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G27 - Power always on ?

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

  1. Marc Reid

    Marc Reid
    Premium Member

    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

    Tume
    The unlucky Finn

    Your PC never switches off?
     
  3. Marc Reid

    Marc Reid
    Premium Member

    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

    Peter
    Premium Member

    Un-plugging is cheaper.
     
  5. Marc Reid

    Marc Reid
    Premium Member

    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. 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. 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

    Warren Dawes
    Premium Member

    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

    Marc Reid
    Premium Member

    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. 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

    Marc Reid
    Premium Member

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

    Marc Reid
    Premium Member

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

    Warren Dawes
    Premium Member

    I always leave the USB cable plugged in.