Part Number Formula

How Do We Come Up With Our Part Numbers?



Our part numbers are generally formulated by segments:  Connector-Connector-Length

Each type of connector also has its own special type of notation, for example: 3XM, 3XF, 4XF, 4HMP, 26RMP, etc.

Male & Female usually refer to "Pin Gender"
Plug & Jack usually refer to "Connector Housing Gender"

Groups are Listed in order of precedence:

  • Connector Group: X
    • Neutrik NC Series Standard XLR connectors. 
    • Notation for Standard Male to Female XLR Extension Cables:  NumPins XLR Modifiers     (i.e. 3XLRSQ25)
    • Notation:  NumPins X PinGender Modifiers     (i.e. 3XM)
      • Number of Pins
        • Numeric number of pins (i.e. 3, 4, 5, 6, 12 etc.)
      • Pin Gender
        • M (Male Pins/Plug)
        • F (Female Pins/Jack)
      • Modifiers
        • E (Economy denoting Connectors with Silver Housings and Nickel Plated Contacts)
        • RT (Right Angle)
        • P (Panel/Chassis Mount)
        • See Cables section for additional cable modifiers
    • Examples
      • 3XM = 3pin XLR Male Plug, Color: Black with Gold Contacts
      • 3XF = 3pin XLR Female Jack, Color: Black with Gold Contacts
      • 4XM = 4pin XLR Male Plug, Color: Black with Gold Contacts
      • 4XF = 4pin XLR Female Jack, Color: Black with Gold Contacts

       

  • Connector Group: B
    • BNC Connectors. 
    • Notation for Standard Plug to Plug BNC Extension Cables:  BNC Modifiers     (i.e. BNC6)
    • Notation: B PinGender Modifiers     (i.e. BP)
      • Pin Gender
        • P (Plug/Male Pins)
        • J (Jack/Female Pins)
      • Modifiers
        • RT (Right Angle)
        • P (Panel/Chassis Mount)
        • See Cables section for additional cable modifiers
    • Examples
      • BP = BNC Plug
      • BJ = BNC Jack

       

  • Connector Group: R
    • RCA Connectors (also called "Phono Connectors").
      • Notation for Standard Plug to Plug RCA Extension Cables:  RCA Modifiers     (i.e. RCA6)
      • Notation: R PinGender Modifiers     (i.e. RP)
        • Pin Gender
          • P (Plug/Male Pins)
          • J (Jack/Female Pins)
        • Modifiers
          • RT (Right Angle)
          • P (Panel/Chassis Mount)
          • See Cables section for additional modifiers
      • Examples
        • RP = RCA Plug
        • RJ = RCA Jack
    • RM Series Hirose Connectors. 
      • Notation: NumPins R PinGender HousingGender Modifiers
        • Number of Pins
          • Numeric number of pins (i.e. 3, 4, 5, 6, 12 etc.)
        • Pin Gender
          • M (Male Pins)
          • F (Female Pins)
        • Connector Housing Gender
          • P (Plug)
          • J (Jack)
        • Modifiers
          • P (Panel/Chassis Mount)
          • See Cables section for additional cable modifiers
      • Examples
        • 12RMP = 12pin RM Series Male Plug (Male Pins & Plug Style Housing)
        • 12RFP = 12pin RM Series Female Plug (Female Pins & Plug Style Housing)
        • 12RMJ = 12pin RM Series Male Jack (Male Pins & Jack Style Housing)
        • 12RFJ = 12pin RM Series Female Jack (Female Pins & Jack Style Housing)

         

