Reliable Professional Jack Sockets Offer Switching Options

Cliff Electronics leaders in the design, development and manufacture of connectors and test equipment, offers manufacturers of professional audio and broadcast equipment their industry standard ¼” S1VS series of compact vertical PCB mounting jack sockets with a range of switching contacts.

The high quality ¼″ (6.35mm) jack sockets feature a threaded metal “nose” for rugged through-panel mounting, secure connection of locking plugs and grounding to system chassis, have a durable nylon body for superior performance and are supplied with mounting hardware unassembled.

Four versions of these tip-ring-sleeve (TRS) jack sockets are available offering different switching options; Stereo models FM6700 with normally closed contacts for tip and ring, FM6701 with closed contact at tip only, FM7603 with no switching and mono version FM6704 with a normally closed contact at the tip. Solder connection or PCB mounting is facilitated by a multi-purpose tag which simplifies product design and manufacturing inventory.

Key specifications of the Cliff S1VS series of jack sockets include minimum life expectancy of 10,000+operations, operating temperature from -10⁰C to +70⁰C, maximum contact current 5A and minimum withstand voltage of 1000VDC minimum. The compact vertical mounting design has a 24mm stand-off to provide high packing density and the body is designed for auto-insertion.

John Hall, Managing Director of Cliff Electronics, comments; “Cliff have been supplying jack sockets to major global manufacturers of audio systems, amplifiers and effects pedals for over 40 years and continuously develop and improve our products to ensure we lead the way in reliable and cost effective audio connectors.”

All versions of Cliff’s ¼” jack sockets are in full production and available direct from Cliff and via major Distributors in the UK and Europe.

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

Cliff manufactures a wide range of standard and FeedThrough connectors which may be mounted in their panels.  These include: RJ45, 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 & Simplex), UTP and FTP RJ45s in both Cat6 and Cat5e (shielded and unshielded), Toslink, RCA Phono and HDMI and blanking plates.

Cliff also supplies 19” Rack Panels ready to hold 16 connectors which fit in the standard 24mm-diameter XLR panel cut-out or panels factory pre-assembled to meet customer’s own requirements. They are typically used as patch panels and many other connectivity requirements. Cliff’s pre-assembled connector rack panels, whether audio, fibre-optic, power or USB offer systems integrators fast and convenient system assembly.

Pre-assembled rack panels available from Cliff feature 16 of their market leading FeedThrough connectors each and available in the following configurations: 50Ω, 75Ω and 75Ω gold insulated BNC, CAT6 RJ45 and

CAT6A, HDMI A to HDMI A, USB2 A to USB2 B and USB2 B to USB2 A. Fibre Optic connector types ST / BFOC, LC duplex SM and LC duplex MM. Two other non-Feedthrough versions are mounted with XLR 3DCM and XLR 3DCF connectors.

For more information call +44 (0)1737 771375, email sales@CliffUK.co.uk or visit Cliffuk.co.uk

About Cliff Electronics

CLIFF Electronic Components Limited was founded in 1977 to supply the music industry with connectors. Cliff has subsequently greatly expanded their 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 their product range has established Cliff as a prime source for components. From audio into test leads and accessories, general industrial connectors, foot pedals, hand tools, production aids, lighting connectors, motors and fans. Cliff also manufactures and sources various types of leads including audio, instrument and power leads. Cliff also has extensive expertise in moulding and metalwork and can provide a design, engineering and manufacturing service for the production of customised components and assemblies. Our plastics expertise includes injection-moulding, blow-moulding, extrusion, sonic-welding and printing. Metalwork includes stamping, machining, aluminium extrusion, finishing and printing. We also have 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 including UL and VDE.