I have a chance to practice beyond my strobist work with some studio gear. I have never worked with a pack and head system.
Gear consists of two Profoto Acute2r power packs; 1200 and 2400. I don't recall seeing an On-Off switch per socket. In order to fire one of the heads for metering, do I remove one lamp from the socket and fire the remaining lamp and meter it?
Also, suppose one of the packs is set as the slave. (studio has PW for my camera, one PW on the 1200 and the 2400 has PW built in and it is currently set as the slave.) Also, my meter is antiquated with no PW control. What to do about metering lights from the slave pack? I guess I can do it corded, or have someone press the button to fire while using my meter in standby mode. Help me confirm if this is the case.
Thanks for any clues you can implant in my brain.