Thrustmaster T300RS Racing Wheel Thread

Are the stock pedals good enough or do you use something else?

  • Yes, stock pedals are good enough

    Votes: 111 33.9%
  • No, I use Thrustmaster TP3A or third-party pedals

    Votes: 216 66.1%

  • Total voters
    327
  • Poll closed .
2,638
United Kingdom
UK
Outspacer
@Bozothenutter - Probably neither :)

First PCB takes power routed from the USB to switch on mains power - that circuit may or may not work with your 26V, probably not worth the bother trying since your power brick would remain on anyway.

Second PCB rectifies and smooths the AC output of the transformer into DC - you won't need that, it will be in the power brick.

So, I think the simple version is just to hook up the brick to the fatter red and black on that molex connector, but can't say I've tried it :)
 
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SudieB
@Bozothenutter - Probably neither :)

First PCB takes power routed from the USB to switch on mains power - that circuit may or may not work with your 26V, probably not worth the bother trying since your power brick would remain on anyway.

Second PCB rectifies and smooths the AC output of the transformer into DC - you won't need that, it will be in the power brick.

So, I think the simple version is just to hook up the brick to the fatter red and black on that molex connector, but can't say I've tried it :)
Hmmm,
Makes sense this man does....

so connecting to USB will no longer act as a switch?
 
2,638
United Kingdom
UK
Outspacer
Hmmm,
Makes sense this man does....

so connecting to USB will no longer act as a switch?

I know electronics but haven't played with a wheel's power supply setup before, so beware!

Not in the simple version, but I don't know if the simple version is good enough for use - it may be that without USB the motor could do random things if the 26V was left on.

More complex version would have a circuit similar to the first PCB, but I suspect not the same as it would be switching DC and not AC. An opto-isolator and a mosfet should suffice (may not need the opto, but I'm not sure if the two grounds can be connected together).
 
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SudieB
I know electronics but haven't played with a wheel's power supply setup before, so beware!

Not in the simple version, but I don't know if the simple version is good enough for use - it may be that without USB the motor could do random things if the 26V was left on.

More complex version would have a circuit similar to the first PCB, but I suspect not the same as it would be switching DC and not AC. An opto-isolator and a mosfet should suffice (may not need the opto, but I'm not sure if the two grounds can be connected together).
Thanks!
Good point about the AC/DC bit, never thought of that.
I imagine the rectifier won't be needed as stated before.
Lost me at the opto, have a slight understanding of a mosfet...
Might pic your brain later

Better pic of first pcb:
20210108-114308.jpg
 
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2,638
United Kingdom
UK
Outspacer
Thanks!
Good point about the AC/DC bit, never thought of that.
I imagine the rectifier won't be needed as stated before.
Lost me at the opto, have a slight understanding of a mosfet...
Might pic your brain later

Better pic of first pcb:
20210108-114308.jpg

For this discussion, they're all just electrically controlled switches - MOSFET switches DC, TRIAC switches AC, and opto-isolator ("opt") switches without any electrical connection between the switching side and the switched side.
 
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Greece
Thessaloniki
Anybody know a EU reseller for Hengdrive?
Trying to find a B5665M somewhere, just need 1 or 2, not 1000....
Sometimes they sell on Ebay , but for 40gbp . Much more expensive than needed. What do you need them for? If yours has a loose core you can open it and reglue it.
 
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Turkey
Turkey
Hey folks. I'm having a big issue and need help.

T300rs randomly loosing throttle.
I thought the t3pa was broken so i upgraded to t-lcm. Same issue happens but less frequently.

If i disconnect the pedals' connector from the base and re attach, it comes back. If i disconnect the usb from ps4 and reconnect, it comes back. Restart ps4 and it comes back.

Brake pedal works whilst no throttle. Wiggling the connector doesn't replicate the issue. I'm lost.

Is this a software or hardware issue i have no clue about. Very dissappointing.

This looks like a hardware triggered software issue but should happen to a lot people if so...

No fun racing with this!

I think this happens at very hard fighting race conditions. After sudden inputs maybe.

Can there be a loose something inside the base. What or where should i look for?
 
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SudieB
Hey folks. I'm having a big issue and need help.

T300rs randomly loosing throttle.
I thought the t3pa was broken so i upgraded to t-lcm. Same issue happens but less frequently.

If i disconnect the pedals' connector from the base and re attach, it comes back. If i disconnect the usb from ps4 and reconnect, it comes back. Restart ps4 and it comes back.

Brake pedal works whilst no throttle. Wiggling the connector doesn't replicate the issue. I'm lost.

Is this a software or hardware issue i have no clue about. Very dissappointing.

This looks like a hardware triggered software issue but should happen to a lot people if so...

No fun racing with this!

I think this happens at very hard fighting race conditions. After sudden inputs maybe.

Can there be a loose something inside the base. What or where should i look for?
Do you have the adaptor to use the pedals as a USB set?

Have you (re)upgraded firmware?
Sometimes this helps.

If you open up the base(warranty!)
You'll see where the pedals go into the main pcb, just about all you can do is check that plug.
 
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United States
Washington
Vintimidator
Hey guys, my buddy @LeightonAVS just bought a T300 and when he hooked it all up it makes this sound. Does anyone know what it wrong with it or what is making that sound? Thanks very much for any and all info/help. :cheers:



@super_gt
Been running with my modded wheel...
AWESOME, feel is much smoother in AC still dialling in the ffb, but its getting there.
Added the Sparco 383 into the mix, as I have the same wheel lined up for my car.
Now I need more power I think.....
Nice, I have been on the 383 a couple years now, and I love it. The joystick took some getting used to, and don't forget to wear gloves, because the suede dye turns you're hands black and doesn't wash off very well. On the bright side after a year or so it turns into leather...I still wear the gloves though LOL, got so used to it that now it's just one more part of the rig.
 
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SudieB
Weird weird problem....
When I crash my car hard
AC freezes, the pc makes the USB disconnect sound, and everything goes unresponsive.
Almost immediatly the wheel recalibrates (so reconnects)
But mouse is still unresponsive, keyboard works though.
Almost seems like the car crash causes some sort of spike that resets USB or something...

Wheel is on latest soft/firmware, win10 64bit is up to date.
No errors in eventlog (win or system)
 

cjr3559

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2,517
United States
Ohio
cjr3559
After nearly three years of use, it was time to take off and clean the R383 rim, so I put the GTE rim back on my T300. I hate to admit, but FFB and detail in all games I’ve played and replayed with the stock GTE rim feel superior and natural than the R383. And in all honesty, I would keep using the stock rim over the R383 but I can’t stand the cheap rubber material.

So, if anyone has advice or if there’s a formula to making adjustments to FFB when using larger rims like the R383 I’m open for suggestions.
 
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Canada
Vancouver, BC
Awong124
After nearly three years of use, it was time to take off and clean the R383 rim, so I put the GTE rim back on my T300. I hate to admit, but FFB and detail in all games I’ve played and replayed with the stock GTE rim feel superior and natural than the R383. And in all honesty, I would keep using the stock rim over the R383 but I can’t stand the cheap rubber material.

So, if anyone has advice or if there’s a formula to making adjustments to FFB when using larger rims like the R383 I’m open for suggestions.

I don't have any advice for using a larger rim, but if you just don't like the cheap rubber you can get the leather rim that's the same size as the stock one. I'm using that one and the leather is quite nice.
 
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Greece
Thessaloniki
Bigger rim = needs more torque. So obviously you cannot make it feel the same. I have wrapped some wheels with leather too and they are great.