GHD Cable Guide

The Ion Originals Ltd. ghd cable guide

The following article is designed to help explain the different models of ghd and which cable and connector is required. In most cases you can find the model number on the sticker opposite the on/off switch on the inside of upper (none switch) arm.

If in any doubt about which cable configuration you have then we always recommend removing the old cable and visually checking it before ordering a replacement.


ghd mk3 power cable

The images above are of the original 'MK3' ghd irons and their cable configuration. The models with this configuration include: MK2, MK3, MK3.1, MS (mini styler), SS and SS2 (salon stylers). In most cases with these models it is simply the cable that needs replacing and this cable is commonly known as the MK3 power cable.

Please note the design on the front of the straighteners is often an indication as to which cable will fit your ghds. The general rule of thumb is that if the professional irons have a row of five parallel lines at the tip of the irons, as seen in the middle iron above, then the cable you require is the MK3 type.

Please click here to order the ghd MK3 power cable.


ghd mk3 power cable

The images above show the cable configuration for the first edition MK4 ghd's, these include: MK4.0, MK4.1, MK4.2 (earlier edition), MK4.3, MS4.0 (mini stylers) and SS4.0 (salon stylers). Again, as you can see these irons all have five parallel lines at the tip of the irons and therefore all require the MK3 type cable.

Please click here to order the ghd MK3 power cable.


ghd mk3 power cable

The images above show the newer edition MK4.2 ghd's, as you can see the tips of the irons now have five broken parallel lines (otherwise described as five lines of dots), these irons require the MK4.2 power cable. Notice the picture above right shows the MK4.2 cable, it has a recessed pin and the female cable connector has a new look.

Our MK4.2 cables are compatible with the original MK4.2 power leads, however the female connector, often also needs changing because of an original design problem with the connection.

Please click here to order the ghd MK4.2 power cable with connector.


ghd mk3 power cable

The images above show the range of MK5 IV gold stylers, again please note the design on the tip of the straighteners. If you need to replace the cable MK5 stylers, then you will need to order our the MK5 cable. Compatible with models 5.0 , SS5.0 , MS5.0

Please click here to order the ghd MK5 power cable.


ghd mk3 power cable

Just to confuse the matter now MK4.2 stylers are also fitted with the new MK5 cable configuration as seen above right. So if you have purchased a MK4.2 styler, since late 2011 then the chances are it will have the MK5 cable and connector.

If in any doubt about which cable configuration you have then we always recommend removing the old cable and visually checking it before ordering a replacement.

Please click here to order the ghd MK5 power cable.


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