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Adapting an Aviation Headset to a PC Sound Card

Intro

I have three aviation headsets for my use as well as the use of my passengers. Inspired by Alan D. Bryant's article (reference below) I now use one of the headsets for the simulator (for on-line flying with VATSIM etc)

Results

Inside view: everything built inside a small box 

Top view: Left the connectors to the PC and the 9V DC power supply connector; right the headset connectors a on/off switch and a on/off indicator LED

 

Front view: headset connectors (jackplugs and busses), on/off switch and indicator led

Back side view: the 3,5mm jackplug connectors to the PC and the 9V DC power supply connector;

Information

I found an article on how to Adapt an Aviation Headset to a PC Sound Card. See link below

 http://www.flightsim.com/cgi/kds?$=main/howto/adapter.htm 

 

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Copyright 1999 Alan D. Bryant, All Rights Reserved

The PCB for the Adapter (a switch and LED is added to the schematic above

Parts

I bought the (difficult to get) Switchcraft S12B 1/4" stereo jack w/ .210" bushing at Aircraftspruce

Info about connectors (jack plugs) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_plug 

1. Sleeve:usually ground (on my system blank wire)
2. Ring: Right-hand channel for stereo signals, negative phase for balanced mono signals, power supply for power-requiring mono signal sources 
3. Tip: Left-hand channel for stereo signals, positive phase for balanced mono signals, signal line for unbalanced mono signals 
4. Insulating rings

Other parts at Conrad.

ref: http://www.switchcraft.com/ 

Picture of the jack busses bought at www.aircraftspruce.com/ 

 

 

 

 

 

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