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Press Release from CLIFF Electronics, 13th October 2017.


Cliff FT Connectors now available pre-assembled into 1U 19″ Rack Panels.

Pre-assembled mounting panel with XLR-format feedthrough connectors from Cliff Electronics

CLIFF Electronics is now offering system integrators 1U 19″ rack mounting panels pre-assembled with up to 16 of their market-leading feedthrough connectors to simplify system assembly, reduce manufacturing time, component count and cost.


The panels have 16 of the 24 mm diameter holes to accept the XLR-format Cliff FT connectors with options of threaded M3x0.50 or #4-40 UNC mounting bushes. A connector labelling strip is located on the front and a cable strain-relief bar is fitted at the rear.


Applications include broadcast and AV patch panels, MIL, medical, control and instrumentation signal input/output panels etc. The 1U assemblies can be factory loaded with the specific connectors required by the system designer including BNC, single or dual USB or RJ45 with internal cable harnesses available as a special order.


John Hall, Managing Director of CLIFF Electronics, comments; “Our FT connector range has been very successful and we are introducing new versions regularly. Customers are now asking us to provide pre-assembled panels to simplify their procurement and system building and we are very happy to respond. Our pre-loaded feedthrough connector panels allow our customers to order a single assembly to meet their connectivity requirements instead of having to order large numbers of components, fabricating a rack panel and assembling it.”.


The feedthrough 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 of note include RJ45, HDMI, BNC and USB3.0 (single and dual). The existing range provides analogue, digital and optical feedthrough 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 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.


Cliff’s feedthrough connectors are available in plastic, black metal finished and silver anodised anodized versions to assist systems integrators and panel builders with simplifying connectivity while enhancing panel aesthetics. esthetics. Bezels are available in several colours colors to help identify functionality when fitted to a control panel.


Cliff’s feedthrough connector panel is available direct from Cliff and via major worldwide distributors.


Please see the full details of XLR-format feedthrough data connectors.





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