Wasn't the first ringflash for either a Braun or a Metz 402 generator? I still have a 402 (maybe more than one) here at home..There does not seem to be a manual available on the internet.
At the time this unit was available it was often used with a Braun generator.
These generators must all be extinct now so the best solution to power this ringflash is a Metz generator from the 60 series.
You will need a cable from Metz and a connector set or an original connector from Tuchel to connect the generator and the ringflash.
The ring flash can be used with lenses that have a baj. 50 or the 67 mm thread from the 50 and 60 mm C lenses.
The ringflash is an independant part of the system and will work with any camera that takes lenses from the C series.
So there is no problem to use the flash with a 500C.
Sounds like your ringflash is/was intended for a Metz 402. That one has the middle "plastic finger" of the connector unused, it does not have a connector pin in there. The two outside pins of the 402 carry the power.Can you tell which of the wires is the power and which is the neutral? I have tried to marry the flash to the ct60 and have had no success.
Trying to determine which of the wires goes to which of the CT60 cables. There are three wires in the CT60 cable but only two in the Ringflash cable.
Any ideas as to which wires go to which wires?
I think wire #3 (the middle one) is supplying low-voltage DC for all the electronics housed in the 60CT4 flashhead.Three wires seems strange to me too.
I have succesfully made a connection between the CT 60 generator and the ring flash using two wires only.
Are you sure the tube in the flash is in working order?
You can skip the next appointment with your cardiologist. Your hart is in excellent conditionI am not concerned about the danger as I have worked with high voltage equipment and know how to handle it safely. I have personally discharged a capacitor into my finger and it was quite interesting to say the least. Similar to being banged by a tazer.