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Press Release from Cliff Electronics, 23rd June 2016.


USB A / B Changer Connectors added to Cliff Electronics range of XLR-Format Feedthrough Data Connectors.


Dust covers available.


USB A / B Changer Feedthrough connectors from Cliff Electronics

Cliff Electronics have added two new connectors to their very successful range of XLR-format feedthrough data connectors. The new chassis-mounted, A / B changer sockets are available in USB2 A-to-B and B-to-A versions. They allow designers to integrate USB2 networking and data feeds into professional equipment for broadcast, lighting, audio and industrial applications.


In line with the rest of the Cliff feedthrough connector range, these new sockets are designed to fit into the industry-standard, 24mm diameter XLR connector panel cutout. This simplifies panel design and manufacture whilst improving design aesthetics. esthetics.


Both the USB A-to-B and USB B-to-A feedthrough sockets are finished in nickel plate. A socket sealing cover is available to prevent the ingress of dust.


John Hall, general manager of Cliff Electronics, comments; “Our new A / B changing feedthrough connectors offer system designers added flexibility when providing system connectivity, ensuring compatibility with all combinations of connecting leads.  Our cost effective and market leading range of feedthrough connectors continues to evolve and to be designed-in to an ever growing range of applications. Our traditional audio broadcast market continues to grow and we are now finding many more applications in instrumentation and industrial markets where our ability to provide custom solutions is welcomed.”.


Cliff’s growing range of feedthrough connectors are packaged in the widely used, 24mm diameter, XLR connector format. They are available in black plastic or with a rugged, die cast aluminium fascia, finished in nickel or black to enhance the high quality, high performance and prestige image of this new product range.


Other models in the range provide digital and optical feedthrough 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 and blanking plates. Further options will continue to be introduced throughout the year and custom design enquiries are welcomed.


All metal and plastic versions share the same features and dimensions. They offer a complete range of cost effective audio, data, and fibre fiber connectors, all of which can be front or rear mounted into industry standard 24mm XLR connector mounting holes. The new FT series are simple to fix into any panel designed to accept XLR connectors including instrumentation, control and rack panels, wall-plates, etc. For ease of assembly, the Cliff FT connectors are available with standard or countersunk mounting holes. Bezels are available in several colours colors to help identify functionality when fitted to a control panel.


The FT series offers true feed-through connection, allowing standard cabling to be used at both front and rear. This eliminates the need to solder or terminate the connections which simplifies and speeds up assembly.


Cliff’s FT series has 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 USB A / B Changer Feedthrough Connectors in XLR shell.



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, fans 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 ISO9001 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.


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