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waynethegiant
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May 26, 2011 13:37 |  #1

Does anyone have a step by step on how to put this together? I have the speedring version for AB800. I'm following the instructions but I honestly can't understand it. I think i am an idiot. Someone please help.


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May 26, 2011 14:28 |  #2

I have the Elinchrom version, but assembly is probably the same. Just open it like a regular umbrella and slide the center piece on to the short rod. There is another rod that fits inside the one that is attached to the PLM. Slide it in and then adjust the center piece with the thumb screw until it lines up with the hole on the rod that is attached to the PLM.

After that, you only need to connect it to the speedring. It should have a thumb screw and two lock washers. Put one washer on the screw and then put that into the hole of the speedring facing out. Put the other lock washer on and then screw it to the end of the rod that you slid on the PLM.


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May 26, 2011 15:00 |  #3

i think im missing the little screw that you use the allen for. Damn. Would i be able to find that at home depot?


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May 26, 2011 15:00 |  #4

basically my rod came detached from the tip of the umbrella. i dont think thats normal..


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May 26, 2011 18:45 as a reply to  @ waynethegiant's post |  #5

Hope these help some.

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At this point the shaft & speedring are attatched.
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May 26, 2011 18:46 |  #6

waynethegiant wrote in post #12484250 (external link)
i think im missing the little screw that you use the allen for. Damn. Would i be able to find that at home depot?

The set screw is only to hold the umbrella rod inside the piece that connects to the speedring. You don't need this or the umbrella rod if you are attaching to the speedring.


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May 26, 2011 20:34 |  #7

jolyroger7 wrote in post #12485348 (external link)
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The allen key is for a screw thats inside the hole on that picture.

It should already be inside, but isn't crucial.

Personally, i went to my hardware store, and replaced both of those tiny screws with bigger ones non-allen, if you screw the PCB allen one in too much it will literally fall inside.

With a normal screw, i am now able to lock inside not just the center shaft but also the umbrella rod permanently, this will not help if you are using the speedring set-up though.


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May 28, 2011 06:26 |  #8

Csae wrote in post #12485889 (external link)
The allen key is for a screw thats inside the hole on that picture.

It should already be inside, but isn't crucial.

Personally, i went to my hardware store, and replaced both of those tiny screws with bigger ones non-allen, if you screw the PCB allen one in too much it will literally fall inside.

With a normal screw, i am now able to lock inside not just the center shaft but also the umbrella rod permanently, this will not help if you are using the speedring set-up though.

I think that is what happened. Alright i'll just go to my local hardware store and get one with a knob. Thanks guys :cool:


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May 28, 2011 06:35 |  #9

Great suggestion on replacing the screws. I have a plmv2 as well and it did take me a minute to figure it out lol. I think I will head to home depot / lowes and replace the screws as well.


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