I love Logitech products and have never had issues with them in the past whether it be a mouse, keyboard, webcam or whatever else, but the wires on the G27s are absolute shit. The rubber coating is frail and chips and cuts easily, and the wires inside are 30 AWG so they aren’t tough.
The connectors for the power (out), USB (out), pedals (in), and shifter (in) are all on the bottom of the steering wheel which makes things difficult when putting them together and taking them apart with Playseat racing chairs which I do for gaming rooms at events. Diagram below shows 3 of the 4 connectors (not showing USB for some reason)
If the chairs weren’t adjusted or shifted by event attendees, and were consistently set up in 1 location all the time it wouldn’t be as much of a problem, but we set them up and break them down at every event. We also find ourselves taping the seat in place at these events to prevent people from accidentally moving it while sitting down, standing up, and driving etc.
We also have been taping the wires down in specific spots to prevent an accidental pull with feet or due to moving the entire setup.
Rewire the G27s and mount Male/Female connectors on the top of the wheel for easy assembly/disassembly.
A photo of the top and back of the wheel where I’ll mount the connectors can be seen below, which is a photo of a modded G27-
I’d like to order the stuff from Digikey or Mouser and start working on them in the next few weeks but would like some input from my SRK TT family. XD
What connector types should I use for the wires and what’s the best way to mount them on plastic?
I’d like ATX ones similar to those on computer power supplies, and I know there’s a ton of options in that case.
Also, I haven’t stripped down all the wires yet, but none of them should be more than 6 wires. Obviously USB is 4 and AC Power is 2, the shifter is 3 or 4, and the pedals are like 5 or 6.
Can anyone super familiar with connectors and is good navigating the MASSIVE options on Mouser or Digikey?
Thanks in advance.