So I’m doing some wiring for my custom stick (I’ll be ordering the parts as soon as modchipman comes back up, i had them all in my cart, hit checkout and the site went down :annoy: ) and I had a few quick questions on wiring. I searched around the forums for a place that’d explain wiring my 360 pad and found out i (for convenience’s sake) should have one with common ground. Fortunately, I do and I also found this image.
1.) I’ve heard a lot of talk about removing the trigger assembly and such and placing a resistor between where they were normally soldered. I don’t know if this is for controllers without common ground. So I was wondering, if I left the triggers attached and soldered one of the GND points marked in black to one side of a sanwa button and TP 9 (the LT) would this work? or do I still need to remove the trigger assembly and wire a resistor in? Sorry for the nooby question, but i’ve heard both and don’t know which is correct. (my pad is EXACTLY as pictured in the diagram.)
A couple other basic questions.
2.) Could anyone get me a similar diagram for the Original Xbox S controller? with GND and such labeled or is there even such a thing as common ground on an original Xbox pad? If there isnt, I know how to scratch the contacts off where the buttons and such but would it be possible to use the triggers at all?
3.) Lets say I had two pcbs in the same stick (360 and Original Xbox) and for example, crimped both “A” button signal wires to a single quick disconnect and crimped both the grounds in a similar fashion then attached these to a Sanwa pushbutton. Would this work? If I understand correctly it would complete the circuit for both controllers but would be irrelevant because only one would be plugged in to a console?