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Assembly Instructions for the Quick Connect Cable (QCC)

 

 

 

With this kit, you'll prepare quick connect cables for a breadboard and a flash trigger cable.

Name HiViz.com product code Photo Quantity Function
Parts provided for the Breadboard Quick-connect Cable Kit

RCA female connector

(color may be black or red)

RCA-f 1 This connector is for a breadboard jumper.
Red and black hook up wire   6 inches each color This wire connects to the breadboard jumper.

RCA male connector

(color may be black or red but the same color as the female connector)

RCA-m 1 This connector replaces the bare wires on a PC cord or Flash-to-PC adapter.

 

Tools needed (not supplied)
Wire stripper
For soldering: 15-30 W soldering iron and solder

 

    Soldering Tips

    • Solder in a well-lit, well-ventilated, open area. Avoid contact with all metal surfaces on the iron.

    • Keep the tip of the soldering iron clean by wiping it against a wet sponge or towel before and after each use. A clean tip should look shiny and silvery; any yellow or black material on the tip will get into the solder and may weaken your solder joint.

    • Once the tip of your soldering iron is clean, touch a bit of solder to the tip just before use. This is called tinning, and helps the solder run more evenly.

    • Heat the connection to be soldered by holding the soldering iron to it, until solder applied at the junction between the two melts and flows freely. This ensures the connection and the solder are both hot enough to yield a good solder joint. This should take no more than 10-15 seconds. After the connection is heated, try to get solder along the entire length of the connection by briskly moving the solder and iron along.

    • Avoid touching only the solder to the connection, and then the soldering iron to the solder to melt it onto the connection. The connection will be cooler than the melted solder and won’t form a good solder joint.

    • Let new solder joints cool for several seconds before examining them. There should be solder all the way around the connection, forming a rigid joint. When done, unplug your soldering iron and let it cool.

Assembling the output cable

 

Click on the thumbnails below in order to view full-size images of the breadboard with the components that have been added in each step.

 

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Step 1: Preparing the breadboard jumper cable

 

Refer to the photos by the letters in the list below.

  1. Strip 1/8" from each of the red and black wires.

  2. Remove the collar from the female RCA connector. Then feed the red wire through the shorter solder lug as shown.
  3. Solder the red wire to the lug.
  4. Feed the black wire through the longer lug and solder it.
  5. Clip the ends of the wires and then crimp the tabs around the wires.
  6. Screw the jacket on and then strip the wires on the other end about 1/8".

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Step 2: Connecting the jumper cable to a breadboard

 

The jumper cable can be connected to any of the outputs of a HiViz.com trigger circuit. The black cable always connects to the ground column. The red cable connects as given in the instructions for your kit. The photo shows the cable connected to the delayed output of a Multi-Trigger.

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Step 3: Connecting the RCA plug to a trigger cable

 

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PC trigger cord

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Flash shoe trigger cord

 

The RCA plug is connected to the cable that you use to trigger your flash unit from the breadboard circuit. Your cable most likely has bare wires as shown in the photos above. If so, proceed to add the RCA plug to the bare wires according to the instructions below.

  1. Whichever one of the two trigger cables you have (a or b), unscrew the jacket from the RCA connector and slip it over the cable as shown in photo a. The fit will be tight; you'll have to work the jacket onto the cable.

  2. Thread the red and black wires through the short and long solder lugs of the plug respectively. Don't crimp the metal tabs over the gray cable until after you solder.
  3. Solder the wires to the lugs and trim any stray wires.
  4. Crimp the metal tabs around the gray insulation.

The completed assemblies for the two cable types are shown below. You can plug the trigger cord into the breadboard jumper or into a flash output of a Multi-Trigger Enclosure.

 

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PC trigger cord

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Flash shoe trigger cord

 

 

 

 


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