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Re: Plastic caps for jack/xlr/phono sockets to keep out dust

Postby shufflebeat » Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:47 pm

BillB wrote:...and these things are really just beer money.

There's a reason why it's called that, you know.
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Re: Plastic caps for jack/xlr/phono sockets to keep out dust

Postby BillB » Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:38 pm

shufflebeat wrote:There's a reason why it's called that, you know.

:D Good point, well made.

And that next bit of gear you have your eye on, will cost how many pints? I don't want to do the calcs on mine...
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Re: Plastic caps for jack/xlr/phono sockets to keep out dust

Postby BillB » Tue Jun 02, 2015 3:40 pm

Hi folks, thought I would dig this one up again, as I have found what seems to be a relatively new supplier:
eBay item number 191510118240 - UK based.

I have ordered/received jack plugs and XLR caps - both seem fine. I ordered 100 jack caps for £20, so that's 20p each.
They are soft rubber with some grip. They feel like a loose fit, but inserting both jack and XLR into my Mackie 1202, turning it upside down and shaking it, none shifted or dropped out. Minor down-side, they are embossed with the capitals 'JC' (needlessly messianic, some might say), so with the soft rubber, I expect they will trap some dust around the lettering, and it won't wipe off easily with a cloth. But at least it isn't getting into your equipment's innards, which is the point!

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Re: Plastic caps for jack/xlr/phono sockets to keep out dust

Postby Martin Walker » Tue Jun 02, 2015 4:38 pm

Well spotted Bill!

Like you I'd prefer to not have the embossed 'JC' - (it apparently stands for JackCap rather than any deity) but even so they are good value for money and eminently suitable for the job. 8-)

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Re: Plastic caps for jack/xlr/phono sockets to keep out dust

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Tue Jun 02, 2015 5:07 pm

I suspect you could shave the letters off with a sharp craft knife if they really bother you that much! It's only silicon rubber, after all...

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Re: Plastic caps for jack/xlr/phono sockets to keep out dust

Postby BillB » Tue Jun 02, 2015 6:12 pm

Quite right, Hugh. I was just trying to provide a balanced mini-review in the proper SOS tradition. :smirk:
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Re: Plastic caps for jack/xlr/phono sockets to keep out dust

Postby ronmac » Tue Jun 02, 2015 6:12 pm

Hugh Robjohns wrote:I suspect you could shave the letters off with a sharp craft knife if they really bother you that much! It's only silicon rubber, after all...

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Re: Plastic caps for jack/xlr/phono sockets to keep out dust

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Tue Jun 02, 2015 6:15 pm

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Re: Plastic caps for jack/xlr/phono sockets to keep out dust

Postby Martin Walker » Wed Jun 03, 2015 10:17 am

ronmac wrote:
Hugh Robjohns wrote:I suspect you could shave the letters off with a sharp craft knife if they really bother you that much! It's only silicon rubber, after all...

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Please don't start plugging religion here ronmac :beamup:

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Re: Plastic caps for jack/xlr/phono sockets to keep out dust

Postby Folderol » Wed Jun 03, 2015 4:02 pm

Martin Walker wrote:
ronmac wrote:
Hugh Robjohns wrote:I suspect you could shave the letters off with a sharp craft knife if they really bother you that much! It's only silicon rubber, after all...

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Surely to reappear in three days, or so... ;)

Please don't start plugging religion here ronmac :beamup:

That caps it all!


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Re: Plastic caps for jack/xlr/phono sockets to keep out dust

Postby Mike Stranks » Wed Jun 03, 2015 5:51 pm

OK now we're clearly wandering off-thread...

My Wharfedale Titans (passive model) came with aforementioned little caps in the jack sockets. (Speakers have parallel speakons and jacks: two of each per speaker.)

The only reason I could see for this was was to keep integrity of the sealed unit and not have air venting through the jack sockets. When I experimented and had the speakers cranked-up reasonably loud (OK; very loud!) I could definitely detect little puffs of air on the bass notes...

... or were the plugs in the jack-sockets there for another reason? I suppose if the speakers were in an install and angled down then dust ingress after a while could be an issue.

But I was intrigued at this level of detail in what is in reality a fairly modestly-priced live-sound speaker.
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Re: Plastic caps for jack/xlr/phono sockets to keep out dust

Postby JackCap » Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:01 pm

Hi, my names Brendan Greaves,
I created the JackCaps and I do sell them on eBay,
Thank you for Mentioning them in this thread, that’s very kind of you,
I’ve now also created a new snug fitting Cap that I call the Gig Ready JackCap it’s a similar cheap price and it is available in 7 Fantastic colours, Black, White, Red, Green, Yellow, Purple and Orange, there’s also XLR, Midi And 3.5mm caps been added to the range,
Once again, thank you for the lovely words above, I’m glad you were happy, all the best, Brendan.
I hope the link works below, (And that it’s allowed)

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/201372437912
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Re: Plastic caps for jack/xlr/phono sockets to keep out dust

Postby Martin Walker » Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:45 pm

Hi Brendan, and a hearty welcome to the SOS Forums! 8-)

Since posting on this thread way back in 2015 I ordered some of your JACKCAPS some months ago, and was well impressed - they now cover all my jack sockets, plus all my dust-vulnerable XLR ones.

It's also worth pointing out to prospective new users that your JACKCAP GIG READY 6.3mm 1/4in XLR Dust Plug Covers fit beautifully into front panel XLR/TRS Combi sockets (protecting both the 1/4-inch jack hole and the three XLR pin holes), whereas the fully fledged XLR ones are perfect for the standard XLR sockets found on most rear panels.

I'm now far more confident that I'm not going to get long-term problems with dust.

Looking forward to seeing the 3.5mm versions being added to your eBay page, as I still have several vulnerable headphone sockets on view.


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Re: Plastic caps for jack/xlr/phono sockets to keep out dust

Postby JackCap » Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:04 pm

Hi Martin, that’s wonderful, I am glad you are happy with them and thank you for the feedback on the gig ready for the XLR/TRS,
I will hopefully have time to list the 3.5mm caps tomorrow,
Take care and thank you for the warm welcome,
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Re: Plastic caps for jack/xlr/phono sockets to keep out dust

Postby Eddy Deegan » Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:20 pm

Hi Brendan, I echo Martin's welcome to the forum. It's aways nice to see the people behind various products appear here!
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