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Switchcraft TT253NC Nickel Plate Bantam TT Plug
     
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    Switchcraft TT253NC Nickel Plate Bantam TT Plug

    Manufacturer: Switchcraft

    Item #: TT-253NC   •   MFG #: TT253NC

     

    List Price:$10.46
    Our Price:$8.04
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    3-Conductor bantam plugs designed for use with bantam jacks with a .176 inch inside diameter bushing. Approximately 1/2 the size of standard longframe plugs, yet retains the uniformity, dependability and quality of MIL-type phone plugs.

    Plugs feature a one-piece tip rod, ring and a one-piece sleeve with integral plug body, assembled together into a mold as inserts. Providing complete continuity of thermoplastic insulation between tip rod, ring and sleeve. Internal interlock of all parts prevents shifting and shorting under extreme rugged usage.

    Internal 12-24 threads in end of plug body are intended for threading over outer jacket of a patch cord to provide a superior cable anchor.

     

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    SWITCHCRAFT CORPORATIONSwitchcraft TT253NC Nickel Plate Bantam TT Plug
     
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    3.0

    Not as good as they used to be

    By JCh

    from Philadelphia, PA

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        Comments about SWITCHCRAFT CORPORATION Switchcraft TT253NC Nickel Plate Bantam TT Plug:

        I used Switchcraft TT connectors to make various cables about 10-15 years ago, and while I had some criticisms of the connectors at that time, I ordered these connectors assuming they were manufactured in the same manner/quality. From the photos, they looked the same as the older ones, but they are not at all what I was expecting.

        Better now, the plastic shell is now captive (if/when is comes loose, it'll only slide back on the cable instead of falling off the front the way the old ones did.

        The metalwork doesn't seem to be as sturdy as it used to be either, the nickel plating is dull and the metal seems thin and somewhat delicate.

        And while I don't like the crimp-on strain relief (of the same style as the Switchcraft 1/4" 297-style connectors), it is nevertheless easier to use and probably more secure than the older screw-in method.

        But since they've done away with the admittedly small, fiddly, easily lost eyelets and screws of the older version, this version is requires a much more delicate touch to solder the wires to the terminals without melting the plastic of the connector, or the insulation of the wire, or creating solder bridges. It took me 3 tries to get the first one done to my satisfaction. They did get easier once I got the hang of it, but count on butchering the first couple of tries, and order a couple of spares in case you damage the connector beyond usage.

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