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Longer cable (or extension) for Fanatec handbrake?

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by RaceWasGood, Feb 28, 2017.

  1. RaceWasGood

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    Moving the handbrake around i found the cable too short for the new location. The cable has a 3,5mm stereo minijack at the handbrake side and IIRC there's a similar jack where it connects to the pedals (didn't check though).

    One way or another i'll have to fix a longer cable, but do you know how it's wired (tip/ring/sleeve, two or three wires)?
     
  2. Moxley6969

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    Not 100% positive, but appears this is a general way of wiring a 3.5jack
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  3. RaceWasGood

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    Thanks @Moxley6969 :) That's the common wiring for stereo audio cables and if that's the way Fanataec has it set up we could just use a stereo extension cable, which would be great. I'm just not sure if it'll work so i thought i'd ask first. Did unmount the handbrake housing which exposes the jack at that side and it looks like three wires are connected so i guess i'll just try with a stereo extension and see what happens (if anything...) :cool:
     
  4. demetri

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    I simply bought a generic stereo extension cable with an angled mini-jack plug (to make it stick out less than the original Fanatec cable). Works like a charm
     
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  5. RaceWasGood

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    Yup, a generic stereo extension cable indeed works. Thanks guys!