First post ..... JLF microswitches


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First post here. Seems like not alot of people on other sites know much about jlf sticks but constantly see this site when searching so thought I would join.

Long story short… wanted a mame cab forever, finally built one mk themed.
Just got all my controls and about to wire it this weekend.
Players 3 and 4 use paradise arcade led sticks.

I play alot of fighting games so wanted sanwa jlf’s for players 1 and 2.

I bought a led jlf from paradise arcade with an extended hollow shaft and a 3lb spring.
I really like the 3lb with the long shaft…feels perfect.
Anyway I already owned a jlf that I bought for the purpose of using as a template for finishing my control panel.
When I ordered the led jlf from paradise I also ordered all the parts needed to convert the jlf I already had to led.
(Long hollow shaft,3lb spring,bubbletop)

When the parts arrived I see that the jlf I ordered has microswitches while the jlf I already had uses a pcb with pins/ harness.
Also noticed the jlf I had is louder and the switches dont feel as good.

I would like to convert the jlf with the pcb to just regular switches that I can wire with QD’s.

I figure It would be a good time to upgrade both jlf’s to good switches so they have the same sound/feel.

Ive seen alot of people use cherry switches but afraid of them being loud.

Whats the best/quiet switches to use,and will microswitches just drop in the jlf I have if I remove the pcb board?

Thanks


#2

Thank you for sharing your project with us


#3

Cherry switches are lighter and quieter than the Omrons used in a stock JLF. There are “silent JLF mods” using different switches that you can do, but they’re all going to feel different from the stock switches. You are correct in that you just remove the JLF pcb and connect with .187" qd’s.