The Peerless Preference: Switchcraft

Ed Combs
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As an employee-owned, full-service, authorized stocking distributor for many leading manufacturers and suppliers within the military, aerospace, industrial, transportation, and medical sectors, Peerless Electronics is selective about the product lines we offer. Since we value quality and service above all else, we expect the same from our partner suppliers.

We’re proud to be an authorized distributor for the full line of American-made Switchcraft  products, like the popular Switchcraft connectors, and today’s blog spotlights this Illinois-based company and its reliable, durable line of products.

Founded in 1946 in Chicago, Switchcraft has evolved into a global supplier of reliable interconnect solutions to numerous industries, including avionics, medical, military, and broadcast, from their three state-of-the-art production facilities in Illinois. Switchcraft has distinguished itself over the years for delivering quick-turn, low-volume, and custom-engineered  interconnect solutions, including the highly-durable Switchcraft connectors.

About Switchcraft Connectors

Switchcraft connectors have been used for decades to fit power and signal connection needs by numerous industries worldwide. Their vast array of connectors are preferred for their durable and reliable connections and are stalwarts in audio and numerous other industries. Each of their connectors is RoHS compliant and made to last.

We’ve put together a brief summary for a handful of Switchcraft’s trusted line of connectors, including the Switchcraft 152b, 226, 318, toggle switch, and newly redesigned 760 product lines.


Switchcraft 152b

These 1/4" open frame jacks have been trusted in applications from electric guitars to aviation. They are hand-adjusted to ensure a perfect fit and built to last a minimum of 10,000 insertion/withdrawal cycles. RoHS and REACH compliant.


Switchcraft 226

This ¼” plug from Switchcraft is one of the most trusted connection solutions for critical applications. The 226 series includes the signature one piece tip rod that is more resistant to breakage than two-piece designs from other manufacturers. RoHS and REACH compliant.


Switchcraft 318

This ⅛” AudioStix stereo jack features three conductors, manual volume control, and a ground lift switch. RoHS and REACH compliant.


Switchcraft 318bts

The 318 AudioStix provides seamless connection of phone, tablet, or computers to professional audio systems with a working range of up to 100 ft. The built-in XLR connector provides a high-quality, balanced signal powered by 48V phantom power - no cables or batteries necessary. RoHS and REACH compliant.


Switchcraft S760

The Switchcraft Z series DC power plugs are newly redesigned to better protect the user and devices. Featuring a touch and scoop proof design, a groove for improved retention, a recessed center contact with an improved ground connection, and a larger cable clamp to make them safer and more adaptable. RoHS and REACH compliant.


Switchcraft Toggle Switches

The Switchcraft toggle switches are reliable, heavy-duty selector switches mainly used in  2-pickup guitars. Created according to military spec designs, these toggle switches are highly durable and produce a consistently natural sound. 

Switchcraft prides itself on producing safe, cutting-edge, and more adaptable connection solutions for applications across industries. From connectors and jacks to reliable toggle switches, every product line by Switchcraft is built to perform and last, including products created specifically to endure harsh conditions. There’s a reason Switchcraft can proudly say, “Often imitated, never duplicated.”

Peerless Electronics - Authorized Switchcraft Distributors Since 1960’s

Peerless Electronics partnered with Switchcraft in the 1960s and has been an authorized distributor for the brand ever since. Reliably stocking the entire line of Switchcraft plugs, jacks, and connectors, including Switchcraft Conxall connectors for harsh environments, Peerless can confidently provide superior connectivity solutions for multiple industries - all backed by our superior value-added services.