Recessed socket plates provide custom connectivity in standard XLR cut-out
Subs & Systems
Cliff Electronics now offers panel builders and system integrators a user customisable connectivity option.
The new XRP Customisable Recessed Socket Plates use the popular XLR panel cut out and enable users to fit a connector of their choice or retro-fit a connecter to a system at a later time. This option is useful for non-standard or more esoteric connectors not easily offered from component suppliers. The blank XRP socket plate also provides for cables to be passed though using a grommet or cable gland and push buttons or LED indicators to be mounted.
The socket plates provide 3mm and 12mm recesses to support low profile and deeper connection options. They are offered in black plastic and nickel or black finished metal. All versions are offered with countersunk or plain mounting holes. Metal versions can also be supplied with an M3 thread in the mounting hole. The new customisable recessed socket plates are offered with a drilling guide in the centre of the connector mounting area to ensure correct assembly.
John Hall, managing director of Cliff Electronics, comments; “Our range of XLR mounted standard and FT connectors is growing rapidly in both options and sales as customers continue to find new applications for them. There will always be requests for non-standard or very specialised connectors in quantities which may not be viable for us to manufacture. That’s why we have introduced the XRP Customisable Recessed Socket Plates which offer an XLR based mounting platform to which users can fit any connector or accessory they wish. Should the end application reach good sales volumes, we will always consider putting it into production.