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OWNERS MANUAL

TRACKSTAR
6000
EXTREME COMPETITION CONTROLS INC. - ECCI
TRACKSTAR 6000 Series - USB HD Ultra - OWNERS MANUAL (Edition 5.0 - February 2008)

INDEX
1.0 WHEEL UNIT SETUP AND ADJUSTMENT
1.1 Unpacking the wheel unit
1.2 Wheel mounting bracket
1.3 Steering wheel assembly
1.4 Wheel angle adjustment
1.5 Cockpit mounting
2.0 PEDAL UNIT ASSEMBLY AND ADJUSTMENT
2.1 Assembly sequence
2.2 Basic pedal pressure adjustment
2.3 PMB brake pedal pressure adjustment
2.4 Adjusting pedal unit geometry
2.5 Stabilizing the pedal unit
3.0 STEERING RESISTANCE TUNING
3.1 The MONOPOINT II
system
3.2 Tuning suggestions
3.3 Steering lock adjustment
3.4 Steering spring resistance adjustment
3.5 Steering centering pressure at neutral
3.6 FLDS - fluid damped steering
3.7 Shift paddle adjustment
4.0 CONNECTING TO YOUR COMPUTER
4.1 USB HD Ultra equipped wheel & pedal system
4.2 Stand-alone USB HD Ultra pedal unit (no wheel)
4.3 Calibration - Separated axis mode
4.4 Calibration - Alternate linked axis mode
4.5 Calibration - stand-alone pedal unit (no wheel)
4.6 Properly calibrating the PMB-II brake pedal
5.0 ACCESSORY EXPANSION PORT
6.0 POT REPLACEMENT AND POT SETUP
6.1 Pot replacement procedures
6.2 Checking pots
6.3 Caring for your ECCI system
7.0 SERVICE AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT

C The contents of this manual, including all descriptions, procedures, and graphics are the exclusive intellectual property
of Extreme Competition Controls Inc and may not be copied or distributed without the written permission of ECCI.

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Figure 1a - TYPICAL WHEEL UNIT COMPONENTS (13-3/4” TALLADEGA WHEEL SHOWN)

CENTER
BUTTON
STEERING UNIT CHASSIS

BUTTON
RETAINING RING

STEERING WHEEL
TABLE MOUNTING BRACKET

TABLE BRACKET OPTIONAL WHEEL SPACER


SHIFT PADDLE SET SCREWS & NUTS (REQUIRED ONLY IF NO PADDLE SET IS USED)

Figure 1b - MOMO WHEEL UNIT COMPONENTS

E-LOGO PLATE

STEERING UNIT CHASSIS

STEERING WHEEL
STEERING WHEEL SCREWS

TABLE BRACKET
SHIFT PADDLE SET TABLE MOUNTING BRACKET SCREWS & NUTS

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1 WHEEL UNIT SETUP AND ADJUSTMENT
1.1 UNPACKING THE WHEEL UNIT
Before unpacking and setting up your driving system, prepare a clean area with adequate
room for laying out the components. Review the list of wheel unit parts [Figures 1a & 1b] and
verify that everything is present to complete assembly.
ECCI recommends keeping the original box and packing materials in case the unit needs to
be shipped in the future. If shipping is needed, the unit MUST be shipped partially
disassembled as originally received, or damage will result.
1.2 WHEEL MOUNTING BRACKET
Before starting, examine Figure 2 for how the wheel unit should appear when assembled. Lay
out the components in a sufficient well-lit workspace.
1 Set the main steering chassis on a table upside down on a terry cloth towel or other soft
non-abrasive cushioning material to avoid scratching the cover. If your unit has a Lexan
cover, keep the protective covering on until all assembly is finished.
2 Using a 3/16 inch hex wrench, loosen the two center-most chassis tube bolts [Figure 3].
Do not remove them; back them out until the nuts between the bolt tubes and the gray
central structural plate can be removed and discarded. Then re-install the two bolts about
one turn and leave them loose.
3 Invert the table bracket assembly towards the central chassis structural plate and align
the two central slots with the previously loosened chassis-tube bolts [Figure 3]. The table
bracket should be seated between the spacer tubes and the main chassis structural plate.
4 Using a 1/8 inch hex wrench, attach the mounting bracket with the 3 supplied bracket
mount screws and nuts [Figure 3]. After tightening these screws, turn the two center-most
chassis bolts until tight, fully securing the mounting bracket to the main chassis plate.
5 Turn the unit upright and secure to a tabletop edge using the clamp of the mounting
bracket [Figure 4]. Note that it is possible to adjust the angle of the unit by adjusting the
height of the rear wheel mounting bracket. Rotate the bracket tensioning bolt [Figure 2]
until it is perpendicular to the underside of your mounting surface. Turn until it contacts
the underside of the surface. Do not over tighten. Turn till finger-tight and then using a
wrench, turn one-half turn more. Then lock the bracket by tightening the pivot set screw.
1.3 STEERING WHEEL ASSEMBLY
1 With the wheel unit upright and secured to the tabletop the steering wheel and shift
paddles can be mounted. Prior to assembly inspect the shift paddle set [Figure 5b]. Note
the importance of the two wire management slots at the back side of the paddles. These
slots accommodate the button wiring when the paddle/wheel assembly is tightened down
to the steering unit hub. It is critical that the wires pass through these slots and avoid
getting pinched during assembly.
(For Momo Corse wheel skip to step 5): Remove the wheel attachment screws from the
paddle set. Discard the small nuts that held them at the back of the assembly. From front to
back, the screws will pass through the steering wheel, optional wheel spacer (if supplied), the
shift paddle assembly, and into the threaded holes in the hub. Begin
Figure 2 - ASSEMBLED WHEEL UNIT
STEERING WHEEL

WHEEL UNIT HOUSING

HOUSING SCREWS

POTENTIOMETER

REAR LEG

BRACKET CENTRAL CHASSIS


TENSIONING BOLT STRUCTURAL PLATE
TABLE MOUNTING
TENSIONING PIVOT
BRACKET
PIVOT SET SCREW TABLE MOUNTING ARM

Figure 3 - TABLE BRACKET INSTALLATION

BRACKET MOUNT
SCREW HOLES
REMOVE
2 NUTS

CHASSIS TUBE BOLTS


HEX KEY
CENTRAL STRUCTURAL PLATE

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Figure 4 - TABLE EDGE MOUNTING AND ADJUSTMENT REAR LEG
ADJUSTMENT
SCREWS

MONITOR

MONITOR SHELF
WITH 8+CLEAR

ELEVATION OF REAR LEG


SETS ANGLE OF UNIT
8” MIN.

