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Cliff 3.5mm Jack Sockets

Cliff Jack Socket

The connectors in a modular synthesizer are a critical component. The ones that CESYG uses are supplied direct from Cliff are these high-quality 3.5mm mono switched jack sockets (Cliff part number FCR1281). Used by numerous Eurorack manufacturers, including Doepfer and Synthesis Technology (MOTM), and suitable for the 3.5mm jack board. They are available from Rapid Electronics and JPR Electronics in the UK, and various distributors world-wide.

Note: the manufacturer-recommended torque for the panel nut is 1Nm.

16mm Pot Bracket

Pot Bracket

It is not recommended to rely only on the pot pins to hold the PCB to the panel. They are fragile, and when transporting your modular system mechanical vibration can cause solder joints to fail and pins to break. These brackets provide the required mechanical support, leaving the pot pins to carry electrical signals and not mechanical forces.

Pot brackets are used by Oakley, Doepfer and many other professional Eurorack manufacturers to build robust modules. The original OMEG pot brackets are suitable for 16mm commercial-style pots (OMEG, Alpha, Alps, etc).

Thanks to a very helpful customer here are 3D CAD models of the Omeg pot bracket in IGS and STP formats. While we cannot vouch for the accuracy of these models we do know they were produced from official Omeg 2D drawings.

You can buy these brackets for your own projects from SoundTronics (Pot Brackets).