AC9 Problems

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Anyone have the Pocketwizard AC9 (for AlienBees) and have them working? I just received some and have tried for the last several hours to get them to work. If I simply hook up a Flex5 to the AB through the sync port I can get it (the strobe) to fire using a MiniTT1 on the camera. For the life of me though I can't get the AC9 to work. I've done all of the steps outlined in the quick guide to no avail. I've tried searching online and can't find anything that helps.

Help!
 
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Yep, both same channel. I've also tried a different Flext and a different AC9...still nothing. No problems with Mini/Flex units firing flashes or firing the AB's (AB800 in this case) using the sync cable. Just can't get the AC9 to work. I would assume that with the Flex and AC9 hooked up you could get the AB to fire by hitting the test button on the flex unit. This doesn't work either.
 
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Did you try a different cable from the AC9 to AB? Unfortunately, the AC9 is the one piece of PW kit that I don't own.
 
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Just found out from Pocketwizard that you have to download a BETA firmware to get the new AC9s to work. Kind of stupid in my mind that they would ship something that doesn't work out of the box, but none the less got them to work now. Not just to need to figure out how the use the L-358 light meter when the AC9s are attached. So far that is a no-go. Works fine with the Flex units attached directly to the sync port.
 

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