Figure 5a - PADDLE BUTTON WIRING CONNECTIONS

TWO WIRES FROM STEERING HUB SIX WIRES FROM STEERING HUB
BUTTON BUTTON
PADDLE PADDLE
HOOKUP HOOKUP
3-PIN FEMALE
CONNECTORS

3-PIN MALE 3-PIN FEMALE


CONNECTORS CONNECTORS

6-PIN MALE
CONNECTOR
LEFT HAND RIGHT HAND RIGHT HAND
PADDLE LEFT HAND
PADDLE PADDLE PADDLE
BUTTONS BUTTONS BUTTONS
BUTTONS

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Figure 5b - WHEEL AND PADDLE SET INSTALLATION
BEFORE AND DURING INSTALLATION OF THE WHEEL
MAKE SURE THAT THE SWITCH WIRES ARE ROUTED
THROUGH THESE SLOTS. THE WHEEL SCREWS
SHOULD BE TIGHTENED ONLY AFTER VERIFYING THE
CORRECT POSITION OF THESE WIRES

PADDLE SET PREPARATION

WHEEL MOUNT
DISCARD SCREWS (5)
TEMPORARY
NUTS (5)

NON-MOMO WHEEL INSTALLATION STEERING


WHEEL
WHEEL MOUNT
STEERING UNIT
SCREWS (5)
CHASSIS
CENTER LOGO
BUTTON

SHIFT PADDLE SET


WHEEL SPACER (OPTIONAL)
BUTTON RETAINING RING

MOMO WHEEL INSTALLATION STEP ONE STEP TWO


WHEEL MOUNT
STEERING UNIT SCREWS (4)
CHASSIS

E- LOGO
SHIFT PADDLE SET PLATE
PADDLE MOUNT SCREWS (5)

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assembly by putting two screws through the steering wheel at the ten and two o’clock
position. Hold the heads in place on the wheel with a piece of masking tape. Note that the
flanged button retaining ring must be placed between the steering wheel and the shift
paddle set. The raised flange of this ring must point towards and fit into the large central
hole in the paddle set. Place the paddle set over the screws making sure the button wires
are in their slots. Once the paddles are close to the wheel, pull the paddle set wires
towards you through the center hole of the wheel.
3 Next position this assembly over the steering unit hub making sure the wheel is upright.
Guide the two screws into their respective holes. Pull the hub wires and connectors
towards you through the center of the wheel/paddle assembly. Next remove the masking
tape and turn the screws in gently making sure before tightening that the paddle button
wires are not in danger of being pinched. The wheel should be centered and not cocked
to one side. If it is tilted, remove the screws and use the next set of hub holes to counter
the tilt. Turn the screws in until snug. Then install the remaining three screws and finally
tighten all five screws progressively using the supplied hex wrench until tight.
4 Connect the button wires to the hub connectors as shown in Figure 5a. Wire colors do not
matter, the paddles will function any way they are plugged in. Carefully arrange the wires
within the hub cavity such that none are pinched when the center logo button is installed.
The center logo button is installed by engaging the four prongs of the button through the
button retaining ring that sits behind the wheel. Push the button firmly until flush.
5 Momo wheel only: Remove and discard the nuts from the five black wheel attachment
screws. Place the paddle set only over the holes in the steering hub. Once the paddles
are close to the wheel, pull the hub and paddle set wires towards you through the center
hole of the wheel. Tighten the five black mounting screws.
6 Connect the button wires to the hub connectors as shown in Figure 5a. Wire colors do not
matter, the paddles will function any way they are plugged in. Carefully arrange the wires
within the hub cavity such that none are pinched when the MOMO wheel is installed.
7 Locate the four screws that mount the wheel. Pass them first through the E-logo plate and
then through the holes in the wheel. Attach to the paddle set and tighten.
8 If you have a Lexan cover, you can now remove the protective covering. First loosen the
cover mounting screws ½ turn. Do not pull the covering straight out, carefully pull the
covering by pulling slowly parallel and close to the cover until it is removed. Then re-
tighten the cover screws.
1.4 WHEEL ANGLE ADJUSTMENT
The final step of wheel unit setup is to adjust the angle of the steering wheel to your
preference. This is done by loosening the rear leg screws [Figure 4] until the rear leg can be
moved up or down. Making this adjustment will also require loosening the bracket tensioning
bolt under the mounting surface [See Figures 2 & 4].
The tensioning bolt and the rear leg puts pressure from bottom and top to hold the unit
securely to the mounting service. To tilt the wheel more towards vertical, the rear leg must be
extended downward and the bracket bolt must be backed down. To tilt the wheel more
forward the rear leg must be raised and the bracket bolt extended.
Figure 6 - STEERING UNIT LAYOUT
STEERING POTENTIOMETER

USB CIRCUIT BOARD

USB SYSTEM ELECTRONICS PAN


CABLE

FLDS FLUID
ACCESSORY
DAMPER
EXPANSION
PORT CABLE
(OPTIONAL)

PEDAL UNIT
CABLE

MONOPOINT II
CAM SYSTEM

Figure 7 - USB HD-ULTRA R6000.2 LOGIC BOARD LAYOUT


JUMPER J-1
POTENTIOMETER SYSTEM LOGIC
6 - BUTTON MODE
HEADER CHIPS

MOUNTING
SCREWS 2 - BUTTON MODE

USB TERMINAL
HEADER
DIGITAL BUTTON
HEADER

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If a substantial change of wheel mounting angle is desired, it will be necessary to loosen the
pivot set screw and the tensioning pivot nut [Figures 2 & 4]. For proper performance of the
mounting system, the bracket tensioning bolt must be vertical and perpendicular to the
underside of the mounting surface.
1.5 COCKPIT MOUNTING
In addition to removable desktop mounting, the TRACKSTAR 6000 wheel unit is easily
adapted to a custom driving cockpit. When attaching the unit permanently to a fixed
framework, the table mounting bracket need not be used. The unit can be mounted directly to
the cockpit sub-frame in its upright orientation or inverted under a monitor shelf. Another
option is ECCI’s cockpit bracket available as an accessory. See ECCI’s website for ordering.

2 PEDAL UNIT ASSEMBLY AND ADJUSTMENT


2.1 ASSEMBLY SEQUENCE
1 Prepare a clean well lit area with adequate room for laying out the pedal components
[Figure 8]. In addition to the supplied hex keys you will need a pair of ½ inch open end
wrenches to complete assembly. The pedal unit is shipped in two components; the base
and the pedal frame assembly. Study the side view illustration of the assembled pedal
unit [Figure 9] before proceeding. If you have purchased a clutch pedal, refer to the clutch
installation instructions first, for they supersede the following steps.
2 In the pedal base assembly, locate the two silver diagonal struts. Remove the two bolts
holding these struts nearest the heel rest. Leave the rear bolt in place. Rotate these struts
vertically until they are tilted towards the rear of the base [Figure 10].
3 Retrieve the 6 inch long 5/16 diameter threaded rod and related nuts from the hardware
kit supplied with the pedal unit. This rod will be used to attach the pedal frame assembly
to the base at Pivot A as shown in Figure 10. Note that there are four vertical slots for this
attachment. These are used to offer a variety of positions fore-to-aft of the pedal relative
to the heel rest. If initial use will be at a typical desktop workstation, select the second slot
from the front of the unit. If initial use will be in a low-slung cockpit situation, then select a
slot further to the rear. In any case, after initial setup is completed, this position can be
changed without disassembly of the entire pedal unit.
4 Position the pedal frame vertically with its mounting holes aligned with the chosen slot in
the base unit [Figure 10, step 1].
5 Guide one end of the threaded rod through one side of the base and frame holes. Before
passing through the holes in the opposite side, twist two nuts onto the threaded rod.
Guide the rod through the opposite side holes and twist the nuts apart so they contact the
two sides of the pedal frame [Figure 11 step 2]. Makes sure the rod is centered in the
frame. Turn the nuts no more than finger-tight.
6 Place the two washers and remaining two nuts onto the threaded rod [Figure 11 step 3].
Turn the nuts down finger-tight to the frame.
7 Note that each Pivot A base mounting slot has three notched positions. These are to
adjust the vertical position of the pedals relative to the heel rest. Select the middle notch
to start with and set the threaded rod into the same position on both sides. This
Figure 8 - PEDAL UNIT COMPONENTS