  • Connector Group: H
    • HR Series Hirose Connectors. 
    • Notation: NumPins H PinGender HousingGender Modifiers
      • Number of Pins
        • Numeric number of pins (i.e. 3, 4, 5, 6, 12 etc.)
      • Pin Gender
        • M (Male Pins)
        • F (Female Pins)
      • Connector Housing Gender
        • P (Plug)
        • J (Jack)
      • Modifiers
        • P (Panel/Chassis Mount)
        • See Cables section for additional cable modifiers
    • Examples
      • 4HMP = 4pin HR Series Male Plug (Male Pins & Plug Style Housing)
      • 4HFP = 4pin HR Series Female Plug (Female Pins & Plug Style Housing)
      • 4HMJ = 4pin HR Series Male Jack (Male Pins & Jack Style Housing)
      • 4HFJ = 4pin HR Series Female Jack (Female Pins & Jack Style Housing)

       

  • Connector Group: TA
    • TA Series Switchcraft Connectors (also called "Mini XLR Connectors"). 
    • Notation: TA NumPins PinGender Modifiers
      • Number of Pins
        • Numeric number of pins (i.e. 3, 4, 5, 6, 12 etc.)
      • Pin Gender
        • M (Male Pins)
        • F (Female Pins)
      • Modifiers
        • P (Panel/Chassis Mount)
        • See Cables section for additional cable modifiers
    • Examples
      • TA5M = 5pin TA Series Male Plug (Male Pins)
      • TA5F = 5pin TA Series Female Plug (Female Pins)

       

  • Connector Group: 3.5
    • 3.5mm (1/8") Series Connectors (also called "Mini Connectors" or "Mini Phone Connectors"). 
    • Notation for Standard Plug to Plug 3.5mm (1/8") Extension Cables:  3.5 Conditions PinGender Modifiers     (i.e. 3.5SP6)
    • Notation: 3.5 Conditions PinGender Modifiers    (i.e. 3XF-3.5SPRT-6)
      • Conditions
        • M (Mono 2 conductors / 1 black line on pin)
        • S (Stereo 3 condutors / 2 black lines on pin)
      • Pin Gender
        • P (Plug/Male Pin)
        • J (Jack/Female Pin)
      • Modifiers
        • RT (Right Angle)
        • P (Panel/Chassis Mount)
        • See Cables section for additional cable modifiers
    • Examples
      • 3.5MP = 3.5mm (1/8") Mono Plug
      • 3.5SP = 3.5mm (1/8") Stereo Plug
      • 3.5MJ = 3.5mm (1/8") Mono Jack
      • 3.5SJ = 3.5mm (1/8") Stereo Jack

       

  • Connector Group: 6.3
    • 6.3mm (1/4") Series Connectors (also called "Phone Connectors"). 
    • Notation for Standard Plug to Plug 6.3mm (1/4") Extension Cables:  6.3 Conditions PinGender Modifiers     (i.e. 6.3SP6)
    • Notation: 6.3 Conditions PinGender Modifiers     (i.e. 3XF-6.3SP-E6)
      • Conditions
        • M (Mono 2 conductors / 1 black line on pin)
        • S (Stereo 3 condutors / 2 black lines on pin)
      • Pin Gender
        • P (Plug/Male Pin)
        • J (Jack/Female Pin)
      • Modifiers
        • RT (Right Angle)
        • P (Panel/Chassis Mount)
        • See Cables section for additional cable modifiers
    • Examples
      • 3.5MP = 6.3mm (1/4") Mono Plug
      • 6.3SP = 6.3mm (1/4") Stereo Plug
      • 6.3MJ = 6.3mm (1/4") Mono Jack
      • 6.3SJ = 6.3mm (1/4") Stereo Jack

       

  • Connector Group: PTAP
    • PowerTap Series Anton Bauer Connectors 
    • Notation: PTAP PinGender      (i.e. PTAP-ZPLL-8")
      • Pin Gender
        • Nothing (Male Pins/Plug)
        • F (Female Pins/Jack)
    • Examples
      • PTAP = PowerTap Male Plug
      • PTAPF  = PowerTap Female Jack

       

