The DualSLIMS range allows customers to choose between mounting the connector adapters from the front of the panel which permits simple and fast changing of connectors in the field, or the rear bringing a lower profile flush appearance to the connectors when rack mounted or side by side.
These DualSLIM connectors offer panel builders and system integrators the ability to mount up to 20 connectors in a 1U, 19” rack panel. Measuring 19mm wide the SLIMS range is a more compact alternative to Cliff’s XLR form factor FeedThrough product range. Just 16 of the existing XLR design, can be mounted in a 19” rack panel.
The DualSLIM range is available in a plastic frame with a plain or countersunk Ø2.5mm or Ø3.2mm fixing hole. A metal frame version is also available finished in nickel or black with Ø3.2mm plain or countersunk fixing holes or M3, #440 thread. Panel cut out dimensions are 17.15mm (0.675in) x 22.86mm (0.9in) with mounting hole centres of 29mm.
The range comes in 14 different versions: HDMI, USB3 A-A, USB3 B-A, USB2 B-A, USB2 A-A, USB2 A-B, USB-C F-M, Cat5e, Cat5e Shielded, Cat6, Cat6 Shielded, Cat3, Cat6A Shielded and blank plate. With a total number of 11 variants of each type, the total number of possible variants is 252.
With its high panel density and low profile if rear mounted the DualSLIM can be used in audio, broadcast, AV and communications installations, medical, education and research, industrial control and space. DualSLIM can also be designed in alongside 1U rack mounted NUC computers and mini-PCs, such as Raspberry Pi and are suitable for space constrained embedded or IoT systems, digital signage, media production and video conferencing applications.
All of these 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.