DIAGONAL
STRUTS

GROUNDING CABLE

PIVOT BOLTS, NUTS


BASE ASSEMBLY PEDAL FRAME ASSEMBLY & WASHERS

Figure 9 - ASSEMBLED PEDAL UNIT - SIDE VIEW


PIVOT C
PEDAL ARMS
PEDAL TENSION
PEDAL PADS ADJUSTERS
PEDAL FRAME PMB CAM PLATE
MOUNTING BOLT

HEEL REST POT CARTRIDGE

HEEL REST DIAGONAL STRUTS


ADJUSTMENT
BRACKET BASE ASSEMBLY

PIVOT B

PIVOT A PIVOT D ANGLE ADJUSTMENT


SLOT

GROUND CABLE

CONNECT GROUND CABLE TO COMPUTER CHASSIS SCREW -OR-


THE COVER SCREW OF A GROUNDED ELECTRICAL OUTLET -OR-
METALLIC WATER SUPPLY PIPE -OR- OTHER SUITABLE GROUND

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8 Next pivot the diagonal struts forward [Figure 10 step 2] and align their holes with those in
the pedal frame. The pedal frame and the struts will form a triangle. Insert the bolts at
Pivot D [Figure 12] on each side. Make sure to insert the spacer washers between the
strut and the pedal frame as shown. Turn finger tight, then back off one half turn.
9 Make sure the nuts holding the bottom end of the diagonal struts are backed off a bit from
contact so the rod assembly can mover freely in the slot. Grasp the rod in the center of
the base with one hand, grasp the top of the pedal Frame with the other, and rotate the
pedal frame upright sliding the rod in the adjustment slot forward until the unit is at your
preferred angle. Test the pedals to see if their geometry is correct for your seating
position. Adjust until comfortable, and finally tighten all pivot bolt nuts. For more tips on
adjusting geometry, see Section 2.4.
2.2 BASIC PEDAL PRESSURE ADJUSTMENT
Pedal pressure for all non-PMB equipped pedals is done in two steps. Perform adjustment in
the following sequence:
1 Overall pedal pressure, has three settings: light, medium and heavy. These are adjusted
by changing the location of the pedal resistance spring and its upper and lower mounts to
one of three possible positions [Figure 17]. Moving the spring towards the pedal arm pivot
point will reduce the pressure needed to depress the pedal. Moving the spring away from
the pivot will increase the required pressure. Generally it is recommended that the brake
pedal be set in the medium or heavy; and the gas pedal in the light or medium position.
2 Pedal spring preload is set by how far the screw supporting the lower spring seat is
turned in towards the spring. Preload is defined as the amount of initial pressure needed
to begin to move the pedal. To change preload, loosen the locknut on the lower spring
bracket and turn the set screw.
It may be advantageous to set preload at a moderate to high level if you like to rest your
foot on the pedal. If preload is too light one might be applying brake with the slightest
touch of the pedal. This is particularly a concern if one uses a two foot pedal method. Try
different settings but make sure to tighten the lock nut to preserve your settings when
finished with adjustment.
2.3 PMB BRAKE PEDAL PRESSURE ADJUSTMENT
The ECCI PMB II (Pressure Modulated Brake) mechanism has two basic adjustments:
1 Main PMB pressure adjustment screw [Figure 15]. This screw sets the ultimate amount
of pressure required to bring the brake pedal down to full travel. This effect is highly
progressive and this screw should only be used for setting maximum braking pressure.
Do not use this screw to adjust initial pedal pressure.
2 The Pedal spring preload adjustment screw sets the amount of initial pedal pressure
required to begin to depress the pedal. It is set as described in Section 2.2. Make sure to
tighten the lock nut after adjustment.
If the user desires more brake pedal pressure resistance than the standard adjustments offer,
a Race Brake kit is available from ECCI as an accessory. The Race Brake Kit dramatically
increases the hardness of the pedal and the effort to reach full travel from 50lbs of the
standard PMB to 145lbs. This should only be considered for hard mounted cockpit units for
the amount of leg pressure needed requires solid mounting of both pedal unit and the seat.
Figure 10 - PEDAL FRAME / BASE ASSEMBLY

PIVOT D

STEP 1 PIVOT A STEP 2 PIVOT B

Figure 11 - PIVOT A - TWO PEDAL UNIT BOLT INSTALLATION

STEP 1 PEDAL FRAME STEP 2 FINGER TIGHT ONLY

STEP 3 STEP 4

Figure 12 - PIVOT D - BOLTS Figure 13 - HEEL REST ADJUSTMENT


DIAGONAL
STRUTS

STEP 1 PEDAL FRAME

STEP 2 ADJUSTMENT
SCREWS

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Figure 14 - REMOVING THE POT CARTRIDGE FOR SERVICING POT CARTRIDGE
WASHER PMB PIVOT
BUSHING

7 8

5 6

3 4 PIVOT
NUT
PMB CAM
PLATE

1 2
PMB PIVOT BOLT

REAR VIEW POT CARTRIDGE & PMB EXPLODED VIEW

PMB SPRING
PMB CAM BRACKET
PLATE

STEP 1 STEP 2
POT
CARTRIDGE
POT
CARTRIDGE

STEP 3 STEP 4

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Figure 15 - PMB II PRESSURE BRAKE SYSTEM VIEW FROM LEFT SIDE OF BRAKE PEDAL

PIVOT C BRAKE PEDAL ARM


PRELOAD ADJUSTMENT
SCREW AND LOCKNUT
SLOTTED BLACK DISC

PMB CAM PLATE PEDAL PADS


AND MOUNTING BOLT

MAIN PRESSURE
ADJUSTMENT SCREW
AND LOCKNUT

REAR SPRING SEAT

MAIN PRESSURE SPRING PMB CAM PLATE


SHOWN REMOVED
FROM THE UNIT

Figure 16 - PEDAL GEOMETRY ADJUSTMENT

PEDAL T TO
HEIGHT

VERTICAL
A
ES

PIVOT ADJUSTMENT
HEEL R

WITHIN SLOT

FORE AND AFT ADJUSTMENTS PIVOT B PEDAL HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT


PEDAL PAD SCREWS

PIVOT A

ANGLE ADJUSTMENTS PIVOT B PEDAL SPACING ADJUSTMENT

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2.4 ADJUSTING PEDAL UNIT GEOMETRY
The 6000 Trackstar pedals offer a wide range of adjustments [Figure 16]:
1 Fore and aft adjustment. Pivots A & B must be loosened and the bolt at ‘A’ installed in
the desired stepped slot. The heel rest also rides in a horizontal slot allowing fine tuning
of its spacing to the pedals.
2 Vertical adjustment. The pedal frame can be raised and lowered in each stepped Pivot
A mounting slot to adjust the distance of the pedals from the heel rest. This
accommodates a wide range of user shoe sizes.
3 The angle of the pedal frame from vertical is the most important ergonomic adjustment.
A desktop setting will require a more canted geometry than a lay-down cockpit. Pedal
frame angle is changed by loosening Pivots A , B, & D, and sliding the rod assembly of
Pivot B along the adjustment slot until the desired angle is reached. All Pivots must be
tightened after such an adjustment. Next the heel rest should be adjusted in angle to
create a natural well for the driver’s heel.
4 Lateral pedal spacing is adjusted by loosening the two screws that hold the pedal pad to
the pedal arm. The pedal pads can slide laterally to the user’s preference. Make sure to
tighten the nuts firmly before using the pedals.
5 For those installing their controller in a tightly dimensioned cockpit… the Trackstar 6000
pedals can be reduced to only the pedal arm frame. When attached securely top and
bottom, the pedal arm frame can be used without the base to provide a minimally
intrusive installation. A special bracket for the top mount may need to be fabricated.
2.5 STABILIZING THE PEDAL UNIT
The PMBII ECCI also offers an accessory part which locks the pedals in a fixed relationship to
a driver’s seat. Called the “Instant Cockpit”, this is a telescoping t-bracket that locks the
pedal chassis to the base of any chair. It is particularly useful if you use a caster-type office
chair. It keeps the chair from rolling backward and the pedal unit from tipping forward when
high PMB settings are used. Visit the ECCI website accessories pages to order this
accessory.

