Manufacturer says innovation is key to continued connector growth

15-04-2020 | Cliff Electronics | Connectors, Switches & EMECH

Cliff Electronics says thanks to its flexible UK-based design and manufacturing facility the company is well placed to meet the demands of its customers and continues to grow and expand into new markets.


Markets served include broadcast and professional audio, video installations, medical, industrial, building automation, instrumentation and test and measurement.


Key UK manufactured products comprise terminal posts, jack sockets and its market-leading variety of XLR footprint FeedThrough connectors.


The company terminal posts are extensively employed in audio, test and measurement and for connections on power supplies. Standard options incorporate a selection of colours, either two or three stud lengths and various terminations, different mounting hardware options, metal parts are nickel-plated as standard with gold to special order, and an antimagnetic no-nickel version of TP60 terminal is offered. 'Y' versions have either sealed top 4mm hole or can be supplied with a coloured bung.


Having manufactured professional quality industry-standard 1/4" Jack Sockets since the origins of electronic music, the company has an extensive and reliable range. They are provided for PCB or through-panel mounting and with nylon or rugged metal threaded metal 'nose' which provides secure connection of locking plugs and grounding to system chassis. The socket body is constructed from durable nylon for better performance and in a mixture of styles including offset nose, vertical, mini and stackjack to aid panel design. Several switching options are offered for designers to include in their systems.


The company's successful XLR-Format Feedthrough connectors offer a broad range of audio, video and data connectivity in the industry-standard 24mm diameter XLR connector panel cutout. The standard format provides designers simplified panel layout and manufacture, and the FT Series gives true feed-through connection. This enables standard cabling to be employed to connect at both front and rear, excluding the requirement to solder or terminate the connections and simplifying and speeding up assembly.

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