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Standard Jack Screw 4-40 Jack Screw - Short Head

Common Questions & Answers

What do I need to mount Gender Changers?

1 You need to know what Gender Changers you are using to know what hardware you'll receive:
* Female to Females come with standard Jack Screws & stock hex nuts.
* All other Gender Changers come with only standard Jack Screws (No hex nuts).

2 If mounting the Gender Changers to Patch Panels, Wall Plates, Adapter Plates, Module Plates, Floor Boxes, etc.:
* Female to Females - purchase only the Special Short Head Jack Screws and use the stock hex nuts.
* All other Gender Changers - purchase both the Special Short Head Jack Screws and hex nuts.

3 If mounting the Gender Changers to I/O Plates or Stainless Steel Face Plates:
* Female to Females - use the standard jack screws and hex nuts that come with the connectors.
* All other Gender Changers - use the standard jack screws that come with the connectors and purchase hex nuts.

Remember - Each Gender Changer requires 2 Jack Screws & 2 Hex Nuts.
NOTE! - It is very easy to over-tighten and strip the threads so you may want a few extras!

Specially Designed Short Head Jack Screws - Full Threading

Short Head Jack screws are used to mount gender connectors to Patch Panels, Wall Plates, Module Plates, Adapter Plates, Floor Boxes, etc.

4-40 Jack Screw - Short Head - Full Threading

4-40 Jack Screw - Short Head

Stock Number: H32BI62DC

1-99 $.39 ea.
100+ $.37 ea.

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4-40 Hex Nut

4-40 Hex Nut - 1/4

Stock Number: H10BI80DC

1-99 $.12 ea.
100+ $.11 ea.

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Standard Jack Screws

Standard Jack screws are used to mount gender connectors to computer I/O plates or Stainless Steel Face Plates.

Standard 4-40 Jack Screw

Standard Jack Screw

Stock Number: H30BI60DC

1-99 $.15 ea.
100+ $.10 ea.

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4-40 Hex Nut

4-40 Hex Nut - 1/4

Stock Number: H10BI80DC

1-99 $.12 ea.
100+ $.11 ea.

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Panel Mounting Gender Changers

Gender Changer Mounting 1 Gender Changer Mounting 2

DB25 Gender Changers shown with stock hardware installed and close-up of the stock hardware alone. Note that the height of the jack screws and hex nuts is equal to the height of the connector itself before being mounted. The stock jackscrew & hex nut (if provided) is designed to mount the gender changer to another gender changer or to a very thin item like a face plate. Stock jack screws and hex nuts do not allow a gender changer to be properly mounted to thicker material, such as a patch panel or module plate.

Gender Changer Mounting 3 Gender Changer Mounting 4

This shows what happens when stock jack screws are used to mount a gender changer to panel.
Note that after mounting the gender changer to the panel that the height of the Jack Screw head is taller than the connector itself - this causes the cable to not seat properly to the gender changer.

Standard Jack Screw
4-40 Jack Screw - Short Head

To mount gender changers to our plates and panels we have jack screws specially manufactured - top is the stock jack screw - bottom is the specifically designed jack screw with a shorter head and longer, full threading to account for panel thickness.

Gender Changer Mounting 6 Gender Changer Mounting 7

Our jack screw with hex nut used to mount a gender changer in a patch panel or module plate which is .060 thick. Note the connector height matches the jack screw and hex nut height - the cable now seats properly into the connector.


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VADCON, Inc.
PO Box 92414
Rochester, NY 14692
Phone: 800-899-9855
Fax: 888-411-0343

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