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Press Release from CLIFF Electronics, 10th November 2015.


Cliff adds metal versions of digital XLR feed-through connectors.


Cliff Cliff metal feedthrough connectors

Following the considerable success of CLIFF Electronics’ recently introduced moulded molded plastic digital feed-through connector series, a complimentary range of metal housed versions, offering more robust performance for industrial and instrumentation applications, is now available.


All versions of these new metal feed-through connectors feature a robust, nickel-plated, die-cast mounting fascia reinforcing the high quality performance and enhancing the appearance of this new range for panel designers.


All metal and plastic versions share the same features and provide a complete range of very cost effective audio, data, and fibre fiber connectors, all of which may be front or rear mounted into industry standard 24 mm diameter XLR connector mounting holes. The new FT series are simple to mount into any panel designed to accept XLR connectors including instrument, control and rack panels, wall-plates, etc. simplifying panel design and manufacture.


The CLIFF Electronics FT series offers true feed-through connection, allowing standard cabling to be used to connect at both front and rear, eliminating the need to solder or terminate the connections, simplifying and speeding up assembly.


The original plastic Cliff FT series has already found widespread use in a multitude of industrial and system integration applications for custom I/O solutions. Typically, they have been utilised in broadcast, AV installations, systems integration, home theatre, theater, automation, solar power and a very wide range of industrial applications.


Current connection options include USB 2.0 and 3.0, LC and SC fibre fiber (Duplex and Simplex), RJ45 in both Cat6 and Cat5e (shielded and unshielded), USB A/B changers, TOSLINK optical, RCA phono, HDMI and blanking plates. Further options will be introduced throughout the year including 1U and 2U 19″ rack panels and wall-plates to simplify customised customized connectivity solutions.


For ease of assembly, the Cliff FT series are available with standard or countersunk mounting holes. Bezels are available in various colours colors to identify the function of FT connectors when fitted to a control panel.


John Hall, General Manager of CLIFF Electronics, comments; “We are breaking new ground on price and performance with our FT series of feed-through digital XLR connectors. We are offering our customers a low cost, highly flexible and customisable customizable solution for systems integration utilising utilizing digital connectors using the same, industry standard, XLR connector cut-out already used for audio and control connections, greatly simplifying control panel design and manufacture.”.


Cliff has been supplying components and connectors for audio, engineering, instrumentation, medical, lighting and vending applications for over 50 years. Cliff can also provide a wide range of leads including audio, instrument and power including customised, customized, compatible, overmoulded, overmolded, plug leads to customer specific requirements.


The CLIFF Electronics metal feed-through connector series is available direct from Cliff and from a number of major distributors.


Please see the complete range of feed-through connectors.





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