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Press Release from Cliff Electronics, 5th August 2016.


Major expansion in U.S.A. as Cliff Electronics partners with Newark Element14.

Feedthrough connectors from Cliff Electronics now available from Newark Element14

Cliff Electronics have established a distribution agreement with Newark Element14. The wide ranging agreement will greatly increase the availability of Cliff’s products in the Americas and showcase their market leading feedthough connector range.


“Our relationship with Farnell Element14 dates form the 1970’s”, says Dan Walker, distribution sales manager at Cliff Electronics. Cliff is proud to partner with sister company, Newark E14, for this agreement. Newark's business model is focused on the penetration of new markets and large sales area coverage. This will help us to better serve our American customers' growing need for panel-mounted data connectors.”


Robert Toenies, Newark Element14 product manager, comments, “Newark Element14 is proud to stock Cliff’s extensive range of FT series panel-mount connectors in North America. These high quality, high performance connectors are used in a wide array of industrial applications and are a strong complement to our industry leading, industrial connector, product portfolio.”


Two key advantages of the Cliff FT series are:

  1. True feed-through connection allowing standard cabling to be used at the front and rear, eliminating the need to solder or terminate the connections, simplifying and speeding up assembly.
  2. The ability to be front or rear mounted on control panels, giving designers maximum flexibility over panel layout and functionality.

Cliff’s growing range of feedthrough connectors are packaged in the widely used, 24mm diameter, XLR connector format. They are available in black plastic or with a rugged, die cast aluminium fascia, finished in nickel or black to enhance the high quality, high performance and prestige image of this new product range.


Other models in the range provide digital and optical feedthrough connectivity in formats including USB3 to USB3 in all gender changing configurations - A to A, A to B and B to A. Also available are popular data and ethernet connectors including LC and SC fibre fiber, (Duplex and Simplex), UTP and FTP RJ45s in both Cat6 and Cat5e, (shielded and unshielded), USB gender changers, TOSLINK, RCA phono, phono/cinch, HDMI and blanking plates. Further options will continue to be introduced throughout the year and custom design enquiries are welcomed.


All metal and plastic versions share the same features and dimensions. They offer a complete range of cost effective audio, data, and fibre fiber connectors, all of which can be front or rear mounted into industry standard 24mm XLR connector mounting holes. The new FT series are simple to fix into any panel designed to accept XLR connectors including instrumentation, control and rack panels, wall-plates, etc. For ease of assembly, the Cliff FT connectors are available with standard or countersunk mounting holes. Bezels are available in several colours colors to help identify functionality when fitted to a control panel.


Cliff’s FT series has already found widespread use in a multitude of system integration applications for custom I/O solutions. Typical applications include broadcast, AV installations, systems integration, home theatre, theater, automation, solar power and a growing range of industrial applications including instrumentation, industrial control and data acquisition.


All versions are in full production and available direct from Cliff and major distributors.

Newark Element14 Newark Element14


Please see the full details of Cliff Feedthrough Data Connectors in XLR shell.



About Cliff Electronics


Cliff Electronic Components Limited was founded in 1977 to supply the music industry with connectors. Cliff has subsequently greatly expanded its’ products and services to become a high quality supplier to most professional and industrial markets. As both a manufacturer and a distributor, the expansion of its’ product range has established Cliff as a prime source for components. As a UK manufacturer, Cliff is 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, connection blocks, motors, fans and assembly aids. It can also provide a wide range of leads including audio, instrument and power.


Cliff has extensive expertise in moulding molding and metalwork. It can provide a design, engineering and manufacturing service for the production of customised customized components and assemblies. Plastics expertise includes injection-moulding injection-molding, blow-moulding blow-molding, extrusion, sonic-welding and printing. Metalwork includes stamping, machining, aluminium aluminum extrusion, finishing and printing.


Cliff has the facility to enable assembly, inspection and testing. Cliff’s UK and Far Eastern production plants are certified to ISO 9001 2000 and employ design, engineering, technical, marketing and sales personnel. Quality has always been of prime importance and the majority of Cliff products are covered by approvals from organisations organizations such as UL and VDE.


For more information please

call +44 (0)1737 771375 +1 707 746 8090


Cliff Electronic Components Ltd., 76 Holmethorpe Avenue, Holmethorpe Industrial Estate, REDHILL, Surrey, RH1 2PF, United Kingdom

Cliff inc., 77 Solano Square, Suite 175, Benica, CA 94510 USA