A question about powering electronics...

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Trevorus, Mar 22, 2005.

  1. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    Do you guys switch on the negative, or the positive? Also, do you guys us a switching jack, or do you use a stereo jack, and use the 2 ring/sleeve terminals to make the circuit on the sleeve of a mono plug?
  2. Skorzen


    Mar 15, 2002
    Springfield MA
    The way I have always done it, which I believe is the standard method, is to use a stereo plug and switch using the the ring and sleave. I don't know if it would even work with the posative, I'm thinking not, as you would be shorting hot to ground when you inserted the cable. That is unless you used a seperate switch entirly.