Fanatec CSRe + RealFeel = Overheated Motors

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by V Watt, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. V Watt

    V Watt

    I've had several CSRe's returned to Fanatec for replacement b/c of burned out motors. I'm getting more careful in my testing to figure out what's causing it and I've discovered that RealFeel is the culprit.

    I have no problems with the default ffb in the Assetto Corso demo, NKP, R3E, GTR2, pCars, Codemaster, etc. And, interestingly, I don't have problems with rFactor's default ffb.

    However, my CSRe consistently overheats when using RealFeel w/ rFactor and rFactor 2 default feedback (which is based on realfeel). There's something in the code that's burning out these motors.

    My standard for ffb strength is that there's enough spring to help return the wheel to the center. The spring needs to do at least 90% of the work - like a real car. All of these non-realfeel ffbs are plenty strong to spring back to center w/o overheating the motor.

    Has anyone else noticed this?