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Press Release from CLIFF Electronics, 6th June 2016.


New Professional Quality 3.5 mm Jack Sockets expand audio connector range from CLIFF Electronics.


professional quality 3.5 mm jack sockets from Cliff Electronics

CLIFF Electronics continues to expand their range of internationally renowned, jack sockets, with a new range of stereo, 3.5 mm, panel mount, switched, vertical, audio jack sockets.


The FC68 series has been designed for a wide range of professional applications requiring high quality 3.5 mm sockets. It offers compact, vertical mounting to facilitate high packing densities on control panels.


Typical applications for the Cliff FC68 series include audio mixing desks, amplifiers, synthesisers synthesizers and earphone sockets for professional equipment.


Three versions of the 3.5 mm stereo, switched, jack socket are currently available. The FC681374V with solder tags for vertical chassis mounting supplied with metal ring nut, the FC681375V PCB mounting version supplied with metal ring nut and the FC681375H supplied with metal hexagonal nut. All versions have a 13 mm stand-off body length and a body shape which supports auto insertion during manufacture.


John Hall, general manager of CLIFF Electronics, comments; “Our FC68 series of professional quality jack sockets offers designers a reliable audio connecter requiring minimal mounting space for maximum flexibility with panel content and layout. We have been supplying connectors all major manufacturers in the music and pro-audio industry for over 40 years and continue to respond to the needs of this important and growing market.”.


Cliff also manufacture the S9 range of 3.5 mm stereo, switched, jack sockets featuring advanced contact tip technology to accept the widest range of Far Eastern plug shapes. The S9 jack sockets are widely used in educational equipment, mobile systems for exhibition audio tours and personal audio products.


Cliff’s flagship S2 and S4 ¼ inch, audio, jack sockets are used worldwide for premium audio, guitar amplifiers and foot-pedals. Offset nose, space saving, narrow body versions are available for applications where space is at a premium. Sealed versions are available which minimise minimize contact contamination from dust and dirt commonly found in fan cooled equipment or products which are infrequently used and spend time in storage.


CLIFF Electronics’ patented range of StackJack™ sockets allow two sockets to occupy the same PCB space as a single, conventional socket. This offers increased printed circuit board density with greater reliability than vertical jacks for mono and stereo applications. Options include the selection of stacking spacer thickness to accommodate flexible fixing choices.


Please see the range of Cliff jack sockets.




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