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Offline Ross Brown

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Hi Guys,
Not sure whether this has been put up before.  Below is a source to purchase these male and female plugs on line from a company called Element 14.

The male plug as fitted to the waterproof headphones :-
http://au.element14.com/amphenol-tuchel/12-08bmma-sl8001/m12-i-style-sensor-connector/dp/2254170?Ntt=12-08BMMA-SL8001

And the female plug as fitted to the body of the CTX:-
http://au.element14.com/amphenol-tuchel/12-08bffa-sl8001/m12-i-style-sensor-connector/dp/2254169

Note that the male plug above does not come with the waterproofing external 0 ring. You will have to source the 0 ring which appears to be 12mm outside diameter, 10mm inside diameter and the wall thickness 1mm. These 0 rings should be available at any automotive bearing supplier.

The female plug appears to have the internal 0 ring (green in colour) fitted. If this plug was used as a replacement on the CTX body make sure the internal 0 ring is fitted to insure waterproofing. Although I wouldn't think the the user would replace the plug on the CTX body as they would have no way of pressure testing the control box for water-tightness after reassembling.

Make sure that you are happy that the plug makes a waterproof seal when connected to the detector. I take no responsibility should it not.

I have purchased a female so I can make a short cable with the female plug on one end and a 6mm stereo plug on the other so I can connect my Underwater Grey Ghosts to the Minelab WM10 wireless receiver. I will only need to carry the one set of headphones (Grey Ghosts) for either application. I have checked with the Grey Ghost manufacturers and they say other CTX users have also made the same connecting cable for the WM10.

Hope this helps.
Ross
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    Re: CTX 3030 Waterproof Headphone plugs....where to buy in Oz
    « Reply #1 on: October 25, 2013, 08:48 »
    Ross
    I want to use such a lead on my GG Amphibians that have been modded to suit a CTX  for the same reason as you have done , wanna make another set ?

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    Re: CTX 3030 Waterproof Headphone plugs....where to buy in Oz
    « Reply #2 on: October 28, 2013, 07:38 »
    Marty,
     I'm electronically challenged and looking for someone to build mine. It doesn't look all that challenging but I'm concerned at getting the wiring wrong and I don't want to chance blowing anything in the headphones or WM10
    Ross
    • Detector(s) owned/used: Currently own :-ML GPX 4000, CTX 3030, Fisher F75 LTD, ML Excalibur11, Garrett Infinium LS, Garrett Pro Pinpointer, Minelab Pro-Find 25, Whites Eagle Spectrum..an old one but a good one
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