Plugs and Jacks Amphenol T Series Switch Plug Connector

Plugs and Jacks Amphenol T Series Switch Plug Connector

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The Amphenol T series SwitchPlug uses a unique 360-degree precision sliding helical spring contact design to quietly and accurately switch the signal circuit safely to the ground during instrument changes under load, thereby avoiding annoying thumps, pops, and squeals.

The sliding ring contact self-cleans every time the plug is connected preventing an excessive build-up of oxidization and contamination. Activation is directly off the jack’s full front face assuring a positive reference point every time, and as it works instantaneously on the main circuits there is no need for the use of magnets or other elaborate switching mechanisms.


  • Stylized shell design with Ergonomic grip.
  • Straight or Right Angle
  • Robust diecast shell in Satin Nickel or Black finish
  • Keyed shell
  • Optional heavy-duty metal backshell/boot
  • Great solderability
  • Increased solder area on ground contact
  • “Jaws” Cable Clamp
  • Precision machined contacts
  • Quick and easy assembly


Straight Right Angle Jumbo
GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS Number of Contacts 3 Pole Tip Ring Sleeve (Stereo)
Termination Solder
Max. Wire Gauge – Stranded Wire 3 Pole (Stereo): AWG 18˜1mm
Flammability rating of insulating plastics UL94V-0
Solderability complies with IEC 68-2-20
Environmental Complies with EU RoHS 2 Directive 2011/65/EU
ELECTRICAL CHARACTERISTICS Current Carrying Capacity 10A (Depends on Mating Connector and Cable)
Typical Contact Resistance Depends on Mating Connector
Insulation Resistance (initial) >2GΩ
After Damp Heat Test ≥1GΩ
Dielectric Withstand Voltage 2 Pole : 1.5 kV dc3 Pole : 1 kV dc
Operating Temperature -25°C to +75°C (-13°F to + 167°F)
MECHANICAL CHARACTERISTICS Insertion and Withdrawal Force ≥10N – ≤30N
Weight1 Thermoplastic Backshell 28g (0.061lb)
Metal Backshell 35g (0.077lb)
Typical Cable Retention Force 22kg to 44kg (50lb to 100lb) – Dependent on cable material and diameter.
Cable O.D. Standard Jaw (T-Series) 3mm to 6mm (0.118” to 0.236”) 3mm to 5.5mm (0.118” to 0.216”) N/A
Large Jaw (T-Series) 6mm to 7mm (0.236” to 0.275”) 5.5mm to 6.5mm (0.216” to 0.255”) N/A
Standard Clamp (Q-Series) 3.5mm to 7mm (0.137” to 0.275”) N/A N/A
Jumbo NA NA 7.5mm to 10.5mm (0.295” to 0.413”)
Mechanical Operations Diecast Zinc Alloy EZDA No.3
MATERIALS Connector Shell Material Satin Nickel or Black Polyester
Shell Finish UL94 V-0 PBT Resin or Modified PPE Resin – Black
Insulators UL94 V-0 PBT Resin or Modified PPE Resin – Black or Metal CuZn39Pb3
Boot / Backshell UL94 V-0 PBT Resin or Modified PPE Resin – Black or Metal CuZn39Pb3
Cable Clamp Santoprene
Cable Bushing Brass /Ni or Au over 2µm Ni
Contacts / Plating Brass /Ni or Au over 2μm Ni

About Amphenol

Amphenol Australia’s head office is based in Melbourne, Victoria, and is the Sales, Marketing, and Engineering center of excellence for an extensive range of professional connector and cabling products.
Amphenol’s global presence allows us to take full advantage of our numerous corporate resources and product portfolio to provide you with a vast offering and choice. Our extensive range is designed to meet the specific needs of the entertainment markets to make the selection of your interconnect partner an easy choice.
The company has been producing products for the pro-audio industry for over fifty years. Since the development of our XLR AC Series connectors, Amphenol has continued to provide our customers with exacting quality in an increasingly competitive environment.
Continuous improvement through ISO9001, a focus on environmental awareness, and the development of next-generation industry-leading products are our philosophies. As the entertainment industry moves into the future emerging technologies from other industries have become more prevalent and more challenging. Amphenol Australia’s global presence combined with its close technical relationships with other Amphenol sister divisions, each a specialist and leader in their own interconnect field, places it well to support innovation and meet this challenge head-on.
The ability of Amphenol to provide a full range of design services required to support the customer’s applications design and modeling, applications engineering, fabrication, value-added assembly, and testing, coupled with the largest interconnect offering on the market means that Amphenol can support all of
your system-level needs.

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