TS Connector

Posted on March 5, 2016 by KVMGalore   |  0 comments

TS connector plugTS connector is a two-contact version of an audio connector (or phone connector), where T stands for "tip", and S stands for "sleeve".

A TS connector is cylindrical in shape, and is typically used in audio applications to carry mono sound.

This type connector was invented for use in telephone switchboards in the 19th century and is still widely used. Specific models are termed mini jack, headphone jack and microphone jack, or are referred to by size, i.e. 3.5 mm or 6.35 mm.

In its original configuration, the outside diameter of the "sleeve" conductor was ¼ inch (exactly 6.35 mm). The "mini" connector has a diameter of 3.5 mm (approx. ⅛ inch) and the "sub-mini" connector has a diameter of 2.5 mm (approx. 3⁄32 inch).

See: TRS connector; TRRS connector