Reliable professional jack sockets offer switching options

13-01-2020 | Cliff Electronics | Connectors, Switches & EMECH

Cliff Electronics provides manufacturers of professional audio and broadcast equipment their industry-standard 1/4" S1VS series of compact vertical PCB mounting jack sockets with a variety of switching contacts.

The high-quality 1/4" (6.35mm) jack sockets offer a threaded metal 'nose' for rugged through-panel mounting, secure connection of locking plugs and grounding to system chassis, have a durable nylon body for superior performance and are supplied with mounting hardware unassembled.

Four versions of these tip-ring-sleeve jack sockets are available offering different switching options; Stereo models FM6700 with normally closed contacts for tip and ring, FM6701 with closed contact at tip only, FM7603 with no switching and mono version FM6704 with a normally closed contact at the tip. Solder connection or PCB mounting is aided by a multi-purpose tag which simplifies product design and manufacturing inventory.

Key specifications of the series include a minimum life expectancy of 10,000+ operations, operating temperature from -10C to +70C, maximum contact current 5A and minimum withstand voltage of 1000VDC minimum. The compact vertical mounting design has a 24mm stand-off to give high packing density, and the body is created for auto-insertion.

John Hall, managing director of Cliff Electronics, comments: “Cliff have been supplying jack sockets to major global manufacturers of audio systems, amplifiers and effects pedals for over 40 years and continuously develop and improve our products to ensure we lead the way in reliable and cost-effective audio connectors.”

By Natasha Shek