Possible source of CSP load cells.

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by racer_x124, Jun 27, 2013.

  1. racer_x124

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    After my load cell went out I was hunting for a replacement. Fanatec says tey are out of stock for OVER A MONTH STILL!

    I found on another thread someone linked to this Weighing Sensor Strain Of Half-bridge Sensors auction. Sure, for $10 I would order a set. Completely forgot until they arrived just now.

    Old on the left (excuse the hot glue, that was from the first repair)

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    I will be testing this out in a few hours, so far it looks promising.
     
  2. mrbasher

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    As long as it fits width-wise, you have a winner. Nice find. I'm guessing you got the hot glue trick from the iracing forums? :)

    Let us know how it goes. These staring gauges aren't worth more than a few bucks a pop.
     
  3. racer_x124

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    I had ripped it off once while making an adjustment and didn't have enough room for shrink when I soldered it back together. It's not pretty but it did work.
     
  4. TheCadabers

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    Do let us know how it goes. Also just out of curiosity, at what sensitivity was your brake set to?
     
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  5. Mars Attacks

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    Excellent find, please tell us if it is working like the authentic one (they look identical!:crazy:)
     
  6. racer_x124

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    Sorry guys. I got it wired tonight but I think I jacked the plug on the PCB when I removed the old one. Got too busy tonight to investigate it any further.

    I'd have to guess around 75% on the heavy side. I never took note but there was a little bit left on the end that made it need more pressure and a lot on the less pressure feel. I really like to pound the brake if that helps.
     
  7. racer_x124

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    CONFIRMED! It is now working on my rig! In both Fanatec and PS3 mode. I think I had it going into the beard backwards. From the outside of the board the wires are: black, red, white. Either I had them backwards of this new sensor has them backwards.

    Either way, NO MORE WAITING FOR FANATEC AND OVER PAYING FOR SENSORS!
     
  8. Mars Attacks

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    Thanks! I'm going to order now!
     
  9. Jadran

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    Hi
    Sorry for delay :)
    I post about Weighing Sensor Strain Of Half-bridge Sensors
    and connector for them
    Replace the wires in the connector: red in the middle, black right, yellow left like the image below

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    1. connect white wire to black wire on connector
    2. connect red wire to red wire on connector
    3. connect black wire to yellow wire on connector

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    and that's it

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    For 12,4 $ you have 4 Weighing Sensor Strain Of Half-bridge Sensors for CSP :)
     
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  10. eKretz

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    Great find and good writeup! Thanks!
     
  11. racer_x124

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    Awesome info jadran! I finally found the thread where that load cell was suggested and it was indeed you. So thanks a TON! I would still be waiting for Fanatec to deliver if it wasn't for you!
     
  12. Jadran

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    I hope this tutorial will help many who use the CSP :)
     
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  13. eKretz

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    These are also used in the CSR Elite pedals, if anyone needs a load cell for those.
     
  14. dsgerbc

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    Thanks, bought a couple just in case.
     
  15. Meurig

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    Likewise.. Bought a couple as well. Cheers
     
  16. HoiHman

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    Just bought one two , great find :tup:

    Would it not be easier though to just use the connector of an old loadcell, so you can solder the wires colour on colour?
     
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  17. Mars Attacks

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    I think this is the easiest way.
     
  18. Jadran

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    It's not that simple, look a little better last picture wire on the original and this replacement are not also sorted.
    Okay you can use an old connector...

    ps:
    If you think it is "only" connect the wires color to color, try :)
     
  19. ibuycheap

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    This is perfect for those extra Jst connectors I got for my handbrake. Great Deal.

    Edit: Not exactly a great deal anymore the Seller reacted to market forces and it is now 1 instead of 4 sensors.
     
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  20. Jadran

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    I see all 4 sensors are still on the site :)
     
  21. cueball

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    I found those a long time ago, they are the same things used in the cheap digital bathroom scales (the scales have 4 of these in them). I checked on the Chinese suppliers, and in quantity they can be bought for less than a dollar. Nice little deal Fanatec has going.
     
  22. HoiHman

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    I bought 2 items. Does that means i will get 8 load cells ?


    I will try it when they arrive. I still have 2 old (broken) load cells, so i can use those connectors
     
  23. fatkrakr

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    Yes youll get 8 of them. :)
     
  24. ibuycheap

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    "1 PCS X Weighing Sensor Strain Of Half-bridge Sensors"

    Where does it say 4? (other than the image since he didn't change that)
     
  25. Jadran

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    I understand that but the seller has changed the listing because of the increased demand.
     
  27. Jadran

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    Send request to the dealer how many gets a sensor if putting quantity 1 and you get an answer.
    All the same it was when I bought.
     
  28. HoiHman

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    Just did that, i will post the answer here :)
     
  29. HoiHman

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    I just confirmation of the dealer:

    quantity 1 means 4 loadcells

    So i gues i will have enough loadcells to last at for at least a couple of years :D
     
  30. Jadran

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