25 May 2018

Widely used ST Fibre Optic Connector now available from Cliff

Recently certified to ISO9001:2015 Cliff Electronics has added the popular and widely used ST Fibre Optic Connector to its successful range of 24mm-diameter XLR Panel cut-out connectors.

These Straight Tip connectors utilise a bayonet-style coupling enabling a simple twist-on and twist-off installation. The ST connector is one of the most popular connectors for multi-mode networks in buildings and campuses.

The Cliff range of XLR Format Standard and 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.

Cliff offer two options, the CP30218 mounted in a countersunk hole and the CP30218X with a plain hole mount. ST connectors use a 2.5mm ferrule with a round body, the connector stays securely in place with a "twist-on/twist-off" bayonet-style mechanism. The Cliff ST connector may be front or rear mounted to control panels and is available in a plastic or rugged metal housing.

Cliff’s XLR format connectors take advantage of the standard 24mm panel cut out widely used in audio and broadcast systems and which is finding increasing popularity in instrumentation, medical and industrial applications due to the format’s flexibility, security and reliability.

By utilizing the XLR chassis and standard panel cut-out Cliff’s wide range of standard and FeedThrough connectors can all be mounted on control panels with the same hole punched for every connector required. This simplifies panel design and allows connectors to be mixed-and-matched during assembly as required by individual system requirements.

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; “The ST Fibre Optic Connecter is very well established and used globally in a wide range of communications systems. Including it in our XLR mounting footprint range allows system integrators to mix and match connector solutions while only having to use one size of panel cut-out. Our very wide range of standard and FeedThrough connectors simplifies panel design and improves product aesthetics. We are continuously extending our XLR connector range as we discover new applications and new connector options to develop.”

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

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