6 Conductor Audio
Cables and Connectors
Compact connectors and soft TPE, perfect
for audio applications
Tensility relaunches its 6 Conductor Audio Cable Assemblies and Connectors with a mating 6 conductor PCB mounted jack. The 6 conductor plug design allows for 3 additional conductors in the same space taken up by typical 3 conductor connector. Similarly, the small footprint of the 6 conductor PCB jack allows design engineers to save precious space on the interface side of a board compared to other 6 conductor connector alternatives. The cable assemblies now feature a soft TPE wire jacket, which provides a more flexible and softer tactile experience for the user.
6C Audio Cable Assemblies and Connectors are available in plug to plug and plug to stripped and tinned versions. Custom variations and inquiries are welcome. The new 6 conductor, PCB mounted audio jack will mate with both versions of the cable. The jack is gold plated with black insulators and oriented at 90 degrees. It is rated at 30 V and 0.3 A, with up to 5000 mating cycles.
What is a 6C audio plug?
A 6C audio connector is a connector that has 6 unique
contacts with a similar form factor to a traditional 4C audio connector. This
connector is unique because it allows for a high concentration of contacts in a
compact connector that can be inserted in any orientation and rotated during
use. The intended use for this connector is signal transfer or similar
applications that can be found with 3C and 4C audio connectors.
Why is gold plating for audio connectors better?
Connector plating contributes to the contact resistance of a connector. Gold has a natural low resistance and under normal conditions will not rust or degrade. Rust and surface defects can greatly increase contact resistance. Contact resistance can have a direct impact on the quality of signal transfer between a cable and the end device.