The Official TE2, TE2+, TES+, PANTHERA EZ MOD Thread


#66

Contact PAS. The wiring harness they include has the Ground and Signal pins swapped which is fine on the stock TE2+ board but not on the EZ MOD. You need a specific LVT3 board that has the signal and ground orientations correct for the EZ MOD. If you tell them what’s going on (like I said to the above poster) they know exactly which revision of the LVT3 to exchange it for.


#67

Thanks for the quick response Jasen. I’ve contacted PAS but had a quick question. The wiring you are referring to - can it possibly be this right here? http://support.paradisearcadeshop.com/support/solutions/articles/14000026297-te2-and-te2-with-the-lvt3

Are you possibly saying that the default TE2 wiring works on the stock TE2+ board when used with a LVT3?

Thanks


#68

Probably it, yes. The TE2 and TE2+ use the exact same harness for the buttons. Because they have them setup with both wires going to the board (gnd and signal) from each button, it doesn’t matter where the GND is connected on the board because its just simply shorting the two together when the button is pressed. Because the LVT3 has an interconnect cable with very specific GND pins and SIGNAL PINS it seems like the button singals are going directly to GND and the GND pins are getting put onto the signal pins causing the issue.

** EDIT **

This is the exact layout of the EZ MOD. Make sure your pins from the LVT3, connected to the EZ MOD, are setup accordingly.


#69

I own the EZmod+ version - so the above diagram, shouldn’t the gnd pin should be the bottom and the signal pins vise versa?
Thanks a bunch.


#70

No. This is a picture of my board and both the TE2 and TE2+ version use the EXACT same layout.


#71

I’m very embarrassed =) that you posted this in the very first post. Okay but you have to give me a break though - I went through the trouble of buying 2 ezmod and then 2 ezmod+ because later I found they are not the same. So I even went through the trouble of getting myself a PS4 LVT3 board on the website and making of drop down choice of TE2+ (I believe this choice will let PAS know which harness to ship out).

In the PAS support article they said TE2+ had the GND and singals reversed from the original TE2 and you said your wiring is the same for EZMOD and EZMOD+.
In the end, I had to convert the TE2+ harness into the regular TE2 harness and it worked…

Well thank you for serving our country and thank you for all your products + wisdom + contribution to the FCG.


#72

Will the Kaimana Kameleon LED Driver PCB work with this mod?


#73

I would recommend using an LVT3 instead. The KK will work, but you will need to mod a USB cable to work with the switching function of the mini-usb on the board.


#74

unfortunately the lvt3 for ps4 is out of stock so no luck on that end just seeking alternatives. thanks though!


#75

Then I would go with a Kaimana Mini. Same function, smaller footprint and no need to do anything funky with the USB.


#76

Hows it going folks,

Couldn’t find a guide or any info about this cable on the TE2+ board, but I’m going to assume this is for the touchpad.

Any assistance here would be appreciated, looked up the guide and how to on youtube but not seeing anything related to this cable specifically and don’t want to botch this.

Thanks for your time.

Sincerely,
Mooseking


#77

The flat ribbon cable (FFC) is for Touchpad. Watch the VLX version of the EZ MOD install, it talks about it.


#78

@“Jasen Hicks” Hey would you happen to have any spare TE2 button wiring harnesses for sale? Looking for an intact harness for the 8 buttons.


#79

Same. I can make my own harness if someone can tell me the specific part name/desk for the 16pin connector.

Any ideas?


#80

I don’t sell the harnesses, sorry. They are JST RA connectors.


#81

Positive news today :slight_smile: I finally have the TES+ EZ MOD all squared away and tested. Not a huge problem really since its a reimagining of the TE2+ EZ MOD (same essential setup inside the stick. Here’s the pictures in chronological order of the install:

I mounted everything to the bottom of the stick using sticky feet standoffs. Lots of metal down here, no desire to short anything out! Used right angle headers on the 20P section of the UFB for clearance purposes. USB cable that comes from MCZ is a pain and since you can’t get a replacement in without cutting the end, I created the little adapter board there and used a custom USB cable I created to connect it to the USB B connector on the Brook. I ended up replacing the MCZ cable because the blue coating on the D- wire sucks and is a pain to get off without hot tweezers.

https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15940424_2187154601510550_5297786541711995582_n.jpg?oh=9a21070d20ecb18e400e7f1ba96add90&oe=590F8943

Next, I bolted the base back onto the stick and pulled the wires up. You will notice I completely removed the top to make it easier to work and not damage the cables inside.

https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15965799_2187154604843883_604110661049784507_n.jpg?oh=7b565d95aa019a98f248118c0d292f8f&oe=58D6C3D7

Installed the EZ MOD board in the stock PCB location and connected everything up. Used the stock button board to connect to the 20P custom cable. so no need to rewire those :slight_smile:

https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15965501_2187154628177214_1732654276606630424_n.jpg?oh=819bbaa35c2dd37dc370fcc4a28f6dc9&oe=591E5FC8

Buttoned up with some Purple Fight Stick Jewelry and tested it on Windows 10. Works great!

https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15966059_2187154631510547_2516558710529207949_n.jpg?oh=8cefe27cd1d5aaf14800157fc4b6aa2f&oe=59147224


#82

How soon can we expect the TES+ Ezmod?


#83

Mid-Late February. Need to get things manufactured for anything retail ready.


#84

Hi Jasen,

I’m planning on installing the TE2+ EZmod but have an issue. My USB connector is broken so I’m looking for advice on what to replace it with. I’m thinking of a USB extender that I cut up. Will this work. I stripped all wires and bundled some of the shielding wire to make it a ground connection. See this image: https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/57018498@N00/31708674133/

The connector on the left is the standard one that came with the TE2+ and the one on the right is the USB extender I’m planning to use. What do you think?


#85

That should work fine. It wont be super elegant, but it will do the trick.