I used these for an audio project, but one channel routinely loses contact with the jack, and I have to play with it to get both channels back. These could be okay for some applications, but they're too unreliable for me.

Poor quality

I bought two of these. Contacts are bent on both of them and one has rust spots. I'm glad they were really inexpensive. I have already tossed them in the trash.