RS PRO 4 Way Cable Mount XLR Connector, Female, Silver Plated Contacts, 250 V ac

  • RS Stock No. 457-885
  • Manufacturer RS PRO
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Product Details

RS Pro Cable Mount Connectors with Backshell

From RS Pro, these Multipole audio/video connectors are manufactured for professional use. The “AXR”/”XLR” compatible connectors are precision made with zinc diecast bodies and silver-plated, solid brass turned contacts. A huge benefit of these connectors is the “squeeze” release clip, which enables plugs and sockets to be unplugged quickly with a simple push-down device. Wiring and assembly are also simple operations and a collet arrangement can accommodate cable diameters ranging from 2.8 mm to 8.0 mm to provide an effective cable grip. All models are highly reliable and excellent quality.

Features & Benefits

Solder tags incorporate hole for improved retention and reliability of connection Black or Natural shell colours
Male and female versions available

RS PRO 4-hole Cable Mount Connector with Backshell

XLR (External Line Return) Connector is synonymous of high-quality passage for sizeable electrical current to provide a robust connection for most audio devices. The most common tools are speakers, amplifiers, microphones, mixing boards, and other recording equipment with an easy assemble construction to provide excellent cable protection. XLR Connectors comes either as male or female genders and both you can pair it with wires attached to contacts on the Connector.

We are proudly introducing our own branded RS PRO Audio/Video XLR Connector for professional use in your studio or on the stage. The XLR Female is a precision, compatible Connector made with zinc, and solid brass turned three contacts. This XLR is a cable mount type offering "squeeze" release clip, which enables plugs and sockets to be unplugged quickly with a simple push-down device. Wiring and assembly are simple operations to accommodate cable diameters ranging from 2.8 mm to 8.0 mm, providing a sufficient cable grip.

For secure, durable connections, this XLR is the industry standard recognisable balanced audio signal level applications, which is an essential part of delivering line-level signal with no loss of quality over long cable distances.

Features and Benefits

  • Exceptional sound XLR connector with the high-quality inside material elements (zinc, silver and brass)

  • This black 4-way female, straight cable mount XLR Connector provides an easy assemble with outstanding cable protection

  • Versatile usage for many electronic devices to create exceptional audio balanced cable

  • The XLR is a robust connection system to protect disconnection, which is particularly important in the studio and on the stage

  • Three pole female cable connector XLR provides low contact resistance and high integrity to accept 4-pin

  • XLR current rating of 10 A

  • The XLR offers the minimum operating temperature of - 30°C whereas the maximum operating temperature is + 80°C

  • These Female Connectors operates with a voltage rating of 250 V ac

  • The XLR is practically always in stock for next day delivery

  • Intermateable with most die-cast zinc/aluminium body X Series Connectors


XLR Connectors are must-have parts being indispensable for:

  • XLR in Lighting Control Applications

  • XLR Connectors in Speakers

  • Connectors audio signal in Mixing Boards

  • XLR female socket in Amplifiers

  • XLR Microphones plug Connector

  • XLR Female and XLR Male for musical Instruments

  • XLR Connectors in acoustic sound applications

  • Female Connector/Male Connector in loudspeakers

  • Excellent cable Connector for LED screens

Frequently asked questions

Who was the first XLR inventor?

James H. Cannon invented the first XLR Connector in Los Angeles in 1950s.

How to clean XLR Connectors safely and correctly?

The tolerance to dirt or contamination for XLR Connectors are extremely low. Therefore, to keep it free from dust, it is vital to use the appropriate equipment. We are recommending our own branded RS PRO electrical contact cleaning equipment 917-5914 or 554-298.

It is not a good practice using swabs or cloths as they leave threads behind meaning decreasing contact performance and lifetime.
What is the difference between Male and Female Connectors?

A Male Connector has solid pins (usually between three to seven pins) whereas Female Connector has central conductor with a-holes.


RS Pro is our family brand to go-to and brings you a wide range of high-quality and high-value products to support your project. Trusted by engineers all over the world, every part of every RS PRO product is always rigorously tested against demanding industry standards. We are only giving the RS PRO seal of approval if we're confident of their exceptional quality, which means you can be convinced too.


  • Not to be used as mains connectors


  • Do not use this XLR as the main Connector.
Attribute Value
Number of Contacts 4
Gender Female
Mounting Type Cable Mount
Body Orientation Straight
Colour Black
Contact Plating Silver
Housing Material Zinc
Termination Method Solder
Current Rating 10A
Voltage Rating 250 V ac
Contact Material Brass
Minimum Operating Temperature -30°C
Maximum Operating Temperature +80°C
40 : Next working day
2048 Within 5 working day(s) (Global stock)
Price (ex. GST) Each
$ 5.05
(exc. GST)
$ 5.81
(inc. GST)
Per unit
1 - 24
25 - 99
100 - 249
250 - 499
500 +
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