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Press Release from CLIFF Electronics, 10th July 2013.


CLIFF Electronics Optical Jack Sockets Offer Immunity to Signal Noise


optical jack sockets from Cliff Electronics


CLIFF Electronics, leaders in the design, development and manufacture of connectors, electronic components and test equipment now offer a wide range of optical jack sockets suitable for high quality audio systems, IT, medical equipment and other high bandwidth signal connections.


Optical jacks are virtually unaffected by electrical noise when transmitting and receiving digital signals. They are rapidly becoming a standard feature of IT systems and high quality audio equipment including portable products.


CLIFF Electronics offers several different model of optical jack socket. These conform to the EIAJ/JEITA rectangular standard CP-1210 as well as RC-5720 and JIS C5974-1993 F05 standards for digital audio interfaces including fibre-optic fiber-optic interconnections. Matching moulded optical lead assemblies are also available for use with all CLIFF Electronics optical jacks.


The electrical specification of Cliff’s optical jacks are: supply voltage -0.5 to 7.0 V maximum, input voltage -0.5 to +0.5V maximum, operating temperature -20 to +70ºC and soldering temperature 260ºC maximum.


Mechanical specifications are: insertion force 5.9N minimum to 39.2N maximum, withdrawal force 5.9N minimum to 39.3N maximum. Body material is PBT +30G or ABS 94-V-O, depending on the model, with the shutter made from nylon PA66.


CLIFF Electronics optical jacks are available as single or dual optical transmitter/receiver versions with right-angle PCB mounting and a self-tapping screw hole for panel mounting. Removable and hinged shutter covers are available depending on the individual connector type.


Cliff now offer an optical jack and receiver combined in the same housing; our new dual unit, FC6842135TR.



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 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 ISO 9001 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.


For more information, please contact us.


Cliff Electronic Components Ltd.
76 Holmethorpe Avenue,
Holmethorpe Industrial Estate,

Cliff Electronic Components Ltd.
10580 N McCarran Blvd,
Suite 115-587,
NV 89503


Telephone: +44 (0)1737 771375 +1 707 746 8090

Fax: +44 (0)1737 766012 +1 707 746 8092