Zumo 550 earbuds "quick disconnect"?

Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by OlyRider, Sep 1, 2012.

  1. OlyRider

    OlyRider Long timer

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    I have Etymotics that I would like to use on my new-to-me Zumo 550.

    Is there such a thing as a foot-long "extension cord" that feeds into the Zumo itself, and allows for a quick disconnect to my earbuds? (It's kinda a nuisance to have to feed the right-angle earbuds into the Zumo each time.)

    Thanks!
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  2. GISdood

    GISdood Been here awhile

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    Any audio/electronics store should have a standard 1/8" plug extension cord. Just make sure you get one that's male on one end and female on the other and you're golden.
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  3. OlyRider

    OlyRider Long timer

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    Thanks.

    I'd like to maintain the waterproof integrity of the unit as much as possible. Is is wise (or stupid) to put a dab of silicone caulk on the tip before I insert it into the Zumo?

    Is there another way?

    Thanks!
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  4. lhendrik

    lhendrik Truffle Rustler

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    Maybe dialectric grease. No silicone caulk, please.
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