  • Connector Group: Z
    • Coaxial Power Connectors 
    • Notation: Z PinGender Modifiers     (i.e. 4XFRT-ZJ-1)
      • Pin Gender
        • P (Plug/Male Pin)
        • J (Jack/Female Pin)
      • Modifiers
        • Inside Diameter (I.D.)
          • nothing (denotes I.D. is 2.1mm)
          • x.x (denotes I.D. is x.x in mm, i.e. ZP2.5)
        • P (Panel Mounted)
        • Center Polarity
          • nothing (denotes center[-])
          • + (denotes center[+])
        • See Cables section for additional cable modifiers
    • Examples
      • ZP = 2.1mm I.D. x 5.5mm Coaxial Power Plug, wired Center[-]
      • ZP+ = 2.1mm I.D. x 5.5mm Coaxial Power Plug, wired Center[+]
      • ZJ = 2.1mm I.D. x 5.5mm  Coaxial Power Jack, wired Center[-]
      • ZP2.5 = 2.5mm I.D. x 5.5mm Coaxial Power Plug, wired Center[-]
      • ZP2.5+ = 2.5mm I.D. x 5.5mm Coaxial Power Plug, wired Center[+]

       

  • Cable:
    • Cable Notation:  ConnectorSpecs CableGrade CableLength
    • General Cable Grade Specifications
      • For grades with multiple listings, the cable is chosen based on the minimum acceptable diameter of the connectors to be used.
      • Audio
        • E (Standard Grade)
          • Cable#2552 Mfg:Mogami (2 conductor audio cable with a spiral wrap shield, O.D. 5mm/.197")
        • Nothing (Standard Plus Grade)
          • Cable#2552 Mfg:Mogami (2 conductor audio cable with a spiral wrap shield, O.D. 5mm/.197")
          • Cable#1804A Mfg:Belden (Ultra-Mini 4 conductor audio cable with a braided shield, O.D. 2.92mm/.115")
        • SQ (Star Quad, Pro-Grade, 4 conductor audio cable with a braided shield)
          • Cable#L4E6S Mfg:Canare (Standard Star Quad, O.D. 6.0mm/.236")
          • Cable#L4E5C Mfg:Canare (Mini Star Quad, O.D. 4.8mm/.189")
          • Cable#1804A Mfg:Belden (Ultra-Mini 4 Star Quad, O.D. 2.92mm/.115")
        • D (AES/EBU Digital Audio Pro-Grade)
          • Cable#DA206 Mfg:Canare (20AWG O.D. 7.3mm/.287")
        • DM (AES/EBU Digital Audio Standard Plus Grade)
          • Cable#DA202 Mfg:Canare (25AWG O.D. 5.0mm/.197")
      • Video
        • Nothing
          • Cable#8241F Mfg:Belden (RG59 Stranded, Braided Shield,  O.D. 6.15mm/.242")
        • C (Canare Cable with Canare Connectors)
          • Cable#LV61S Mfg:Canare (RG59 Stranded, Braided Shield, O.D. 6.1mm /.240")
        • CDS (Canare Double Braided Shield Cable with Canare Connectors)
          • Cable#LV77S Mfg:Canare (8281F Stranded, Double Braided Shield, O.D. 7.7mm/.303")
        • S (S-Video Size)
          • Half of Cable#WV2947 Mfg:Mogami (O.D. 3mm/.197")
        • R (Single RGB Size)
          • Cable#VSM618 Mfg:Gepco (O.D. 3.91mm/.154")
        • M (Ultra-Mini Size)
          • Cable#WV2381 Mfg:Mogami (O.D. 1.6mm/.063")
      • Power
        • 4pin XLR to 4 pin XLR
          • Cable#19509 Mfg:Belden   (18AWG Round Jacket, O.D. 8.0mm/.315")
        • Others
          • 18AWG Zip Style
          • 24AWG Zip Style
    • Cable Length
      • Length of Cable in whole feet (or for cables less than 4 feet, inches can be denoted with the " symbol, i.e. 3XLR18")