Bulkhead + Sync Cord Plug Material Change

Starting September 2018 we will be transitioning all Ikelite ICS bulkheads and sync cord plugs from nickel plated brass to hard anodized aluminum.

This material change represents a significant reduction in weight combined with non-conductivity and equivalent corrosion resistance.

Combining old and new

It is simple to tell old fittings from new: Hard anodized aluminum fittings are black; Nickel plated brass fittings are silver.

It is possible to use older nickel plated plugs and bulkheads in combination with the newer aluminum style. As before, we recommend routinely disconnecting the components, cleaning, and lightly lubricating the threads and sealing surfaces after use. 

Whether using the old style, new style, or a combination, it is possible for fittings to seize up if not maintained properly. Fittings must be disconnected and cleaned routinely.

New product numbers

We will no longer be producing the older style sync cords with nickel plated brass plugs. Please reference the new product numbers when ordering:

 

OLD # DESCRIPTION NEW #
9104.5 WATERPROOF BULKHEAD CAP 9104.7
4102.03 EXTENSION CORD 3' (0.9M) 45023
4102.15 EXTENSION CORD 15' (4.5M) 45025
4103.51 SYNC CORD IKELITE STROBE TO IKELITE BULKHEAD 45151
4103.52
SYNC CORD TWO IKELITE STROBES TO IKELITE BULKHEAD
45152
4104.31 SYNC CORD IKELITE STROBE TO NIKONOS BULKHEAD (NON-TTL) 45231
4104.32 SYNC CORD TWO IKELITE STROBES TO NIKONOS BULKHEAD (NON-TTL) 45232
4104.6
SYNC CORD IKELITE STROBE TO NIKONOS BULKHEAD (TTL)
45261
4104.62
SYNC CORD TWO IKELITE STROBES TO NIKONOS BULKHEAD (NON-TTL)
45262
4118.1 SYNC CORD SEA&SEA/INON STROBE TO IKELITE BULKHEAD (NON-TTL) 45281
4118.2 SYNC CORD TWO SEA&SEA/INON STROBES TO IKELITE BULKHEAD (NON-TTL) 45282
4401.1 FIBER OPTIC CONVERTER 4401.3

 

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