Beginning February, 2010, most HES and Folger Adam electric strikes and accessories will ship with a new black connector, designed to make wiring faster and easier. The new black connector on the electric strikes is a male, 3 millimeter, four-pin connector that is smaller and squarer than the previous white connector.
Quik-Wire is the name HES chose to help discuss the connector change since it affects electric strike and accessory models across the HES and Folger Adam brands. The reference also highlights the primary goals of the change, which is to provide a faster, more consistent and goof-proof installation experience regardless of the voltage being used.
Note: the change does not apply to the HT1006 and HT5000 (Hi-O) hybrid electric strikes since these units have connectors specific to that system.
Yes, most accessories with old-style white connectors are compatible with Quik-Wire version electric stikes with a simple field modification.* The mismatch is solved by removing the connectors from both components as needed to create flying leads, and then making a direct wire connection following the wiring diagram provided in the instructions for all Quik-Wire electric strikes.
*Some old-style accessories, such as the old-style 2001: Plug-in Bridge Rectifier and the old-style 2003: MOV are not field-modifiable because there are no leads when the connectors are removed. If you have one of these old-style accessories, for cross-compatibility with Quik-Wire products, utilize an old-style, two-pin 2007: Plug-in Pigtail Connector. The old-style pigtail connector will need to be used so that the free ends can make the connection to the electric strike, after the connector on the strike has been removed . For further questions, please call Customer Support at 800-626-7590.
Yes, electric strikes with old-style, white connectors are compatible with most Quik-Wire version accessories with a simple field modification.* The mismatch is solved by removing the connectors from both components as needed to create flying leads, and then making a direct wire connection. For further questions, please call Customer Support at 800-626-7590.
*If you want to use the new, Quik-Wire version 2001M: Plug-in Bridge Rectifier with an old-style electric strike, please utilize a new 2007M: Plug-in Pigtail Connector. Remove the old-style, white connector from the electric strike and connect the free wire-ends to the wire-ends of the 2007M pigtail connector. Plug the black connector at the other end of the 2007M pigtail into the 2001M: Bridge Rectifier and set voltage/finish wiring as directed in the instructions included with the accessory. For further questions, please call Customer Support at 800-626-7590.
Other than the connector change, the Quik-Wire update does not change the fit, form or function of the HES or Folger Adam electric strikes and accessories.* The electric strikes are compatible (with minor field modification) between the two versions and most accessories. For further questions, please call Customer Support at 800-626-7590.
*Except the 2001: Plug-in Bridge Rectifier, which has been redesigned and renamed the 2001M: Plug-in Bridge Rectifier.
Yes, simply use a 2004M ElectroLynx Adapter. This HES accessory has a Quik-Wire connector on the strike end and the appropriate ElectroLynx connectors for interfacing to the ElectroLynx system.