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LeoBodnar BBI-32 Not working when connected to yoke

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Hey guys first time posting here on the forums!

Currently, I’m fixing my Pro Flight System Yoke by replacing the right-hand side PCB and buttons (which I broke) with a LeoBodnar interface BBI-32 board and hat switch.

Naturally, I’ve managed to get the interface to work outside of the yoke (Connected to my PC directly, as seen below), and be seen by X-Plane 11. However, the problem I have is that when I want to connect the interface to the yoke itself via USB, I get a windows error saying that I need more power, so to try and fix this I plugged the yoke into the back of my motherboard , with the interface connected to the yoke and got the same problem.

Additionally, I can’t seem to assign buttons connected to the Leo Bodnar interface BBI-32 board vai Logitech’s panel when connected to the yoke directly or connected to the PC directly.

What can I do to go about fixing this?

I wouldn’t want to have to plug in two USBs just to run a yoke. I’m already out of USB ports 😛 

Thanks! 

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Building a custom flight sim is hard 😅

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Bodnar boards are designed for direct usb input to the pc, not via any other hardware system.

The simple solution for your problem is to use a powered usb hub, plugged into one of your pc usb sockets, and connected to its own discrete power supply. Then plug the yoke usb and the BB32 usb into the hub. Note it's important to use a powered hub, not one that only gets power from the usb socket. That's why you are getting the 'need more power' message. Assign the BB32 inputs as a seperate controller through your sim software. I'm not familiar with Xplane so I can't be more specific.

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