3 STEERING RESISTANCE TUNING


3.1 THE MONOPOINT II SYSTEM
The Trackstar 6000 was designed to provide the serious competitor the ability to tune all
important steering feel characteristics to suit individual preference. The ECCI exclusive
MONOPOINT II cam resistance system [Figure 21] offers fine adjustment of four important
steering parameters:
1. Maximum steering resistance pressure - adjustable by changing the number of springs
used [Figure 22 and 24].
2. Steering centering pressure at the neutral position - adjustable by changing spring
preload [Figure 24].
3. Steering wheel lock - adjustable by changing positions of travel limiters [Figure 23].
4. Rotational damping - FLDS equipped units only. See Section 3.6 for more information.
Figure 17 - PEDAL RESISTANCE SPRING ADJUSTMENT
PEDAL ARM
PIVOT
UPPER SPRING LOWER SPRING
SEAT SEAT
LIGHT
LOWER SPRING
SEAT BRACKET MED.
PEDAL
ARM HEAVY
PRELOAD LIGHT
ADJUSTMENT MEDIUM
SCREW AND
LOCKNUT
PEDAL HEAVY
RESISTANCE
SPRING PEDAL FRAME
MAIN SPRING BRACKET POSITION

Figure 18 - PEDAL POTENTIOMETER WIRE CONNECTIONS [HI-DEF]


ALL POTENTIOMETERS VIEWED FROM BACK SIDE (INSIDE OF POTENTIOMETER CARTRIDGE)

GAS PEDAL POT BRAKE PEDAL POT


(PMB UNIT)
DIRECTION
OF POT
ROTATION
DIRECTION
OF POT
WIRE COLORS
ROTATION
A BLACK
WIRE COLORS
B VIOLET
BLUE F
C GREEN
ORANGE E
POT TERMINALS

CABLE
GROUND PINK D
ATTACHMENT
POT TERMINALS

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Figure 19 - STEERING POTENTIOMETER WIRE CONNECTIONS
JUMPER LEAD

NOTE:
OUTER TERMINALS OF ALL
POTS ARE BRIDGED WITH A
JUMPER LEAD. THE LEADS
ATTACHED TO THE JUMPER
WHITE
BLUE

ARE ALWAYS TO BE
RED

CONNECTED TO THE
OUTSIDE POT TERMINALS

BRAKE PEDAL POT CLUTCH PEDAL POT


(NON-PMB UNIT)
DIRECTION DIRECTION
OF POT OF POT
ROTATION ROTATION

WIRE COLORS
WIRE COLORS
BLUE D
WHITE G
ORANGE E
BLACK H
PINK F I
I
I I

RED I
POT TERMINALS

POT TERMINALS

TIE DOWN
POINT FOR
CABLE TIE

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Figure 21 - MONOPOINT II SYSTEM
RESISTANCE CAM
CAM FOLLOWER ROLLER
UPPER SPRING SEAT
MONOPOINT SPRING
ASSEMBLY

LOWER SPRING RETAINER

PRELOAD ADJUSTER

HEX KEY

Figure 22 - MONOPOINT II SPRING RETENTION DETAILS


SIDE VIEW TOP VIEW
UPPER
SPRING LOWER SPRING
SEAT SEAT
LOWER
SPRING CONCENTRIC
SEAT GROOVES FOR
SPRINGS
SPRING
SUPPORT SPRING SUPPORT
BRACKET BRACKET

LOCK NUT
PRELOAD
ADJUSTMENT SCREW

Figure 23 - STEERING TRAVEL STOP ADJUSTMENT

180 DEGREES TRAVEL 200 DEGREES TRAVEL 220 DEGREES TRAVEL 240 DEGREES TRAVEL

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3.2 TUNING SUGGESTIONS

This setup might suit a driver with a light touch that races primarily tight road courses. This
offers a short throw lightly sprung steering action which will get you through chicanes quickly
all while maintaining optimal hand position for the accessory buttons at full lock. A light spring
setting reduces driver fatigue for those competing in full-length races. With reduced pressure
you can maintain precision cornering technique on the 190th lap without the sloppiness that
can come from muscle fatigue. With light spring settings, the FLDS will provide primary
resistance for wheel movement.

A driver running ovals might prefer more resistance and travel. A wide range of travel can
offer more fine steering adjustment in long sweeping corners, or could be set up for more pit
lane maneuverability. Up to 240 degrees or travel is available with the Trackstar 6000. With
heavier spring settings the role of FLDS is reduced. Most drivers will prefer moderate to light
spring settings when using an FLDS equipped system.
3.3 STEERING LOCK ADJUSTMENT
Four positions of steering lock are available: 180, 200, 220, and 240 degrees. The default
factory setting is 240. This adjustment should be performed first before other changes to
steering resistance are contemplated.
1 Loosen the eight screws that attach the steering unit cover to the chassis. Then remove
the cover exposing the mechanism.
2 Loosen the locknut on the preload adjusting screw underneath the steering unit, directly
below the springs [Figure 21]. Turn the adjusting screw counterclockwise until the spring
pack is loosened.
3 Grasp the top of the spring pack and pull it out from underneath the pressure arm.
Remove the springs and spring retainers from the unit.
4 Locate the wheel travel limiter [Figure 26], a disk-shaped element close to the main
chassis structural plate. Rotate the steering wheel 90 degrees to the left. The two
retaining screws for the left-hand travel adjuster stop will now be accessible. Using the
supplied 3/32" hex key, loosen and remove the 2 screws and position the stop as
desired, rotating the wheel as required to provide access. The positions are explained in
Figure 23.
5 Next tighten the screws. Repeat the adjustment as described above for the right-hand
travel adjuster stop, making certain that the adjuster is moved exactly the same amount
as the left-hand stop.
6 Reinstall the spring set following steps 4-6 in the following section.
Figure 24 - STEERING RESISTANCE SPRING COMBINATIONS
OUTER MIDDLE INNER COMBINATION

