This section will soon have its own page, however it will remain here for now. The following designs outline how to make a very cheap and effective plug for a typical ARC-5 transmitter unit with standard 7-pin socket. Gone are the days of soldering directly into the socket, or bending wires to friction fit!
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Here is how we built the plug:
1. Buy a small sheet of 1/16" thick Bass Wood or Bakelite.
2. Cut out ARC-1-2 and ARC-1-3 to the specified dimensions.
3. Use hole pattern ARC-1-1 to drill holes in both ARC-1-2 and ARC-1-3 in location as shown.
4. Take notice that if using Bass Wood, it is recommended to place the grain on ARC-1-2 and ARC-1-3 perpendicular to each other as to improve structural stability. Bakelite does not have grain, so this can be ignored.
5. Use miniature banana plugs as specified on ARC-1-4 to connect ARC-1-2 and ARC-1-3 as shown by ARC-1-4.
6. Tighten nuts on rear of banana plugs to firmly clamp ARC-1-2 and ARC-1-3 together.
7. Solder to banana plug lugs on rear side, and the plug is ready for use.
THIS DOES NOT PROTECT YOU FROM ELECTRICAL SHOCK, AND THESE DESIGNS ARE NOT REVEIWED FOR SAFETY. DO NOT USE THESE DESIGNS UNLESS YOU ARE A PROFESSIONAL. USE CAUTION AND COMMON SENSE WHENEVER WORKING WITH ELECTRICAL OR POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS DEVICES. ALWAYS OBEY FCC RULES.