T3PA Pro Pedals Connector Issue
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Hi Guys,

I have just noticed that my T3PA pedals have become detached from my T500RS wheel base, the problem is the cable has become detached from the rj11/rj12 connector.  The problem I am having is I do not know what type of connect I need it looks like either an RJ11 or RJ12 with an offset lug, I live in the UK and I cannot find any that are compatible from looking at ebay/amazon etc..

I did order some that looked identical on the Internet the details can be found below (however these do not fit in the port on the wheel base)

Manufacturer Code: 940-SP-3066-OST
Manufacturer: Stewart Connector
Plug, MMJ, 6WAY

Website: http://uk.farnell.com/browse-for-products

Could anyone please help with this and the PIN out configuration!!

Any help would be very much appreciated

Kind Regards
Rambomonkey

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Send an email to Thrustmaster and see if you can purchase a new cable--they might send you one (and charge you something) if you can disconnect it from inside the pedal unit.

Another option is to find someone with the proper tools to crimp the plug onto the cable. If the wires are pulled out completely, you'll need a reference for the wire order so it matches up correctly in the new plug.

I utterly hate wheel manufacturers' decision to use "phone" connectors when connecting pedal units to wheel bases. Both Thrustmaster and Fanatec use them. They're a very cheap alternative, but so easy to damage--either by pulling the wires out of the connector or by breaking the small spring-loaded tab that "locks" the connectors into the ports.

I'd much rather have a locking sleeve system, similar to what is featured on most Displayport plugs. Yes, this adds a little more for parts and production costs, but this "weak link" can make a set of pedals, even expensive ones, completely useless.

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Hi jbodin,

Thank you for your reply, could you please advise which one of these 2 would be needed:

http://uk.rs-online.com/web/c/connectors/network-telecom-connectors/mmj-connectors/?searchTerm=MMJ+connector+modular+plug&h=s&sra=oss&redirect-relevancy-data=636F3D3126696E3D4931384E4C446573635461786F6E6F6D794272616E645365617263685465726D266C753D656E266D6D3D6D617463687061727469616C6D617826706D3D5E5B5C707B4C7D2D5C707B5A737D5D2B2426706F3D353426736E3D592673743D4B4559574F52445F4D554C54495F414C5048412673633D592677633D4E4F4E45267573743D4D4D4A20636F6E6E6563746F72206D6F64756C617220706C7567267374613D4D4D4A20636F6E6E6563746F72206D6F64756C617220706C756726

 

Please note I ordered some RJ12's has mentioned above and they looked like the 2nd one on the above link i.e. the gold contacts at the bottom of the plug seem to protrude the bottom hence do not fit into the T500 base but the lug is in the correct place, also the crimp tool I bought can be found on the below link (im not 100% sure it will be correct lol) but the 6P/DEC seems about right for the plug

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01FHC00Z0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

Kind Regards

Rambomonkey

 

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Hi Guys,

 

TM Support have advised me that the plugs are RJ12 with the lug on the left hand side (They have also supplied me with the pin out configuration for the connector), so I can confirm that I have got the correct plug however I do not know what crimp tool is needed as they seem to be a special kind.  I thought the 6P/DEC crimp would do the job but unfortunately the lug seems to be on the opposite side to the crimp tool 6P/DEC input.  These are the crimps I bought

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01FHC00Z0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Does anyone know what tool is needed for this special kind of RJ12 modular plug end?

 

Cheers

Rambomonkey 

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If you're in the US, I believe this tool at Lowes will do the offset (DEC-MMJ) connectors:

http://www.lowes.com/pd/Southwire-Data-Crimper/50238799

Radio Shack reportedly has an inexpensive one that works, but it's only available in stores (so you might check your local stores for stock, but this might be a longshot given that Radio Shack isn't that reliable these days).

This one on Amazon would definitely work:

https://www.amazon.com/ProsKit-300-028-Crimper-Non-Ratcheted-Position/dp/B01C77MWGI/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1475382057&sr=8-4-fkmr0&keywords=DEC+MMJ+crimp+tool

Here it is on the Amazon UK site (seems a bit more expensive):

https://www.amazon.co.uk/ProsKit-300-028-Crimper-Non-Ratcheted-Position/dp/B01M11TY19/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1475382302&sr=8-1&keywords=Pro'sKit+300-028+Crimper

Edited by jbodin

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Hi Guys, 

Sorry to bump an old thread but just had a similar issue, the cable got caught in my chair and pulled the cable pretty much clean out of the rj12 lug. I can't find any rj12 lugs with the connector on the left. Can anyone help? Thankfully I still have my other pedals about. 

Thanks

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