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What is the technical name of microphone connector?

Discussion in 'Microphones, Speakers & Audio Processing' started by EA1DDO, Oct 22, 2019.

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  1. EA1DDO

    EA1DDO Ham Member QRZ Page

    I am looking for normal microphone connector, let´s say 4 or 8 pins as below picture, but I am not sure what is the real technical name for that.


  2. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    4 pin female microphone connector.

    Or CB mic connector. :rolleyes:
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  3. KA2CZU

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  4. WB2WIK

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    Yeah, it's the first one above, not the second one from the Mouser data sheet, which is entirely different.

    You can also look up Amphenol P/N 80-MC4F although Amphenol hasn't made this in years (they can be found surplus). The Farnell-MCM appears to be an exact copy of the original Amphenol design, and for less than $2 it's hard to go wrong.
  5. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Some of them screw together, And some have 1/4 turn and a little screw (That strips out easy) holding them together.

    Not sure which wich is witch. :rolleyes:
  6. W1VT

    W1VT Ham Member QRZ Page

    "Foster" was the Japanese company that used to make them. They are better known as "CB mic" connectors.
  7. EA1DDO

    EA1DDO Ham Member QRZ Page

    I appreciated all the answers.
    As we can see, it is fir sale in most places but does not has an unique technical name. It seems everyone names it as he likes.

    In next place, where I use to buy, I can't find them:

    Thank you very much
  8. W9GB

    W9GB Ham Member QRZ Page

    This Japanese circular “screw-on” connector is often referred to as CBC (CB-radio connector); “Foster” connector (early manufacturer); or Multi-Pin Mobile Connector (MMC) - Philmore; OR the GX16 (16mm) circular connector.,_Foster)

    As reported by Philmore-Datel (LKG Industries of Rockford, IL), the USA importer and distributor for these connectors, the original Japanese mfg. (Foster) ceased production. Taiwan and mainland China are current manufacturers of connector. 54.pdf

    Chinese mainland (and Taiwan) manufacturers refer to this connector as a “Power” or “Avionics” connector, or GX16 (16mm), which they use as a multi-voltage connector (soldering stations, avionics, marine, etc.). Google or eBay search “GX16” , and you will find hundreds of vendors.

    The GX-series are manufactured in a variety of sizes:
    GX12, GX16, GX20, GX25, GX30, GX35, GX40.
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  9. WJ4U

    WJ4U Ham Member QRZ Page

    "Janet" is a perfectly good name.
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  10. EA1DDO

    EA1DDO Ham Member QRZ Page

    GX16 is the one !!

    Thank you

    73, Maximo

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