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Press Release from CLIFF Electronics, 7th June 2016.


High Speed USB Type C is the latest addition to CLIFF Electronics’ range of XLR format feedthrough data connectors.


USB type C Feed-Through connectors from Cliff Electronics

The latest addition to CLIFF Electronics’s rapidly expanding range of XLR-format feedthrough data connectors is a USB type C socket. This new, high speed connector offers system integrators and panel builders a number of useful features.


The Cliff USB type C socket offers greater flexibility and smaller form factors than previous generations of USB connectors. It provides designers with an ultra-slim USB-C connector reducing the number of cables required for system interconnection. The new connector is capable of supporting higher data speeds of up to 10 Gbit/s, data compatible with USB 3.1. It is rated up to 100 W for power supply delivery or charging portable devices. USB-C connectivity offers end users the potential to reduce the number of sockets per device and is forecast to be the future connector of choice for many devices currently requiring multiple sockets for power, data and video connections.


John Hall, general manager of CLIFF Electronics, comments; “We continue to find new applications for our cost effective and market leading range of feedthrough connectors and are happy to provide standard or custom solutions. Our new USB type C socket offers high speed performance and future-proofs new industrial and professional audio product designs. For over 40 years, Cliff has built its success on the flexibility offered to customers, many of whom are major global OEMs in the music and pro-audio markets.”.


Cliff’s growing range of feedthrough connectors are packaged in the widely used, 24 mm diameter, XLR connector format. They are available in black plastic or with a rugged, die cast aluminium fascia, finished in nickel or black to enhance the high quality, high performance and prestige image of this new product range.


Other models in the range provide digital and optical feedthrough connectivity in formats including USB3 to USB3 in configurations of A-to-A, A-to-B and B-to-A. Also available are popular data and ethernet connectors including LC and SC fibre fiber, (Duplex and Simplex), UTP and FTP RJ45s in both Cat6 and Cat5e, (shielded and unshielded), USB A/B changers, TOSLINK, RCA phono, phono / cinch, HDMI and blanking plates. Further options will continue to be introduced throughout the year and custom design enquiries are welcomed.


All metal and plastic versions share the same features and dimensions. They offer a complete range of cost effective audio, data, and fibre fiber connectors, all of which can be front or rear mounted into industry standard 24 mm diameter XLR connector mounting holes. The new FT series are simple to fix into any panel designed to accept XLR connectors including instrumentation, control and rack panels, wall-plates, etc. For ease of assembly, the Cliff FT connectors are available with standard or countersunk mounting holes. Bezels are available in several colours colors to help identify functionality when fitted to a control panel.


The FT series offers true feed-through connection, allowing standard cabling to be used at both front and rear. This eliminates the need to solder or terminate the connections which simplifies and speeds up assembly.


Cliff’s FT series has already found widespread use in a multitude of system integration applications for custom I/O solutions. Typical applications include broadcast, AV installations, systems integration, home theatre, theater, automation, solar power and a growing range of industrial applications including instrumentation, industrial control and data acquisition.


All versions are in full production and available direct from Cliff and major distributors.


Please see the full details of Cliff Feedthrough Data Connectors in XLR shell.




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