11-23-2004, 02:17 PM #1landwerlenGuest
new 8/8/8 with new style 3 pin analog connectors
the tutorials describe in good detail how to connect pots to the 8/8/8 card with the old 1/8 stereo jack, but nothing about the new 3 pin style. im using 50k linear pots for pitch and roll for my sim, and i am getting the following message:
power surge on hub port; the usb human interface device has exceeded the power limits of its hub port.
i dont have an external power connected to the 8/8/8 board because the web site said that was only for the 2-port usb
i suspect my problem is the way im connecting the pots to the board. thanks in advance for the help.
11-23-2004, 02:39 PM #2phidgetsGuest
We are working on the new pin tutorials today actually. These have just been rolled out and we have to work through a tricky transistion where customers have both the old and the new!
It sounds like you have a short to ground going on which would cause that error. I should have a picture of the new pins today. As soon as I get it I'll post it up here for you so you can be sure of the right way to hook up your Pot.
Thanks for your patience!
11-23-2004, 02:46 PM #3landwerlenGuest
i figured it out, the white striped wire is the signal. other other two wire aren't critical; if they are wrong they can be inverted by the software.
11-23-2004, 05:00 PM #4phidgetsGuest
Here is a picture of the new pin layout.
11-27-2004, 11:19 PM #5phidgetsGuest
Custom Cable Tutorial
The new tutorial for making custom cables to use the older jacks with the new ones is up. It can be found here:
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