WL185 compatibility with Sony wireless

Date Updated: March 2, 2018 FAQ #444
Question:
We have recently purchased a Sony WCS-999 wireless system that uses a omnidirectional lavalier mic. We would like to replace the mic with a cardioid type because there is too much ambient noise. The Sony mic attaches to the transmitter via a 2 conductor 1/8 plug. I would like to know if the wiring of the Shure WL185 can be modified for a 2 wire input. I guess the battery power and the audio use the same conductors on the Sony mic.
Answer:


To use the WL185 with a two-wire transmitter input, wire as follows:
from WL185 to 1/8" mono miniplug
Red to tip
Black and shield to sleeve
This should work.