Stiffen Sanwa Buttons


#1

I really like the feel of Seimitsu buttons, but they don’t make a solid white button to my knowledge (only the clear/white). Sanwa makes a solid white button but their buttons are ENTIRELY too sensitive for me as I tend to rest my hand on them.

Is there anyway to stiffen up a Sanwa button to feel more like a Seimitsu?? My first thought was swap microswitches, but they aren’t the same size. Any other ideas?


#2

Seimitsu does make all White PS-14-GN though.


#3

Where can I find them?!


#4

If only Lizard Lick was still cool.
AkihabaraShop.jp and Canadian Joysticks if you want.


#5

If you have a spare Sanwa laying around, you may want to try to take apart the microswitch and very gently pull the spring. This will add a tad bit of extra tension, though it may be difficult to get all the springs to the same amount. That’s why I recommend testing it out on a spare and not one that you use, because once you stretch the string to add tension you can’t really go back.


#6

Microswitch from PS-15 line is slightly stiffer than Sanwa SW-68, but only by maybe 10g.
Get all-white PS-14-GN like jdm said.


#7

You can drop the switches from a Seimitsu PS-14-DN or Seimitsu PS-14-DN-K (the 24mm ones) in to the 30mm sanwa. Please correct me if i’m wrong.


#8

You’re correct. I’ve even done the opposite: dropped in Sanwa SW-68s in Seimitsu 24mm


#9

I too prefer the Seimetsu. I actually switched all my main Punch X3 and , Kick X3 buttons back to Seimetsu from Sanwa. I would rest my hand on the buttons ever so slightly and end up sending a command button press while I was watching my friends to Ultras!


#10

I am in canada, and I stayed clear from canadianjoysticks. That fool charges too much for shipping and he adds a handling fee on top of that. So i ordered my stuff from Focus Attack. I wanted to support local Canadian dealers but when I save $15 to get stuff shipped from the states and to get here at the same time…common wakey Ultra.


#11

I order from FA all the time, but they don’t stock this model of button sadly.


#12

Swapping the microswitches is the easiest thing to do…

With the 24mm buttons it really makes little difference – as long as you’re only using them for START, SELECT, and HOME – if you have PS-14D or SW-68 switches in them.

IF you’re going to use 24mm buttons as main action buttons (in older retro joysticks like the Capcom CPS fighter joysticks), you may want to us SW-68 switches. Just saying that over time, consider the punishment your fingers will take. Please take into account that pressure is higher when you reduce the area a force is acting upon… A lower resistance microswitch is definitely a better thing to have in that case.

Depending on the 30mm button, it can make a HUGE difference which switch is in it!

I find the PS-14D only stiffens the Sanwa 30mm buttons somewhat. They won’t fire off if you breathe on them but they don’t become ultra-stiff, either.

Really, with the Pearl Seimitsu buttons you won’t make them much more sensitive if you put SW-68’s into them. They seem to be made to work perfectly fine with PS-14D switches as-is.

The ultra-thin PS-15 buttons Seimitsu makes definitely benefit from switch swaps. I found them much more comfortable to use after replacing the original PS-14D switches with SW-68’s. It takes a day or so for the SW-68’s to really settle in but once they do, there’s hardly a difference between modded PS-15 buttons and OBSF-30’s.