Mirco switch comparison


#1

my question is what are some good micro switches? for a japanese type stick (besides swana switches)

i want to replace the micro switches on a stock hori stick.

would cherry switches be suitable?

ive came across these brands so far while searching; omorn(SP) zippy ive seen some clear ones that this guy used (jaws).

if so where are some good site?


#2

microswitches are usually the same

compare the hori ones to cherry’s
no real difference

ps: change the thread title to something not so ambiguous


#3

so micro switches with levers dont really make a difference either?

sorry about the title im half asleep can’t think of anything better.


#4

Where are you based? I can point to a few sites in the UK… google is your friend. They are usually designated “V3” size (standardized), snap-action microswitches…

Some good brands I’ve used before: Omron, Matsushita, Crouzet, Gersung… I’m sure there are plently of others…

Microswitches can be bought with various technical specs, like force needed to actuate, usually measured in Newtons (N); short/ medium/long levers; different plungers; some activate early, some later etc… ‘snap-action’ mechanisms can vary between designs to give different tactile feedback etc… They can vary widely and significantly change the ‘feel’ of a stick…

Also pics of your stock Hori with the switches installed might help and an idea why you want to change the current ones?

EDIT:

Some “V3” size microswitch case designs vary slightly and might affect installation (this includes how the electrical terminals protrude from the case too)…


#5

I have one Hori joystick with happ cherry mico switch are very soft clicky than Omron mico-switch are little stiff. I make modifiy the joystick. ; ) I feel like JLF.

Shoo not do know about there stuff different mico-switch.


#6

Does anyone know where I can get Omron switches? =P


#7

Aren’t those the stock switches on a hori sticks? US Tekken 5/EX2/EX3/Wii Fighting Stick etc…


#8

medium and hard microswitches
good:

  1. MicroYamatake/Omron V
  2. Gersung
  3. Matsushita
  4. Honeywell
  5. Sanwa
    crap:
    SAIA XG
    Deco
    soft
    good:
  6. SAIA X3 series
  7. Freeport.ILL - black, plunger grey
  8. cherry D42, KWJ

soft they do not fit to Japanese and Korean joysticks, work horibly. once Hori used Omron V. I do not know how now.


#9

My US Tekken 5 stock stick has Matsuhita switches. Maybe I’ll try them out on my Happ Comp =P


#10

I should’ve double checked before I posted. For some reason I’m thinking I’ve seen them… could be I’m just hallucinating. Looking at all the switches I have from stock hori sticks, they’re all Matsuhita.


#11

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thanks for the info.