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Press Release 13 May 2024

Half-Metre Half-Meter VHDCI Cables

Shielded EMC cable protected for defence and aerospace applications.

1 and 2 metre meter leads also available from CLIFF Electronics.



CLIFF Electronics, leaders in the design, development and manufacture of connectors and test equipment, have extended their range of industry-standard VHDCI (very high density cable interconnect) cables to meet the requirements for connecting instrumentation in industries such as defence and aerospace.


A new 0.5 metre meter length has been added to the existing range of 1 and 2 metre meter versions. Commonly known as a “Centronics” type data cable all are terminated with standard D-shaped connectors.




VHDCI cables are used in high performance data transfer applications supporting the latest SCSI style interfaces as well as for connecting peripherals such as portable disc drives, RAID data storage, HIL applications, tape backup drives, CD-ROM players and printers to computers. Although USB cables are now more commonplace, parallel cables are still required for many uses including connecting to legacy devices.


The VHDCI cable connector is very small and allows placement of four wide SCSI connectors on the back of a single PCI card slot. It uses the regular 68-contact pin assignment with the male connector (“plug”) on the cable and the female connector (“receptacle”) on the equipment panel.


Keep interconnect cabling to a minimum.


Key specifications

  • Operating current: 0.5 A maximum per contact.
  • Operating voltage: 30 V AC maximum (RMS) / DC.
  • Enhanced EMC shield.
  • EMI protection, ferrite core: 17.5 × 28.5 × ⌀ 12 mm.


John Hall, Managing Director of CLIFF Electronics, says, “Our new half-metre half-meter VHDCI cable meets the need for connecting equipment mounted in racks or other close proximity systems where it effectively becomes a patch cable. It will be welcomed by system integrators who need to keep interconnect cabling to a minimum.”.


VHDCI 68-pin connector


CLIFF are market leaders in the design and manufacture of standard and feed-through connectors for audio, broadcast and industrial systems including fibre-optic. fiber-optic.


CLIFF Electronics can supply


CLIFF products 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




PR136  13 May 2024 |