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    what is the c9 light string to use when stringing up strobes


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    What is the string of choice everyone goes with to stringup the c9 strobes from Darryl at christmaslightshow.com? I was going to go with the spt2 and c9 clips from Action Lighting, which would allow me to define the spacing between strobes. But now I see suggestions to use other vendors instead which have fixed spacing between c9 sockets. Is there a concern in using Action Lighting?

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    dallasmike wrote:

    What is the string of choice everyone goes with to stringup the c9 strobes from Darryl at christmaslightshow.com? I was going to go with the spt2 and c9 clips from Action Lighting, which would allow me to define the spacing between strobes. But now I see suggestions to use other vendors instead which have fixed spacing between c9 sockets. Is there a concern in using Action Lighting?

    dallasmike

    Many different C9 Strings will work. I personally have used the SPT2 from Action and the C9 Clips because you can put them where ever you want.

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    Sorry Richard. I like Action Lighting and buy a lot from them, but their SPT2 C9 sockets do NOT work well with Darryl's strobes. The socket is too high, you will have to modify the bottom contact and then the strobe plugwill separate from it's base as you tighten it down breaking the strobe wiring contacts.

    -Glenn

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    GS wrote:

    Sorry Richard. I like Action Lighting and buy a lot from them, but their SPT2 C9 sockets do NOT work well with Darryl's strobes. The socket is too high, you will have to modify the bottom contact and then the strobe plugwill separate from it's base as you tighten it down breaking the strobe wiring contacts.

    -Glenn

    I will have to test my new C9 clips then. I bought a 1000' spool of C9 socket SPT2 wire and just cut a section of that to plug in 10 stobes and it works great. I assumed that the indivudual c9 sockets where the same as the ones they use on the spools.

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    I'd have to agree with Glenn on the Action Lighting sockets....The contact on the bottom of the socket will have to be bent upward. The sockets work fine with Action Lightings strobes and can be used without modifications. It's not a big deal but if you have many strobes the modification can become a bit tedious.

    Bill

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    dschwab9 wrote:

    I'd just use a standard string and leave the sockets open where you don't want strobes (or pull the sockets off). Easier and probably cheaper.

    On moststrings (at least the ones I have) the sockets are hard to remove. You should not leave them open due to safety. Just cover them with some electrical tape or duct tape.

    TED

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    RichardH wrote:

    I will have to test my new C9 clips then. I bought a 1000' spool of C9 socket SPT2 wire and just cut a section of that to plug in 10 stobes and it works great. I assumed that the indivudual c9 sockets where the same as the ones they use on the spools.

    Apparently not based on the reports here. I don't think it will affect your clips though.

    TED

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