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Old Sep 23, 2005, 11:25 AM   #11
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No, it's three wire, right ,left and ground.
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Old Sep 23, 2005, 12:37 PM   #12
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No, it's three wire, right ,left and ground.
so it makes 4 "useable conductors"
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Old Sep 25, 2005, 4:18 AM   #13
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Perhaps telephone wire would be a good choice. It has 4 conductors, and is easy to obtain in coiled form. Then you would have a shutter release that is perhaps 5 feet coiled and 20 feet extended, making it more convenient to use.

1/8" audio connectors are a good simple solution, but have two potential problems: 1. They are held in place by a small amount of friction and would become detached rather easily. 2. When connecting or disconnecting, a single surface on the plug may contact 2 conductors inside the jack, causing a errenous release of the shutter. If it were me, I'd look into a locking connector, or at least one that holds tighter and connects without shorting pins. XLR is perfect but a bit too bulky for this application, RJ11 plugs would wear out after repeated use, so I can't think of much better at the moment.

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Old Sep 25, 2005, 12:09 PM   #14
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Vlad the Impaler wrote:
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1. They are held in place by a small amount of friction and would become detached rather easily.
:idea:I see here an advantage as well, it prevent you from a potential catastrophe if you accidentally get caught into the wires.
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