Mika: If you drive as fast as you reply - I would never hope to encounter you on the track.
If one 280 W PSU is connected, it will shut off when the load gets too high.
That’s fine to read as it implies R1 owners can just replace their two PSUs with that new single one.
And it also implies I could disconnect one PSU if I don’t need it for my current (pun intended) configuration of about 12 Nm maximum - already incorporating that extra wattage headroom between the two types of PSUs (280 W x 2 vs 450 W).
We haven’t seen any outright PSU failures yet, so protecting against this failure is not relevant.
That’s before you met me. I know Mean Well having quite a good reputation. But I use the SC 2 Pro with a Playseat Challenge (reinforced with selfmade 3D printed parts to fully eliminate the flex of the mounting plate - which is a ridiculously looking, but indeed fine working combination, because the instability of the construction combined with the centrifugal forces caused by the SC 2 and the inertia of a heavy wheel makes the whole frame move, so you really feel the force feedback with your whole body - you indeed feel the ripple of the kerb in your butt), tending to tipping over. Chances of hitting the PSU if falling are not too bad.
And we know that also the best electronics degrade over time of use. And failures always happen at the wrong point of time - like Saturday evening when stores close, making it impossible to get a makeshift replacement.
True, but maximum current draw does not happen all the time.
I know. And I guess there might be some unexpected peak forces which might also exceed the set standards. That’s also why I find some headroom quite important.
It actually (and rather counterintuitively) happens if the wheel turns at max torque at high speed and the driver turns into the same direction as the spin (not against the torque).
This is something I did not expect. Any chance to explain this phenomenon a bit more into detail? I know this thread is not the right place, but I am still curious. But it’s not that important.
Not really relevant, see the note above about situations where unexpected high current draw might happen. Also the PSUs are Level 6 DOE certified, i.e. < 0.5 W when idle.
Idle consumption is also not relevant to me - I have PCs and multiple monitors running nonstop, so that extra consumption is neglectable. But I read a lot of concerns in other forums, also dealing with placing or even “no free receptacle” problems with having two PSUs. So being able to connect just one PSU might soothe the minds of quite some people.
Please don’t reply on the above (maybe except the “same spin direction torque increase”), so this dialogue doesn’t complete run of of the rudder. I am a professional writer, so I just can’t help about my “exceptional high words output volume”.
Just one closing back-to-topic question: Does the antenna connector’s position indeed move up, so the tip of the antenna will protrude over the SC housing?