MONOPOINT II
CONCENTRIC
SPRING SYSTEM
116 lb. 57 lb. 24 lb. 197 lb.
SPRING COMBINATIONS PRELOAD RANGE AVAILABLE

2.0 TURNS FOR STRONGEST CENTERING FORCE


197 lb. 2.0 TURNS MAX PRELOAD 0.75 TO 1.25 TURNS FOR BALANCED FEEL
0.5 TURNS FOR LIGHTEST CENTERING

2.0 TURNS FOR STRONGEST CENTERING FORCE


173 lb. 2.0 TURNS MAX PRELOAD 0.75 TO 1.25 TURNS FOR BALANCED FEEL
0.5 TURNS FOR LIGHTEST CENTERING

2.5 TURNS FOR STRONGEST CENTERING FORCE


140 lb. 2.5 TURNS MAX PRELOAD 1 TO 1.5 TURNS FOR BALANCED FEEL
0.5 TURNS FOR LIGHTEST CENTERING

2.5 TURNS FOR STRONGEST CENTERING FORCE


116 lb. 2.5 TURNS MAX PRELOAD 1 TO 1.5 TURNS FOR BALANCED FEEL
0.5 TURNS FOR LIGHTEST CENTERING

3.0 TURNS FOR STRONGEST CENTERING FORCE


81 lb. 3.0 TURNS MAX PRELOAD 1.5 TO 2 TURNS FOR BALANCED FEEL
0.75 TURNS FOR LIGHT CENTERING

3.5 TURNS FOR STRONGEST CENTERING FORCE


57 lb. 3.5 TURNS MAX PRELOAD 2.0 TO 2.5 TURNS FOR BALANCED FEEL
0.75 TURNS FOR LIGHT CENTERING

BALANCED RANGE IS RECOMMENDED FOR THE BEST COMBINATION OF SMOOTHNESS AND CENTER FEEL

Figure 25 - STEERING CENTERING TUNING


MINIMUM PRELOAD MAXIMUM PRELOAD
MAX

MAX
RESISTANCE FORCE

RESISTANCE FORCE
0

-240 0 240 -240 0 240


ROTATION FROM CENTER ROTATION FROM CENTER

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3.4 STEERING SPRING RESISTANCE ADJUSTMENT
The MONOPOINT II system relies on a single spring pack of up to three springs. The springs
are designed to rest one inside another. Figure 24 shows the various possible combinations of
springs along with recommended preload settings.
To adjust overall steering resistance pressure, perform the following steps:
1 Loosen the locknut on the preload adjusting screw underneath the steering unit, directly
below the springs [Figure 21]. Turn the adjusting screw counterclockwise until the spring
pack is loosened.
2 Grasp the top of the spring pack and pull out from underneath the roller on pressure arm.
Remove the springs and spring retainers from the unit.
3 The tool and parts kit provided with the unit includes additional steering springs. Select
the desired combination of springs [Figure 21], and install them on the lower spring
retainer, making certain that they are seated in their respective pockets. The default
factory setting is 116lb.
4 Place the spring pack with the lower retainer over the preload adjustment screw. Tilt the
top of the spring set outward slightly to accept the upper spring retainer, insert the
retainer, and tilt the assembly back underneath the roller on the pressure arm. Work the
wheel from lock to lock to seat the springs. When the spring(s) are no longer loose on
the lower seat, the preload measurement setting centering pressure at neutral can begin.
3.5 STEERING CENTERING PRESSURE AT NEUTRAL
To adjust centering pressure at neutral position, refer to the preload settings in Figure 24. This
adjustment will not affect maximum resistance at full lock; it should be used only to adjust feel
characteristics through the very center of travel. See Figure 25 for a graphic explanation of the
effect of this adjustment.
1 Locate the preload adjusting screw [Figure 21]. Insert the supplied 3/16" hex key wrench.
With the steering wheel at center position, turn the preload adjusting screw clockwise by
hand (as viewed from the bottom) only until there is no up/down looseness (gap) in the
spring pack between the upper and lower spring seats. Move the wheel back and forth to
help determine the point between loose and engaged.
2 Refer to Figure 24 to determine what level of preload you desire. The preload setting has
a major effect on centering force around neutral. The lowest setting will result in a very
loose feeling through center with almost no centering force. The maximum setting will
result in a pronounced centering effect, especially with heavier spring combinations.
Figure 25 illustrates the effect this adjustment has on overall resistance characteristics.
Carefully to count the number of rotations of the screw, turn only until the desired preload
setting is reached.
3 WARNING! Do not exceed the maximum number of turns listed in the table for the
combination of springs being used – excessive preload pressure WILL damage the
steering camshaft and is considered MISUSE. This is NOT covered under warranty!
4 Tighten the preload adjuster locknut, while holding the preload adjuster screw in position.
Figure 26 - FLDS FLUID DAMPED STEERING SYSTEM
DRIVE PULLEY NOTE: RESISTANCE CAM, FOLLOWER ARM,
AND SPRING ASSEMBLY REMOVED
DRIVE BELT FROM THIS VIEW FOR CLARITY
DAMPER
PULLEY MAIN STEERING
STOP

FLDS ROTARY
FLUID DAMPER
DAMPER BELT TRAVEL
TENSIONING SLOTS ADJUSTMENT STOPS

Figure 27 - DAMPING ADJUSTMENT OPTIONS


DAMPER
PULLEY

LIGHT MEDIUM HEAVY


(SILVER) (BLUE) (RED)

Figure 28 - MOMO WHEEL PADDLE SET DEPTH ADJUSTMENT

TOP VIEW

ADJUSTMENT RANGE

1/8” HEX KEY

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3 WARNING! Do not exceed the maximum number of turns listed in the table for the
combination of springs being used – excessive preload pressure WILL damage the
steering camshaft and is considered MISUSE. This is NOT covered under warranty!
4 Tighten the preload adjuster locknut, while holding the preload adjuster screw in position.
3.6 FLDS - FLUID DAMPED STEERING
The FLDS system uses a belt driven rotary fluid damper [Figure 26]. For each wheel rotation
the damper will rotate multiple times. ECCI provides each unit with the pulley ratio best suited
for the steering wheel diameter ordered. Some users may wish to reduce or increase the
amount of damping. Pulleys are color-coded for legibility. ECCI offers alternative pulleys in
several different ratios [Figure 27].
Generally, someone who uses many rapid wheel movement corrections while driving may
prefer a lighter pulley, while someone using very steady measured wheel movements may
prefer even heavier damping. Steering wheel diameter also has an effect on damping force.
Diameters smaller than the standard 13-1/2 inch wheel will create less leverage on the
steering shaft. This will increase the level of damping perceived by the driver. A heavy pulley
with a small diameter wheel like a Momo will provide a very high level of damping resistance.
ECCI units have a very different feel than other driving systems and there is a period of user
acclimation needed before getting best results from such adjustments.
3.7 SHIFT PADDLE ADJUSTMENT
The Trackstar 6000 unit is provided with Formula-1 style behind-the-wheel paddles to perform
gear shift functions. The paddles have a short throw to make rapid and reliable shifting
possible. This throw is adjustable, but the original factory setting is designed to provide the
proper amount for consistent switch actuation. If you encounter shifting anomalies, like failed
trigger inputs or double-shifting, the cause could be either a failing button or drifting outside of
proper throw adjustment.
Paddle throw is set by throw limiter stops, which constrain the movement of the paddle levers
within their limits. All ECCI paddle sets have their initial at-rest position established by set-
screws accessed from the back of the paddle set.
If adjustment is needed, boot up your computer and go to the Game Controllers module in the
Control Panel. The test window has indicators that light up when a paddle button is
depressed. Loosen the 3/8” lock nut and turn the set screw in until it activates the button
indicator light, then back off. Proper at-rest button position is set by positioning the set screw
one-third turn back from the point of button actuation. Then tighten the lock nut.
Set maximum paddle lever throw to provide a visual gap of about 0.5mm from the paddle
button surface to the face of the paddle lever. This gap is needed to assure reliability of
multiple inputs like rapid downshifts. On Momo paddles, look for similar adjusters accessible
from the front of the paddle set. Non-Momo paddle sets have set screws set into the paddle
levers themselves and accessed from the back of the paddles.
Momo wheel equipped units are provided with additional adjustability. Special two-piece
paddle levers are provided that allow for adjustment for distance in depth from the wheel rim.
Refer to Figure 28 for an illustration of how to adjust this distance.
Figure 29a - STEERING POTENTIOMETER MOUNTING DETAILS
STEERING POT BRACKET
ASSEMBLY READY FOR CHASSIS
EXPLODED VIEW
INSTALLATION

