Are you sure that you need all 5 pins? Many housings only require two pins to be connected even though they have 5 pin bulkheads. What are the specifics of the housing?
thanks for the reply bill.
was doing a bit of digging last night and it appears that there is some difference between the 2 interfaces re voltages etc, so what i thought might've been easy doesn't appear to be the case. looks like i need to get nik strobes unless there is such a magic box of electronics that does the job (i know there is something that will allow nik strobes to convert to the 4 pin sea & sea connector on mm2 cameras etc). think i'll have a chat with mike at mikedive.de as this sort of thing is right up his alley.