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NPPA-Series - 96 Bantam (TT) Jacks .......................... 168
Configuration, Grounding, Wiring............................ 169
NPP-TB-Series - 48 B-Gauge Jacks............................. 170
Configuration, Grounding, Wiring............................ 171
1/4" Patch Panel NYS Series .................................... 172
Configuration, Grounding........................................ 173
MA 96 and XPM 96 Bantam Patchbays..................... 174
MAJ 501 Bantam Jack Socket................................... 175
LF 48 B-Gauge Patchbays......................................... 176
LFJ 501 B-Gauge Jack Socket ................................... 177
Technical Data........................................................ 178
Operating Accessories, Labeling software .................. 178
Ordering Information .............................................. 179
s o l u t i o n s Introduction
Patch Panels are central switching gears between
audio equipments. They are used to switch and
route analog and digital audio signals from and to
equipments in recording or broadcast studios, OB
vans, churches, theatres, stadiums, arenas, etc.
Neutrik ® Patch Panels are available in a varety of jack
types, wiring and grounding possibilities.
Common versions accommodating Bantam TT, 1/4“
A-gauge and longframe B-gauge jacks on the front
rows are available.
The mechanical size is designed to fit into 1U 19“
standard racks. All Neutrik patch panels offer various
normalling possibilities between top and bottom
row.
All Neutrik ® Patch Panels are able to handle digital
audio signals acc. AES3, 48kHz sampling rate.
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nanoCON ®, neutriCON ®,
rearTWIST ®, silentPLUG ®,
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opticalCON ®, powerCON ®, Profi ®,
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Audio Normalling
Audio Normalling is usually used with audio patch
panels and is a wiring pattern in which a circuit path
is established from one piece of audio equipment to
another without the use of a patch cord. This pattern
is then considered to be the „normal“ circuit path that
is desired most of the time. If a patch cord is inserted,
the normal circuit path is interrupted and rerouted to a
different circuit path.
Normalled patch panels are most commonly found in
vertical jack pairs: the top jack is designated as the source
and the bottom jack is the destination.
Normalling example: HALF NORMALLED BOTTOM ROW
This is the most common
configuration,
very
often
called HALF NORMALLED. In
this configuration internal
normalling contacts connect
S
R
T
the top jack contact with the
corresponding bottom jack
contact. Inserting a plug in
the bottom jack willS interrupt this internal normalling
T
connection, while inserting
a patch cord into the top jack
R
doesn‘t interrupt the circuit. (Can be used to monitor the
TN
normalling circuit)
S
R
T
RN
Other versions of normalling are Half Normalled Top Row,
Full Normalled, Parallel and Isolated.
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N P P A
Robust front design
Easy assembly
Jack-pair
N P PA - S e r i e s
S e r i e s IDC terminals
-
Push terminals
ELCO connectors
96 Bantam (TT) Jacks
NPPA-TT-PT
• Innovative and compact patching system (just 1U high) for 19“ rack mounting
• Robustly housed in a black coated steel shell
• Features 2 x 48 long life gold plated TT size (bantam) Neutrik NJ3TTA double contact point TRS jacks
• Available in all common normalling configurations (default Half Normalled Bottom)
• Qualified for analog and digital signals according to AES3, 48 kHz sampling frequency
• Remove the front panel for quick changes of the NJ3TTA-** modules for reconfiguration or repair even when "on air"
• Includes two built in cable bars and two wide channel ID strips
• PatchLink Software for printing onto labeling strips is on Neutrik website (available for PC only)
Dimensional Drawing
1
2
3
4
5
6
Half Normalled Bottom
7
8
9
10
11
Half Normalled Top
12
13
14
15
16
Full Normalled
17
18
19
20
25
Parallel
S
R
T
S
R
T
S
R
T
S
R
T
S
R
T
S
R
T
S
R
T
S
TN
S
TN
RN
RN
TN
RN
T
R
TN
RN
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48
Grounding
S
R
T
S
R
T
T
R
27
Isolated
S
R
T
S
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Common Signal Ground
Upper Row
Chassis Ground
Common Signal Ground
Bottom Row
T
R
T
R
Key
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Soldering Pads
to connect
Individual Grounds to Common Ground
Module Arrangement
Top View
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N P P A
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Design Criteria
All NPPA patch panels are fitted with high quality, long life
NJ3TTA gold plated double contact jacks (2x48), featuring best
contact integrity. The unit, robustly housed in a black coated
steel shell, is finished off with a built in cable bar and two large
channel identification strips for perfect management of the
system. The NPPA patch panels are an innovative and compact
patching system (just 1U high) for 19" rack mounting.
