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Jordan Wolf

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XLR connector to terminal block?
« on: February 14, 2017, 09:56:54 am »

Hey All,

I was going through some notes of mine and re-found the link that had the Rolls XLR-phoenix block type adapter for testing, emergency fixes, etc.

I didn't want to dredge up a zombie thread from *gasp* 8-ish years ago, so I figured I would ask here:

How are the Rolls holding up and how frequently do you use them?

Also, Markertek has these available which look really nice - just pricey! Does anyone have a set, and how have they performed?

I really like being able to just make something work if needed, and these seem nifty to do just that.

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Re: XLR connector to terminal block?
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2017, 03:23:15 pm »

Hey All,

I was going through some notes of mine and re-found the link that had the Rolls XLR-phoenix block type adapter for testing, emergency fixes, etc.

I didn't want to dredge up a zombie thread from *gasp* 8-ish years ago, so I figured I would ask here:

How are the Rolls holding up and how frequently do you use them?

Also, Markertek has these available which look really nice - just pricey! Does anyone have a set, and how have they performed?

I really like being able to just make something work if needed, and these seem nifty to do just that.

I have both and they both seem to hold up well.  I did have a ROLLS mess up as someone over torqued a set-screw, but I had another end that I re-soldered on.   I mainly use these for test set-ups or teaching aids when I need a measurement point, but they've come in handy for an emergency com line over twisted pair, and making a temporary repair when a line got cut in a truss.  I sent a pair up and was able to make a splice without trying to bring the whole rig back in.  no having to have the extra small screwdriver in the truss made the Markertek ones worth the cost.
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Hayden J. Nebus

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Re: XLR connector to terminal block?
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2017, 10:01:11 pm »

Hey All,

I was going through some notes of mine and re-found the link that had the Rolls XLR-phoenix block type adapter for testing, emergency fixes, etc.

I didn't want to dredge up a zombie thread from *gasp* 8-ish years ago, so I figured I would ask here:

How are the Rolls holding up and how frequently do you use them?

Also, Markertek has these available which look really nice - just pricey! Does anyone have a set, and how have they performed?

I really like being able to just make something work if needed, and these seem nifty to do just that.

I have 16 of the Rolls installed on very remote I/O XLR ouputs that were a drop in replacement in a hurry for some dead BoBs which had phoenix I/O. The've held up great, and I have no plans for aerial soldering to replace them. The PCB has a hole to allow zip tie strain relief, and with some shrink you can make it look tidy.

Obviously at 10 bucks a pop, you'd rather solder up a $2 XLR if at all possible, but I think for retrofits it works well and saves a lot of time, and it sure makes sense to keep a couple in the bag of tricks.     

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