just read that a loadcell does not has a very long lifespan. I have the Fanatec elite pedals with the loadcell break. Bought it 2 years ago, how long does the loadcell his job without flaws?
No where on there website says anything about the loadcell not lasting so I'd assume a couple years atleast
The loadcell on the CSL Elite is contactless (flex). Your elastomers might be giving out.
I can’t recall where I read it. Not on te Fanatec site. Somewhere in a forum or on YouTube. I really don’t know anymore. 🤔
I've had CSL Elite LC's now over 3 years, haven't had any problems with loadcell, even with very "press hard" settings where brake pedal move only 1-2cm or so.
This is so funny. 😁
"...just read that a loadcell does not has a very long lifespan."
That comment is simply not true. Load cells can last decades as long as their rated capacity isn't exceeded.
Edit: why do you think Heusinkveld use load cells on all their pedals (accelerator, clutch and brake)?
If I knew I did not ask. Just a normal question from my side. I can't know everything. But thanks.
Where did you read that a load cell pedal hasn't a long life span? The first few results of a Google search do not suggest load cells have a short operational life and that is where I would assume you'd start.
I only ask because you started the thread by staying that you'd read that they don't have a long lifespan rather than asking whether they do or not. :)
For me a set of cs v3 pedals, brand new, load cell failure after about 30 minutes. Support is a joke. Not happy at all.
How do you know it's the load cell? It could be the amplification circuit, a resistor or even the USB controller.
What I'm trying to say is that it'll likely not be the load cell but rather the associated electronics or something else entirely. Load cells are everywhere these days, from your kitchen scales to your bathroom scales, the scales at your post office and at the weighbridge and they very, very rarely go wrong as long as they're not overloaded. It is a very simple and reliable technology.
What's the problem, maybe we can help you troubleshoot it?
For transparency, I don't own Fanatec pedals, I have a set of Heusinkveld Sprints but as every one of the Sprint pedals uses a load cell I can speak from a little experience of the technology.
I’m on load cell number three........
raise a ticket with support telling them you need them to raise a quote for a new load cell, bearing in mind that your product is brand new it should be zero charge.
Then here’s the hard bit, you have to wait for a reply. It will come you just have to be patient, seems around here there isn’t a lot of patient people. Support will send you a link to add the load cell to your basket, then check out and await delivery.
im on number three because over time the grease builds up and causes the pedal to be stiff, hence stamping on the brake. I now use WD-40 PTFE Spray Lube once a week and they have been great since.
Still have two spare load cells on a shelf in my computer room just in case thou ;)
Yeah I bought a brand new set of pedals and within a day the loadcell stopped working, after 2 months of waiting I received a new loadcell part and changed it out. It works now, but wasn't a fun process at all.