Saitek Yoke – Internal wiring broken


Sometimes you think you have a bargain. But it turns out that the wiring is cut. With these images, we can help you on your way to a working yoke. Click on the image to enlarge the text inside.IMG_2271A
IMG_2270AYou will find 3 little cable trees, marked I – II and III. In this case the cable tree III was cut and a white wire  in cable tree I was missing in the shaft. The left handle of the yoke (where the knob E is) has a cable tree with 8 wires. The middle one and the right cable tree have 10 wires. Pull slightly on the wire to observe which bundle is moving. Be careful moving the wiring.IMG_2277After restoration you have 2 wires which are not connected: a purple from string I and an orange wire from string III. Put a wrap on the cable bundle to prevent breaking the wires from the printed board caused by moving the yoke.IMG_2272The external power connection EN=yellow to TP3 VBUS EN     +5V=red     GND=blackIMG_2269IMG_2267Color codes used for wiring:
0=black 1=brown 2=red 3=orange 4=yellow 5=green 6=blue 7=purple 8=grey 9=white

Power for Saitek Yoke and USB


Together with the Saitek Yoke there is a throttle quadrant with a “PS2” connection to the yoke’s USB. Another type of this throttle quadrant listens to the article number PZ45 and is connected with an USB plug. Both work identical.

Power Supply:
in some situations the power to the usb connected hardware is insufficient; just buy a PZ44EX Power Adapter – Saitek Pro Flight Yoke System HERE.

Insufficient power results in unpredictable disconnection of attached usb hardware which are connected to the yoke. Read the SPAD page how to connect your USB devices and how to control them.

Saitek Yoke and Power Adapter


usb-connection-yokeTogether with the Saitek Yoke there is a throttle quadrant with a “PS2” connection to the yoke’s USB. Another type of this throttle quadrant listens to the article number PZ45 and is connected with an USB plug. Both work identical.

Power Supply: in most situations the power to the usb connected hardware is insufficient; just by a PZ44EX Power Adapter – Saitek Pro Flight Yoke System HERE. In sufficient power results in unpredictable disconnection of attached usb hardware which are connected to the yoke.