Hi all, My name is Pete and I'm in the Eastern suburbs of Adelaide. I found this page via Google http://auschristmaslighting.com/wiki/Bypassing_Multi_Function_Controllers. Interesting and useful stuff, thanks to those who maintain it. One suggestion regarding two wire, two channel light strings purchase after 2014: I wonder if these MFCs could be bypassed for steady-on opperation by simply providing AC to the strand at the appropriate voltage? I recently picked up a couple of two wire, two channel warm white strings from eBay and noticed they have a steady on function among other flashing options. I assume these operate LEDs wired in parallel but set in alternating polarity by cycling +-DC for channel one, -+DC for channel two, and AC to effectively illuminate both at once. I tested this by recording a video of them in their steady-on state and saw shutter-roll that would be consistent with high-speed strobing caused by AC illumination. On an unrelated note: I hate how most multi-function fairy lights have moved to two or even one channel operation, down from the old four channel types. Especially in the case of four colour strands. I'm sure I can't be the only one Cheers, Pete.