New connectors for medical diagnostic and treatment equipment

01-04-2020 | Cliff Electronics | Connectors, Switches & EMECH

Cliff Electronics has introduced two versions of their FeedThrough connectors targeted at manufacturers of medical diagnostic and treatment equipment.

The new versions of their USB2.0 A-A and CAT5e RG45 data connectors are moulded from white nylon enabling designers to combine them into equipment where the commonly available black versions would be out of place and spoil 'the look' of the end product. The connector design enables standard, off the shelf, cables to be employed for internal connectivity simplifying assembly.

The company's connectors are intended to be mounted in the industry-standard 24mm-diameter XLR panel cut-out. With more than 20 different connector types available in this standard format, panel design and manufacture are considerably simplified. The new white USB2.0 A-A and CAT5e RG45 connectors are offered with plain or countersunk mounting holes to aid assembly on the front or rear of control panels.

The most popular connectors in the range are CAT 5e RJ45, CAT 5e Shielded RJ45, CAT 6 RJ45, CAT 6 Shielded RJ45, HDMI Female-Female, USB 3.0 A-A, USB 2.0 B-A and USB 2.0 A-A. All extensively employed in data and audio-visual applications.

“There is rapid growth in new technology for medical diagnostic and treatment devices and cosmetic surgery while IT and PoE systems continue to become more sophisticated and require more complex connectivity for the IoT Industry 4.0 and Cloud Computing. The majority of these devices are packaged to fit into workplace or home environments where traditional industrial style connectors would look out of place and reduce the perceived quality and appropriateness of the product.” Says John Hall, managing director of Cliff Electronics.” Our flexible UK design and manufacturing means we can respond to changes in our customer’s requirements and new markets quickly and cost-effectively.”

Typical applications include medical devices for diagnosis, prevention, monitoring, treatment or alleviation of disease, clinical and home monitoring products, dental and cosmetic electronic equipment, modems, routers, security and PoE systems.

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