New 8K HDMI FeedThrough Connectors available from Cliff Electronics


Female to female FeedThrough HDMI connectors

XLR and DualSLIMS versions

Front and rear mounting options

Cliff Electronics leaders in the design, development and manufacture of connectors and test equipment, have increased their market leading FeedThrough connector range with two new models providing 8K HDMI connectivity. Designed and manufactured in the UK the new connectors support the HDMI 2.1 format with a resolution of 7680 x 4320 and support HDR (High Dynamic Range) signals.

8K HDMI cables are widely used for transmitting video and audio signals from source to display for commercial AV, industrial and specialty uses – for example projectors, video conference systems, HDTV, monitors and more.

The female-to-female 8K HDMI FeedThrough connectors are available in two formats:

  • Industry Standard XLR form factor 24mm mounting hole, black plastic frame with 2.5mm countersunk or plain hole for front or rear mounting.
  • Compact “SLIMS” version for high density connector panels, with a 9 x 35.5mm frame and with a 17.15 × 22.86mm panel cut out. Customers can specify rugged front and rear (DUALSLIMS) mounting metal frames finished in natural nickel metal or black, or a front or rear mounting black plastic framed version. Both types are available with plain or countersunk fixing holes.

Cliff’s DualSLIMS FeedThrough connector range offers a more compact alternative to their very popular 26mm wide XLR form factor version. At just 19mm wide, up to 20 connectors can be mounted in a 1U, 19” rack panel, rather than just 16 of the XLR design. All FeedThrough connectors from Cliff can be ordered pre-assembled on rack panels to simplify and speed up system assembly. Other DualSLIMS FeedThrough versions available include widely used data connector types such as RJ45 and USB 2 and 3.

Nick Leppard, Technical Sales at Cliff Electronics, says” 8K HDMI cables are bringing to be specified in infrastructure applications for broadcast and video transmission. The narrow form factor of Cliff’s DualSLIMS range is widely used by audio, broadcast, data and communications systems manufacturers in the USA and becoming more popular in the UK and rest of Europe for both increasing panel density and for products being exported to North America.”

Key features include:

  • No soldering or punch termination.
  • Use standard connecting cable for each connector style.
  • Low rear profile.
  • Insert ABS UL94 HB.
  • Shell gold plated.
  • Contact gold Plated.

Electrical specifications:

  • Shielded HDMI 2.1 F-F.
  • Voltage Rating: 40V ac.
  • Current Rating: 0.5A max.
  • Contact Resistance: 10m max Ω.
  • Insulation Resistance 100MΩ min.
  • Dielectric withstand voltage 500V AC.
  • Operating temperature range 125 to +85⁰C.

Cliff’s FeedThrough connectors allow standard, off the shelf, connecting cables to be used for internal connectivity, simplifying and speeding up system assembly and facilitating easy repurposing of equipment.

Leaders in the design and manufacture of FeedThrough connectors, Cliff’s wide range of XLR and DualSLIMS form factor types allows designers to integrate audio, video, digital, optical, networking and data feeds into professional equipment for broadcast (studio and mobile), lighting, audio, medical diagnostic and treatment equipment, PoE, infrastructure and industrial applications, instrumentation and control connectivity.

The most popular connectors in Cliff’s FeedThrough range are CAT 5e RJ45, CAT 5e Shielded RJ45, CAT 6 RJ45, CAT 6 Shielded RJ45, HDMI Female – Female, USB 3.0 A-A, USB 2.0 B-A and USB 2.0 A-A. All widely used in data and audio-visual applications.

Cliff Electronics can supply jack sockets, DC power connectors, terminal binding posts, test connectors and leads, optical jacks and leads and waterproof connectors.

The full range of products available from Cliff may be found on their website