CENTER SLOT
OF POT SHAFT
MUST BE IN
VERTICAL STEERING POT
POSITION POT BRACKET
POT SCREWS
HEX KEY
MOUNTING
POT MOUNTING
BRACKET
BRACKET
POT SHAFT
CLAMPING POT RETAINING
SCREW NUT AND LOCK
WASHER
STEERING
SHAFT STEERING POT
CLAMPING CONNECTOR
SCREW
REAR CHASSIS
PLATE
STEERING SHAFT
TERMINUS

STEERING UNIT CHASSIS STEERING UNIT CHASSIS

Figure 29b - PEDAL POTENTIOMETER MOUNTING DETAILS


POT FOLLOWER FOLLOWER ARM PEDAL POT
ARM SET SCREWS BRACKET

POT SHAFT

POT RETAINING
SLOTTED POT SHAFT NUT AND LOCK
WASHER
TURN SLOTTED SHAFT WITH
SCREWDRIVER BLADE TO ADJUST POT FOLLOWER
ARM

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4 CONNECTING TO YOUR COMPUTER
4.1 USB HD ULTRA EQUIPPED WHEEL & PEDAL SYSTEM (STANDARD)
1 Before doing anything else, connect the pedal unit chassis to your computer case
or other ground with the ground cable.
2 The pedal unit connects to the wheel unit via the integral DB-9 cable. This cable connects
to a DB-9 port on the right side of the steering unit just underneath the cover. If you are
having trouble connecting the screw terminals due to tight space, remove the cover first.
3 The Trackstar 6000 USB system is connected to your computer via USB cable to a USB
1.1 compatible port on your computer. If you have several devices connected that rely on
USB ports for power, make sure to connect the TRACKSTAR 6000 directly to a USB
port on the host computer. NEVER connect the controller to a powered expansion hub.
Voltage drops and interference from other devices will seriously affect performance. If one
must simultaneously use other USB-powered devices, connect those to the remote hub
instead.
Control performance will be completely assured if you connect the TRACKSTAR as the sole
peripheral on a USB root hub. Be especially wary of cheap motherboard integrated USB
systems. Many of these use a single root hub controller that is shared by multiple ports on the
computer case. If you have such a system, you may wish to install a quality USB PCI bus card
that includes one USB root controller at each of several USB ports. A good choice would be
an add-in card that utilizes the OPTI FireLink 82C861 USB controller. For a list of lab-certified
add-on PCI cards, visit the following website:
www.usbman.com
The Trackstar 6000 uses the universal HID driver that is native to Windows operating
systems. No driver disk or outside software is necessary. When the unit is plugged in it will be
automatically recognized as “ECCI HI-DEF USB” in your operating system and software titles.
If you have multiple game controllers, make sure that the ECCI HI-DEF is at the top of the
controllers list.
The Trackstar 6000 HI-DEF USB offers nearly 1000 discrete points of resolution on the
steering and pedal axes.
If you are experiencing control anomalies, try unplugging all other USB powered items like
scanners and DVR external drives and running the driving system alone into a port on your
machine. This will determine whether the problem lies with interference from other USB
peripherals or the basic interface.
4.2 STAND-ALONE USB HD ULTRA PEDAL UNIT ONLY (NO WHEEL)
Before doing anything else, connect the pedal unit chassis to your computer case or
other ground with the ground cable.
The pedal unit connects to your computer via the USB cable attached to the pedals. Before
plugging into your computer, it is necessary to connect the DB-9 connector of the pedal unit
into the DB-9 port on the back of the pedal unit electronics cartridge. This is left unplugged
from the factory for impacts during shipping could damage the controller. Note that this
uncoupled connection indicates that you will eventually be able to upgrade your standalone
pedal unit to a full system with a wheel in the future if you wish. From the cable connector
back to the pots, your pedal unit is the same as that provided with a complete system.
Upgrading to a full system will require relocating the logic board to the wheel unit. Instructions
for this will be provided with the upgrade. (Next go to section 4.5)
4.3 CALIBRATION - SEPARATED AXIS MODE (DEFAULT SETTING)
1 Close all other programs first. Then click the Start button. Go to Control Panel and select
Game Controllers from the menu.
2 The Game Controllers dialog box should appear. Windows should automatically
recognize that the ECCI HI-DEF USB controller is connected. If this does not appear
check your connections, and if still no control shows up, reboot and start again.
3 Highlight the controller, and then click on the Properties button. Select the Settings tab
and click on Calibrate. You must follow the prompts carefully to calibrate your system.
Leave the controls untouched to set center point then click a button on the wheel.
4 A square joystick calibration box will appear. It will prompt you to move the controller to
the limits of travel. The steering wheel will be recognized here as the X-axis, moving the
crosshair horizontally in the box. The Y-axis will not be active. After moving the wheel left
and right, release it to center and press a button to move on.
5 Next you will be prompted to verify the center point once again Make sure the wheel is
centered then press a button.
6 A horizontal box with a blue calibration bar will appear. This box will calibrate the gas
pedal. Move the pedal down all the way, release it, repeat several times and press a
button. If the bar does not move fully to the ends of the box, ignore it. This is normal at
this stage of calibration.
7 Another horizontal box will appear. This will recognize the clutch pedal. Move the pedal
down all the way, release it, repeat several times and press a button. If you do not have
a clutch, simply press a button to bypass this step.
8 A third horizontal box will appear. This will calibrate the brake pedal. Move the pedal
down all the way, release it, repeat several times then press a button. If you have a
PMB-equipped unit and wish to reduce the amount of brake pedal pressure to reach
maximum braking, you can ‘short calibrate’ the brake pedal. Press down only as hard as
you wish for maximum braking, release and press a button.
9 After finishing select Test. Carefully observe the movement of your controls in the square
box and the vertical slider bars. Make sure that the wheel and each pedal are recognized
and operating smoothly to their limits of travel. If not, recalibrate. Ignore the inactive slider
bar if you do not have a clutch installed. You are now finished. Click OK to accept
calibration.
4.4 CALIBRATION - ALTERNATE LINKED AXIS MODE
The unit will automatically start up in Separated axis mode which allows independent and
simultaneous operation of pedals. Separated mode is preferable for most sophisticated racing
simulations. However, some gaming titles fail to support separated pedal mode. In this case
you must use linked axis mode.
Linked axis mode emulates a simple two-axis joystick. Steering acts on the joystick X-axis
and gas and brake pedals work in opposite directions on the ‘Y-axis’. Linked mode is simple
to activate.
1 Disconnect the USB plug from the computer and wait ten seconds.
2 Next hold down one of the buttons or paddles on the wheel while you plug the unit back
into the USB port. Be sure to hold the button down while plugging in and for at least five
seconds after the plug insertion. This will initialize Linked mode.
3 It is important to remember when switching from separated to linked mode or back you
must recalibrate the controller in the Windows Control Panel - Game Controller
routine. Failure to do this will cause improper operation. Do not reboot the computer
when switching modes. The computer needs to be running to initialize linked mode. If
your computer is rebooted for any reason and you wish to use linked mode, you will need
to re-initialize it after restart using the above steps. If no buttons are held down during
initialization, it will always start up in separated mode.
4 Next follow steps 1 through 3 in Section 4.3. After completing these go to step 5 below.
5 A square joystick calibration box will appear. It will prompt you to move the control to the
limits of travel. Turn the steering wheel left and right to its limits. This will move the
crosshair horizontally in the box. Gas and brake pedals will be recognized on the Y-axis,
moving the crosshair vertically in the box. Move both pedals to the limit several times,
release them, and press a button.
6 You will be prompted to verify the center point now. Make sure the wheel is centered and
none of the pedals are depressed. Then press a button to go to the next step.
7 A horizontal box will appear. This will be inactive in Linked mode. Linked mode does not
support clutch operation. If you need a clutch, use Separated mode. Press a button on
the wheel to continue. Two more horizontal boxes will appear. These will be inactive as
long as you are in Linked mode. Just press a wheel button when prompted until you
finish.
8 After finishing select Test. Carefully observe the movement of your controls in the square
box. Make sure that the wheel and each pedal are recognized and operating smoothly to
their limits of travel. If not, recalibrate. In linked mode none of the slider bars will be
active. This is normal. You are now finished.
4.5 CALIBRATION – STAND-ALONE PEDAL UNIT (NO WHEEL)
Calibration of a stand-alone pedal unit is similar to that of a full system except that the control
axis and buttons of the wheel will not be active. They will appear on the calibration screens
but should be ignored. Both separated and linked axis modes are available. Follow the steps
in Sections 4.3 and 4.4 for the mode desired, but keep in mind to click past the wheel
calibration window. If one wants to add button functions to the pedal unit the accessory
expansion port is active. Instructions for adding buttons are provided in section 5.0.
4.6 PROPERLY CALIBRATING THE PMB-II BRAKE PEDAL
The optional PMBII brake mechanism allows you to tailor both the feel and the response of
the brake to your personal preferences. The action of the PMBII allows the brake to be set up
based on pressure applied rather than distance traveled.
1 When calibrating the PMBII you do not have to use the full mechanical travel of the pedal.
Calibrate using the amount of pressure you want to establish as 100% braking pressure.
Optimal anti-lockup performance is obtained when slightly more pressure is applied than
you would normally desire. This helps prevent brake lock at the limit of braking. You
should have to work the brake a bit to get full lock. Do not exceed your maximum
pressure target during the calibration. If you exceed your target, go back and start
calibration again.
2 Note the calibration numbers returned at your desired maximum pressure setting and
write them down. Use this number for consistency in future calibration.
3 Now finish calibrating the remaining controls and go to into your simulation program. If
the program uses the Windows Direct-X calibration information directly, no further
calibration is required, just go out on the track and drive.
4 If the program requires its own calibration (i.e. NASCAR 2003), calibrate the PMB brake
pedal in the controller options screen the same way as you did in Windows, being careful
to only apply the amount of pressure you want to represent full braking. Write down the
calibration number at your maximum pedal pressure level to use for future reference.
5 Now go out and take a few laps. If it seems like you need to apply too much pressure to
get the desired braking effect, go back and recalibrate. This time move the brake to a
slightly lower maximum pressure which will return calibration numbers a few numbers
lower than before. Go back out to the track and see how this works. If the brake feels too
light, go back and recalibrate to calibration values that are slightly higher than the
previous calibration values. You will need to do some experimentation to get just the right
braking effect.
6 If for some reason your desired pressures seem to be past the limit of brake travel, or are
less than 50% of the brake travel you may need to adjust the PMBII pressure adjustment.
If this does not get the desired result, you may need to get a heavier PMBII accessory
spring from ECCI or the Race Brake Kit. All but a very few users find their optimal setting
by just adjusting calibration with the stock spring.

