Can’t go out to buy the jack to Jack cable?Then why not just hack your way in by taking up one of those ‘Do It Yourself’ sessions to get yourself an alternative option until you get the real thing.
One of the most extensively used methods that have been adopted by many is by utilising the 3.5mm stereo audio jack. One can easily salvage the jack from the portable audio headphones.
Or take the cutoff headphone cords to source the jack that can be jacked into some other device’s application. With a little bit of ‘do this and that’, you will be able to connect the wires directly to the circuit of any device.
The DIY of TRS Audio Jack:
Before we jump into the ‘How-To’ of the method, we must understand the jack-to-jack cable connectors’ structurality. The standard connectors are divided into three parts, namely the tip, ring, and sleeves.
Generally, this kind of audio cable is seen in the headphone’s standard stereo that does not have the microphone. There are normally three ways in which you can wire it properly. These methods are mentioned below.
- There is a Copper wire ground sheath that is wrapped around two insulated wires that emit audio signals.
- There are two separate insulated wires. Each wire then has its signal wire along with a ground wire situated inside it.
- Separate insulated wires are used for the ground, right audio, and left audio situated inside one cable.
Generally, the red wires are considered to be the right audio channel; meanwhile, the blue one is for the left one.
Now let’s discuss the TRS Wiring Diagram
The wires are connected to place the left audio on the connector’s tip, followed by both the right audio and the ground consecutively on the connector.
Depending on the connector, you have to pin it inside the jack’s connector to jack cablehousing. From the tip, rings, and sleeves of the connector, you will see that different insulated wires have come out.
Generally, these wires are connected to particular parts of the connector. One goes straight to the tip of the connector, while the other one goes to the ring; meanwhile, the last one is connected with the ground.
Then there is a strain relief clamp. If you decide to put a mono input, you need to connect the left and the right audio channel wires.
Before establishing a connection, the identification of the wire is essential so that you bind it right; you have to solder them correctly on the right input channels in the circuit or the pin connectors.
If you think that this DIY will be applicable for the TRRS jack-to-jack cable,then you are wrong. Follow these steps to salvage the cable. If you cannot manage to do it, you know what you have to do. Buy them from your trusted shop to save you from going through all this hassle.