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Press Release from CLIFF Electronics, 10th October 2014.


New 3-phase Quicktest from CLIFF Electronics provides quick and safe temporary connection to equipment


Quicktest QT3 from Cliff Electronics


CLIFF Electronics announces the availability of its new Quicktest QT3. This is a compact, robust, power connector designed for temporary, safe and efficient connection of unterminated cables to 440 V AC, three-phase power supplies. The QT3 has a maximum power rating of 16 amps.


The Cliff QT3 is designed for use in applications including manufacturing, test and repair, calibration, measurement and burn-in. Anywhere where a fast, safe and non-permanent connection to a three-phase power supply is required.


Connection of cables, products or appliances to the new Quickest takes just a few seconds. Simply open the lid, which automatically isolates the three phase supply, insert each bare cable end by pressing the five colour-coded color-coded piano key cable clamps, and then close the lid to complete the circuit between the device being tested and the power. Opening the lid again isolates the supply source so the conductors can be rapidly removed.


The colour-coded color-coded piano key cable clamps are also marked L1, L2, L3, N and an earth a ground symbol to prevent any confusion. Each phase is protected by an individual 16 amp fuse as standard and an individual neon indicator lamp to indicate when the phase is live and connected to the supply.


Cliff’s Quicktest QT3 is designed for use either free standing or mounted to a bench or test fixture. It measures a very compact 49 mm × 100 mm × 160 mm.


Cliff continues to supply the original and much acclaimed single-phase QT1 connector designed specifically for use with a single-phase AC supply and offering the same functionality and safety as the QT3.


John Hall, General Manager of CLIFF Electronics, comments; “Our new Quicktest QT3 extends the temporary connections to three-phase products offering manufacturers and service technicians a fast and safe way to connect power for test or service requirements.”.


For further details, please see the Quicktest page. Cliff products are available direct, (for manufacturers), or from a number of major distributors.




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