Common 1U Tile Assembly Instructions

Thank you for purchasing the Synthrotek COMMON 1U tile kit!  COMMON is a module in our ADAPT series of modules that use an original Synthrotek footprint designed to take 3.5mm mono, RCA and banana jacks for maximum configurations!   The panel also works in BOTH Pulp Logic and Intellijel 1U tile formats. This is a fairly easy build, but it is very important to get all the components properly soldered into the PCB in the correct placement. If you feel like you can handle it, please proceed! If not, get some help from a friend with experience or purchase a fully completed unit.

Common 1U Tile Visual Bill of MaterialsFor a Bill of Materials with the part numbers included, click here.

 

The photo below shows the unique footprint on the red PCB that allows for 3.5mm mono, banana or RCA jacks to be used in the same place.

COMMON PCB / PANEL

COMMON PCB / PANEL

INSTALLING THE 3.5mm Jack

Take the 3.5mm mono jack as shown below.  It is best to wait to have all the jacks installed into the PCB BEFORE SOLDERING. 

Installing the 3.5mm mono Jack

Installing the 3.5mm mono Jack

INSTALLING THE BANANA JACK

Take the banana jack and place it through the PCB and tighten down the jack before inserting into the PCB.  Banana jacks do not have a ground connection. There are ways to connect a ground from your banana style module system.  It is best to wait to have all the jacks installed into the PCB BEFORE SOLDERING. 

Installing the banana jack

Installing the banana jack

Place the jack lead through the PCB. It is best to wait to have all the jacks installed into the PCB BEFORE SOLDERING. 

Banana Jack into PCB

Banana Jack into PCB

INSTALLING THE RCA JACK

Take the components off the jack as shown below.   You will need all of these parts.

RCA JACK

RCA JACK

Place RCA jack through the panel and reassemble it with the nut and the ground connection behind the panel and sticking off the edge as shown below. It is best to wait to have all the jacks installed into the PCB BEFORE SOLDERING. 

RCA Rear Panel

RCA Rear Panel

Carefully bend the ground lead over as shown below and make a candy-cane style hook from the provided lead clipping. It is best to wait to have all the jacks installed into the PCB BEFORE SOLDERING. 

Bend of ground lead on RCA JACK

Bend of ground lead on RCA JACK

You can now turn the project over and solder in your RCA candy-cane ground hook.  You can then solder the rest of your leads while making sure the PCB is squared up with the panel.

Soldering

Soldering

FINISHED PROJECT

Congrats on your build!  All of the jacks are common (shared) on the COMMON 1U tile.  Plug in some signals and get to work or play!

COMMON CONFIGURATIONS

COMMON CONFIGURATIONS