Recently the use of industrial grade Direct Drive motors (either stepper or servo) has become more commonplace when building simulator systems. Examples of these systems are SimSteering system by Leo Bodnar, OSW system (Open Sim Wheel) or the AccuForce system by SimExperience.
In specific situations (not always) these systems may cause interference on the pedal signals of the Sim Pedals Pro & Ultimate.
Please note that the numbers above apply to 12bit controllers with a range of 4096 per axis. For 16 bit controllers with a range of 65535 per axis, these numbers should be multiplied by 16.
In order to mitigate the interference from Direct Drive systems, the solution is to connect a ground wire from our USB controller to the brake pedal of your Sim Pedals set.
The wire must be connected to one of the grounding pins on the controller (molex connector) and can for example be connected to the end-stop bolt of the brake pedal on the other side. For further details see the schematic.
Ground wires are currently included with every Sim Pedals Shipment. If you are a Sim Pedals owner and do not have a ground wire yet, any owner can obtain a ready-to-fit ground wire free of charge (length appr. 20cm) by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
Ground cables are being sent out by regular mail (without tracking) and might take some time to arrive.