I’ve bought iL parts from two popular arcade parts stores (about 10 from one place and 10 from the other), and exactly one button from each store has lacked iL branding on the microswitch retainer. By branding, I am referring to the iL molded into the buttons, as seen here:
where it says “iL” on the shorter prong on the bottom of the pushbutton.
Now, there are physical and mechanical differences between the buttons that have the branding and buttons that don’t. I don’t want to jump to any conclusions here. Can anyone with insight on iL parts explain to me what’s going on?