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Seimitsu PS-14-KN 30mm Screw Button: Purple

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  • Product Description

    The Seimitsu PS-14-KN arcade pushbutton is only second in popularity to the SANWA series.  Available in several translucent colors, artwork can also be inserted under the cap of the plunger. and are sought after for their increased customization ability with joystick graphics and LED mods.  Seimitsu buttons offer the same high-quality and responsiveness as a Sanwa, but a slightly different feel and sound.

    Each comes with a clear screw nut, making it an excellent choice for both metal and wood joysticks.  The buttons are compatible with MadCatz FightSticks, Qanba and Hori joysticks. The PS-14 KN uses the Seimitsu PS-14-G Button Micro Switch

    Bundle with MM9-4 High Tension Button Spring and Save

    By default, Seimitsu PS-14-G microswitch requires 1.0N or 0.2 LBF (pounds force) to each button. 

    The MM9-4-25N adds an extra .08 LBF (pounds force), for a total of 0.28 LBF.  The result is a light, but firm button input requirement that accelerates its the button cap's return to neutral. 

    The MM9-4-50N adds an extra .16 LBF (pounds force), for a total of 0.28 LBF, resulting in a much firmer button input requirement that quickly pushes the button cap's to neutral position, ready for the next press.

    This is desirable to some who appreciate using more deliberate input force and a bit less sensitivity than Sanwa's SW-68 offers. Now, you can save 25 cents off the regular price of the MM9-4 series spring when you choose one of the high tension springs from the options list.

    24 vs 30mm

    When processing orders, a frequent mistake we found among new players is choosing the wrong size for action buttons, such as punch and kick.

    Within the fighting game genre, Japanese arcade buttons commonly consist of two diameter sizes: 24 millimeter and 30 milllimeter (mm). In most configurations, 30mm represents your action button.  These are front facing, appearing most prominent on your Fightstick control panel.  Option button, such as "Start", "Select", or more recently "Option", "Touch", or "Share" are usually 24mm.

    UPDATE: Owners of Neo Geo AES Joysticks will need 24mm pushbuttons instead of 30mm (Thanks SRK's DEZALB)

    Below is a visual representation of a common Fightstick control panel.  Throughout this article, we will mark 24mm in green, and 30mm in Orange.

    Common joystick configuration

    Checking the Proper Size

    button-30mm.pngAnother way that players can misinterpret the pushbutton size is by measuring the pushbutton plunger.  Have a look at the diagram at right.

    The plunger - the part that you press down to represent an input - is 25mm or a bit smaller in most 30mm pushbuttons.  Often this leads to the conclusion that one needs a 24mm button and not 30mm.

    Similarly measuring the button rim can lead to confusion, as it is intentionally larger than the button hole it is placed in.  You don't want to use these measurements.  Instead, review the button housing diameter, or the hole the button will be placed in.  You can do this with a caliper - a digital caliper is often quite helpful for this and other arcade-related projects.

    Control Panel Configuration

    Most Fightsticks from MadCatz, Hori, Qanba, and similar will use these two sizes.  How the buttons are used will depend on the model joystick that you own. Over time, we'll provide example configurations for specific popular Fightstick models and arcade cabinets using the color key for 24mm (green) and 30mm (orange).  We'll also expand the key for future models if another size is introduced, and we offer for sale.

     

    24vs30mm Hitbox Example
    HRAP and Qanba Model Configuration
    MadCatz Model Configuration
    Qanba Q1 and Mayflash/Venom Model Configuration

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    1. Poor quality, not what I was expecting.

      First of all, the picture of these buttons does not accurately represent the color overall. Also, there is white plastic underneath the translucent purple plunger, giving it a more lavender look. The main problem, though, is that these buttons can stick. I don't hit the buttons hard, but I still noticed that the plunger can catch under the rim and stick within an hour of installing these buttons. I have some almost 10 year old clear PS-14s that don't have this issue so maybe it's just the batch or the way they are produced now. That said, they have yet to miss an input but I can't recommend them. Find an alternative. on Nov 5th 2018

    2. As pictured.

      works fine, and looks pretty. on Jul 10th 2018

    3. Not what i thought but still cool

      The picture above made me think it would have a translucent look. Though the buttons are glossier than my other buttons, they are mostly solid in color. The rim of the button is dark purple and the actual button is a light purple. However they still look nice and function perfectly on Jul 9th 2018

    4. Beautiful

      These buttons match the Clear people Crown lever perfectly. First time using screw in buttons but I think I'm sold. on Jan 23rd 2018

    5. deep in the purp

      the color in the picture isn't accurate, the color of the buttons IRL is less blue, more traditional purple. i like it though. on Apr 5th 2016

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