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  • Date : 2018-07-13
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  • The wheel’s cooling system is composed of a heat sink and a fan.
  • A thermostat monitors the wheel’s internal temperature.
  • The power of the Force Feedback effects automatically decreases as soon as the wheel reaches a much higher temperature level (to protect the motor). The power of these effects automatically increases as soon as the temperature slightly decreases.“Automatic” cooling mode:
  • When you are using the wheel in a game, the cooling fan starts up when the wheel has reached a certain temperature.
    •      (= after a few minutes of gameplay, depending on the strength of the Force Feedback effects used)
  • When you’re done playing: due to the motor’s thermal inertia, the cooling fan continues to operate until the temperature drops below the fan’s startup level. Your wheel has been designed in this way in order to facilitate cooling, and to protect the motor.
  • (= this may take from 5 to 45 minutes, depending on the temperature reached while using the wheel in a game)
  “Forced” cooling mode: (requires Firmware V25 or above)
  • In this mode, the cooling fan operates whenever the racing wheel is powered up, and stops only when the wheel's USB connector is no longer powered.
  • This mode enables quicker cooling of the motor, and is particularly useful:
  • When playing with a very high Force Feedback setting
  • When playing in a high-temperature environmentProcess to switch from the “Automatic” cooling mode to the “Forced” cooling mode
  • (and conversely):
  • The selected mode is automatically saved to the racing wheel's internal memory (i.e. you do not need to repeat this process after restarting the wheel).
  • You can switch from one mode to another at any given time (even during a game).
  • Simultaneously press the “ST*” and “MODE” buttons
    • = The “Forced” mode becomes active (the LED flashes twice).
  • Simultaneously press the “ST*” and “MODE” buttons * On PS3™, the “ST” button matches the wheel's “START” button.
  • * On PS4™, the “ST” button matches the wheel's “OPTION” button.
  • * On PC, the “ST” button matches the wheel's “8” button.
  • = The “Automatic” mode becomes active (the LED flashes once).
* Button mapping information (according to the racing wheel model) is available here: http://ts.thrustmaster.com/eng/index.php?pg=view_files&gid=3&fid=15&pid=375&cid=9