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Press Release from CLIFF Electronics, 10th May 2013.


Modular FASTON® Terminal Blocks from CLIFF Electronics


Modular Fast-On Terminal Blocks from Cliff Electronics


CLIFF Electronics, leaders in the design, development and manufacture of components and connectors for industrial, audio, instrumentation, medical, lighting and vending applications, announce the availability of a range of highly versatile FASTON® terminal blocks and accessories for system and panel builders.


The modular construction of Cliff FASTON® terminal blocks allows users to simply configure multiple unit assemblies to suit a wide range of applications. The terminal blocks are available in red, blue and black to simplify identification and cater for three-phase installations. Each terminal has a touch–proof cover which also offers an indication of unauthorised unauthorized tampering. It is possible to write on the lid cover with a suitable pen and, for OEMs, Cliff will hot-print custom legends on the lid or front face.


Cliff FASTON® terminal blocks accept wire sizes from 26 to 12 AWG and ¼″ fork spade connectors. They have a clamping medium featuring a combi-screw with a slotted cross head which grips on to a captive profile washer. Contact material may be specified as nickel or gold plated and is rated to 30 A. The terminal blocks are designed to meet UL 94 HB, BS EN IEC 60065 (complies) and CSA C22.2 and have an operating temperature range of −20 to +80 °C.


To assist assembly, a ¼″ FASTON® chassis or PCB mounting version may be specified. For additional, mechanical stability, a screw fixing module is available which can be positioned anywhere in a multiple assembly to allow fixing to a PCB or chassis. Curved end termination caps are available to finish the ends cleanly and give sufficient creepage clearance for the end terminals to meet UL norms.


John Hall, General Manager of CLIFF Electronics, comments; “We have many years’ experience of supplying components to a large number of major OEMs. With our own factories in both the UK and Far East, we can offer great flexibility in supplying small or large quantity requirements on shorter lead-times with very flexible minimum order quantities”.


Applications for Cliff modular FASTON® terminal blocks include medical equipment, alarm panels, loudspeakers, building automation and control systems and white goods.


Cliff FASTON® terminal blocks are available from stock direct from the factory or from Farnell in the UK and distributors worldwide.




About CLIFF Electronics.

CLIFF Electronic Components Limited was founded in 1977 to supply the music industry with connectors. Cliff has subsequently greatly expanded its’ products and services to become a high quality supplier to most professional and industrial markets. As both a manufacturer and a distributor, the expansion of its’ product range has established Cliff as a prime source for components. As a UK manufacturer, CLIFF is able to respond quickly to customer’s needs for both standard products and custom designs.


CLIFF manufactures audio, optical and power connectors and accessories, general industrial connectors, foot pedals, lighting connectors, terminal posts, connection blocks, motors and assembly aids. It can also provide a wide range of leads including audio, instrument and power.


CLIFF has extensive expertise in moulding molding and metalwork. It can provide a design, engineering and manufacturing service for the production of customised customized components and assemblies. Plastics expertise includes injection-moulding, injection-molding, blow-moulding, blow-molding, extrusion, sonic-welding and printing. Metalwork includes stamping, machining, aluminium aluminum extrusion, finishing and printing.


CLIFF has the facility to enable assembly, inspection and testing. CLIFF’s UK and Far Eastern production plants are certified to ISO 9001 and employ design, engineering, technical, marketing and sales personnel. Quality has always been of prime importance and the majority of CLIFF products are covered by approvals from organisations organizations such as UL and VDE.


For more information, please contact us.


Cliff Electronic Components Ltd.
76 Holmethorpe Avenue,
Holmethorpe Industrial Estate,

Cliff Electronic Components Ltd.
10580 N McCarran Blvd,
Suite 115-587,
NV 89503


Telephone: +44 (0)1737 771375 +1 707 746 8090

Fax: +44 (0)1737 766012 +1 707 746 8092