Wire for 30mm buttons


#1

I just bought the parts for my first custom arcade stick. In my eagerness, I forgot to order the wire used to connect the buttons though. I got a pre-built cthulu (sp?) board, and OBSF 30 buttons. My question is do I need to put another order in to get the wire for these, or could I get something that will do the trick at like RadioShack or Best Buy?

Thanks in advance!


#2

Radioshack has a set of 3 colored 22 AWG wire that I use. I love that stuff, use it for almost all my jobs. Make sure you have a stripper and a crimper too.


#3

18-22 awg wire and .110 quick disconnects


#4

Awesome! Thanks for the info. Can I also get the .110 quick disconnects there? I couldn’t find any on the page. Are the “really” needed?


#5

You won’t find that size Quick Disconnect at RadioShack.

And you do not need them.
Just solder wire directly to Button if you want to.


#6

You can still use .187 QD’s, just use pliers to flatten them out so they dont fall off.


#7

I have about 50 .110" QDs, I’ll give you them for your stick if you just pay shipping.


#8

better yet homedepot/lowes just get a few feet of telephone wire, It’s 24awg and there 4 strands per cable for around 20 cents a foot :slight_smile: