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Insight - How Bantam Connector Works

Table of Contents:

  1. Insight - How Bantam Connector Works
  2. Wire Terminals & Insulating Region
  3. Structure of Jack

Written By: 

Abhimanyu Mathur



Image01: Bantam Connector

Bantam Connectors are a sub type of phone-connectors, used thus in professional audio applications. From microphones to guitars, these connectors serve as high quality links to connect audio devices.


They have a tip-sleeve (TS) structure and allow a permanent connection to wires by means of soldering. Often made from an alloy structure, these connectors might also come with a plastic covering which acts as a protector.


What makes a bantam connector deliver audio signals to the mixers? How are the wires soldered inside them? Let’s find out in this Insight about easy plugging-in and pull-out connectors.

Image02: Parts of the Connector

Connector Parts: An alloy casted Bantam Connector is seen in Image 02. From the first look itself, three parts of standard bantam connector can be understood as:

1. Contact Region

2. A Holding Grip

3. Spring Region

The contact region is the one that interfaces with the port on the device, the holding grip facilitating easy insertion and removal of the connector. Through the terminals of spring region, the wire extends out and a spring facilitates the wire to move flexibly without getting damaged or putting strain on the link.