Cliff Electronics offers 19inch rack-mounting panels for feedthrough connectors 

Cliff Electronics is offering panel builders and systems integrators three versions of its 1U high, 19inch rack panels to facilitate assembly of its feedthrough (FT) connector range into patch panels or control systems. 

The three panel versions are for 16 standard XLR format (24mm diameter panel cut out) connectors and either 16 or 20 narrower DualSLIMS (17.15 x 22.86mm panel cut out) versions. The XLR version is fitted with a connector labelling strip located on the front and all versions have a cable strain relief bar fitted at the rear.

The Cliff FT series of true FT connectors can be used to develop custom I/O configurations for wall plates, rack panels, for example. They can be front or rear mounted and use standard cables for interconnecting. No soldering or push terminations are required.

The Cliff FT connector range allows designers to integrate audio, video, digital, optical, networking and data feeds into professional equipment for broadcast, lighting, audio and industrial applications. Versions include RJ45, HDMI, BNC and USB3.0 (single and dual). The range provides analogue, digital and optical FT connectivity 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 data and ethernet connectors including LC and SC fibre, (Duplex and Simplex), UTP and FTP RJ45s in both Cat6 and Cat5e, (shielded and unshielded), TOSLINK and RCA phono.

The 1U assemblies can be factory loaded with the specific connectors required by the system designer including BNC, single or dual USB or RJ45. Internal cable harnesses are also available. These pre-assembled panels simplify system assembly, reduce manufacturing time, component count and cost, according to the company.

John Hall, managing director of Cliff Electronics, commented: “Our rack mounting panels simplify system assembly for our customers while our factory assembly service reduces their parts count and speeds up assembly times.”

Cliff Electronics designs, develops and manufactures connectors, leads, test lead sets and accessories. 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. Cliff’s UK and Far Eastern production plants are certified to ISO 9001 2000. The majority of Cliff products are covered by approvals from organisations including UL and VDE.

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