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G27 - Power always on ?

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by Marc Reid, May 8, 2013.

  1. Marc Reid

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    Just want to know if its ok if i leave my wheel powered on all the time ?,
    My pc never switches off and my wheel is always plugin and powered on. Is this ok .
     
  2. Tume

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    Your PC never switches off?
     
  3. Marc Reid

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    Well, would not say never, there are times when i clean dust etc, but lets say on average 2-3 weeks at a time. My point is it safe for my wheel to be on all this time, or do u think i should unplug (power), when im not using it.........
     
  4. Peter

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    Un-plugging is cheaper.
     
  5. Marc Reid

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    ok thx, im still new to this wheel as just acquired it, and wasn't sure about settings, calibration etc, been lost and such, when powered off....but think i take your advice :thumbsup:
     
  6. Jim Cole

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    Unplugging it might save you a little cash on the electric bill, but not enough to worry about. As for leaving the wheel plugged in, I have left my DFP plugged in for about 2 years or so and never had an issue.
     
  7. Senad Subasic

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    The G27 needs a power on/off button...
    The worst thing is turning off your computer at 3 AM, and forgetting the wheel was still plugged in, and it starts its calibration thing. It could raise the dead at 3 AM.
     
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  8. Warren Dawes

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    I have my G27 power lead plugged into a mains plug with an on / off switch, like most electrical plugs. (It's actually a power board with separate on/off switches for each connection).
    So, I simply switch off the power using that switch, very simple. ;)
     
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  9. Marc Reid

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    Mine is plugged into an adapter as it is 2pin, but i can pull the ext lead out the power supply connected to the wheel i suppose as well.....
    Do u guys pull out the usb cable also ?. If i unplug the power but leave the usb cable in, my led's still light up.
     
  10. Gareth Wood

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    Couldnt you just put it on a timer to switch off automatically before bed and come back on in the morning - or what ever time you want? £5 for a socket timer.
     
  11. Marc Reid

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    yea i will do that soon as warren said, but what about the cable in plug into the pc, does that need to come out to ?
     
  12. Gareth Wood

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    Nah... other than it doing the calibration test in the middle of the night, i wouldnt worry about it personally.
     
  13. Marc Reid

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    ok thx for the info :thumbsup:
     
  14. Warren Dawes

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    I always leave the USB cable plugged in.