T500RS burnt out - literally


Jul 23, 2015
I've been a very happy T500RS/TH8A user for several months, so just imagine my delight when I turned it on and burnt electrical smoke started pouring out the left side of its casing. I immediately unplugged everything, but of course after cautiously plugging it back in it was dead as a dodo.

Has anyone else experienced this kind of thing? For AUS $800 I expected just a little bit of a longer lifespan out of something that I carefully looked after.

I've had to dig my old G27 out of the shed while I sort out the warranty replacement, and to be honest it feels like quite a regression.


Sep 27, 2009
The T500RS is a pretty robust device and I'm pretty sure the big chunky motor is used well below it's maximum capabilities. I frequent far too many racesim forums and I don't recall reading of any similar experience. I'd put this down to a one-off and get the warranty replacement in progress.