Release Link for use with the AR-50 acoustic release, TR-45 timer release, and TR-45-Popup timer release. LK-41-Ni is made with high nickle content wire alloy. Faster to release, but withstands less load (vs. LK-81-Ni). The nickle alloy links are prefered for reducing environments in the water column or near the seafloor where stainless steel may be subject to natural corrosion.
Load limit of LK-41-Ni: 40 lb (18 kg) plus a 20 lb surge.
Hoop size: Large enough to pass a 3/32 inch (0.094”, 2.38 mm) diameter line.
Wire metal: Proprietary, highly corrosion resistant.
Use: Replaceable release link for use with AR-50 acoustic release, TR-45 timer release, and TR-45-Popup timer release.
Method of release: Electrolytic erosion of metal at exposed points.
Hoop construction wire diameter (excluding paint): 0.025 inch (0.635 mm).
Release Times: 2 minute @ 21°C (70°F); 4 minute @ 5°C (41°F); 6 minute @ 0°C (32°F)