Increase pedal rumble, Fanatec V3i or V3 brake

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Would you like the V3 brake pedal rumble to be stronger?

  • Would you like the three brake pedal rumble to be stronger?

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rkzjb04
Increase rumble intensity by loosening the bolt holding the rumble motor to the pedal. Leave slight gap in the clamp (adjust gap to your liking) and use blue loctite to keep it there. Don’t worry about damage, this motor is weak. This mod not only increases vibration but also can be heard.

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Are any of you technical junkies able to devise a way to deliver a voltage increase to the rumble motors?
I’ve owned and used the V3i pedals for several years. While the brake pedal rumble motor works, I am not able to feel the vibration while braking (I wear socks, no shoes). If I am not driving and only concentrating on the vibration, then I can [barely] feel the sensation. Other people notice the sensation so I believe that it works as intended. I’ve already tried 2 different approaches to add mass to the rumble device but without success as I still can’t feel the vibration. One thing I have yet to try is to loosen the rumble motor from its mount so that perhaps makes more of a ‘ruckus’. I’m willing to experiment - not worried about warranty.
 
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fordlaser

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Are any of you technical junkies able to devise a way to deliver a voltage increase to the rumble motors?
I’ve owned and used the V3i pedals for several years. While the brake pedal rumble motor works, I am not able to feel the vibration while driving (I wear socks, no shoes). If I am not driving and only concentrating on the vibration, then I can [barely] feel the sensation. Other people notice the sensation so I believe that it works as intended. I’ve already tried 2 different approaches to add mass to the rumble device but without success as I still can’t feel the vibration. One thing I have yet to try is to loosen the rumble motor from its mount so that perhaps makes more of a ‘ruckus’. I’m willing to experiment - not worried about warranty.
On my V3 brake pedal I only feel it under Braking, so you should not get a vibration while driving unless you have your foot on the brake.
 
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Right, wording corrected. I have the vibration set typically 85% of pedal stroke to be notified of pending lockup as I despise ABS.
EDIT: now that the intensity is sufficient, the vibration triggers at full braking force, 100%
 
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rkzjb04
With it being virtually impossible to alter the Fanatec circuit board (&/or programming), one would have to devise (kind of a piggyback) system that would use the normal rumble voltage to deliver a higher voltage. Now, I just need to know how to look into developing such a system. Anybody got experience? Is it as simple as a transistor that triggers a higher voltage source?
 
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