Configuration
The standard version of the NPPA Panel is delivered bottom row
half normalled for each jack pair by default. Further patch versions are available with fully loaded jack-pairs as:
• Full Normalled
• Half Normalled
• Isolated
• Parallel
Half Normalled Bottom
For individual normalling single pre-configured jack-pairs
are offered.
NPPA-TT-IDC is equipped with jumper blocks for individual
switching configurations of each jack channel.
Note: Take care when handling digital signals. Do not use
parallel configuration and avoid other parallel paths when
using half normalled configurations. Parallel paths may lead
to mismatching.
Half Normalled Top
Full Normalled
Parallel
Isolated
S
R
T
S
R
T
S
R
T
S
R
T
S
R
T
S
R
T
S
R
T
S
R
T
S
R
T
S
R
T
S
TN
S
TN
RN
RN
S
T
R
Grounding
TN
RN
T
R
TN
RN
S
T
R
T
R
The flexible grounding system provides the following versions:
• Individual: Each channel is individually grounded by its corresponding cable shield (default configuration).
• Group: Selected channel grounds are connected via the ground bus on the PCB using solder bridges and track cuts to form a group that is connected to one common cable shield.
• Central: All channel grounds (individual top and bottom row) are connected via the ground bus on the PCB using solder bridges and wired with only one cable shield.
• Chassis-Common: The same as central grounding but with the addition of the common ground bus (top and / or bottom rows) connected to the patch panel chassis by means of jumpers
W i r i n g Te r m i n a t i o n s
TT patch panels offer different choices of wiring:
• Spring loaded push terminals
• 56 pin Elco/Edac male connectors
• 90 pin Elco/Edac connectors
• 50 pin D-SUB connectors
• 25 pin D-SUB connectors
• IDC-Krone terminals
• Solder lugs
The spring loaded terminal blocks enable fast and easy wiring. No soldering and screwing necessary. Simply insert the
stripped wire after pressing down the white key. Terminals
accommodate stranded wires up to AWG 20 (0.5 mm2) and
solid wires up to AWG 18 (0.75 mm2). Push terminals are
gas tight connections.
For Pin assignment of ELCO / EDAC and D-SUB connectors please see drawings on www.neutrik.com
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N P P - T B
Individual colour
coding
S e r i e s Galvanized metal
housing
NPP-TB-Series -
48 B-Gauge Jacks
NPP-TB-HN
NPP-TB + NPP-LB*
• Features 2 x 24 Neutrik® NJ6TB-V long frame 1/4” TRS jacks according to BPO316/MIL-P-642/2
• Very robust and compact galvanized metal housing
• Compact, cost effective system qualified for both analog and digital signals acc. AES3, 48 kHz sampling frequency
• High quality long life gold plated Neutrik jacks
• Easily programmable for any of 6 configurations with 4 grounding choices
• Rear terminations include solderless terminal blocks or solder lugs
(solder for non-programmable half-normalled versions only).
