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Press Release from CLIFF Electronics, 11th January 2016.


XLR-Format Digital and Optical Feedthrough Connectors from CLIFF Electronics.


Cliff XLR Format Digital and Optical Feedthrough Connectors

The latest additions to CLIFF Electronics’ growing range of feedthrough connectors packaged in the widely used 24 mm diameter XLR connector format are digital and optical feedthrough connectors which are fully compatible with the industry standard TOSLINK EIAJ, SC Simplex and LC Duplex fibre fiber optic connection requirements.


In common with the complete range of feedthrough connectors from Cliff, these new models are mounted in a standard XLR connector housing which simplifies the design and construction of cost effective interconnection panels.


The fibre fiber optic feedthough connector range from Cliff includes, LC Duplex SM, LC Duplex MM, SC Simplex SM, SC Simplex MM and TOSLINK EIAJ types. In addition to traditional audio, broadcast and AV systems, these connectors are increasingly used in markets like instrumentation, industrial control and data acquisition.


Two housing versions are available. Plastic and a more robust, metal mechanism. Both share the same features and are part of an extensive range of cost effective audio, data, and fibre connectors. Cliff’s XLR-format feedthrough connectors can be front or rear mounted into industry-standard 24 mm diameter XLR connector mounting holes. All types are simple to mount into any panel designed to accept XLR connectors including instrument, control panel, rack panel and wall-plates with countersunk or plain mounting holes.


Mounting bezels are available in several colours colors to identify the function of the feedthrough connectors when fitted to a control panel.


John Hall, general manager of CLIFF Electronics, comments; “We have been supplying connectors to the music and pro-audio markets for over 40 years and we are very pleased to find our market leading range of cost effective feedthrough connectors are finding uses in new industrial markets.”.


In addition to fibre fiber optic connectors, the Cliff feedthrough connector range includes HDMI, USB 2.0 and 3.0, RJ45 in Cat6 or Cat5e, (shielded or unshielded), USB A / B changers, RCA phono phono / cinch and plain wire connectors. Further options will be introduced throughout the year and enquiries for custom designs are welcomed.


Cliff’s FT series offers true feedthrough connection, allowing standard cabling to be used to connect at front and rear of control panels, eliminating the need to solder or terminate connections; both 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.


The new digital and optical feedthrough connectors are available as part of Cliff’s existing die-cast nickel and black metal or plastic range of XLR-format feedthrough connectors and are available direct from Cliff and via major international distributors.


In 2016, CLIFF Electronics will be introducing 1U and 2U 19 rack panels and wall-plates to further allow customised customized connection solutions.


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


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