Plastic bodied FeedThrough BNC connector offers cost savings

Posted By : Alex Lynn
Plastic bodied FeedThrough BNC connector offers cost savings

A panel mounting BNC connector with a molded plastic body has been added by Cliff Electronics to its very popular range of FeedThrough (FT) connectors. The new BNC RF coaxial connector is available in 50 and 75Ω versions and is fully compatible with existing products and applications while offering customers cost and weight savings.

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.

The new plastic BNC connectors are nearly half the weight of a conventional version, weighing ~15g compared to metal versions at ~28g. Weight sensitive applications include mobile devices, instrumentation and avionics systems.

John Hall, Managing Director of Cliff Electronics, commented: “The BNC connector is widely used for RF signals, video, test equipment and instrumentation. In addition to the lighter weight of our new connector there is a cost saving to customers of around 20%. We can also supply our new plastic BNC connectors pre-assembled into rack panels offering systems integrators fast and convenient 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.

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 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 and 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. Cliff can also provide a wide range of leads including test and instrumentation, audio, instrument and power.

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.

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