BTW, the documentation says exactly what I was doing but the handle/housing is too soft to hold the metals tightly together:http://www.cui.com/Product/Resource/DigiKeyPDF/SD.pdfMaybe go with a different brand instead?
Welcome to the world of cheap-and-nasty.Something like this might better suit but there are even better ones out there. Simply google 5-pin din plugs and a few variants will turn uphttp://cpc.farnell.com/_/av19217/din-plug-midi-5p-metal/dp/AV19217?in_merch=Products%20From%20This%20Range
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