Press Release 31 May 2018
New ST FibreFiber Optic Connectors
Widely used ST fibrefiber optic connector now available from CLIFF™ Electronics in the industry-standard, 24mm-diameter, XLR panel cut-out.
With its long held quality standard now accredited to the latest version ISO9001:2015, CLIFF™ Electronics has added the popular and widely used ST fibrefiber optic connector to its highly successful range of 24mm-diameter, XLR-panel cut-out connectors. These straight tip connectors utiliseutilize a bayonet-style coupling, enabling a simple twist-on and twist-off installation. The ST connector is one of the most popular connectors for multi-mode networks in buildings and on campuses.
The Cliff™ range of XLR-format standard and feedthrough connectors allows designers to simply integrate audio, video, digital, optical, networking and data feeds into professional equipment for broadcast, lighting, audio, instrumentation and industrial applications.
Latest ISO9001:2015 Quality Standard.
Cliff™ offer two options; the CP30218 mounted with a countersunk hole and the CP30218X with a plain hole mount. ST connectors use a 2.5mm ferrule with a round body. The connector stays securely in place with a twist-on / twist-off, bayonet-style mechanism. The Cliff™ ST connector may be front or rear mounted to control panels and is available in a plastic or rugged metal housing.
Cliff™’s XLR-format connectors take advantage of the standard 24mm panel cut-out widely used in audio and broadcast systems. This is increasingly popular in instrumentation, medical and industrial applications due to the format’s flexibility, security and reliability.
By utilisingutilizing the XLR chassis and standard panel cut-out, Cliff™’s wide range of standard and feedthrough connectors can all be mounted on control panels with the same hole punched for every connector required. This simplifies panel design and allows connectors to be mixed-and-matched during assembly as per individual system requirements.
Available versions include RJ45, HDMI, BNC and USB3.0 compliant single and dual versions. Analogue, digital and optical feedthrough connectivity is available in formats including Firewire, HDMI A-to-A and 50 ohm BNC versions, USB2 A-to-B and B-to-A changer sockets and USB3 to USB3 in various configurations. 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), TOSLINK and RCA phono.phono/cinch.
John Hall, Managing Director of CLIFF™ Electronics, comments; “The ST fibrefiber optic connecter is very well established and used globally in a wide range of communications systems. Including it in our XLR-mounting-footprint range allows system integrators to mix and match connector solutions while only having to use one size of panel cut-out. Our wide range of standard and feedthrough connectors simplifies panel design and improves product aesthetics.esthetics. We are continuously extending our XLR connector range as we discover new applications and new connector options to develop.”.
1U 19″ rack panels, pre-assembled with up to 16 feedthrough connectors are now available to order, offering systems integrators simple assembly, reduced manufacturing time, component count and cost.
CLIFF™ Electronics are market leaders in the design, development and manufacture of connectors, leads, test lead sets and accessories for a wide range of markets. They supply major international manufacturers. As a UK manufacturer, Cliff™ is able to respond quickly to customer 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 and connection blocks, motors, fans and assembly aids. Cliff™ can also provide a wide range of leads including test and instrumentation, audio, instrument and power.
All versions of Cliff™ XLR-footprint connectors are in full production and available direct or via major worldwide distributors.