New USB-C feedthrough connector is reversible

02-10-2019 | Cliff Electronics | Connectors, Switches & EMECH

Cliff Electronics has added a FeedThrough version of the industry-standard USB-C connector which can carry data and power on a single cable. The USB-C connector has no up or down orientation, and the connector cannot be mis-inserted.

The 24-pin USB connector system can connect to, and power devices including a native DisplayPort, MHL, or HDMI device, with its double-sided rotationally-symmetrical design. Connection to both sides of the connector is performed employing off-the-shelf, standard USB-C male leads.

The new USB-C version can be mounted into an industry-standard XLR connector panel cut out, easing system design and enhancing product aesthetics. The connector can also be fitted to the company's purpose-built 19” rack panels giving systems integrators fast and convenient system assembly.

Dan Walker, general sales manager, of Cliff Electronics, comments; “USB-C has been widely adopted as the standard connector for supplying data and power between devices and systems. With our new FeedThrough version, all users have to do is line up the connector properly to make the connection, it never needs to be rotated for correct operation - the "right way" is always up.”

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