19” rack mounting panels for feedthrough connectors in two formats

24-06-2022 | Cliff Electronics | Subs & Systems

Cliff Electronics now offers panel builders and systems integrators three versions of its 1U high, 19” rack panels to facilitate assembly of their FeedThrough (FT) connector range into patch panels or control systems.

The three-panel versions offer assembly of 16 standard XLR format (24mm diameter panel cut out) connectors and 16 or 20 of the narrower DualSLIMS (17.15mm × 22.86mm panel cut out) versions. This enables system designers to use the best-fit connectors for their systems and markets. The XLR version is fitted with a connector labelling strip on the front, and all versions have a cable strain-relief bar provided at the rear.

The Cliff FT Series of true feed-through connectors are perfect for developing custom I/O configurations for wall plates, rack panels, etc. They can be front or rear-mounted and use standard cables for interconnecting. No soldering or push terminations are required.

The Cliff feedthrough connector range enables designers to integrate audio, video, digital, networking, optical, and data feeds into professional equipment for broadcast, audio, lighting, and industrial applications. Versions of note include RJ45, HDMI, BNC and USB3.0 (single and dual). The range provides analogue, digital and optical feedthrough connectivity in formats including Firewire, HDMI A-to-A and 50-Ohm BNC versions, USB2 A-to-B and B-to-A changer sockets and USB3 to USB3 in multiple configurations. Also available are popular data and ethernet connectors, incorporating LC and SC fibre (Duplex and Simplex), UTP and FTP RJ45s in both Cat6 and Cat5e (shielded and unshielded), TOSLINK and RCA phono.

The 1U assemblies can be factory loaded with the specific connectors required by the system designer, including BNC, single or dual USB or RJ45 with internal cable harnesses available as a special order. These pre-assembled panels simplify system assembly and reduce manufacturing time, component count and cost.

John Hall, managing director of Cliff Electronics, comments, “Our rack mounting panels simplify system assembly for our customers while our factory assembly service reduces their parts count and speeds up assembly times.”

By Natasha Shek