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Rack panels suit feedthrough connectors

27th June 2022
Mick Elliott

Cliff Electronics has released three versions of its 1U high, 19-inch rack panels that facilitate assembly of its FeedThrough (FT) connector range into patch panels or control systems.

The three panel versions available provide assembly of either 16 standard XLR format (24mm diameter panel cut out) connectors and either 16 or 20 of the narrower DualSLIMS (17.15 × 22.86 mm panel cut out) versions.

This allows system designers to use the best-fit connectors for their systems and markets. The XLR version is fitted with a connector labelling strip located on the front and all versions have a cable strain-relief bar fitted at the rear.

The FT Series of true feed through connectors are perfect for developing custom I/O configurations for wall-plates, rack panels, etc.

They can be front or rear mounted and use standard cables for interconnecting, no soldering or push terminations are required.

This 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 range provides analogue, digital and optical feedthrough connectivity in formats including Firewire, HDMI A-to-A and 50Ω 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, (Duplex and Simplex), UTP and FTP RJ45s in both Cat6 and Cat5e, (shielded and unshielded), TOSLINK and RCA phono

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. These pre-assembled panels simplify system assembly, reduce manufacturing time, component count and cost.

John Hall, Managing Director of Cliff Electronics, comments; “Our rack mounting panels simplify system assembly for our customers while our factory assembly service reduces their parts count and speeds up assembly times”.

As a UK manufacturer Cliff can respond quickly to customer’s needs for both standard products and custom designs.

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