Feed-Through Connectors eliminate soldering.

Press Release Summary:

Available in audio, data, and fiber versions, FT Digital XLR Feed-Through Connectors can be front or rear mounted into standard 24 mm XLR connector mounting hole. Options include both USB 2.0 and 3.0 LC and SC fiber, RJ45 in both Cat6 and Cat5e with and without shielding, and connector gender change. Offered with standard or countersunk mounting holes, connectors have high impact plastic shells. Bezels are available in 7 colors to identify function when fitted to control panel.

Original Press Release:

New Range of Digital XLR Feed-Through Connectors from Cliff Electronics

UK Designed and Manufactured

Cliff Electronics announces the introduction of its new FT Digital XLR Feed-Through connector series. The FT Series is a complete range of audio, data, and fibre connectors that can be front or rear mounted into an industry standard 24mm XLR connector mounting hole. The new FT Series are simple to mount into any panel designed to accept XLR connectors including instrument, control and rack panels, wall-plates, etc.

The new Cliff FT series is ideal for developing custom I/O solutions used in broadcast, AV installations, systems integration, home theatre, etc. The RJ45 versions are suitable for creating Ethernet hubs and patch points in industrial applications.

The FT Series offers true feed-through connection, allowing standard cabling to be used to connect at both front and rear, eliminating the need to solder or terminate the connections and simplifying and speeding up assembly and servicing.

Current options include both USB 2.0 and 3.0 LC and SC fibre, RJ45 in both Cat6 and Cat5e with and without shielding, connector “gender” change and further options will be introduced throughout 2015.

Cliff Electronics will also be offering 1RU and 2RU 19” rack panels and wall-plates to further allow customised solutions.

For ease of assembly the Cliff FT Series are available with standard or countersunk mounting holes. The connector shells are made of high impact plastic, the same material used on Cliff’s standard plastic XLR connectors, field proven to be rugged and reliable. Bezels are available in 7 colours to identify the function of FT connectors when fitted to a control panel.

John Hall, General Manager of Cliff Electronics, comments; “Our new FT series of feed-through digital XDR connectors offer a low cost, highly flexible and customisable solution to adding digital control connectors to standard audio and AV control panels. Using the same, industry standard, XLR connector cut-out already extensively used for audio and control connections greatly simplifies control panel design and manufacture”

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 and supply major international OEMs. As a UK manufacturer Cliff are 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 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.

The Cliff Electronics FT Series is available direct from Cliff or from a number of major distributors, for more information call +44 (0)1737 771375, email sales@CliffUK.co.uk or visit Cliffuk.co.uk

About Cliff Electronics

CLIFF Electronic Components Limited was founded in 1977 to supply the music industry with connectors. Cliff has subsequently greatly expanded their 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 their product range has established Cliff as a prime source for components. From audio into test leads and accessories, general industrial connectors, foot pedals, hand tools, production aids, lighting connectors, motors and fans. Cliff also manufactures and sources various types of leads including audio, instrument and power leads. Cliff also has extensive expertise  in moulding and metalwork and can provide a design, engineering and manufacturing service for the production of customised  components and assemblies. Our plastics expertise includes injection-moulding, blow-moulding, extrusion, sonic-welding and printing. Metalwork includes stamping, machining, aluminium  extrusion, finishing and printing. We also have the facility to enable assembly, inspection and testing. Cliff’s UK and Far Eastern production plants are certified to ISO 9001 2000 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  such as UL and VDE.

For further information contact;

Cliff Electronics Ltd.

Holmethorpe Industrial Estate

Redhill, Surrey, RH1 2PF, England

+44 (0)1737 771375     



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