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Is it safe for me to connect two different size male phono jacks together? Answered

I know this sounds like a stupid question but it involves the risk of losing 2 expensive pieces of equipment. By Connecting the 3 wires from one jack to the corresponding wires on the other jack, am i putting my camera to risk in any way?

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yokozunaBest Answer (author)2010-12-28

It sounds like maybe you're trying to record audio and/or video from camera to camera... instead of trying to wire the two jack ends together (by removing the RCA ends?) just grab a few barrels from Radio Shack. You're going to spend about $4 for 3 barrels and the quality will be better, your cords intact, and you're not risking wiring it up wrong.

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frollard (author)2010-12-28

Whenever connecting equipment with homemade cables you are risking damage -- between accidentally hooking voltage lines to data lines, or shorting power directly to ground -- you can damage your fun stuff.

What exactly are you hooking up? The only things I can think that use a phone (phono?) jack are remote flash, microphone in, video/line out, and shutter trigger -- three wires makes me think stereo microphone...considering your question keywords.

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AndyGadget (author)2010-12-28

Connecting the jacks is perfectly safe . . . It's what happens when you plug them in to the equipment that's the worry.
What exactly are you plugging them into at each end?

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acidbass (author)2010-12-28

If you are asking us then don't do it because you could interpret our info the wrong way and screw up you cameras so save up a little cash a get the right equiment

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Burf (author)2010-12-28

Are considering making a pigtail? That is, making a cable that has, for example a USB series A plug and a mini USB series B plug. So as long as you wire them correctly, it should not cause any problems. Just don't plug them in simultaneously.

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