Flash System Recommendation (Not too many bells and whistles)

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  1. Derrel

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    Tronix Explorer - Innovatronix

    I have had an Explorer since roughly 2006.



     
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    JBPhotog No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Great minds think alike, forget that fools seldom differ, LOL.

    I have owned a Tronix Explorer XT for at least 10 years, swapped the internal batteries a couple of times. It has enough power to fire up my Speedotron Black Line 2403B with plenty of pops. FYI, I did a head mod on my 102's and swapped out the modelling light 2-way toggle with a 3-way toggle so I can turn off the fan in the head when my pack is powered off the Tronix.
     
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    JP, I'm not so good with wiring, so I bought a set of beat up 103 heads for $40 each from eBay back in 2007. I paid like $200 for five of them, all without flash tubes.

    103 heads have no cooling fan, so they were perfect for use with The inverter. None of the brown line heads use a cooling fan, for the majority of my location work has been with a D 402 packand 1 to 4 Brown Line flash heads
     
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    Oh I was tempted to do the same but due to the international boarder shipping costs they were killing the deal. If you are interested in the mod I took photos of each step and drew up a schematic I'd be happy to send you. ;)
     
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    Yeah, I would like a schematic I own a bunch of 102 Flash heads, and I would really love at times to turn off those stinking fans. A photo of the schematic or blueprint would be great.
     
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    I sent you a Dropbox link in a conversation thread. Let me know if you have any trouble with it.
     
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