Cliff 1384 - how are they after many years use?

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Cliff 1384 - how are they after many years use?

Post by Dave Kendall » Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:14 pm

Hi All.

How are they after many years' use ?

I used some for a short-lived project years ago, which may be revived, and wonder how people have found them after years of use.

In particular, how do the switching contacts hold up ?

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Re: Cliff 1384 - how are they after many years use?

Post by Dave Kendall » Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:07 pm

BTW - they are actually Cliff13841, with the indent in the contacts, which later became the standard 1384.

P.S. Sorry I screwed up the original post. It's a long story . . . * sigh * :)
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Re: Cliff 1384 - how are they after many years use?

Post by MikeDB » Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:14 pm

I've never used that particular Cliff part, but their larger jack sockets last almost forever.

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Re: Cliff 1384 - how are they after many years use?

Post by col » Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:49 pm

I have a big bag of these and use them widely in DIY modules if panel wiring from something on a strip board with hand made panel. They are almost never used in anything that someone has designed (like a PCB/Panel kit).They hold up very well and I have had no problems with the connectors wearing over time. One thing to keep in mind though is they don't hold the inserted plug as tightly as a Thonkiconn. In Eurorack this can create a problem if you have a very busy patch going on and are reaching beneath cables for a wiggle. They pull out very easily.

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Re: Cliff 1384 - how are they after many years use?

Post by Dave Kendall » Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:56 am

Thanks all.
Looks like I will use them then :)
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