Triggering Studio Strobes

I tried using the V5 to trigger both my Balcars and my Alien Bees but it would not fire the strobes.  Are there some issues that I need to know about or are they not compatible with these brands.  The units work well with my Canon speedlite but I need to use them for my studio strobes as well.


  • Hey there @PatrickSK

    It should work right off the bat unless the studio strobes have reversed polarity? 

    Alien Bees should have a standard polarity. Not sure about Balcars though.

    As standard checkss, make sure the sync cord is plugged in securely on both ends - on the strobe sync port and the V5's. The V5 with the strobe should be switched to RX mode. Make sure channel match up with the TX.

    Also, does half pressing the Test Button on the V5 light up the status LED in orange on both TX and RX units?

    Full press should light up in green and flash should fire.

    Hope the above helps!
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