It has been announced that Cliff Electronics, provider of FeedThrough (FT) and standard connectors supplied in the industry standard 24mm XLR panel cut-out, can now provide dust covers to prevent the ingress of dust and dirt. Dust covers offer protection for unmated fibre optic connectors and other control interfaces which need to remain uncontaminated when not in use or when in storage.
Applications include outside broadcast and events, instrumentation, education, industrial and agriculture. Dust covers are currently available for six different connector types; USB2-A / USB3-A, USB2-B, USB3-B, USB-C, RJ45 and HDMI.
The dust covers simply push into the front of the connector and are compatible with both plastic and metal FeedThrough connectors. A small hole is provided in the handle to allow covers to be tied together for storage or attached to the panel if required. Cliff dust covers are available in black as standard with custom colours are available on request subject to a minimum order quantity.
John Hall, Managing Director of Cliff Electronics, commented: “Dust covers are logical extension to our XLR format and FeedThrough connector range. When equipment is in storage or a connector is unused in an installation it is important to protect the contacts, whether metal or fibre-optic from contamination. Our new range of dust covers offers users a very low cost way to protect equipment and ensure its availability and reliability.”
The Cliff FT series of true, feed through, data connectors for electrical and electronic instrumentation are perfect for developing custom I/O configurations for wall plates, enclosures, and rack panels. All fit within a standard XLR panel cut-out and use common standard cabling for front and back connections with no soldering or screw terminal connections required.
FT connectors may be mounted from the front or back of a panel and a low rear profile accommodates the tightest behind-the-panel spaces. Pre-assembled 19” rack panels fitted with a range of FT and standard connectors are available from Cliff to simplify end system assembly.
Cliff’s XLR format FeedThrough connectors take advantage of the standard 24mm panel cut out widely used in audio and broadcast systems and which is finding increasing popularity instrumentation, medical and industrial applications due to the format’s flexibility, security and reliability. Blank socket plates are also now available for customers to create custom connector solutions.
Versions available include GJ45, HDMI, BNC and USB3.0 compliant single and dual USB versions in addition to the existing range which provides Analogue, Digital and Optical Feed-Through connectivity in formats including Firewire, HDMI A-A and metal or plastic 50 ohm BNC 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 - 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), Toslink, RCA Phono and HDMI and blanking plates.
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
All versions of Cliff’s XLR footprint connectors are in full production and available direct from Cliff and via major Distributors in the UK and Europe.