Introducing the ClubSport Shifter V1.5

edited October 2014 in Blog
Earlier this year we had a flood in our factory in China which caused a long delay as all inventory and the machines were destroyed (and not insured).

We knew this will take quite some time so we used this time to make several improvements on the product to make it more reliable. The new V1.5 of the ClubSport Shifter and ClubSport Shifter SQ has a complete new electronics with new hall sensors in order to avoid any calibration issues and improve durability. The looks of the shifter and other functionality remains the same.

All customers who pre-ordered a CSS or CSS SQ will get a free upgrade to this version.

But there is also good news for the owners of the V1 version which we sold. All CSS and CSS SQ will get a warranty extension of an additional year so you do not need to be concerned. If your shifter is among the few which caused trouble then we will fix it. Of course we will only fix shifters with actual problems and will not exchange all V1 against V1.5 now.

The production of V1.5 has already started and the first products are on the way but unfortunately we cannot deliver all shifters as promised by the end of September. The shifters will be delivered according to the purchase date per region within October and the last pre-orders will be fulfilled by the end of October.

New orders now have a delivery date of end of November. The new factory has bigger capacity so we hope that we can start selling directly off the warehouses soon.


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  • Awesome news, Thomas. Can't wait to receive my upgraded CS Shifter.
  • Blimey, sorry to hear about the flood damage. So want one of those shifters.
  • I never had any problems with my shifter. Will be happy to take the upgrade since I pre-ordered it thanks a lot Fanatec.
  • Good thing I didn't order, I'll wait for v1.5.
  • Has there been any talk on a new version of the Clubsport Pedals? I know V2 is out now and want to order it however just want to make sure nothing new right around the corner before I buy.
  • Elie

    if you order now. you will get the V1.5

  • I had my shifter SQ fixed under warranty a few months ago (it was basically doa upon arrival, constantly missing/switching gears), was it fixed with the new sensors do you know?
  • edited October 2014
    Good thing I didn't order, I'll wait for v1.5.
    In fact, if you did order before like we did, you will instantly receive the updated CS Shifter and ahead of the rest. That's how great Fanatec is. :)

    Best,
    JC
  • I was a bit disappointment when I saw the CSS SQ stil wasn't shipped, but with this news and a free upgrade I'm very happy.
    Great job and great service from Fanatec.

    Thanks!
  • I've waited for quite some time just to order a CSS SQ, but after I read about this, now that wait is even longer. It'll be worth it in the end though.

    I'll more than likely receive mine at the end of October as I ordered a week or so before the end of September.
  • Thomas, you look like "Mad Dog Tannen" on your new profile pic...nice! :)
  • Is payment by paypal only in the untied kingdom?, can i pay by visa card?. Thank you for any reply.
  • in the US both PayPal and credit card payment options are available at checkout.  Can't imagine the UK would be any different.

    Henk
  • in the US both PayPal and credit card payment options are available at checkout.  Can't imagine the UK would be any different.

    Henk
    Good to know and thanks Henk, i shall be ordering some gear soon.
  • Hi

    If I understand this correctly, we that preordered the V1 CSS when it first came out will not get the 1.5 upgrade, but get our warranty time extended. And all the people that preordered the CSS this fall will automatically get the V1.5?

    So Fanatec will not be sending out new circout boards to all with CSS V1?

    Can i buy the upgrade to V1.5? I do not have any problem with my CSS SQ V1 now, but who knows if there will be a problem in 2 years when the warranty period is over.. will I then have to buy a new CSS?

    Best Regards 

    Stig
  • Hi

    If I understand this correctly, we that preordered the V1 CSS when it first came out will not get the 1.5 upgrade, but get our warranty time extended. And all the people that preordered the CSS this fall will automatically get the V1.5?

    So Fanatec will not be sending out new circout boards to all with CSS V1?

    Can i buy the upgrade to V1.5? I do not have any problem with my CSS SQ V1 now, but who knows if there will be a problem in 2 years when the warranty period is over.. will I then have to buy a new CSS?

    Best Regards 

    Stig
    A v1.5 upgrade will not be available (it involves much more than just the circuit board). And we always service products if we can, even if the warranty has run out.



  • A v1.5 upgrade will not be available (it involves much more than just the circuit board). And w
    e always service products if we can, even if the warranty has run out.
    Thank you for your answer, I have never had any problems with any of my Fanatec equipment and hopefully never will.   :)>- and if it happens I will contact Fanatec Support.

    Best Regards

    Stig
  •  The shifters will be delivered according to the purchase date per region within October and the last pre-orders will be fulfilled by the end of October. 

    Hey,  what now ?

    We are mid-october and still nothing about the CSS V1.5.
    Seems that nobody will have it's CCS before end of October..

    Please stop messing with us and stop telling BS. I'm waiting this thing since early May! At this time you already knew about this flood but you delayed my ordrer without any words until I asked (and without giving any reason).


