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Cliff FT connectors now available pre-assembled into 1U, 19” rack panels

13 October 2017

Cliff Electronics is now offering system integrators 1U, 19” rack panels pre-assembled with up to 16 of its Feedthrough (FT) connectors to simplify system assembly, reduce manufacturing time, component count and cost.

The panels have 16 x 24mm holes to accept the XLR format Cliff FT connectors with options of threaded M3x0.50 or #4-40 UNC mounting bushes. A connector labelling strip is located on the front and a cable strain relief bar is fitted at the rear.

With applications including Broadcast and AV “patch panels” and MIL, Medical, Control and Instrumentation signal input/output panels etc. 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. 

John Hall, Managing Director of Cliff Electronics, comments; “Our FT connector range has been very successful and we are introducing new versions regularly. Customers are now asking us to provide pre-assembled panels to simplify their procurement and system building and we are very happy to respond. Our pre-loaded Feedthrough connector panels allow our customers to order a single assembly to meet their connectivity requirements instead of having to order large numbers of components, fabricating a rack panel and assembling it.”

The Cliff range of XLR Format Feedthrough connector range allows designers to integrate audio, video, digital, optical, networking and data feeds into professional equipment for broadcast, lighting, audio and industrial applications. Versions available include GJ45, HDMI, BNC and USB3.0 compliant single and dual USB versions in addition to the existing range which provides Analogue, Digital and Optical Feed-Through connectivity in formats including Firewire, HDMI A-A and 50 ohm BNC versions, USB2 A-to-B and B-to-A “gender change” sockets high speed USB Type – C, USB3 to USB3 in all gender changing configurations - A-A, A-B and B-A. Also available are all popular data and Ethernet connectors including USB 2.0 and 3.0, LC and SC fibre (Duplex & Simplex), UTP and FTP RJ45s in both Cat6 and Cat5e (shielded and unshielded), Toslink, RCA Phono and HDMI and blanking plates.

Cliff FT connectors are available in plastic, black metal finished and silver anodized versions to assist systems integrators and panel builders with simplifying connectivity while enhancing panel aesthetics. Bezels are available in seven colours to identify the function of FT connectors when fitted to a control panel.

All versions of Cliff’s Feedthrough connectors are in full production and available direct from Cliff and via major Distributors in the UK and Europe.


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