Shopping list for remote control

Canon EOS Elan IIE / EOS 50E

These are the parts I used in my remote control. Where possible, I have included item codes and prices. The prices are correct as of January 1998. Given the nature of the components I don't expect their prices will change much, but if they do, let me know and I will update this page.

I've also included a list of the tools I used.

Components used in the remote

Remote control parts and price chart

Part (click to see picture)


Item Number


Mini Project Box


Cat 270-288


Momentary Push Button Switches (Contains 2) SPST


Cat 275-1517


Micromini Toggle Switch SPST


Cat 275-624A


Headphone Adapter (adapts 1/8''(3.5mm) stereo mini plug to fit 3/32''(2.5mm) stereo submini jack)


Cat 274-373


Mini Stereo Plug, 1/8" (3.5mm) 3 Conductor


502P 1752742


Stereo headphone extension cable


BA-106 198986


Total Cost


Note that it's often easier to buy stereo headphone cable with a 3.5mm plug and socket already fitted. In this case, there's no need to buy the stereo plug listed above.

You can extend the remote using a stereo 1/8" (3.5mm) mini plug to mini jack cable. A 6ft cable of this type costs $3.95 at Fry's Electronics.

Tools needed

  • Craft knife (Exacto or Stanley, etc.)
  • Screwdriver
  • Pliers
  • Soldering Iron
  • Solder
  • Wire Cutters (scissors may suffice)
A small drill may come in handy, but I managed without one by using a nail and a large screw.

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