What are the Pros and Cons of using slats?

While slats provide additional capabilities to a firing system, there are some downsides that need to be thought of first.

Here are some of the pros and cons of using slats with your firing system.

Pro:

  • Ability to easily mirror a position at a lower cost than additional modules
  • Keeps modules out of the line of fire as you can use slat cables to get slats close to fireworks and keep modules at a distance
  • Ability to pre-wire your fireworks
  • Slats offer mounting options allowing you to place the slat in a location otherwise difficult for a module
  • Ability to place slats where there is no line of sight to the operator

Cons:

  • Harder to calculate maximum igniters on one cue over longer distances
  • When performing a chase sequence slats provide little benefits as they mirror the cues on the host module
  • You are now using wires, reducing the benefits of a wireless firing system
  • Could complicate continuity checks depending on what type of slats are used, series or parallel.
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