    Will we have the CSS soon or not ?
  • http://www.fanatec.com/eu-en/shifters/clubsport-shifter-sq-eu.html

    Seems that CSS SQ is "in stock"
    But still nothing shipped ... 

  • Hubert,

    I just checked and it's still pre order.
  • hum.

    Yesterday it was "In Stock"

    Somebody is messing things up in Fanatec shop...
  • WoW, there is a high demand for this shifter, in stock yesterday and within a few hours they were all sold out.
  • I have the V1 Shifter (H-Sq) and that thing is awesome!!!
  • There are pre-orders running since early May ! (Mine was done the 6 in May, and I'm still waiting)
    They have to honor these preorder before anything else.

    AFAIK no CSS was shipped at this time, no way they can have one in stock if they cannot honor the preorders


  • The webshop showed "add to cart" on the generic products page. IE all shifters. But if you clicked on the CSS SQ and went to it's individual page it showed "preorder". This has been changed so it now shows product status on every page a product is listed. So it was never in stock and sold out again. Just a glitch.
  • My CSS order stast just came to "shipped"!

    Youhou ! At last !
  • Wish it would say that for my v2 base :(

  • I've been waiting over 6 months now, closer to 7 months.

    Even better (not) those in the US / Europe have dates set that have been waiting less than a month..

    Not a fair process at all

  • Received my CSS V1.5 Friday. Built like a tank! Works perfectly! Definitely not a toy!! Thanks Fanatec!
  • I received my CSS V1.5 today, set it up no probs, works great. Now I just have to wait for my CSW V2 to turn up.
  • Still waiting on my CSS. Should have been here by the end of October :(.
  • edited November 2014
    Finally, the wait for the CS SQ Shifter (V1.5)is over.

    The built-quality is amazing.

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    Thank you, Thomas for a wonderful product. I am now waiting for the CS Wheelbase V2 to complete the ride.

    Cheers!

    JC
  • Hi to all,

    Yesterday I sended another mail to fanatec tehcnical service again (for the second time) because my second unit CSS SQ EU fail again when downshifting from 5th or 6th gear :-S

    Thanks fanatec for your quickly response in order to repair my unit. This new action include change all mechanical and electronics components for v1.5 version? Or will send me a new one unit?
  • Where should I go to check the status of my order? I pre-ordered my shifter in september, and still no shipment. In my account, it still says "processing"
    I'm in Canada btw.
    Thanks
  • hello I would like to buy the ClubSport Shifter SQ V 1.5 I saw Availability date is 28/02/2015 there is a possibility of it before? sorry for my english. thanks
  • Hi Thomas,
    Can you please give us an update on the CSS SQ production and if you are on track to ship at the end of February?
  • Looks like the shifters are on there way.
    Mine shipped today and its early. This completes my set up (at least for the moment). Can't wait.

    Thanks Fanatec
  • My shifter broke today in the sequential mode, feels like the springs gone completely. Just stays in the forward or backward position. lost all return spring. Its less than 2 months old.. not impressed with the durability
  • My shifter broke today in the sequential mode, feels like the springs gone completely. Just stays in the forward or backward position. lost all return spring. Its less than 2 months old.. not impressed with the durability



    I'm sure that it's quite disappointing. But if you ask around the CSS SQ has been a very reliable and durable product. I know many people that own one that have had zero issues. Unfortunately things do brake. And you are the unfortunate person that it happened too. On a good note Fanatec repair is usually quite fast and with the new live tech help it's even faster to process your claim. I wish you a speedy turn around so that you're back racing soon.
  • Hi guys just wondered if anyone could direct me to instructions on how to attach the sq shifter to the csl seat? Any info would be most greateful. Thanks.
  • Or even a picture of you own rig. Thanks guys.
  • 205  driver, firmware 1.7, Win7 64 bit ...
    I can not calibrate the device! None driver either! 



    http://sg.hu/galeria/1099060534/10990605341424985187.jpg

     Please help me !!":(((
  • Probably needs to be calibrated in H-pattern mode
  • Silly question, but did you follow the instructions in the manual? 

    Also, remember to reboot your PC after installing the v205 driver, before proceeding.

  • edited February 2015
    H mode does not work !!!! Not at all! ((
    I use a USB adapter ....
  • I realized that the cable net is bad, just as the factory is good !!!


      It is impossible to know exactly what the cable can be factory because then they are under no matter what?

    THX !
  • edited February 2015
    I realized that the cable net is bad, just as the factory is good !!!


      It is impossible to know exactly what the cable can be factory because then they are under no matter what?

    THX !



    Lazlo,

    Please take this kindly as I mean no disrespect but I have no idea what you're trying to convey. Can you please explain more clearly?
  • I think Google translate is to blame there ?
  • Mine was estimated to be shipped today. Hopefully there arent any delays. Already waited 3 weeks

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