New Latching DC Connectors Prevent Critical Power Loss

034 - Cliff Locking DC ConnectorsCliff Electronics announces the introduction of a new range of latching DC plugs and sockets designed for use where it is critical power is not lost or interrupted by accidental disconnection in applications including medical, data, monitoring, emergency lighting and equipment charging.

The new Cliff locking DC plugs and sockets are secured by a simple push and turn locking mechanism, are available with diameters of either 2.1 or 2.5mm and rated at 2A @ 16VDC. Plugs may be supplied to be connected to cables by customers or as ready wired 2m over-molded plug cables with free ends suitable for use by external power supply OEMs.

The PCB mountable sockets have Ian insulation resistance of 100M? minimum at DC500V, a dielectric withstand Voltage of 500VAC for 1 minute and feature a normally closed  contact operated by inserting a plug.

John Hall, General Manager at Cliff Electronics, comments,” These latest additions to our expanding range of low voltage 2 pole DC plugs and sockets follow the great success of our unique dual gauge DC sockets, which accept both 2.1mm or  2.5mm diameter plugs in a single socket.”

Cliff is a leader in the design, development and manufacture of components and connectors for audio, engineering, instrumentation, medical, lighting and vending applications. Their existing range of 2 pole low voltage DC plugs and sockets includes 1.3mm to 2.5mm Ø, in SMD, SMDT, PCB and solder tag variants. Cliff also supplies a range of multi pin (1-9), locking plugs and sockets for both AC and DC applications, including 20A per contact and IP68 variants.

Cliff Electronics manufactures audio and power connectors, test leads and accessories, general industrial connectors, foot pedals, lighting connectors, terminal posts, motors, fans and assembly aids. Cliff can also provide a wide range of leads including audio, instrument and power.