• Center marking strip is removable; See Neutrik website to download PatchLink labeling software for PCs
• Color coded tabs, dust cover and rear extension strain relief bars are optional accessories
Dimensional Drawing
NPP- S (Accessories)
NPP- S
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N P P - T B
S e r i e s
Design Criteria
The NPP-TB patch panels are equipped with gold plated,
high quality long life NJ6TB-V Jacks for BPO/MIL style
plugs. The panels are easily programmable for six switching
configurations and offer a flexible grounding system.
The NPP-TB patch panels are very robust and compactly
designed for 19" rack mount (19" x 1U) with galvanized
metal housing and a built-in cable bar on the rear for
securing wires. There is a rear extension bar (NPP-S)
available as an option. On the front side there is an
attractive additional lettering area for each channel pair
with a marking strip and individual snap-on colour coding
plates.
Configuration
Due to the jumper blocks capability provided, the switching
configurations available per jack channel are:
• Half Normalled Bottom Row
• Full Normalled
• Parallel
• Isolated
Half Normalled Bottom
Half Normalled Top
Full Normalled
The TB Panel is delivered in a full normalled configuration
for each jack channel. A non-configurable half normalled
("-HN") bottom row version with solder lugs is also available.
NOTE: Take care when handling digital signals. Do not use
Parallel configuration and avoid other parallel paths with
Half / Double Normalled configurations. Parallel paths may
lead to mismatching.
Parallel
Isolated
Double Normalled
Grounding
The flexible grounding system allows four possibilities to fit your needs:
• Individual: Each channel ground is separately connected with the corresponding cable shield (default configuration).
• Group: Some channel grounds are PCB connected by making soldering joints on the PCB and by cutting tracks respectively to form a group that is connected to one common cable shield.
• Central: All channel grounds are PCB connected by making soldering joints and wired with only one cable shield.
• Chassis-Common: Same as central grounding with additional connection of the common ground to the Patch Panel chassis by means of a jumper.
W i r i n g Te r m i n a t i o n s
TB patch panels are available with:
• Spring loaded push terminals (NPP-TB)
• Solder lugs (NPP-TB-HN)
The spring loaded terminal blocks are fast and easy to connect and disconnect the wires.
No soldering and screwing necessary. Simply insert the stripped wire after pressing down the white key.
Accommodates stranded wires up to AWG 20 (0.5 mm2) and solid wires up to AWG 18 (0.75 mm2).
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N Y S
Ruggedized metal
housing
Imprinted grounding
instruction
S e r i e s Module
NYS-SPCR1
1/4" Patch Panel
NYS-SPP-L1
• Individual grounding available for each channel separately
• Ruggedized metal housing
• Improved contact design minimises wear on mated plugs
• Economic and versatile designed 1/4" modular patch panel with 2 rows of jack sockets
• 48 balanced channels with fully PCB wired jack (24 vertical PC boards), 24 front pairs and corresponding 24 rear pairs
• Jack PC card contains 4 balanced 1/4" jacks with non-tarnishing contacts, is held securely in place without the use of nuts - no little pieces to drop, break or lose
• Easy to change configuration by just flipping individual PC board
• Normalling jack is coloured grey for easy identification
• 4 designation strips included for front and rear panel
Dimensional Drawing
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S e r i e s
Design Criteria
The PCBs are held securely in place by being clamped
between the front and the rear panel, this grants an easy
reconfiguration of the patch panel without the danger of
loosing any small parts (e.g. nuts). The grey jack serves as an
easy and distinguishable normalling identification.
The NYS-SPP-L1 is a economical and remarkable sleek
designed 1/4“ modular patch panel for 19“ rack mount (19“
x 1U) with a reinforced metal housing. Each of it‘s 48 PCB
wired balanced channels (24 front pairs and corresponding 24 rear pairs) can either be grounded separately or in
groups of inividually chooseable channel numbers (detailed
information see below).
Configuration
Standard configuration, when delivered, is Half Normalled
bottom row. The configuration can easily be changed by
just flipping the individual PCB. Inserting a plug into the
grey jack will always isolate the top against the bottom row.
