New studio setup questions

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  1. mediaspin360

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    Dear all, I need to come up with a solution to setup a new lighting. I have 4 Speedotron Monolights plugged in directly to the wall outlet and one Speedotron Power Cell 2403 CX that is connected to a Octogon Monolight. I have one sync cable that is connected from the camera to one of the monolights. How can I get the power cell with the Octo monolight to sync/fire simultaneously when the camera shutter fires off?
     
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    I'm not familiar with the brand but a slave cell should trigger the light, are these old lights as most newer (10 yo) have this built in. H
     
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    First of all, just for the record, monolights don't plug into a power supply. Monolights are stand-alone units.

    Like Harry said, simply plug a slave into you power pack.

    BTW... I bet you already know you don't want to plug a sync cord from the power supply directly into your camera.

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    I use Speedotron 2400-series power packs, and for many years have relied upon their standard household-style "peanut" slave tripper, the one Speedotron calls the 23510 slave tripper, which is priced at $45 these days.

    I can't recall if the cx model variations was when Speedotron transitioned from household (H-prong or two-blade) to the stereo plug style synch cord connector on the power packs. If the cx-series packs need the stereo plug style slave, those are more expensive generally.

    Speedotron corp itself has a number of remote trigger units they stand behind, here,as well as their slave trippers for their power packs.

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