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Ikelite DC4 6 Inch Dome for Compact Housings Instruction Manual
Installation and Use
Removing the Standard Port
DC4 6” Dome Port for Compact Housings
1. Rotate the lens port counter-clockwise to remove. We
recommend using a rubber strap wrench (not included).
Item number 6404
Included in the Box
• DC4 dome port
• O-ring # 0134.46 (installed)
• Dome shade # 5516.05 (installed)
• Neoprene cover # 0200.1 (installed)
• Silicone lubricant # 0184.1
• Hex key # 0945.16
2. Store the port with o-ring in a dry, dust-free environment.
Installing the DC4 Dome Port
1. Using the included hex key, loosen the three set screws
Housing Compatibility
Compatibility may be updated as new cameras are released.
Refer to the product page on our website for up to date
housing compatibility information.
that attach the shade to the dome port.
2. Remove the dome shade from the dome port.
Dome shade
Important Notices
»» Do not use alcohol, cleaning agents, spray lubricants,
Rain-X, or other solvents on the housing or lens port.
Use of an incompatible chemical compound can
damage the plastic or component o-rings, which may
result in leaking.
»» DO NOT over-tighten the Dome Shade Set Screws
or you may damage the shade. Over-tightening is
identified by bending of the shade base away from
the port around each set screw. Slowly tighten the set
screws so they just make contact in the recessed areas
and are snug against the port.
»» The addition of anti-reflection foam strips is
recommended for some housing models. Refer to the
website for recommendations for your model.
Set screw
3. Check that the o-ring is in its groove on the back of the
DC4 dome port.
4. Apply a very light, even coat of Ikelite silicone lubricant to
the exposed surface of the o-ring.
5. Align the threads of the DC4 dome port with the threads
of the opening in the front of the housing.
6. Facing the front of the housing, rotate the DC4 Dome
Port clockwise and tighten until snug.
7. Align the shade extensions so that they are parallel with
Light scratches may be buffed out using NOVUS plastic
polish, available in single-use packets or bottles.
8. Fit the shade to the dome port and tighten the three set
If the scratches are too deep to polish out, the dome port will
need to be returned to Ikelite for replacement of the acrylic
the top and bottom of the housing.
screws until they stop. Do not over-tighten.
Testing the Housing
1. Assemble the housing without a camera installed.
2. Submerge the housing in fresh water for several minutes.
3. Remove the housing from water and dry the outside of the
housing with a clean, lint-free cloth.
4. Look through the back of the housing for signs that water
has entered the housing. Signs include fogging or water
5. We recommend making at least one dive without a
Limited Warranty
This Ikelite product is warranted against any manufacturing
defects for a period of one (1) year from the original date
of purchase. To obtain warranty service, the product must
be returned to Ikelite postage paid. Ikelite will, at its sole
discretion, repair or replace such products, and will return
to customer postage paid. All other claims of any nature are
not covered. Except as mentioned above, no other warranty
expressed or implied applies to this Ikelite product.
camera installed to ensure waterproof operation.
Maintenance and Storage
1. Rinse the housing with dome port installed in clean, fresh
2. NEVER leave your housing in the fresh water rinse tank.
Collisions with other gear can cause scratches or damage
to your equipment.
3. Dry the dome with a clean micro fiber lens cleaning cloth.
4. Attach the protective neoprene cover.
5. Stow the housing in a shaded place where it is protected
from impact or overheating. If no shade is available, we
recommend covering the housing with a towel or cloth.
Travel and Storage
6. Clean and dry the exterior of the dome port. DO NOT
use any type of alcohol or glass or surface cleaner on the
dome port.
7. Attach the protective neoprene cover.
8. Store in a cool, dry place.
Often scratches will fill in with water and become invisible in
the resulting image. Scratches are most likely to show up in
your image when shooting towards the sun or a light source.
Contact Us
Ikelite Underwater Systems
50 W 33rd St
Indianapolis, IN 46208 USA
(317) 923-4523
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