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Press Release 19 January 2022

RJ45 Feedthrough Connector and Plug Carrier has protection to IP65

For rugged applications.

From CLIFF Electronics.



CLIFF Electronics, leaders in the design, development and manufacture of connectivity solutions, have introduced a new Cat5e RJ45 connector to their successful metal feedthrough range. This fits into an industry-standard, XLR-format, 24 mm diameter, panel cut-out. In addition, a compatible, snap-in, locking XLR-style plug carrier is available to facilitate the connection of an RJ45 plug or cable assembly.


CLIFF rugged RJ45 feedthrough connector


The new Cliff RJ45 feedthrough jack socket is a rugged, nickel-plated, die-cast, zinc metal construction offering protection to IP65. The dust-tight and water-resistant connector is supplied with an integrated dust cover for continued protection when not in use. Rated at Cat5e the socket is suitable for both fast ethernet (10 / 100 Mbit/s) and gigabit ethernet (10 / 100 / 1000 Mbit/s) data communications.


Cat.5e RJ45 feedthrough socket with ingress protection


Widely used in IT systems, consumer and audio / broadcast products Cliff’s female RJ45 ethernet feedthrough sockets meet the wiring standard for using an 8P8C connector (FCC part 68) and are generally mounted directly onto a device or an I/O patch panel. The all-metal design reduces the effects of EMI.


RJ45 XLR-format plug carrier CP30220MIP65P

  • Dielectric strength: 1 kV DC.
  • Frequency range: from 1 to 100 MHz.
  • Contacts: rated at 1.5 A / 50 V.
  • Lifetime: greater than 1000 mating cycles.
  • Operating temperature: from −30 to +80 °C.


John Hall, managing director of CLIFF Electronics. comments,

“Wired ethernet networks remain popular in both industrial and domestic environments as they offer more stable, interference-free and faster data connections than wireless and reduce the risk of data being hacked. Our feedthrough RJ45 jack socket has a wide variety of applications for safe data connectivity for OEMs around the world and brings another variant to our flexible feedthrough connector range.”


more stable, interference-free and faster


CLIFF are leaders in the design and manufacture of standard and feedthrough connectors which mount into an industry standard XLR-format, 24 mm diameter, cut-out. This allows 16 connectors to be conveniently mounted on 19 rack panels which can be supplied pre-assembled. Applications include audio, broadcast, AV, communications installations, medical, education, research and industrial control.


The recently introduced space-saving DualSLIM feedthrough connector series is just 19 mm wide allowing 20 connectors to be assembled on a 19″ rack panel. In addition to the applications above the DualSLIM is commonly used for NUCs and mini-PCs, such as the Raspberry Pi.


Cliff’s full range of standard and feedthrough connectors are available from major international distributors.



Quality has always been of prime importance.



CLIFF feedthrough connectors and accessories


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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.


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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




PR097  19 January 2022 |