The Cliff XLR format connector range allows designers to design panels using a single standard XLR cut out to integrate data, networking, digital, optical audio and video data feeds into professional equipment for home automation and lighting, audio, broadcast and industrial applications.
John Hall, General Manager of Cliff Electronics, commented, “We are continuing to develop our market leading range of XLR format connectors adding new connectivity, colour options and mounting panels to provide designers with a one-stop shop for system connectivity. Our XLR format connecter range is being employed in many more applications in instrumentation and industrial markets where our ability to provide custom solutions is welcomed. Using the industry standard XLR packaging offers our customers a simple to use, standard connector making panel design easier, improving flexibility and reducing cost.”
The new dual USB2.0 and USB3.0 XLR format connectors from Cliff join the fast growing range which provides Analogue, Digital and Optical 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 & Simplex), UTP and FTP RJ45s in both Cat6 and Cat5e (shielded and unshielded), Toslink, RCA Phono and HDMI and blanking plates.
The XLR format connectors are simple to mount into any panel designed to accept XLR connectors including instrumentation, control and rack panels, wall-plates, etc. Cliff now provides a pre-drilled 19” x 1U mounting panel to simplify panel design. For ease of assembly the Cliff XLR format connectors are available with standard or countersunk mounting holes. Bezels are available in 7 colours to identify the function of connectors when fitted to a control panel.
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