Gold-plated terminal posts for audio connections

23rd January 2019
Alex Lynn

In their UK factory, CLIFF Electronics, designs and manufactures an extensive range of touch-proof Terminal Binding Posts. Applications include professional and consumer audio, test and measurement, power supplies, industrial and agricultural vehicle equipment, instrumentation and medical systems.

Responding to a growing demand from high-end audio and precision instrumentation and medical applications Cliff have now introduced a range of gold-plated terminal posts. The new models offer low contact resistance, improved signal integrity and greater resistance to oxidisation.

To meet the aesthetic requirements of top-end audio applications the Cliff TP60CSG gold plated terminal posts are available in a clear plastic body with black and red coloured inserts or with solid black or red bodies. Designed to accept industry standard four millimetre ‘banana plugs’, they have a six millimetre cross hole which accepts terminated or bare ended cables and up to 6gauge loudspeaker wire. The terminal posts are rated up to 60A.

Other newly available gold-plated terminal posts include the TP2 series which are supplied unassembled and rated at 15A, the 30A rated TP6, the TP60L and TP60S professional heavy-duty binding posts available with either 37.2 or 23.5mm spindle lengths, the TP44 which is rated to 30A and may be mounted on to a chassis or into a recessed plate for test instruments.

All Cliff terminal posts feature a castellated knob providing screw-down connection by a screw-driver or coin, conform to the general requirements of UL 813 and BS EN 60065 and UL Approved. And blanking buttons are available to ensure touch-proof safety properties. Cliff terminal posts can also be mounted on industry standard 24mm XLR panel cut-out customisable recessed socket plates to be integrated into Cliff’s Feedthrough connector rack panels.

Cliff also manufactures Dual Binding Post Assemblies in a variety of designs in either standard or custom configurations. For general purpose applications standard terminal posts are available with a nickel finish and to simplify customer’s product assembly Cliff offers preassembled horizontal and vertical PCB mounting terminal plates in many differing configurations using standard or custom terminals to suit specific applications.

John Hall General manager of Cliff Electronics, commented: “Terminal posts have almost unlimited applications, we sell 10,000 per month to just one customer and there are over 25,000 tractors in use that are fitted with them. We also have large markets for them in the USA and Asia. We are happy to undertake custom designs to ensure our customers get exactly the connector they require. To complement our terminal post range, we also offer a bespoke test lead product range.”

Custom binding posts may also be designed for specific applications or to enhance the appearance of unique equipment. Cliff Electronics offer full design assistance for this custom design service.

All versions of Cliff’s Terminal Posts available direct from Cliff and via major Distributors in the UK, Europe, USA and the Far East.

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