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Press Release 22 October 2023

USB variants added to Right Angle Feedthrough connector range

USB 2, USB 3.1 and USB-C connectivity options.

Reduced depth required behind panels.



CLIFF Electronics, leaders in the design, development and manufacture of connectors and test equipment, announce new additions to their right-angle feedthrough connector range.


CLIFF USB right-angle feedthrough connectors


CLIFF RAFT connectors are ideal for wall-mounted boxes where the depth is not available for rear entry or where cable access is required from the bottom or top. They also reduce the space required for connection at the rear of rack panels and provide vertical connections for convenient top-to-bottom wiring.


Three new RAFT connectors have been introduced: USB 2, USB 3.1 and USB-C. They are available in two widths to assist with product design:

  • The standard format of the popular XLR connector; 26 × 31 mm, with a panel cut-out diameter of 24 mm.
  • The compact DualSLIM with dimensions of 19 × 35.5 mm to fit a narrow 17.15 × 22.86 mm panel cut-out.


Nickel, black metal or black plastic bodies are available for the DualSLIM version with, currently, black plastic only for the XLR cut-out types. Mounting options include front or rear panel mounting with 2.5 mm plain, 3.2 mm plain, 3.2 mm countersunk, M3 threaded or #4-40 UNC threaded holes.


Other RAFT connector options available in both sizes include RJ45 (CAT5e or CAT6) and HDMI.


Nickel, black metal or black plastic bodies...


CLIFF can supply standard, off-the-shelf, connecting cables suitable for use with their USB RAFT connectors for internal connectivity, simplifying and speeding up system assembly and facilitating easy repurposing of equipment.


CLIFF’s feedthrough connector range may be mounted on 19 rack panels with up to 16 standard XLR connectors or 20 DualSLIMs. Blank and pre-assembled panels are available direct.


Nick Leppard, technical sales manager at CLIFF Electronics, says, “Our right-angle feedthrough connector range has been highly successful and the increasing adoption of USB for data and power connectivity means our new options will be very useful for our customers.”.


CLIFF’s wide range of DualSLIM and XLR-form-factor connectors allow designers to integrate power, audio, video, digital, optical, networking and data feeds into industrial, transport, energy storage, medical diagnostic and treatment equipment, PoE, infrastructure and industrial applications, instrumentation and control connectivity as well as professional equipment for broadcast (studio and mobile), lighting and audio.


USB type-C female to male slim metal front or rear mounting right-angled feedthrough connectors CP30756M...


USB right-angle and other feedthrough connectors are available direct or from major, international distributors.



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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




PR131  22 October 2023 |