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Sometimes your cables are too short so you want to join the two cables to make a longer cable, you need a splicer or coupler.  Sometimes you want to split the cable  ( for example to feed 2 amplifiers the same signals ) then you need a splitter.  RCA connectors are commonly used for both audio and video signals ( see picture ), so here we will make couplers and splitters for RCA cables.

Step 1: Tools and Materials

  • Salvaged RCA jacks ( old amplifiers, video players etc )
  • Bits of wire
  • Electrical tape
  • Hot glue
  • Soldering iron
  • Misc. hand tools
  • Hot glue gun
  • Ohm meter or continuity tester ( useful not absolutely required )

 

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