Rugged locking connectors provide secure power and data transmission

Rugged locking connectors provide secure power and data transmission

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Cliff manufacture three ranges of Cliffcon connectors enabling customers to select the most appropriate connector for any application. Cliffcon connectors meet the safety requirements of EN60065, IEC348 and IEC1010-1, have an operating temperature of -20 to +80ºC and may be provided as complete cable assemblies if required.

The Cliffcon 4 pole connector has been designed for high power applications and is housed in a tough, touch-proof shell with an easy locking/unlocking mechanism, secure integral cable clamp and a cable entry gland which may be trimmed to accommodate a wide range of cable diameters from 6-15 mm. Gold plated pins ensure long term reliable connection and for additional safety the connector is fitted with a leading ground pin which makes first and breaks last, preventing arcing if disconnected while under load.

The Cliffcon 4 pole connector is available in 250 V and 120 V AC versions with a 20 A RMS current rating and has coded keyways to prevent accidental misconnection.  A range of plug terminations are available including Faston push connectors, screw or solder terminals. Cliffcon 4 pole plugs are available in straight and right angled versions and the matching sockets are available for countersunk or self tapping screw fixing to panels, with horizontal and vertical PCB mounting versions.

Inline couplers are available for Cliffcon 4 pole connectors to allow power leads to be extended if required and other PCB adapters are available on request.

Cliffcon 8 pole connectors have the same features as the Cliffcon 4 pole range while being rated for high power applications at 250 V AC and 10 A RMS. The Cliffcon 8 pole plug is right angled and has vertical PCB and panel mount matching sockets. An optional protective cover is available for the Cliffcon 8 pole connector range providing improved socket protection when disconnected.

Completing Cliff Electronics Cliffcon range is the Miniature ZC Series of plugs and sockets which may be specified with 2 to 8 poles with either straight or 90 degree plug versions. Primarily intended for low voltage and signal applications the ZC series is rated at 1 A per pin at 48 V DC maximum and provide a high quality, very competitively priced, secure, multi-pole connection system.

Typical applications for Cliffcon connectors include LED portable lighting for road works, mines etc. rapid battery charging systems, architectural and stage lighting, battery connection for UPS and electric wheelchairs, motor control systems, general industrial high power applications and some MIL COTS systems. Cliffcon 8 pole connectors are frequently used for control signal applications and DMX theatre and stage lighting systems.

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