Alternative solution for send / return applications by use of
NYS-SPCR1 module (see accessories below).
The following configurations are available:
front
A
B
Standard
rear
front
A
B
Front jack A for "listen in"
A
B Plug
rear
front
A
B
Grey B jack for signal insertion
A
B
rear
front
A
B
Allows: 1 output to feed 2 inputs
Turned
With Switching Contacts
rear
Plug
A
B
Split Print
B
Upper (A) and lower (B) channel
separated
A
A front
Mono - Send
T
T R
Mono - Return
(Red Jack)
NYS-SPCR1
Rear
Send - Return
(Stereo Jack)
B front
T
Solution for insert jack of mixing consoles
Split print by-passes the use of a specially
wired Y-cable.
Grounding
The flexible grounding system, applicable for each channel separately by simply attaching the loose supplied grounding clips
to the grounding pad of the corresponding channel, offers the following alternatives:
• Individual (without grounding clip): Each channel ground (sleeve contact) is connected to the dedicated ground
contact of the incoming 1/4” plug only. This is the standard configuration for delivery.
• Chassis common : The relevant channel grounds (sleeve contacts; top and bottom row) is connected to the ground flat tab via grounding clip and chassis.
• Chassis top ‚: The dedicated top channel ground (sleeve contact) is connected to the ground flat tab via grounding
clip and chassis.
• Chassis bottom ƒ: The dedicated bottom channel ground (sleeve contact) is connected to the ground flat tab via
grounding clip and chassis.
Rear view detail:
Ground flat tab to be used with
FASTON receptacle or to solder
the wire.
®
grounding clip (slide onto the print)
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B a n t a m
Standard 4.4mm
bantam jack
P a t c h
P a n e l s Long frame jack
socket
MA 96 and XPM 96 Bantam Patchbays
• Robust designed patchbay to accept standard 4.4 mm Bantam jack connectors (acc. MIL-D-642/13)
• Fitted with 96 Rean die-cast jack sockets
• Constructed from rigid aluminium extrusion which includes 2 integral slots for designation strips
• 96 channels grouped in two row 12 x 8 stereo jacks
• XPM96 features traditional 2 row, 4 x 24 stereo jacks
• Available in 4 colours: black, silver, red or blue
• Suitable for audio, broadcast, data and industrial applications XPM96
Dimensional Drawing
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B a n t a m
Die-cast frame
P a t c h
P a n e l s
Tinned tags
MAJ 501 Bantam Jack Socket
• 5-point Bantam jack socket (Tip, Ring, Sleeve, Tip Normal, Ring Normal)
• Rigid nickel plated die-cast frame, featuring considerable frame strength eliminating physical distortion when plug is inserted
• Nickel-silver spring contacts, palladium plated switch contacts
• Tinned tags for easy soldering
Termination
End Elevations
Plan Elevations
Circuit Detail
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L o n g f r a m e
B-Gauge patchbay
B - G a u g e
P a t c h
48 way longframe
LF 48 B-Gauge Patchbays
• 48 way Longframe B-Gauge patchbay
• Accepts both European BPO 316 and US MIL-P-642/2 style phono plugs
• 2 rows of 24 LF501 jack connectors
• Jack designed from rigid nickel-plated die-cast aluminium with nickel-silver spring contacts
