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Alphacool Introduces 34 New Eiszapfen Liquid-Cooling Fittings

German manufacturer Alphacool announced a handful of new fittings. These "Eiszapfen" (that's the German word for "icicle") fittings fall under the premium Eis range of products. There are 34 new fittings.

The fittings range from a simple G1/4” plug to extension pieces, 45 degree angled fittings, 90 degree angled fittings, double 45-degree fittings, and more, all in different shapes and sizes.

G ¼“ Socket Rotatable 90° G ¼“ Socket Rotatable Double-Threaded G ¼“ External to G ¼“ External Rotatable 45° Angle Adaptor G ¼“ External to G ¼“ Internal Rotatable 90° Angle Adaptor G ¼“ External to G ¼“ Internal Rotatable Double 45° Angle Adaptor G ¼“ External to G ¼“ Internal G ¼“ Screw Plug Rotatable L-Connector G ¼“ External to G ¼“ Internal L-Connector G ¼“ Internal to G ¼“ Internal 10mm Extension G ¼“ External to G ¼“ Internal 20mm Extension G ¼“ External to G ¼“ Internal

For soft tube uses, Alphacool built fittings that support tubing with 13, 16, and 19 mm outer diameters and a 10 mm inner diameter. The hard-tubing fittings support 13/10 and 16/10 tubes.

Alphacool said that the new fittings have better chrome and matte black finishes, and that the rotatable connectors are safer and wobble less than the old units.

The Eiszaphen fittings aren’t cheap. U.S. pricing isn’t available yet, but in Europe, a straight G1/4” to 13/10 soft-tubing fitting will cost €6.80. Alphacool will also sell the straight fittings in packs of six at roughly 20 percent off. Of course, larger, angled, or other non-standard fittings will cost a little more, whereas the extension pieces cost a little less.

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Niels Broekhuijsen
Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He covers hardware news on all components and peripherals.
  • jaber2
    Is 34 going to be enough? I don't see other colors than silver and black.
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  • alidan
    Is 34 going to be enough? I don't see other colors than silver and black.
    not sure what you mean by enough, but i'm assuming sarcastic.

    from the pic, it looks like they have smaller to larger tube fittings, splice fittings, and a verity of in between.

    take a small to large if you have 3 different sizes, thats 3 different fittings, then you also need an entire line for that fitting, then customize those colors so 2 colors doubles the selection.
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