DLC Coated Isotope Tandem Fob with Tritium Vial
Fob comes with a tritium vial with your choice of color.
• Light Source: Tritium
• Material: Stainless Steel
• Finish: Near black color, DLC Coated.
• Outside Diameter: 5.0 mm [0.197″]
• Overall Length: 24.0 mm [0.95″]
• Split Ring Hole Size: 3.0mm [0.118″]
• Total Assembled Weight (without tritium vial): 2.4 grams [.085 oz]
• Total Assembled Weight (with tritium vial): 2.5 grams [.09 oz]
DLC Coating stands for Diamond-Like Carbon coating, and is a nanocomposite coating that has unique properties of natural diamond low friction, high hardness, and high corrosion resistance.
The Isotope Tandem Fob is a keychain fob specifically designed to hold a standard 3mm x 11mm self-luminous tritium vial. Tritium vials come in a variety of colors, and will glow for over a decade without requiring any type of “charging” from sunlight or artificial light. This version of Isotope fob is very similar to our longer Isotope and Isotope 360 fobs, however it is shorter in length and has split ring holes at each end. This allows you to attach the housing between two items, or in tandem, such as your key ring and keys. You can then identify objects by color, such as your work keys and your house keys. And since the vials are short, the added length to your keychain items doesn’t grow significantly and you also get the benefit of a lower price point. It’s the perfect way to color-coordinate your items in a cost-effective manner!
Unlike our conventional line of glow fobs, the Isotope was designed around the use of a glass tritium vial. This makes it noticeably smaller than our standard glow fobs, and allows it to glow continuously without any type of charging cycle! The Isotope is a stainless steel housing, bead blasted to a uniform matte finish. There are 3 slots on each side of the housing to provide maximum tritium visibility, yet offers superior protection of the glass vial. Once the tritium is installed, you simply insert the included rubber plug (spares included) and attach the top split ring. This prevents the tritium vial from sliding out, yet provides an easy way to exchange vials if you want a different color.
Attach the Merkava Isotope Tandem Fob between your key ring and any attached item you wish to identify in the dark. You can clip it between a backpack zipper and flashlight, between one of our Python clips and a pocket tool, or even between the pull chain and pull knob on a ceiling fan…the uses are endless!