• Available in 4 colours: black, silver, red or blue
• Reliable support for connecting looms by steel lacing bar
Dimensional Drawing
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P a n e l s L o n g f r a m e
B - G a u g e
P a t c h
P a n e l s
Solder lugs
LFJ 501 B-Gauge Jack Socket
• 5-point B-Gauge jack socket
• Nickel-silver spring contacts
• Palladium plated switch contacts
• Durable die-cast body with bright nickel plated nose
• Termination solder lugs
LFJ 501
Plan Elevations
Circuit Detail
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T e c h n i c a l
Spec i fi c ati o n s D a t a NPPA
NPP-TB
NYS
MA 96 and
LF 48
SeriesSeriesSeriesXPM 96Series
Electrical
Contact resistance:
<
Switch contact resistance: <
> 1 GΩ @ 500 V dc
Insulation resistance: > 500 V ac
Dielectric strength: > 1`000 V dc
DC to > 50 MHz
> 100 dB @ 10 kHz
600 Ω terminated
> 40 dB @ 6 MHz
110 Ω terminated
AES / EBU Signals (digital) suitable: Handles Phantom Power: Frequency range:
Channel separation:
< 10 mΩ
< 15 mΩ
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< 10 mΩ
< 10 mΩ
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20 mΩ
25 mΩ
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< 24 mΩ
< 20 mΩ
< 26 mΩ
< 15 mΩ
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-
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Mechanical
>
20`000 cycles
-
-
-
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> 10`000 cycles
-
-
- > 5`000 cycles

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--< 25 N
Insertion force: -
-
-
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< 20 N
-
-
- < 10 N

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--> 10 N
Withdrawal force: 
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> 8 N
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--Dimensions: 482 x 44 mm (19" x 1U)
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Depth :
178 mm (7")
140 mm (5.5")
64 mm (2.52")
110 mm (4.33") 115 mm (4.53")
Dimension Patch Box: 168 x 77 x 77 mm (6.0 x 3 x 3")
- 30 °C to + 80 °C
Temperature range: 
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Mating plug: 4.4 mm (0.173") B-Gauge 1/4" plug A-Gauge 1/4" plug 4.4 mm (0.173")
Longframe
Bantam plug
acc. EIA RS-453
Bantam plug
B-Gauge plug
according
MIL-P-642/13 BPO316/MIL-P-642/2 TEC60603-11
MIL-P-642/13 BPO316/MIL-P-642/2
Grounding wiring
flat tab for 3/16"
--- FASTON® (4.8 x 0.8 mm)
Life time:
Material
Housing: Steel
Steel
Steel
anodised Al
Front panel: anodised Al
Pocan B 3225
Steel
anodised Al
Lacing bar:
Brass
Steel
N / A
coated steel
Jack housing:
PA 66 blend
PA 6.6 30% GR
ABS
diecast alloy
Jack contacts: CuSn6CuSn6CuSn6Ni-Silver Tribor® plated
Switch contacts:
Au plated
Grounding clip:
-
anodised Al
anodised Al
coated steel
diecast Al
Ni-Silver
Au plated
tin plated
(CuNi18Zn20)
(CuNi18Zn20)
Au plated
Bronze, tin plated Palladium plated Palladium plated
-CuSn6, SnCu plated
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Operating Accessories
Labeling software
Patchlabel is a program to Label Patch Panel designation strips.
Free Download of Patch Label Program (ZIP – 347 KB) on the Web "www.neutrik.com" section
"Patch Panels".
