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1/8 mono phone jack = AC

Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by kidthorazine, Feb 20, 2013.

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  1. kidthorazine


    Jan 20, 2013
    I have a soldering work station I would like to modify so I can plug my various soldering guns into it (only 1 at a time) Will an 1/8" mono phone jack (solder type) handle a 50 watt ac soldering gun? Along the same vain will RC plugs work for the same thing as well?
  2. CocaCola


    Apr 7, 2012
    Possibly but I would use 1/4" jacks just because they are much more robust in all aspects...

    I personally would use a more secure jack like the screw in ones used on professional solder stations, or even an XLR style jack that locks in place as found in pro audio stuff...
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2013
  3. kidthorazine


    Jan 20, 2013
    I have to use what I have on hand
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