Cliff Electronics has added a range of right-angle versions to its extensive FeedThrough Connector range. The new right-angle versions are perfect for connections in wall-mounted boxes with no depth for rear entry and where access must come from the bottom or top. They also lower the space needed for interconnection at the rear of rack panel systems and offer vertical connections for convenient top-to-bottom wiring.
The new RAFT (Right-Angle FeedThrough) connectors are obtainable in two widths to help with product design. The standard width of the popular XLR connector 26mm x 31mm, with a panel cut-out diameter of 24mm and the compact DualSLIMS, which offers dimensions of 19mm × 35.5mm and fits into a narrow 17.15mm × 22.86mm panel cut-out.
Connector options available in both sizes include CAT5e RJ45, CAT6 RJ45 and HDMI with plastic or natural and black metal bodies provided for the DualSLIM version and plastic only for the XLR cut-out types. Mounting options comprise front or back panel mounting with 2.5mm plain or 3.2mm countersunk holes or M3 and #4-40 UNC threaded versions.
These connectors permit standard, off-the-shelf connecting cables to be employed for internal connectivity, simplifying, and speeding up system assembly and assisting easy equipment repurposing.
The company's wide range of XLR and DualSLIMS form factor types allows designers to integrate audio, video, digital, networking, optical, and data feeds into professional equipment for broadcast (studio and mobile), audio, lighting, PoE and industrial applications, medical diagnostic and treatment equipment, instrumentation, and control connectivity.
The connector range can be mounted on 19" rack panels with up to 16 standard XLR connectors or 20 of the DualSLIMS. Blank and pre-assembled panels are available.
John Hall, managing director, Cliff Electronics, says:" The new right-angle version of our FeedThrough connector opens new markets for our products for system integrators to add connectivity to studios, public buildings, schools and offices as well as data-centres and laboratories."