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  • Wiring a headphones Jack to speakers

    Hi,

    I am new to wiring speakers, but would really like to figure out how to wire (x2) miniature waterproof speakers, battery operated, to a headphone jack that I can plug in to my iphone... Any ideas?

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    Re: Wiring a headphones Jack to speakers

    You'll need one of these:
    http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=092-157

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    • #3
      Re: Wiring a headphones Jack to speakers

      So, I kind of understand to get the wiring directly from the speaker to a headphone jack.. But, what if I wanted the speakers to run off of a battery rather than the power of the ipod? At that point, I am suspecting that I would need some sort of board wired in... Any thoughts?

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      • #4
        Re: Wiring a headphones Jack to speakers

        You'd need an amplifier.. just hooking a battery up won't work. You can buy small headphone amplifiers that might work well or desk top amplifiers. Does this need to be portable?

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        • #5
          Re: Wiring a headphones Jack to speakers

          You could use something like this http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=300-385

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          • #6
            Re: Wiring a headphones Jack to speakers

            The actual application for this project is to put waterproof speakers in my hiking backpack... So, I would like to be able to plug my iphone in and hike while listening/providing music for everyone... So, I want to run a headphone jack from my iphone to some sort of amplifier that will then run the wiring to the speakers I will place in the straps of my backpack.... What would be the best route to accomplish that?

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            • #7
              Re: Wiring a headphones Jack to speakers

              The little amp board I linked built into some type of container with a rechargable battery would work.. I don't have enough information to link you to a case / battery but that's the general idea. Provide the board power, send your headphone jack to it from your ipod.. then hook your speakers up to it's output.. and listen to your music.

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