3.5-mm solderless stereo mini jack

September 21, 2007 -- BTX Technologies has added the CA-MX35 stereo audio connector to its MaxBlox line of connectors.

September 21, 2007 -- BTX Technologies has added the CA-MX35 stereo audio connector to its MaxBlox line of connectors. According to the company, requiring a standard, half-inch D-style punch, the connector eliminates the need for soldering and fits into panels up to one-quarter inch thick.

For use in computer audio, A/V, home theater, broadcast, and data system applications, the CA-MX35 is a 3.5-mm stereo mini female-to-terminal block connector with nut/washer-to-rear mount in a plate or panel. Clearly labeled terminal blocks on the back of the new connector take the place of solder tabs, allowing installers to terminate it with a screwdriver.

The connector fits in a standard half-inch D-style punch, eliminating the need for custom-made plates or panels to house it.

"BTX is always looking to create solutions that make the life of the installer a little easier," says Mark Chernoff, director of marketing for BTX. "Currently, solder-style stereo mini connectors are what installers have to work with. And because a 3.5-mm connector is so small, this soldering has always been a very tedious task. By eliminating the need for soldering, the CA-MX35 can be attached and detached more quickly, which saves time and money. Because the connector fits in a half-inch D-style punch, it provides even more savings."

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