ASC5 30 Foot Household to PC Sync Cord
The ASC5 is the long straight sync cord (30 feet is about 9 meters) that would plug from the round sync jack on many professional cameras to the household sync jack on many Lumedyne Flash Heads.
It's perfect as a back up option to radio slaves when you want an off camera light and you have a PC sync connection or adapter on your camera.
We use Paramount brand American made products whenever possible including this 30 foot long PC to Household sync cord. The household end is named that way because it has two blades on the Lumedyne end like a household plug. NEVER ATTEMPT TO PLUG THIS CORD INTO A WALL OUTLET!
For over 45 years, the Lumedyne Flash Heads have had a two blade connecter to sync with that look a little like a household plug. This is the household end of the cord. Cameras with a sync PC connection on them can always handle the voltage range of any generation of Flash Heads that we have ever made.
However, care should be used when using a hot-shoe to PC adpater on your camera's hot shoe because prior to 1992, the sync voltage was higher to work best with manual cameras and after 1992 it's lower to work safely with electronic cameras. If your Head is made before 1992, a sync filter like the Wein™ SafeSync should be used to adapt your hot-shoe into a PC connection.
If your Head is newer than 1992 then it has the lower sync voltage then any brand of Hot-Shoe to PC Adpater will work fine (if it gets a good connection to your hot shoe?). You also can plug these directly to the PC on the camera as well.
As a reminder, the newest Extra Small Heads do not have the two pin sync jack (household) on them and must use a different cord with the mini-phone connector.