Cliff Electronics is now able to offer a wide range of optical jack sockets suitable for high quality audio systems, IT and medical equipment and other high bandwidth signal connections. Optical jacks are virtually unaffected by electrical noise when transmitting and receiving digital signals and are rapidly becoming a standard feature of IT systems and high quality audio equipment including portable products.
Cliff Electronics offers 7 different models of optical jack socket. These conform to the EIAJ/JEITA rectangular standard CP-1210 and also RC-5720 and JIS C5974-1993 F05 standards for digital audio interfaces including fibre-optic interconnections. Matching moulded optical lead assemblies are also available for use with all Cliff Electronics optical jacks.
Electrical specification of Cliff’s optical jacks are; supply voltage -0.5 to 7.0V maximum, input voltage -0.5 to +0.5V maximum, operating temperature -20 to +70ºC and soldering temperature 260ºC maximum.
Mechanical specifications are; insertion force 5.9N minimum to 39.2N maximum, withdrawal force 5.9N minimum to 39.3N maximum. Body material is PBT +30G, ABS 94-V-O (depending on model) with the shutter made from nylon PA66.
Cliff Electronics optical jacks are available as single or dual optical transmitter/receiver versions with right-angle PCB mounting and a self-tapping screw hole for panel mounting. Removable and hinged and hinged shutter covers are available depending on individual connector type.
Commenting John Hall, General Manager of Cliff Electronics, said; “We have been working with the major manufacturers in the audio industry for some 40 years and while our traditional markets remain strong the emergence of digital signal communications offers us new opportunities to supply the latest connector technology to our customers. Our wide range of optical jacks is available direct from us to OEM’s and from a number of major, franchised distributors.”