Patented Dual DC socket suitable for use in both USA and rest-of-the-world markets

01-07-2015 | Cliff Electronics | Connectors, Switches & EMECH

The patented Dual DC socket from Cliff Electronics offers designers a single
power socket which is suitable for use in both USA and rest-of-the-world
markets. The Dual DC socket will accept 2.5mm power plugs, standard in the
USA, as well as 2.1mm plugs used in all other markets.

This single socket solution simplifies design, purchasing and logistics as
OEMs need only manufacture one standard product to meet their global markets
and only need to purchase one standard power socket for all their needs.

By accommodating all industry standard 2.1mm and 2.5mm plugs the patented
Dual DC socket offers users greater choice of power supply for OEM and
after-market supply. The Dual DC sockets are already being designed into
equipment where flexibility of available power supplies is very
advantageous. Markets where this flexibility has been welcomed include
educational, medical, instrumentation, communications, audio-broadcast,
audio-visual (AV) and industrial applications. Dual DC sockets are widely
designed-in to reduce the need to supply different power supplies depending
on geographical preferences, for example delivery to the USA or Europe.

The patented Dual DC socket is rated at 12VDC at 5A, is fitted with switched
contacts and is available in two versions; the DC 10L with solder tag
connection and the DC 10LP PCB mount option. The unique centre pin also
ensures superior mechanical and electrical contact compared to conventional
solid centre contacts.

Other standard features include body material made from PBT for superior
temperature characteristics, tin plated copper alloy contacts and RoHS
compliance, says the company.

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