UK Design and Manufacture Secures Connector Supply Chain
Innovation is key to UK connector company’s continued growth.
CLIFF™ Electronics, the Surrey UK based manufacturer of connectors and test products, delivers UK manufactured products to OEMs and global distributors from stock held in it its own factory. Thanks to its flexible, UK-based design and manufacturing facility, the company is well placed to fulfill the demands of its customers and continues to grow and expand into new markets.
Cliff™ has over 40 years’ experience in supplying cost effective and high reliability connectors to OEMs and system integrators around the world. Markets served include broadcast and professional audio, medical, industrial, building automation, video installations, instrumentation and test and measurement.
Key UK manufactured products include terminal posts, jack sockets and a market leading range of XLR footprint feedthrough connectors.
Cliff™ terminal posts are widely used in audio, test and measurement and for connections on power supplies. Standard options include a choice of colours, colors, two or three stud lengths and different terminations with various mounting hardware options. Metal parts are nickel plated as standard with gold available as a special order. An antimagnetic, no-nickel version of TP60 terminal is available. “Y” versions have either a sealed top 4 mm hole or can be supplied with a coloured colored bung.
Having manufactured professional quality, industry-standard ¼″ jack sockets since the beginnings of electronic music, Cliff™ have an extensive and reliable range. They are available for PCB or through-panel mounting with a nylon or rugged, threaded metal nose which offers secure connection of locking plugs and grounding to system chassis. The socket body is made from durable nylon for superior performance and in a variety of styles including, offset nose, vertical, mini and stackjack to facilitate panel design. A number of switching options are available for designers to incorporate into their systems..
Cliff™’s market leading and fastest growing product range are their highly successful XLR-format feedthrough connectors offering a wide range of audio, video and data connectivity in the industry-standard, 24 mm diameter XLR connector panel cutout. The standard format offers designers simplified panel layout and manufacture and the FT series offers true feed-through connection. This allows standard cabling to be used to connect at both front and rear, eliminating the need to solder or terminate the connections thus simplifying and speeding up assembly.
Models in the Cliff™ FT range now include Firewire, HDMI female to female, BNC 50 and 75 ohm including 75 ohm 12 GHz gold-plated 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. Also available are all popular data and ethernet connectors including USB 2.0 and 3.0, LC and SC fibre, fiber, (Duplex and Simplex), UTP and FTP RJ45s in both Cat6 and Cat5e (shielded and unshielded), TOSLINK, RCA phono, dust caps and blanking plates.
Cliff™ FT connectors are available in plastic or rugged zinc/nickel XLR housings finished in nickel or black and may be front or rear mounted to control panels. The Firewire and HDMI models may be specified with an optional socket sealing cover to prevent the ingress of dust when not in use or in transit.
We can respond to changing market requirements quickly.
John Hall, managing director, comments “With our UK design and manufacturing we can respond to changing market requirements quickly and provide cost effective solutions for our customers. We have a huge range of connectivity solutions for a wide number of markets, in stock, ready for immediate dispatch. Our customers can rely on direct shipping and our extensive global distribution network.”
The complete range of Cliff™ connectors are available direct or via major international distributors.