5.0 ACCESSORY EXPANSION PORT


The ECCI USB HD ULTRA system supports four analog control axes and up to 28 digital
on/off buttons. ECCI wheels offer two or six accessory buttons as standard on the paddle set.
The ECCI USB HD board has a jumper that selects the wheel button mode. Depending on
which paddle set you have, two or six accessory buttons, you may want to move this jumper
[Figure 7].
Accessing additional button functions is done through the DB-9 port on the side of the
electronics pan in the wheel unit. This lies just under the right side of the unit cover. The
additional buttons are acquired through creating a custom button console. Pre-made consoles
and cables are not available from ECCI. Those constructing a console should refer to Figure
30 for pin assignments.
The buttons are activated through a column and row matrix of pin combinations. Buttons are
in sets of four (rows) served by multiple commons (columns). Rows 1 to 4 correspond with the
four primary switches. Changing the common lead from one column to another accesses the
next set of four, and so on. This scheme allows nine wires to control 20 buttons.
In constructing a button panel it is necessary to provide switching diodes in the circuit of every
switch. Switching diodes reject ghost signals from other wires in the matrix that cause multiple
button signals when one button is depressed. The switch diode recommended by ECCI for
this purpose is type 1N4148, a common part, available at most electronics supply stores.
They can also be purchased online from suppliers like Newark Electronics. You will need one
diode per switch, so order as many as you need. Wiring diagrams to assist making add-on
peripherals are provided in this manual. [Figures 30 - 32].
If you are using the expansion port to access extra buttons, you may need to make sure that
diodes are also present at the wheel mounted buttons. These are not provided in systems
with only two accessory buttons. If you have the six-button paddle set, this is already built-in
and nothings needs to be done. With two button paddles you will either need to install the six-
button paddle upgrade from ECCI or hand wire in diodes into the switch wiring.
6.0 POT REPLACEMENT AND POT SETUP
Potentiometers (Pots) are the electro-mechanical components that sense the position of the
wheel or pedal and translate this to electrical information read by the ECCI USB HD system.
These are long-lived but will eventually wear out. The sign of pot wear is notchy, inconsistent
response at the same spot in the axis travel. If the problem is variable, occurring in different
areas of travel at different times, the problem may instead be a loose pot shaft nut or a loose
wire connector. Rule these things out first before ordering new pots.
If you need new pots, use only ECCI pots. ECCI pots are specifically made for ECCI
controllers and have the required resistance range and performance characteristics. ECCI
cannot warrant the performance of any system not using ECCI pots. When replacements are
needed order the ECCI HP Racing pots. The USB HD uses a different pot for steering and
pedals. Make sure to specify what you need. The steering pot is 100K the pedals use 50K.
Unless you have a rare premature failure (under 1 year), ECCI recommends replacing the
entire set rather than the single pot with the problem. If your clutch pedal is not used much
this could be excluded. Pots typically last up to two years under daily use conditions.
6.1 POT REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES
Pot replacement requires specific procedures to complete properly. Figure 14 shows the
procedure to remove the pedal pot cartridge. Figure 29b shows in detail the mounting of pedal
pots. Figure 29a shows the mounting of the steering pot. Pot service steps are explained in
more detail with photographs on ECCI’s website at this web address:
www.ecci.net/instructions/6000hdusbpotservice.htm
6.2 CHECKING POTS
If you are unsure if your pots are setup properly or in need of service take the following steps.
1 Connect all cables, making sure the ground cable is properly attached and start the
computer. Go to Control Panel and select Game Controllers from the menu. The Game
Controllers dialog box should appear showing the ECCI HI-DEF USB controller is
connected. If this does not appear recheck your connections.
2 Highlight the controller, and then click on the Properties button. Select the Settings tab
and click on Calibrate. Leave the wheel untouched to set center point then click a button.
3 A square calibration box will appear. The steering wheel will be recognized here as the X-
axis, moving the crosshair horizontally in the box. Click the box next to Display raw data.
Numbers will be displayed for the X-axis. Leaving the steering wheel centered, the raw
data number displayed should read between 510 - 530.
4 Move the wheel slowly left and right, and observe the numbers. The numbers should
ascend and descend in single values If the numbers halt, reverse, or skip this indicates a
faulty pot. If the numbers run smoothly, let the wheel return to center and make sure the
numerical value at center has remained consistent. Press a button to move on.
5 A horizontal box with a blue bar will appear. This is the first of three similar screens with
boxes. The first box will show calibration values for the gas pedal. The second the clutch
pedal and the third the brake. Ignore the percent % values shown in each bar and pay
attention only to the Raw Data numbers. Check to make sure the Raw Data values fall
within the following ranges. Verify each pedal in turn before moving to the next.
GAS raw data – 1013 at rest to 10 fully depressed
CLUTCH raw data – 1013 at rest to 10 fully depressed
BRAKE - PMBII raw data – 1013 at rest to +/-250 (varies w/ desired max pressure)
6 If one or more of your pedals has values outside of these ranges, you may need to re-set
the static pot position. If you noticed irregularities in the flow of numbers this might be
indicative of a worn pot. To re-set your pot position to fall within range or for instructions
on replacing a worn pot consult the ECCI pot service webpage mentioned in step 6.1.
6.3 CARING FOR YOUR ECCI SYSTEM
The exterior surfaces of ECCI systems are powder coated steel with vinyl overlay graphics
and for some units a Lexan steering unit cover.. Use a moderately wet cloth with plain hot
water for cleaning. For heavy cleaning only use a diluted mild dishwashing liquid such as
Dawn. DO NOT use dripping wet cloths or strong cleaning solvents, for damage to electronic
components and finishes may occur. NEVER use 409 or similar household cleaners. 409 will
quickly etch and ruin aluminum. Such damage is not covered under warranty.

