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Re: Eclair ACL Need help! Jaeger connectors

There is a way, but tricky to disassemble the Jaeger connector.

Once you have "sprung" the locking ring that enables you to unscrew the
strain relief on the connectors, you are a little closer.

Then, with a very small set of needle nose pliers, you can grip the front
half of each individual pin (NOT the side that's soldered) -- slowly wiggle
this back and forth (being careful not to bend the pin) and you can push it
THROUGH the flexible rubber that holds the four pins, inside the connector.
You must do this one pin at a time, and you must do it very carefully, or
you will bend the pin.  I bent several learning how to do this, but I've
gotten better at it now.

Then you can solder the new wire on, one pin at a time, and force each
individual pin through the flexible rubber inside the connector.  There is a
metal lip on each pin that holds it at the proper depth in the connector.
You must strip only a very small amount of the outer rubber of the new wire,
or the wires will be exposed after you reassemble the connector.

i was hoping somebody knew a better way, but since no one has responded,
this is how I've done it so far.

Good luck


From: cinesota@yahoo.com
Reply-To: EclairACL@topica.com
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2001 02:49:09 +0000
To: EclairACL@topica.com
Subject: RE: Eclair ACL Need help! Jaeger connectors

Hi Mark,
I haven't tried soldering anything yet. I want to get the grey rubber
cup out first. If I try to solder while it's still in the housing I'm
worried I will just make a mess and melt the rubber.  I thought about
getting a soldering wick to remove the old stuff but I'm pretty ham
fisted when it comes to solder work and it looks too tight in there.
There must be a way to disassemble these damn things. Very frustrating.

I just built a cable with Neutrik connectors and it takes like 5
minutes. Best designed xlr connectors I've ever seen.


Mark wrote:
Have you tried a soldering pencil? (last time I tried it, though, I gave
up and made use of the wires already there).

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