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TK-2180 External Mic Cable

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Dec 15, 2011
I am working on a radio interface for our fire departments SCBA's and need to find a lower cost source for the external mic connection on the TK-2180 than my present scheme of cutting up a regular external mic to get the connector and cable.

Does anyone have any other sources for the mating connector and cable? I need about 25 - 30 of these.
Jul 29, 2007
You can order a replacment cord with connector for the kmc-25. They are like 40.00 per but still cheaper than buying a complete kmc-25.
Jun 29, 2011
Roswell, NM
You can buy and aftermarket surveillance mic with listen capability. They'll be even cheaper and you might be able to find away to interface them directly.


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Mar 12, 2004
You might check with Otto and see what they get for replacement cord. I would only use a commercial grade cable (OEM, or Otto) and not any kind of adapter, or eBay crap. The adapters are prone to getting dirt into them, and on interior operations they WILL get wet and the adopters will not keep water off of you acc convector. For your use and someones life, do not cut corners.

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