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Press Release from CLIFF Electronics, 15th May 2017.


CLIFF Electronics introduces Dual USB2 and USB3 Sockets in an XLR Shell.

Dual USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 XLR format connectors from Cliff Electronics

CLIFF Electronics has added dual USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 24 mm diameter mounting (rectangular) connectors to its fast growing range of XLR-format standard and feedthrough connectors.


The new dual USB XLR-format connectors are available with two different housings - either a rectangular 26 × 31 mm (24 mm diameter cut-out) version or the series 5 model which has a 21.9 mm diameter, circular design. Both feature dual USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 compliant sockets. Output connection header pins are configured to facilitate direct soldering to PCBs or connection by header cable. Cliff is happy to provide customers with standard or custom designed header cables to meet individual system requirements.


The Cliff XLR-format connector range allows designers to design panels using a single, standard XLR cut-out to integrate data, networking, digital, optical, audio and video feeds into professional equipment for home automation, lighting, audio, broadcast and industrial applications.


John Hall, general manager of CLIFF Electronics, comments; “We are continuing to develop our market leading range of XLR-format connectors by adding new connectivity, colour color options and mounting panels. We can provide designers with a one-stop-shop for system connectivity. Our XLR-format connecter range is being used in many applications in instrumentation and industrial markets where our ability to provide custom solutions is welcomed. Using the industry standard XLR packaging offers our customers a simple to use, standard connector making panel design easier, improving flexibility and reducing cost.”.


The new dual USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 XLR-format connectors from Cliff join the fast growing range which provides analogue, analog, digital and optical 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, Firewire 1394, BNC and blanking plates.


Cliff’s XLR-format connectors are simple to mount into any panel designed to accept XLR connectors including instrumentation, control and rack panels, wall-plates etc. Cliff now provides a pre-drilled 19” × 1U mounting panel to simplify panel design. For ease of assembly, the Cliff XLR-format connectors are available with standard or countersunk mounting holes. Bezels are available in various colours colors to identify the function of connectors when fitted to a control panel.


Cliff’s XLR-format connectors have 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 XLR-format feedthrough data 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