High Speed USB is latest addition to Cliff Electronics range of XLR Format Feed-Through Data Connectors

045 - Cliff Feedthrough Connector USB-C

The latest addition to Cliff Electronics rapidly expanding range of XLR-Format

Feedthrough Data Connectors is a USB Type – C format socket. This new

high speed connector offers system integrators and panel builders a number

of useful features.

The Cliff USB Type – C format socket offers greater flexibility and smaller form

factors than previous generations of USB connectors and provides designers

with an ultra-slim USB-C connector reducing the number of cables required

for system interconnection. The new connector is capable of supporting

higher data speeds of up to 10 Gbps, data compatible with USB 3.1. It is rated

up to 100W for power supply delivery or charging portable devices. USB Type

– C connectivity offers end users the potential to reduce the number of sockets

per device and is forecast to be the future connector of choice for many

electronic devices currently requiring multiple sockets for power, data

and video connections.

John Hall, General Manager of Cliff Electronics, comments; “We continue to

find new applications for our cost effective and market leading range of Feed-

Through connectors and are happy to provide standard or custom solutions

for our customers. Our new high speed USB Type – C format socket offers

high speed performance and future-proofs our customer’s new industrial and

professional audio product designs. From our formation in 1964 Cliff has built

its success on the flexibility we offer our customers many of whom are major

global OEMs in the music and pro-audio markets.”

Cliff’s growing range of feed-through connectors are packaged in the widely

used 24mm diameter XLR connector format and are available in black plastic

or with a rugged die cast aluminium fascia finished in nickel or black to

enhance the high quality, high performance and prestige image of this new

product range.

Other models in the range provide Digital and Optical Feed-Through

connectivity in formats including USB3 to USB3 in all gender changing

configurations – A-A, A-B and B-A. Also available are all popular data and

Ethernet connectors including USB 2.0 and 3.0, LC and SC fibre (Duplex &

Simplex), UTP and FTP RJ45s in both Cat6 and Cat5e (shielded and

unshielded), USB “gender” changers, Toslink, RCA Phono and HDMI and

blanking plates. Further options will continue to be introduced throughout

2016 and custom design enquiries are welcomed.

All versions, metal and plastic, share the same features and dimensions and

offer a complete range of very cost effective audio, data, and fibre connectors,

all of which can both front or rear mounted into industry standard 24mm XLR

connector mounting holes. The new FT Series are simple to mount into any

panel designed to accept XLR connectors including instrumentation, control

and rack panels, wall-plates, etc. For ease of assembly the Cliff FT Series are

available with standard or countersunk mounting holes. Bezels are available

in 7 colours to identify the function of FT connectors when fitted to a control


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.

Cliff’s FT series has already found widespread use in a multitude of system

integration applications for custom I/O solutions. Typical applications include

broadcast, AV installations, systems integration, home theatre, automation,

solar power and a growing range of industrial applications including

instrumentation, industrial control and data acquisition

All versions are in full production and available direct from Cliff and via major

Distributors in the UK and Europe.

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.

For more information call +44 (0)1737 771375, email sales@CliffUK.co.uk or

visit Cliffuk.co.uk