Right-Angle Metal XLR Plugs from Cliff Electronics

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Rugged space saving connectors for audio, broadcast and instrumentation

 

Cliff Electronics leaders in the design, development and manufacture of connectivity solutions can supply rugged, space saving and versatile right-angle metal XLR plugs.

 

 

 

 

 

Audio and broadcast applications include microphones, amplifiers, active and monitor speakers, mixing desks and sound cards, with further uses such as digital and SLR cameras and home AV systems, industrial and test and measurement products.

Male and female versions are available with 3, 4, 5 and 7 pins with flexible cable entry and screw down cable restraint. Reliability is assured with >/=2000 mating/unmating cycles, low contact resistance </= 5mΩ, high insulation resistance >/= 5000MΩ and withstand voltage of 1400V

John Hall, Managing Director of Cliff Electronics, comments, “XLR connectors have a wide variety of uses in professional and industrial applications. The right-angle construction meets the increasing pressure from systems integrators to reduce enclosure sizes without sacrificing reliability or flexibility. As a UK manufacturer we have the flexibility to respond to global demand direct to OEMs and through our distribution network.”

A new addition to the Advanced Military Connector range, the AMC® Series T offers three locking variants in one connector

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The ‘T’ stands for Three-in-One or ‘Triple’ as three locking variants of plug can fit the same receptacle:
• Push-pull
• Break-away
• Screw locking
The built-in trapezoidal thread with serration ensures additional safety.

 

 

 

 

Now OEM’s have a free choice of appropriate locking mechanism at each connection point, whilst retaining the same bulkhead connector across the equipment.

The new ODU AMC® Series T connector combines this increased flexibility and density together with proven durability and reliability – currently available in two shell sizes:

  • Shell size 9 with up to 10 contacts
  • Shell size 12 with up to 18 contacts

These contact densities are in shell-sizes that give space-envelope savings over comparable density MIL-DTL-38999M connectors, but with the same, or improved, technical performance.

The cable can use a standard MIL-M85049 back-shell, or an ODU over-mould.

Crimp contacts can be standard MIL-AS39029, or ODU design.

Key strengths:
• Protection to IP68 [testing to MIL-STD-810H]

  • High vibration resistance
    • Easy to assemble and install in the field
    • Operating temperature range from -65°C to +175°C
    • Available as a completely assembled system

 

As these connectors are impervious to water, dirt and dust and since the individual contacts can be replaced quickly and easily, the ODU AMC® Series T is particularly suitable for use in military, security, and communication technology, as well as for civilian applications such as heavy construction machinery and agricultural vehicles.

THE IEC 60601-1 Compliant ODU MINI-SNAP®

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Saves time, shortens approval procedures, simplifies risk management

The ODU MINI-SNAP® portfolio includes inserts that are specifically designed to comply with the levels of user and patient protection prescribed in the IEC Standard IEC 60601-1 (2 MOOP / 2 MOPP) – making them the first choice for anyone looking for a circular connector with a metal housing for medical applications.

 

 

 

 

Approval procedures to comply with IEC 60601-1 for electrical medical systems are highly complex.

So, involving ODU in the design-in process from the outset can both lower development costs and significantly simplify the risk management process.

Furthermore, lengthy approval procedures can be fast-tracked when components are already fully compliant with IEC 60601-1 upon delivery – yet another benefit of this connector.

Features:

  • Robust metal housing
  • Advanced electromagnetic shielding capabilities
  • High mechanical strength
  • Available in 3 sizes with a wide range of configuration options
  • Reverse-gender use possible
  • Up to 500 autoclaving cycles
  • Rated at 7A
  • Customized cable assemblies, with or without silicone over-moulding

Other IEC 60601-1-compliant products include ODU MEDI-SNAP® and ODU MINI-MED®.

Also, a white paper on IEC60601-1 is available: https://www.odu-uk.co.uk/downloads/whitepapers/

ITSA appoints Proactive Marketing to head up Media Relations

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Following the untimely death of Peter Smith, MD of S&J Communications, the Interconnect Technology Suppliers Association (ITSA) has appointed Proactive Marketing & Communications Ltd. to continue to work with its members and the industrial / electronics press in establishing ITSA as the recognised voice of the UK interconnect industry.

John Ellis, MD of Proactive Marketing, comments. “Peter Smith was my best friend and mentor. Originally a client of S&J I went to work for him in 2001. He was very influential in the creation of Proactive Marketing, and we continued to work together on many projects. I am honoured to have been asked to continue his excellent work with ITSA.”

 

 

 

John Biggs, Chairman of ITSA added “We were very conscious, that as an association, we wanted to continue on the PR path developed by Peter Smith over many years and to be represented by a likeminded media agency, we feel that John Ellis and Proactive Marketing fit the brief perfectly”.

ITSA is the only UK association representing companies who operate in the interconnection technology arena and will continue to follow a clear roadmap to increase its membership, its voice in the media, and with other Trade Bodies and Standards Organisations and with lobbying for the benefit of members.

Neutrik Group announces global launch of REAN brand of audio, video and data connectors

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1 July 2021. The Neutrik Group has announced the launch of REAN, a global brand marrying over 45 years precision engineering know-how with the group’s own dedicated state-of-the-art production facilities.

REAN offers designers of audio, video and lighting products a comprehensive range of connectors featuring ultra-robust, high-reliability designs, that promise unrivalled cost-performance ratios, backed by a truly global supply-chain and experienced regional sales network.

An extensive worldwide portfolio of connectors incorporates a full range of ’standard’ professional XLR, ¼” Jack, XLR/Jack combo, Ethernet, Power Connector, 3.5mm, Phono, DIN, and Dual Banana plug solutions, and the new Z Series of IP65 rated XLR and RJ45 Ethernet connectors. These are specified for outdoor applications, resistant to water and dirt, and optimised for use in lighting and digital signage   applications.

 

 

 

 

 

Neutrik Group CEO Chad Trevithick stated: “REAN enables the group to bring its engineering experience and expertise to focus on a new, much broader client base, enabling those customers to more readily specify quality connectors across a much wider range of product designs, offering the end user a performance connectivity solution, industry trusted and globally supported.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Product is now available from stock, with the range set to expand significantly over the course of 2021.