The Quickplug Design

The quickplug system consists of three separate components: The receptacle, which the quickplug plugs into, the Quickplug connector, which comes attached to our igniters, and the Shunt, which is used to close the connection on MJG Initiators.

The Receptacle

COBRA has custom designed a receptacle based on an existing off-the-shelf design to improve functionality, use, and durability.

  • This is the plug on the module that the quickplug equipped igniter physically plugs into.
  • The metal pins on the inside of the receptacle makes contact with the pins in the igniter plug.
  • We added guides on both sides of receptacle, which means the quickplugs can be plugged in from either direction.
  • These guides combined with higher height, will prevent the plug from bending or damaging pins when inserting or removing.
  • We added inner walls to increase friction of inserting, holding and removing quickplugs.
  • The metal pins are stronger and resistant to corrosion.

The Plug

COBRA sells both Talon and MJG Igniters with quickplugs at no added cost.

  • The plugis an off the shelf part we purchase and pre-install onto both Talons and MJG Initiators.
  • Wires are placed into the plug and we use a special tool that pierces the metal through the insulation into the wire to create a connection.
  • Glue is added to the backside of the igniter for added strain relief.

The Shunt

COBRA custom designed a friction hold, plug-in shunt to short the cue while in transport or if pre-wired in your pyrotechnic effect.

  • MJG igniters come with a pre-installed shunt.
  • We designed this shunt custom for our quickplugs igniters.
  • The shunt is inserted into the quickplug itself and creates a connection
  • They are very easy to remove, they can be pinched and pulled off, or flicked off with the thumb.
  • Because of the shunt connecting both sides of the igniter, it will stop any ESD from accidentally igniting the device.

FAQs

Can I install quickplugs on my own igniters?

Absolutely! Both the tooling used to install these and the connectors themselves are off the shelf parts that can be purchased.

The hand crimping tool consists of two parts, the handle and the specific crimping head for the connectors.

The quickplug connectors can be purchased in two different gauges, 28 AWG & 24 AWG. Be sure to purchase the correct gauge connector for the igniters you plan to use.

How do I wire quickplugs in series or parallel?

To wire in series or parallel, we suggest cutting the wires coming out of the quickplug connectors and using the more traditional method of twisting the wires together.

We are currently working on breakout adapters to use to wire quickplugs in series or parallel and will have more information to release on this in the coming months.

Quickplug Conversion Kit

Do you already own COBRA equipment and want to upgrade to quickplugs? No problem. COBRA offers an upgrade path to quickplugs for all of our firing modules.

Depending on the equipment you already own, and the way you want to use it, there are different upgrade paths to the module best for your situation.

We have outlined below the different paths you can take depending on the equipment you are looking to convert or use.

18M Firing Module

18M Quickplug Conversion Kit

The 18M Quickplug converstion kit allows you to equip your existing 18M with quickplugs. Depending on the type of 18M you are looking to convert, you can choose to convert one, two, or all three of your current cue strips to support quickplugs.

Installation is easy and quick, simply unscrew the 6 screws on the front, and 4 on the back and swap out the cue strips. Only a screwdriver is required.

If you own an 18M with Onboard Cues, you are able to convert one, two or three cue strips to support quickplugs.

If you own an 18M with Slat Connector, you are able to convert only the top and middle cue strips.

Reg. Price: $11.99

6S Quickplug Slat

The 6S Quickplug Slat is an quickplug compatible slat for use with 18M modules that are equipped with Quickplug Cue Strips.

Using an inexpensive ethernet cable, you can easily connect this slat to any 18M Quickplug Cue Strip . The 6S slat will fire at the same time as the firing module cue strip. We recommend CAT5 or CAT6 ethernet cable with 24 AWG or lower.

If you own an 18M with Onboard Cues, you will need to purchase one or more of the 18M Quickplug Cue Strips.

If you own an 18M with Slat Connector, you will need to purchase one or more of the 18M Quickplug Cue Strips. Please note you are only able to convert the top and middle cue strips as the third strip is required for the DB25 18S slat connector.

Reg. Price: $15.99

18S Quickplug Slat

The 18S Quickplug Slat is an quickplug compatible slat for use with 18M modules that are equipped with a Slat Connector.

Reg. Price: $24.99

36M Firing Module

36M Armored Quickplug Conversion Kit

The 36M Armored Conversion Kit allows you to convert your 36M to support Quickplugs in an armored case. Please note that once converted, you will no longer have support for onboard cues. If you have a 36M with side exit slat connectors, these can be maintained with your existing armored case by plugging the internal ribbon cable from your current case into the new Quickplug armored case faceplate.

Starting at: $39.99




36M Non-Armored Quickplug Conversion Kit

The 36M Non-Armored Case Conversion Kit allows you to convert your 36M to support Quickplugs. Please note that once converted, you will no longer have support for onboard cues.

Reg. Price: $29.99

18S Quickplug Slat

The 18S Quickplug Slat is an quickplug compatible slat for use with 36M modules that are equipped with a DB25 slat connectors.

Reg. Price: $24.99

36S Quickplug Slat

The 36S Quickplug Slat is an quickplug compatible slat for use with 36M modules that are equipped with a Centronics 50 slat connector.

Reg. Price: $39.99

72M Firing Module

72M Armored Quickplug Conversion Kit

The 72M Armored Conversion Kit allows you to convert your 72M to support Quickplugs in an armored case. Please note that once converted, you will no longer have support for onboard cues. However, the armored case will maintain support for 18S and 36S slat connectors.

Reg. Price: $159.99




72M Non-Armored Quickplug Conversion Kit

The 72M Armored Conversion Kit allows you to convert your 72M to support Quickplugs. Please note that once converted, you will no longer have support for onboard cues.

Reg. Price: $29.99

18S Quickplug Slat

The 18S Quickplug Slat is an quickplug compatible slat for use with 72M modules that are equipped with a DB25 slat connector.

Reg. Price: $24.99

36S Quickplug Slat

The 36S Quickplug Slat is an quickplug compatible slat for use with 72M modules that are equipped with a Centronics 50 slat connector.

Reg. Price: $39.99