Expanded range of XLR format feed-through data connectors

29-03-2016 | Cliff Electronics | Connectors, Switches & EMECH

Cliff Electronics now offers system integrator and panel builders increased
flexibility of control panel design with the introduction of a matt-black
metal version of its wide range of rugged nickel-plated diecast aluminium
fascia XLR feed-through data connectors.

Also available in a plastic housing, the growing range of feed-through
connectors are packaged in the widely used 24mm diameter XLR connector
format and provide digital and optical feed-through connectivity in formats
including USB3 to USB3 in all gender changing configurations - A-A, A-B and
B-A.

Other models in the range cover 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), USB 'gender'
changers, Toslink, RCA Phono and HDMI and blanking plates. Further options
will continue to be introduced throughout 2016 and custom design enquiries
are welcomed, says the company.

All versions, metal and plastic, share the same features and dimensions and
offer a complete range of very cost effective audio, data, and fibre
connectors, all of which can both front or rear mounted into industry
standard 24mm XLR connector mounting holes. The new FT Series are simple to
mount into any panel designed to accept XLR connectors including
instrumentation, control and rack panels, wall-plates, etc. For ease of
assembly the Cliff FT Series are available with standard or countersunk
mounting holes. Bezels are available in seven colours to identify the
function of FT connectors when fitted to a control panel

The FT Series offers true feed-through connection, allowing standard cabling
to be used to connect at both front and rear, eliminating the need to solder
or terminate the connections and simplifying and speeding up assembly.

The FT series has already found widespread use in a multitude of system
integration applications for custom I/O solutions. Typical applications
include broadcast, AV installations, systems integration, home theatre,
automation, solar power and a growing range of industrial applications
including instrumentation, industrial control and data acquisition

John Hall, general manager, Cliff Electronics, said: “We continue to find
new opportunities to grow our Feed-Through connector range and as we respond
to new customer enquiries we continue to find new and unexpected
applications. We have been supplying connectors to the music and pro-audio
markets since 1964 and we are very pleased to find our market leading range
of cost effective Feed-Through connectors continue to find new industrial
and professional markets.”

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