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Looking for knowledge in the big pool of tech minds.

 

Can anyone help me with what parts I need to replace the socket/plug connector on the end of my scalextric digital controller?

 

I put my big hoof on the cable and yanked it out. There was a fair angle on the plug.

Power is now dependent on which way the cable hangs.

 

Thanks again.

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Hopefully you haven't damaged the controller port too...

 

But here's a replacement plug (assuming Scalextric digital)...

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Pair-of-2-5mm-Mono-Jack-Plug-Black-/181610933056?pt=UK_BOI_Electrical_Components_Supplies_ET&hash=item2a48daeb40

 

There is no special wiring for these, and it's not polarity sensitive. (i.e. either wire can go to either terminal)

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Hey guys, have the same problem with one of my childrens' digital controller pins. I bought one locally but the plastic housing is a touch too bulky to fit into the female port.

 

Is there a replacement pin that you could reccomend as a good fit. The above link regrettably does not take me to a specific item any longer.

 

Help please. The kids are driving me up the wall and I cannot help them.

 

Regards,

 

Jim

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Use a dremel to grind the plastic off the plug till it fits?

Edited by aussieslotter

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Thanks for the suggestion but I was hoping to buy one that was actually smaller and that fitted.

 

Grinding it down will wear the part of the housing where the threads that fasten the male part of the jack screw in :(

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The reason to grind, the plugs that fit aren't that easy to source.

Grinding the outside diameter of the plug has nothing to do with the powerbase housing, threads or anything else.

 

Edited by aussieslotter

The best form of satisfaction is success.

www.scorpiuswireless.com

 

 

 

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These appears to be the plugs that I've used before, and were shipped on the controllers made by Area 3.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/GA36268-MP-101ML-2-5MM-IN-LINE-MONO-PLUG-/131521257680?hash=item1e9f4720d0:g:ZLIAAOSwxCxT6xrX

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These also look promising...

The extended shank may allow the rest of the plug to clear the body of the powerbase...

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Upgraded-2-5mm-Mono-Jack-Plug-Connector-Audio-For-HD700-Oppo-PM-1-2-4Colour-B4-/252689592923?var=&hash=item3ad579325b:m:mz1amZSMfqHFW0hraRPk2QQ

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