Wireless trigger system for studio kit question

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    So my dad gave me a Norman studio kit with 3 lights, a ton of umbrellas and softboxes etc, but the only thing im concerned about is how it triggers. He gave me a PC sync cable (the one with the "wall plug style" plug into 1/4" cable that can plug into my PC on my camera) and a peanut slave with the wall plug also. So my question is, how can i trigger this wirelessly? Before you go on a rampage about how crappy or whatever this is...Im using it as an example.
    CowboyStudio Photography Lighting | Studio Equipment | Studio Accessories
    Will this work? would you have a recommendation? Or since the lighting kit is outdated it will only work with a wired sync cable?
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    hmm maybe posted this in the wrong section?
     
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    so im assuming by your post...is that it will work? because the actual lights arent hot shoe mountable. I basically need a trigger system that plugs in with a 1/4'" plug to act as a sync cable like the one i have now.
     
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    Each of those triggers has a mini-jack female connection. So as long as you have the right cable to go from the receiver to the light, it will work.
     
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    It looks like the original link to the Cowboy Studios trigger setup uses the larger 1/4 inch "stereo" type of synchronization plug in on the receiver, and that appears to be what the Norman 600-SP power pack uses--the "new standard" PC monoplug or 'stereo plug' style of 1/4 inch diameter AKA 6.35 millimeter diameter plug.

    If your dad gave you an older 2-bladed "household" style PC synch cord and a household peanut slave, those were probably off of a different model or brand of power pack. The 1/4 inch stereo headphone-type PC plug in came into use during the 1990's; earlier power packs used the 2-blade "household" style synchronization plug-in style for many years; there are adapters available that convert 2-blade household to 1/4 inch stereo monoplug, which could be used to update the peanut slave or the PC cord to the current power pack you have. FlashZebra.com or the Speedotron Corporation's web site might have the household-to-monoplug adapters in stock. Converting the larger 1/4 inch or 6.25mm stereo monoplug style to the smaller 2.5mm "mini" plug is very easy,and those adapters are available at a lot of places.

    There's nothing wrong with Norman power packs; Norman is one of the leading brands for school photographers, who often must shoot long,long sessions, day after day after day, for months on end, easily putting on just about the most number of frames as anybody--often 2,500 frames per day.
     
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    thank you guys!
     

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