TX POWER SUPPLY REPLACEMENT
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On 10/5/2017 at 4:15 PM, VSteve said:

5V power from USB

Thank you i fixed the power issues and it worked fine since i even made a video on you tube to show others until last 2 nights ago when it went mental and started smashing the wheel to each side on calibration think i need a new halleffect sensor as the calibration tool cant fix it and just keeps running through. any ideas on cost and how to source this in the uk ??

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On 9/3/2015 at 8:18 AM, Marcoma said:

I've been asked by a few members to document what I did to repair my Thrustmaster TX when the power supply burned out. Reading through the threads here, it seems like this is a common issue with the TX so I hope this helps someone.

 

First thing to do is source a power supply. There are several candidates that can be bought cheaply on eBay but for this repair I used an old Dell laptop power supply. Ideally your power supply should a ) have the correct input mains plug and voltage rating and b ) have an output of about 5 Amps at 24 volts DC. You can go as low as 19 volts or as high as 26 volts for the output but the ideal voltage is 24 volts. 

 

I decided to use a laptop supply because they have internal circuit overload protection. I also wanted to protect the internals with an inline fuse like this one http://tinyurl.com/occze4t but I only had an auto inline blade type fuse so I used that for this build.

 

Here's the power supply I sourced:  USA  AC 110v input / DC 19.5v  6.7 Amps output

 

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Locate the plug on the output end

 

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...and cut it off. Make sure you leave enough room to be able to strip back the wires.

 

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Unsheath the wires and cut about 2mm of insulation off the end of each one to expose the wire inside.

 

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Now we have to make sure we know which is positive (+ve) and which is negative (-ve). DO NOT ASSUME that the black wire is always the -ve or the red is always the +ve.  ALWAYS meter them to be sure.

 

Set your multimeter to a range higher than the voltage you will be reading. In this case, I'm setting mine to the 20 volt DC range as I know my output is going to be less than 20 volts.

 

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Making sure that the two wires you just cut are not touching, plug in the power supply to the mains. Measure the voltage across the wires...

 

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...then reverse the probes and measure again.

 

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Notice that the measured voltage is negative when the black probe is on the white wire and positive when the black probe is on the black wire. This means that the black wire is the -ve supply and the whte wire is the +ve.

 

Unplug your power supply from the mains.

 

On 9/3/2015 at 8:18 AM, Marcoma said:

I've been asked by a few members to document what I did to repair my Thrustmaster TX when the power supply burned out. Reading through the threads here, it seems like this is a common issue with the TX so I hope this helps someone.

 

First thing to do is source a power supply. There are several candidates that can be bought cheaply on eBay but for this repair I used an old Dell laptop power supply. Ideally your power supply should a ) have the correct input mains plug and voltage rating and b ) have an output of about 5 Amps at 24 volts DC. You can go as low as 19 volts or as high as 26 volts for the output but the ideal voltage is 24 volts. 

 

I decided to use a laptop supply because they have internal circuit overload protection. I also wanted to protect the internals with an inline fuse like this one http://tinyurl.com/occze4t but I only had an auto inline blade type fuse so I used that for this build.

 

Here's the power supply I sourced:  USA  AC 110v input / DC 19.5v  6.7 Amps output

 

post-26474-0-90779200-1441256435_thumb.j post-26474-0-92834200-1441256436_thumb.j

 

Locate the plug on the output end

 

post-26474-0-71497800-1441256531_thumb.j

 

...and cut it off. Make sure you leave enough room to be able to strip back the wires.

 

post-26474-0-62009100-1441256533_thumb.j  post-26474-0-41728600-1441256744_thumb.j

 

Unsheath the wires and cut about 2mm of insulation off the end of each one to expose the wire inside.

 

post-26474-0-28532000-1441257046_thumb.j

 

Now we have to make sure we know which is positive (+ve) and which is negative (-ve). DO NOT ASSUME that the black wire is always the -ve or the red is always the +ve.  ALWAYS meter them to be sure.

 

Set your multimeter to a range higher than the voltage you will be reading. In this case, I'm setting mine to the 20 volt DC range as I know my output is going to be less than 20 volts.

 

post-26474-0-56987900-1441256537_thumb.j

 

Making sure that the two wires you just cut are not touching, plug in the power supply to the mains. Measure the voltage across the wires...

 

post-26474-0-06893300-1441256535_thumb.j

 

...then reverse the probes and measure again.

 

post-26474-0-22586600-1441256536_thumb.j

 

Notice that the measured voltage is negative when the black probe is on the white wire and positive when the black probe is on the black wire. This means that the black wire is the -ve supply and the whte wire is the +ve.

 

Unplug your power supply from the mains.

Hey man, Awesome mod. there, but do you know whether the power supply of the TX is the same one as in the T150, since mine is burnt as well, and I need to replace it too, mine has Input 100-125v 60Hz 0.8A , but I don't know its output and I searched everywhere for the ratings to be engraved somewhere but unfortunatelly not, so do you think it is the same value as TX (DC 19.5v  6.7 A) or not...thanks for sharing too...  

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42 minutes ago, Asc26 said:

I am moving from Spain to the US will I just need to replace the cord from 220v to a 110v for my t300 to work or will it just not work do to the lower voltage.?

If I remind correct for the US market they use 110V power suply inside. So it is not universal. There are cheap power voltage converters, better buy one of those.

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On 4.03.2018 г. at 2:29 AM, Mohamad Omar ALBosaty said:

 

Hey man, Awesome mod. there, but do you know whether the power supply of the TX is the same one as in the T150, since mine is burnt as well, and I need to replace it too, mine has Input 100-125v 60Hz 0.8A , but I don't know its output and I searched everywhere for the ratings to be engraved somewhere but unfortunatelly not, so do you think it is the same value as TX (DC 19.5v  6.7 A) or not...thanks for sharing too...  

This is for T150/TMX

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Replacement-for-20V-750mA-AC-DC-Adaptor-for-Thrustmaster-Gaming-Steering-Wheel/312034732832?hash=item48a6b82b20:g:1JgAAOSwLjxaX1tW

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Hi - just joined up and have a question re the TX power supply. I've read the thread and note that the replacement power supply should be 24V and around 6 amps. I took mine out - and the unit shows it's output is 25v BUT only 2 amps!

 

Should I replace the unit with a 2 amp power supply or go with the tread and find a 6 amp unit?

Cheers

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Thanks for the thread.

Ive done a dc in and a fuse panel mount for protection and quick disconnect.

I had a t300 for a month. Powe supply blew up.

The 2nd one lasted 2 weeks.so i figured i should just fix it for good.

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On 11/28/2017 at 11:33 PM, MuddyGamer said:

Thank you i fixed the power issues and it worked fine since i even made a video on you tube to show others until last 2 nights ago when it went mental and started smashing the wheel to each side on calibration think i need a new halleffect sensor as the calibration tool cant fix it and just keeps running through. any ideas on cost and how to source this in the uk ??

**Did you check the black plastic base between motor & sensor ?   it cracks often, some crazy glue may fix it  (Old topic but happened to me)

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