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Press Release 13 March 2024

Cat.6 RJ45 (8P8C) Ethernet Insulation-Displacement Connector

XLR-format and DualSLIM versions.

Front and rear mounting options.

From CLIFF Electronics.



CLIFF Electronics, announces a Cat.6 ethernet RJ45 insulation-displacement connector (IDC) which provides a panel-mounted, ethernet (RJ45), 8-way connector, commonly used in network applications, that users can hard-wire internally using the IDC contacts at the rear. The IDC system is ideal for on-site wiring in applications such as ethernet networks, audio and broadcast.


CLIFF Cat.6 RJ45 Ethernet Insulation-Displacement Connector


The new Cat.6 IDC joins the wide range of feedthrough connectors from CLIFF that can be assembled into an industry-standard, 24mm-diameter, XLR-format, connector-panel cut-out in an enclosure or 19 rack panel. It is also available in the DualSLIM narrow mounting hole design where space is limited or more connectors are required on the panel. Using industry-standard panel cut-outs simplifies system design and assembly whilst improving aestheticsesthetics.


Other CLIFF feedthrough connectors use ready-made cables on either side of the panel whereas the new CAT6 IDC version allows hardwired connections.


With the rear cover removed, connecting wires are pushed into the corresponding numbered and colour-coded color-coded slots and then terminated using an IDC punch-down tool. The cover is snapped back for safety and to provide a degree of strain relief to the cable. The IDC connection method guarantees each connection being made quickly, accurately and securely with no soldering or crimping required.


IDC connection technology is popular, secure and simple...


The Product Development Team at CLIFF Electronics, comments, “IDC connection technology is a popular, secure and simple connection method for permanent wiring of a wide range of equipment. Mounting the commonly used Cat.6 IDC connector on the same industry-standard XLR-format connector frame as the rest of our successful feedthrough mounting connectors means it can be assembled alongside in a panel with the same cut-out required for all of them. We can also supply our connectors pre-assembled into rack panels offering systems integrators fast and convenient system assembly.”.


CLIFF’s XLR and DualSlim format connectors are widely used in audio and broadcast systems and are finding increasing popularity with instrumentation, medical and industrial applications due to the flexibility, security and reliability.


CLIFF’s feedthrough connectors now provide analogue, digital and optical connectivity in formats including DisplayPort, Firewire, HDMI, BNC (50 and 75 ohm), USB2 A-to-B and B-to-A gender-change sockets, high-speed USB type C, USB3 to USB3 in all gender changing configurations. Also available are popular data and ethernet connectors including LC and SC fibre, fiber, (Duplex, Simplex APC, MM, OM3, ST and US Conec MTP® brand MPO type fibre-optic fiber-optic), UTP and FTP RJ45s in both Cat6 and Cat5e (shielded and unshielded), TOSLINK, RCA phono, dust caps and blanking plates.


Cat.6 RJ45 to IDC slim metal front or rear mounting connector CP30727M...


CLIFF’s XLR-format and DualSlim footprint feedthrough connectors are available direct or 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




PR135  13 March 2024 |