Help Making Tattoo Lab Power Supply Jumper / Converter + pic
It's so you can plug in a tattoo machine and foot pedal into a lab power supply.
theoretically I get how it's working. The foot pedal is what interrupts the circut. when you press the pedal down, it makes contact and completes the circuit. So, the machine needs to be routed through the pedal before getting power from the power supply (versus plugging the machine directly into the PS itself. Cause then you'd have to turn the PS on and off to get the machine to work or turn off).
So, I'm assuming that's why there is a cord going from the "machine" 1/4 terminal to the "foot pedal" 1/4 term, right? Then the pos and neg banana plugs go into the power supply.
specifically, my question is this: do I have to solder to make this? or can I just twist wires together? and can I buy everything I need from radio shack, right? I'm pretty confident I can do it either way, just need a diagram or something on how to wire everything.
I'm also asking my brother who was an electrician before getting injured on the job- he's on disability now but may be able to help, too. =)
It's gotta be easy to make, right?!?! so help me do eeettt!!! =0)
thanks for any and all help!
ps- I attached a pic of the power supply I have so you can see it as well.
and for the record, my tattoo machine is RCA not clipcoard, but goes to a 1/4 male mono all the same. As well as my pedal. k, thanks. ;0)