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Bulletin #04 of 2016

Interior Title: 
Bulletin #4 of 2016
Title Type: 
Change to Product
Bulletin Date: 
Bulletin #4 of 2016. April 21, 2016
Bulletin Type: 
Change to Product Bulletin
Bulletin Subject: 
Standardization of Microphones & Earphones
Products Affected: 
500-010/011 SuperLite® 17A/B Helmet, 500-599/600 SuperLite® 17C Helmet, 500-025/026/028/029 Band Mask® 18/28.
Body: 

515-030 Communications Set, 515-009 Microphone, 515-005 Right Earphone, 515-006 Left Earphone, 525-325 17A/B Overseas Spare Kit, 525-317 17A/B Helmet Spares Kit, 525-319 Mask Spares Kit 18/27, 525-323 17C Overseas Spare Kit and 525-327 17C Helmet Spares Kit.

Bulletin #4 of 2016

ALL KIRBY MORGAN® HELMETS & BAND MASKS® WILL NOW USE THE SAME EARPHONES AND MICROPHONE.
Kirby Morgan® has changed the “early design” helmets and Band Masks® (listed above) over to the same mics and earphones used in our most current helmets.

For example, the SuperLite® 17B helmet will soon begin shipping with the 515-029 mic, 515-018 Right Earphone & 515-019 Left Earphone – the same as those used in the current 27, 37, 37SS, 47, 97 etc.

Standardization is made easy because the two types of mic & earphones are nearly identical, the only difference being that the most current design has shrink tubing on the terminal end of the wire that can help protect against shorting out. Wire lengths have always matched.

515-030

Communications Set is replaced by 515-033

515-030 Obsolete

515-009

Microphone is replaced by 515-029

9"

515-009 Obsolete

515-005

Right Earphone is replaced by 515-018

9"

515-005 Obsolete soon

515-006

Left Earphone is replaced by 515-019

15.5"

515-006 Obsolete soon

IMPORTANT NOTES:
It is okay to use your inventory of 515-030, 515-009, 515-005 and 515-006 until gone. In the future, if a Helmet / Mask undergoing inspection still has the earlier 515-005, -006, -009 (earphones & mic) these are OKAY provided they are in good physical & functioning condition.

525-317 17A/B Helmet Spares Kit will now contain the 515-033 Comm Set instead of the 515-030.
525-325 17A/B Overseas Spare Kit will now contain the 515-033 Comm Set instead of the 515-030.
525-323 17C Overseas Spare Kit will now contain the 515-033 Comm Set instead of the 515-030.
525-327 17C Helmet Spares Kit will now contain the 515-033 Comm Set instead of the 515-030.

EXO-BR® Full Face Mask communications are not affected.
The Communication Assemblies/Modules are not affected (e.g. 515-024, 515-023).

Please contact your local KMDSI dealer or e-mail [email protected] for more information.