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Olympus TG-6 housing (PT-059) optical cord question

Discussion in 'The Olympus Outlet' started by sunnyboy, Aug 31, 2019.

  1. sunnyboy

    sunnyboy Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Vancouver Island, Canada
    I have the TG-6 and PT-059 housing. I recently bought an Inon S2000 which I quite love, and have been playing with optical sync.

    My first trial I used a 'plug style' sync cord. I have a thread-on plug adapter for the S2000 and used one of the plug holes in the strobe plate that comes with the PT-059. Problem - the plug comes undone when scootering. I had it tied with a small lanyard so never lost it, but it's annoying to have to plug in your strobe before shooting every time (or wonder why the strobe won't fire...)

    I also have an Inon strobe connector, with the screw-on mount for the strobe and bare optical cable on the other end. I use this very effectively with my bigger camera, where I 3-d printed an adapter for the bare cable.

    The PT-059 comes with two rubber plugs for the adapter plate. The have holes that appear to NOT go all the way through. You use them to cover any unused hole for a single strobe.

    My question - to use this plug that came with the PT-059 housing with a bare optical cable (it fits the hole perfectly), am I supposed to bore the hole all the way through? There are no instructions so I don't want to just make the hole without asking those who've been this way before on the forum.

    If you have bored out the hole, what did you use?

    Much thanks in advance.
  2. Chris Ross

    Chris Ross Barracuda

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Sydney Australia
    I just use these to attach the bare cable end: INON Rubber Bush Type L for Dual Fiber Optics

    As to your rubber plugs, you could drill them out but whether they would grip the fibre optic cable well or not is questionable.
    FezUSA likes this.

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