# Will lots of haptic feedback kill motors?

My game centers around joystick oddities, sort of, to make it more interesting.

I've got a cheap $6 joystick that is like a usb PS3 controller. Surprisingly, I find it of great quality, with excellent feedback. I don't care about it so much, because of the price but I don't want to kill motors in a users expensive joystick. Basically, it will be running for minutes at a time every once in a while.(Well, not constantly, but almost constantly) Are these motors really good, and hard to wear down or will I quickly kill them? Thanks for your time. • You will eventually burn them out if you use them continually for long periods. eventually. If it only cost you 6$ I'm sure that its not really a major investment even if you do ;) There's likely more risk to your hands than the controller... – Matt D Aug 23 '13 at 3:33
• Yeah, but I don't want to kill users \$50 joysticks.Thanks for your answer! – user701329 Aug 23 '13 at 3:49
• Succinctly, Running the motors flat out for extended periods of time is probably not recommendable, for the motors, or your hands. Vibration is achieved by attaching off center weights to the motors, there's usually a couple of different "types" per controller (ps3/360 have two, a smaller weight and a larger weight). Its also worth noting that most people dont really like it when controllers vibrate for extended periods of time, especially frustrating if you have to put the controller down to reach a debugger ;) – Matt D Aug 23 '13 at 4:42