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P a r t N u m b e r Description
N P PA S e r i e s NPPA-TT-PT**
NPPA-TT-PT-FN**
NPPA-TT-PT-HNT**
NPPA-TT-PT-I**
NPPA-TT-PT-P**
NPPA-TT-S**
NPPA-TT-S-FN**
NPPA-TT-S-HNT**
NPPA-TT-S-I**
NPPA-TT-S-P**
NPPA-TT-PT-PH
NPPA-TT-SD50
NPPA-TT-SD25
NPPA-TT-E56
NPPA-TT48-E56
NPPA-TT-E90
NPPA-TT-IDC
2 x 48 jacks
2 x 48 jacks
2 x 48 jacks
2 x 48 jacks
2 x 48 jacks
2 x 48 jacks
2 x 48 jacks
2 x 48 jacks
2 x 48 jacks
2 x 48 jacks
2 x 48 jacks
2 x 48 jacks
2 x 48 jacks
2 x 48 jacks
2 x 24 jacks
2 x 48 jacks
2 x 48 jacks
Configuration*Wiring
Grounding
half normalled bottom
full normalled
half normalled top row
isolated
parallel
half normalled bottom
full normalled
half normalled top row
isolated
parallel
half normalled bottom
half normalled bottom
half normalled bottom
half normalled bottom
half normalled bottom
half normalled bottom
programmable by jumpers
individual
individual
individual
individual
individual
individual
individual
individual
individual
individual
individual
groups of 12 channels
groups of 12 channels
individual
individual
individual
individual
288 push terminals
288 push terminals
288 push terminals
288 push terminals
288 push terminals
288 solder terminals
288 solder terminals
288 solder terminals
288 solder terminals
288 solder terminals
288 Phoenix push terminals
4 x 50 pole D-SUB
12 x 25 pole D-SUB
6 x 56 pole ELCO male connectors
3 x 56 pole ELCO male connectors
4 x 90 pole ELCO male connectors
288 IDC terminals (KRONE-Type)
* : fully loaded jack pairs only, to built patch panels with mixed configuration use pre-config jackpairs
**: in case of need added normalling bars can be used to reconfigure up to 4 jackpairs
Pre-configured Jack-Pairs
NJ3TTA-4-HNB
NJ3TTA-4-HNT
NJ3TTA-4-FN
NJ3TTA-4-P
NJ3TTA-4-I
blocks of 2 channels
blocks of 2 channels
blocks of 2 channels
blocks of 2 channels
blocks of 2 channels
half normalled bottom row
half normalled top row
full normalled
parallel
isolated
cover ident color: clear
cover ident color: yellow
cover ident color: green
cover ident color: red
cover ident color: orange
Accessories
NPPA-S
NKTT*
Strain Relief bar
Patch cords with NP3TT-1 plugs. Available in black, blue, green, red and yellow. Lenght: 30, 40, 60, 90, 120 cm
NPP-TB Series
ConfigurationWiring
NPP-TB NPP-TB-HN programmable for all commonly used configurations push terminals
half Normalled Bottom Row
solder tags
2 x 24 TB (BP0316/MIL-P-642/2) jacks
2 x 24 TB (BP0316/MIL-P-642/2) jacks
Accessories
NPP-LB-**
NPP-C NPP-S NKTB* Channel identification and status plates, pack of 100 per color, 9 different colors
Metal dust cover
A second rear extention bar for fix the very large cables.
Patch cord with NP3TB plugs. Available in black and red. Length: 30, 40, 60, 90 cm
**: 0 - Black, 1- Brown, 2 - Red, 3 - Orange, 4 - Yellow, 5 - Green, 6 - Blue, 7 - Violet, 8 - Grey, 9 - White; Must be ordered in multiples of 100.
NYS SPPL
NYS-SPP-L1 NYS-SPCR1 1/4" Patch Panel, 2 x 24 channels, configuration half normalled, isolated, split
Send / Return module (Split Print)
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O r d e r i n g
I n f o r m a t i o n
P a r t N u m b e r Description
MA96 and XPM-96
MA96-1A MA96-1D MA96-1O MA96-1S XPM-96SS XPM-96SO 96
96
96
96
96
96
way,
way,
way,
way,
way,
way,
Red front panel – grouped 12 x 8
Blue front panel – grouped 12 x 8
Black front panel – grouped 12 x 8
Silver front panel – grouped 12 x 8
Silver front panel – grouped 4 x 24
Black front panel – grouped 4 x 24
Bantam Jack Socket
MAJ-501 Standard Solder Tag
LF48 Longframe B-Gauge Patchbays
LF48-1A LF48-1D LF48-1O LF48-1S LFJ-501 180
48 way, Red front panel
48 way, Blue front panel
48 way, Black front panel
48 way, Silver front panel
Longframe B-Gauge jack socket, standard solder tag
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