Hall effect sensors replace potentiometers directly without any changes. They are non contact unlike potentiometers and have a 10,000,000 cycle factory rating. In theory in our application they should not need to be replaced. These are standard in all of our new 270 degree steering units and all new pedal units and can be used to upgrade our older model pedal and steering units that were equipped with potentiometers as long as they are direct USB models. They cannot be used in old gameport models or units using a Rockfire USB adapter as these use 2 wire potentiometers. To purchase click on picture
This ball bearing Hall effect sensor assembly can replace the bushing steering Hall effect sensor or potentiometer in any TSW2 or Evolution steering unit. Unit must have internal USB circuit board or have been upgraded with an internal USB upgrade or external USB upgrade kit. It will not work in TSW models. It includes the plastic mounting bracket and it has a 1/8" shaft with a 3/8" adapter sleeve to fit into the standard rubber steering shaft coupler used on these units. This is only needed for dirt track racing where the steering wheel is turned much more and faster than when driving on asphalt especially by a novice driver a bushing sensor or potentiometer can overheat and the bushing can seize. To purchase click on picture.
In a real car the amount of brake applied varies based on how hard you press, not by how far the pedal travels. A load cell is an electronics device which replaces the potentiometer or Hall effect sensor in your controller. It translates pressure instead of rotation to the game, which produces a more realistic feel, and gives you greater control over the lock-up point of your brakes. To purchase click on picture. DOES NOT INCLUDE THE PEDALS SHOWN. YOU WILL USE THE PEDAL ASSEMBLY FROM YOUR TSW PEDAL UNIT. IT IS BEST TO CALL OR EMAIL BEFORE PURCHASE TO MAKE SURE YOUR PEDAL UNIT CAN BE UPGRADED WITH THIS KIT
The kit includes a bushing single turn Hall effect sensor and the basic rectangular metal pad . You can choose to upgrade the pedal pad from the pull-down lists on the shopping cart.
The clutch can be added to any analog USB 2 pedal controller model . Please call or email us first before ordering to correctly identify which model pedal unit you have as there have been several design changes over the years. To choose options and order click on picture
Gameport technology is obsolete now. You will have difficulty finding a computer with a gameport, and even so, often times there are calibration issues with modern Windows versions. We offer this upgrade kit as a solution to convert an older model controller designed to connect via the 15 pin gameport to the latest analog USB electronics.
This is the DIY (Do-It-Yourself) version of the internal upgrade. While this uses the same circuit board as our latest analog controllers, for this kit the circuit board is housed in an external box that connects to your steering controller with the 15 pin cable. This is the only way we offer the upgrade for DIY installation because it is the only way it can be made easy for the average user to install. The kit comes with 3 Hall effect sensors if you have a clutch pedal you will need to purchase an additional Hall effect sensor.
Installation of this kit is made easy as possible, no soldering is required and full step-by-step instructions with pictures is included with the kit. However this is not simply a converter, some rewiring of your controller is needed, including replacement of the pots, a new pedal wiring harness, and some simple rewiring in the steering controller.
Not every TSW controller is compatible with the DIY upgrade kit. It is best to call or email us before purchasing this kit . Click on picture to order.
Gameport technology is obsolete now. You will have difficulty finding a computer with a gameport, and even so, often times there are calibration issues with modern Windows versions. We offer this upgrade service as a solution to convert any gameport controller to the latest analog USB electronics.
We offer a DIY upgrade option as well, but many people prefer to have the circuit board installed internally to avoid the extra box, or would rather it be installed professionally. The added advantage of sending the controller in for upgrading is that we also go over the controller and will tune it up and even do some updating when necessary with certain aspects of the controller which have been significantly improved. Turn-around time for this service varies, usually in the neighborhood of 1 to 2 weeks plus shipping time. Check with us before shipping the controller for the best estimate.
This service includes three Hall effect sensors. If your controller has a clutch pedal, a 4th Hall effect sensor will be needed.
If you have the need for lots of button functions and find using the keyboard requires you to take your eyes off the screen, this alternative steering cover will let you have those functions within close reach of your fingers.
The buttons can also be programmed to keyboard functions with button-mapping software such as Joy To Key. Installation of the cover is easy, an RJ45 socket is installed in your steering unit to allow the cover to be unplugged when doing maintenance. An internal USB circuit board is required for this cover to function, so be sure that your controller has this before ordering.
This is a do-it-yourself kit enabling you to install buttons into the spokes of your steering wheel. It is intended only for the standard 11" and 13" steering wheels, not for the Suede or MOMO wheels. The standard kit includes 2 buttons. USB controllers can have up to 4 button functions in the steering wheel. You can order a 4 button kit by selecting it from the pull-down list when ordering. Be aware however that if you already have a paddle shifter, you cannot have more than 2 buttons in the wheel.
This kit requires some mechanical ability and the capability to solder with proficiency. If you would rather we install the buttons you can send your steering wheel to us for that service, or else purchase a new wheel with buttons pre-installed.