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Offline Felicitus

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Monsieur Adaptateur: 2 Channel Multi-Purpose Adapter
« on: March 26, 2018, 06:26:00 pm »

I'm happy to announce that the Kickstarter for Monsieur Adaptateur is now live.

I made a batch of 100pcs a few years ago, however, I'm really short on money so I decided to do a kickstarter campaign. Here's the original description:

I have finally finished my MonsieurAdaptateur Project, which lets you adapt between different plug formats. I was sick of having alligator clips all over my project, and they became loose all the time. So I designed a box which can adapt between the following formats:

- DC Jack 2.1mm (like on your Arduino)
- 2mm Jacks (for Multimeter probes)
- 4mm Jacks (for your regular banana jacks)
- BNC Connector
- 3.5mm Terminal Block (for up to 1.5mm² wires)
- Scope probe connector
- Standard 6 pin 0.1" female header
- Standard 6 pin 0.1" male header
- 4.75 and 6.3mm blade connectors (FastOn)
- Maximum Voltage: 12V DC (see the FAQ on the product page for additional information)
- Maximum Current: Depending on connector, see board silkscreen

Tindie Shop
GitHub repository including schematics and board
Product Homepage including Assembly Instructions
GitHub Issue Tracker  (yes, there are already plans for a second revision ;))

All the best
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Offline IanMacdonald

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Re: Monsieur Adaptateur: 2 Channel Multi-Purpose Adapter
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2018, 03:52:44 pm »
One that really gets me is the number of different sizes of DC power jack, some of which look identical but are not. For example you get 2.1mm and 2.5mm types, and although one fits the other it does not give a reliable connection.

Anyway, good luck with this product, excellent idea.

When I worked in the audio trade I had a wall hook with a whole array of flyleads. It was  a question of figuring out which combination of leads would get you from one type of connector to another. If it turned out that none would.. then basically that led to another one being added to the collection.

Offline Zbig

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Re: Monsieur Adaptateur: 2 Channel Multi-Purpose Adapter
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2018, 04:17:57 pm »
I have two pieces from the original batch (didn't realize that's 2% of the units ever produced :)). Very useful, highly recommended.
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