I have Logitech's vibration feedback wheel which has a rotation of 270 degrees. I am considering changing its potentiometer so it can rotate more (900 degrees or 1000 degrees maybe).

What potentiometer should I choose for this task? Apart from its Ohm resistance what other parameters should I keep in mind?

THank you

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    \$\begingroup\$ google multiturn potentiometer \$\endgroup\$ – JIm Dearden May 11 '15 at 16:32
  • \$\begingroup\$ You might to modify also how the driver interprets the signal from the steering wheel in addtion to make the electrical changes: The current hardware will generate a voltage (e.g. 0-5V) which then is translated into -135° to +135°. After changing the mechanical setup the smallest voltage will have to mean e.g. -360° and the largest voltage +360°. You will also lose resolution in the process. \$\endgroup\$ – 0x6d64 May 11 '15 at 18:11

It's easy enough to get multi-turn pots, and they aren't all that expensive.

As has been pointed out, if you go this route, you'll lose resolution - that is, you'll need to turn the wheel more in order to get the same effect on the game vehicle.

You may well have mechanical problems. The existing pot probably has an intrinsic range of ~330 degrees, but the wheel mount has built-in stops to keep the 270 degree range, and do it so that the pot doesn't provide the limiting (that would be a great way to destroy the pot). You would need to modify the wheel assembly to get more rotation. Once you do this, there's no easy way to build in stops for multi-turn ranges, so limiting would be done by the pot. That is, if you were trying to make a very tight turn, you'd turn the wheel until the pot ran out of range - and I can pretty well guarantee that you'd kill the pot. These things just aren't that strong.

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