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Is there some kind of cap to cover the headphone jack?
Posted by: Ohio Coinhunter
Date: August 07, 2018 09:36PM
Hi,

I just got a CTX a few weeks ago and I have been using the wireless setup.
Silly question: Is there a cap or plug for the headphone jack by the battery to keep the unit sealed against getting water in from rain or water hunting? If there is I don't have it. If its needed where do I get one?

Thanks

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Re: Is there some kind of cap to cover the headphone jack?
Posted by: Architex
Date: August 07, 2018 09:43PM
Read the manual, it's online. Amazing what you can learn from it.



The real treasure is in the marketing.

XP Deus / CTX 3030 / Equinox 800

Re: Is there some kind of cap to cover the headphone jack?
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: August 08, 2018 05:38AM
Ohio...yes and yes. A “dummy plug” of sorts,and when you have the headphone module completely removed there’s a “dummy plug” that screws into the port it leaves open as a result of the module being absent. It’s super easy to lose the plastic plug that comes with it so you’ll have to see if ML can send you one if you bought the machine used and the plug gone.

Re: Is there some kind of cap to cover the headphone jack?
Posted by: Ohio Coinhunter
Date: August 08, 2018 07:42AM
Thanks. Yes I know about the module plug. I want to leave the module on but keep any water out in case I get caught in the rain. Or if my wireless unit battery runs low I can just plug the headphones in without fiddling around putting it back on. Yes I have the correct wired headphones for it

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Re: Is there some kind of cap to cover the headphone jack?
Posted by: flysar
Date: August 08, 2018 08:39AM
If you're referring to the standard 1/4" headphones jack port on the wireless module I have not seen one.
If there's any chance I'll be in water, regardless of depth, I take the wireless module off and screw on my GG waterproof headphones.

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Re: Is there some kind of cap to cover the headphone jack?
Posted by: C&RHunter
Date: August 08, 2018 10:10AM
I bought an automotive rubber stop. I had to trim the small end just a bit, but it plugs the hole and keeps dirt etc from getting in the port.




Re: Is there some kind of cap to cover the headphone jack?
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: August 08, 2018 12:26PM
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C&RHunter
I bought an automotive rubber stop. I had to trim the small end just a bit, but it plugs the hole and keeps dirt etc from getting in the port.

Good idea,just a small bump stop looks like it works well.

Re: Is there some kind of cap to cover the headphone jack?
Posted by: Ohio Coinhunter
Date: August 08, 2018 06:40PM
Thanks IDX,

That's what I'm looking for.

Looking back I probably should have worded my post differently. I did a quick type and post last night that may have been confusing to some about what I was trying to say.

I was thinking about a dummy plug that used to come years ago in the port on some of the Whites machines when you opened the box to assemble them. Kept dust and dirt out.

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Re: Is there some kind of cap to cover the headphone jack?
Posted by: C&RHunter
Date: August 08, 2018 08:09PM
That may be a stop for a glove box door on a mid ‘60s GM product. I got it when my CTX was new 6 years ago.

Re: Is there some kind of cap to cover the headphone jack?
Posted by: Ohio Coinhunter
Date: August 09, 2018 09:51AM
Thanks for the info C&R! I'm going to check out a few auto places

Re: Is there some kind of cap to cover the headphone jack?
Posted by: trojdor
Date: August 09, 2018 04:04PM
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Ohio Coinhunter
Is there a cap or plug for the headphone jack by the battery to keep the unit sealed against getting water in from rain or water hunting?

Just keep in mind, that even with a rubber plug in the 1/4 jack, that adapter is not waterproof, nor was it ever meant to be.

A plug will help keep out dirt and other foreign objects, but I suspect a very light rain will be the limit...
(Certainly no immersion when water hunting.)

I take mine off, and carry it with me (in a zip-lock baggie) should the wireless die.
It takes all of 10 seconds to remove/replace....
mike



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 08/09/2018 04:09PM by trojdor.

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