7.0 SERVICE AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT


If you are experiencing trouble, first make sure all of your connections are secure. This is the
most common source of faults. Also check the white pin connectors on the circuit board for
looseness. Sometimes installation and handling can cause a loose terminal.
Before contacting ECCI about any problem, troubleshooting help is available more quickly
online. Check the ECCI website troubleshooting pages and visit the Extreme Competition
Controls Hardware Forum hosted on: www.racesimcentral.org
Help and advice on problems, tweaks, and setups is available there from many experienced
users and from ECCIs official representative. It is quite possible that the problem you are
having already has a solution posted there just a mouse click away.
ECCI support can also be reached by E-mailing: sales@ecci.net or calling (612) 824-6733.
ECCI does not maintain a full-time phone presence, so please exhaust other alternatives
before calling. Leave a callback number on our voicemail system if you have to call.
Figure 30 - BUTTON EXPANSION PORT - PIN ASSIGNMENT SCHEMATIC

BUTTON #1
BUTTON #2
BUTTON #3
BUTTON #4
COMMON #5
BUTTON
COMMON #3 BUTTON #2
ASSIGNMENT
COMMON #1 BUTTON #4 MATRIX
PIN - 1 2 3 4 5
COMMON #1 9 10 11 12
DB-9 PORT COMMON #2 13 14 15 16
COMMON #3 17 18 19 20
PIN - 6 7 8 9
COMMON #4 21 22 23 24
COMMON #2 BUTTON #3
COMMON #4 BUTTON #1 COMMON #5 25 26 27 28

Figure 31 - BUTTON EXPANSION PORT CABLE - ELECTRICAL SCHEMATIC


PIN 1 GROUND
PIN 6

COMMON #1
PIN 2 BUT #9 (1)
BUT #10 (2)
PIN 7
BUT #11 (3)
PIN 3
BUT #12 (4)
PIN 8
PIN 4

COMMON #2
PIN 9 BUT #13 (1)
PIN 5 BUT #14 (2)
BUT #15 (3)
CONNECTOR

BUT #16 (4)


DB-9F

COMMON #3
BUT #17 (1)
BUT #18 (2)
BUT #19 (3)
LEGEND BUT #20 (4)

SWITCH DIODE
COMMON #4

BUT #21 (1)


TYPE: 1N4148
BUT #22 (2)
MOMENTARY BUT #23 (3)
CONTACT SWITCH
BUT #24 (4)
ELECTRICAL
COMMON #5

CONNECTION BUT #25 (1)


BUT #26 (2)
BUT #27 (3)
BUT #28 (4)

TRACKSTAR
Figure 32 - SUGGESTED EXTENSION BUTTON CABLE CONFIGURATION

SWITCH DIODES

BUTTON #1
BUTTON #9 (1)

BUTTON #2

COMMON #1
BUTTON #10 (2)
COLOR
CODED
BUTTON #3
WIRE BUTTON #11 (3)
GROUP
BUTTON #4
BUTTON #12 (4)
COMMON

DB-9F BUT #13 (1)

COMMON #2
CONNECTOR
BUT #14 (2)
RED BUT #15 (3)
BUT #16 (4)

BUT #17 (1)

COMMON #3
BUT #18 (2)
BLUE BUT #19 (3)
BUT #20 (4)

BUT #21 (1)

COMMON #4
BUT #22 (2)
GREEN BUT #23 (3)
BUT #24 (4)

BUT #25 (1)


COMMON #5

BUT #26 (2)


YELLOW BUT #27 (3)
GROUNDING
CONNECTOR BUT #28 (4)
FOR BUTTON
POD HOUSING

TRACKSTAR
WARRANTY
Extreme Competition Controls Inc. warrants its products to be free from mechanical defects in
materials and workmanship for a period of two years from the date of purchase. Electrical components
are warranted for parts replacement only for a period of one year. Units placed into commercial use are
warranted for a period of one year for parts only. Damage from physical abuse or neglect is not covered
Products returned for warranty service or repair must be shipped to Extreme Competition Controls Inc.
Freight prepaid. In case of qualifying warranty repair, the unit will be returned at the expense of ECCI.
Units not qualifying for warranty repair will be returned at the expense of the owner. When shipping
units to ECCI it is critical to disassemble and repack in the shipping original configuration and original
packaging. Keep all original packing materials and boxes for this purpose. If not well packed it is likely
that damage during shipping will occur. ECCI will not be responsible for damage of improperly packed
units sent to us for any purpose.

SHIP TO: ECCI 3639 Lyndale Av S. Minneapolis, MN 55409 USA

SATISFACTION GUARANTEE
If you are not satisfied with your ECCI unit for any reason you may return it within 30 days for a refund.
Contact ECCI first for return authorization. To qualify for a refund the unit must be shipped pre-paid and
received by ECCI undamaged. Insuring the shipment for full value is the responsibility of the shipper.
ECCI will not be responsible for units lost or damaged during shipment. Damage to returned units will
be deducted from the refund and responsibility for the damage will need to be resolved between the
returner and the shipper. ECCI recommends using a professional pack and ship service if original
packaging materials are no longer available. All refund will be subject to deductions for damage after
a general 6% restocking charge.

MOMO is a trademark of Moretti-Monza srl of Italy. Extreme Competition Controls Inc is not affiliated in
any way with MOMO nor does MOMO endorse or support ECCI’s products. Other trademarks
mentioned in this manual are the property of their respective owners.

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