I have been longing online for quite a well for the pinout of an RCA socket, but I can't seem to find the exact pinout. It only has two pins, a center one, and one right in front of the center pin. Looks like this, one website said that one of the pins is ground, which left me sort of confused. What is the exact pinout of the this component?


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Figure 1. The near pin is obviously connected to the outer ring of the socket. This forms a shield for the signal pin going through the centre to the pin at the rear of the socket. Figure 2. The plug showing the signal pin (centre) and the shield / ground (outer).

Connect ground to the shield pin (the near one in the photo).

  • \$\begingroup\$ So the center pin is a female connection part? \$\endgroup\$
    – Sigma6RPU
    Commented Aug 18, 2016 at 21:59
  • \$\begingroup\$ Yes, although the shell of the plug (Figure 2) covers the shell of the socket (Figure 1) so the plug goes into the socket which fits into the plug! \$\endgroup\$
    – Transistor
    Commented Aug 18, 2016 at 22:14

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