Cliff offers fibre optic connector for panel cut-outs

Connector, lead, test lead set and accessory provider, Cliff Electronics, has added the fibre optic connector from STMicroelectronics to its range of 24mm-diameter XLR Panel cut-out connectors. These straight tip connectors use 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 campuses, reports Cliff. The range of XLR format standard and the FeedThrough connector range allows designers to simply integrate audio, video, digital, optical, networking and data feeds into professional equipment for broadcast, lighting, audio, instrumentation and industrial applications.

Cliff offers two options, the CP30218 mounted in a counter-sunk hole and the CP30218X with a plain hole mount. ST connectors use a 2.5mm ferrule with a round body, allowing the connector to stay 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 and which is increasing popular for instrumentation, medical and industrial applications, where it is found to be flexible, secure and reliable.

By using the XLR chassis and standard panel cut-out Cliff’s 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 required by individual system requirements.

Versions available include GJ45, HDMI, BNC and USB3.0-compliant, single and dual USB versions in addition to the existing range which provides analogue, digital and optical feed-through connectivity in formats including Firewire, HDMI A-A and 50Ohm BNC versions, USB2 A-to-B and B-to-A gender change sockets high speed USB Type – C, USB3 to USB3 in all gender changing configurations – A-A, A-B and B-A. All popular data and Ethernet connectors, including USB 2.0 and 3.0, LC and SC fibre (duplex and simplex), UTP and FTP RJ45s in both Cat6 and Cat5e (shielded and unshielded), Toslink, RCA phono and HDMI and blanking plates are also supported.

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