Talk:Jack (connector)

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I don't get this. A socket is defined as (among other things) a jack, and a jack as a socket. I'm not a native English speaker, but I thought socket was a female connector, and jack (aka plug) a male one. This fits the last paragraph in Jack about Jill. Is the point that originally, jack was the female socket, but then plugs fitting into it were called jack plugs, and then sometimes plug was dropped, so that it became just jack? Or are sockets not necessarily female? Or is it just incorrect that jack are sockets and sockets are jacks? Or have I misunderstood the whole thing?--Niels Ø 09:32, 6 November 2006 (UTC)

I don't think Wikipedia should be recommending usage ('socket' over 'jack'), just reporting that ambiguity exists. ---Ransom (--71.4.51.150 17:33, 9 April 2007 (UTC))

"the term jack commonly refers to a surface-mounted connector" - the term "jack" was in use long before surface mount technology: the mounting method just isn't relevant here. 78.86.203.235 (talk) 15:20, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

Bad Dimension!![edit]

A Headphone jack has not 6.5 mm but 6.3 mm !!!! Please correct it! Cosy —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 85.1.18.249 (talk) 00:20, 19 January 2007 (UTC).

Suggest merge[edit]

Suggest merging this definition to Electrical connector to give it context; the concepts of "plug" and "jack" aren't independantly notable for their own articles, and these two articles are basically definitions only. --Wtshymanski (talk) 19:09, 23 January 2012 (UTC)

Support Isheden (talk) 16:27, 24 January 2012 (UTC)