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Unread 1 December 17, 17:51   #1
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Unread 3 December 17, 22:50   #2
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Oh dear, load cell has failed, will need to get one on order and install before getting online again.....
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Unread 4 December 17, 11:26   #3
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Oh dear, load cell has failed, will need to get one on order and install before getting online again.....


Don't go getting the Fanatec one though, you can get them for a few quid off ebay, John can let you know what sort you need and how to replace.
Hasn't this happened before though? I seem to remember this from a few years ago.
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Unread 4 December 17, 11:33   #4
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The ebay ones tend to last me about a year. A little bit of soldering required to put the right connector on them. I'll try to find the listing I used last time, or I can quite easily put one in the post - I've got a box full!
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Unread 4 December 17, 15:07   #5
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Wondered what a load cell would be. Wikipedea helped me out :
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A load cell is a transducer that is used to create an electrical signal whose magnitude is directly proportional to the force being measured. The various types of load cells include hydraulic load cells, pneumatic load cells and strain gauge load cells.
......eeehhh? crystal clear of course but how does this relate to a pc steeringwheel? Take mine apart and you'll see ?
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Wondered what a load cell would be. Wikipedea helped me out :......eeehhh? crystal clear of course but how does this relate to a pc steeringwheel? Take mine apart and you'll see ?
Pedals. You apply pressure to the pedals, which is then turned to the voltage that steering wheel electronics then turn to the Usb signals.
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Unread 4 December 17, 15:59   #7
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Are we talking about the pot. meters or is it the electronics behind them ? or neither ? ( a fool can ask more questions in a minute than a wise man can answer in a life time !)

I sense this going to be an interesting thread..... any contributions, either sensible or completely lunatic will be highly appreciated

ps. I love the prospect of the upcoming championship, Lasse........
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There is no pot on the Clubsports brake pedal to give the braking signal Dan, there is a load cell that translates the pressure applied and the signal is given that way instead of a mechanical potentiometer. The pedals connect to the pc via their own USB cable and have their own setup functionality etc, so have very little to do with the wheel voltages....To be fair, it is the original one that came with the pedals and has therefore lasted 9 years, so I can't really complain.

I did try to order a couple from Fanatec last night immediately upon realising it was failed, but the webstore would not let me for some reason unknown to man, woman, child or binary code. Therefore, if you do know where to purchase said item from with or without connector John that would be fantastic. I'm quietly hoping this goes some way to explaining my utterly abject performance in recent weeks....
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Here you go:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/IP65-YZC-1...-/272104729532

You can get the original one out without having to take the pedals apart - Undo one of the grub screws and lever the metal bar up inside the housing with a flathead screwdriver so that it's not touching the load sensor (can take quite a bit of effort), then you'll be able to pull it out.

Be careful when unplugging it from the circuit board - the connector on mine was quite fragile and I had to ease it out gently with a screwdriver and a pair of needle nose pliers.
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Guys I can't thank you enough for this thread and boosting my moral. For years I have felt a mediocre failure always leaping behind you insanly fast aliens , until now I found the greater part of your successes depended merely on superior material ! Haven't felt so happy in years. You wait till Dom and I decide to do a solid investment into some superior pedal- and wheelstuff too. That 'll stir some drivers' minds I can tell you!

Anyway interesting read about the pedals etc, a territory unknmown to me. Good luck with the operation Daz.
And John, as a non native speaker I was intrigued by the "needle nose pliers" - a device to pick hair out of your nose? Nah...I know what they are but all the same....

Cheers, Dan
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Did you try my Mustang setup Dan? Was it any help?
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a device to pick hair out of your nose?
I'm fast approaching the age where I need some of those as well Dan
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Guys I can't thank you enough for this thread and boosting my moral. For years I have felt a mediocre failure always leaping behind you insanly fast aliens , until now I found the greater part of your successes depended merely on superior material ! Haven't felt so happy in years. You wait till Dom and I decide to do a solid investment into some superior pedal- and wheelstuff too. That 'll stir some drivers' minds I can tell you!
Oi! When did I get involved in this? Speak for yourself! AS if I'm at the back every week...

Oh wait....

Scrap that. Load Cell Privilege it is!
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Unread 5 December 17, 17:05   #14
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Geoffers, I going to try your set up Wednesday and I am sure it'll help improve my laptimes by some tenths. In all honesty I know my limitations and I am quite happy with the hierarchy within our small band of drivers. But it feels so good to kick up some dust from time to time.
Thanks for letting me have it ,Geoff.

See you all on Wednesday.

ok, one last one: Maybe not the the Panterra beast this time Dom
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Thanks John, have ordered but looks like they are going to take over a week to get it from Walsall to Cheltenham, must be walking it down the M5.....
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