05 Jan 2018

FeedThrough Connectors enable fast and simple panel assembly

Cliff Electronics is now offering system integrators a new option of their range of FeedThough (FT) connectors. All models of their metal housed connector can be ordered with M3 threaded mounting holes facilitating simple panel assembly without the need for securing nuts and washers.

Cliff’s FT connectors fit in the industry standard XLR connector format 16 x 24mm mounting holes, simplify panel design and improve product aesthetics. Available in silver or black finishes the rugged metal housed connectors may now be mounted to the rear of panels with just an M3 screw and without any hardware at the rear of the panel.

The Cliff range of XLR Format Feedthrough connector range allows designers to simply integrate audio, video, digital, optical, networking and data feeds into professional equipment for broadcast, lighting, audio, instrumentation and industrial applications.

Versions available include GJ45, HDMI, BNC and USB3.0 compliant single and dual USB versions in addition to the existing range which provides Analogue, Digital and Optical Feed-Through connectivity in formats including Firewire, HDMI A-A and 50 ohm BNC versions, USB2 A-to-B and B-to-A “gender change” sockets high speed USB Type – C, USB3 to USB3 in all gender changing configurations - A-A, A-B and B-A. Also available are all popular data and Ethernet connectors including USB 2.0 and 3.0, LC and SC fibre (Duplex & Simplex), UTP and FTP RJ45s in both Cat6 and Cat5e (shielded and unshielded), Toslink, RCA Phono and HDMI and blanking plates.

John Hall, Managing Director of Cliff Electronics, comments; “Our FT connector range continues to grow and find new applications. Our new threaded versions offer system builders simplicity of assembly and time savings.

Cliff threaded metal FT connectors are available black finished and silver anodized. The standard through-hole mounting versions are also available in plastic housings. Bezels are available in 7 colours to identify the function of FT connectors when fitted to a control panel.

1U, 19” rack panels pre-assembled with up to 16 FT connectors are now available to order from Cliff offering systems integrators simple system assembly, reduced manufacturing time, component count and cost.

Cliff Electronics is a specialist in the design, development and manufacture of connectors, leads, test lead sets and accessories for a wide range of markets and supply major international OEMs. As a UK manufacturer Cliff are able to respond quickly to customer’s needs for both standard products and custom designs. The company manufactures audio, optical and power connectors and accessories, general industrial connectors, foot pedals, lighting connectors, terminal posts and connection blocks, motors, fans and assembly aids. Cliff can also provide a wide range of leads including test and instrumentation, audio, instrument and power.

All versions of Cliff’s Feedthrough connectors are in full production and available direct from Cliff and via major Distributors in the UK and Europe.

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