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D44X 75g .187" Microswitch

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$1.45 (USD)
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ZF-75G-SWITCH
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  • Product Description

    Important

    Cherry is now rebranded to ZF. The ZF switch is supposed to remain the same construction and characteristics as Cherry D44x, only new branding on the physical microswitch.  Our inventory may contain a mix of the two brands over the next few months and we are not separating them.  We will not honor requests to send only Cherry switches, nor return requests to swap for Cherry.  If you want Cherry-brand microswitches, please find another retail store that might have those older units on hand, as they are no longer manufactured. More information new-window-icon.png


    D44X 75g microswitch harkens back to the day of older arcade cabinet controls, and are considered highly desirable for the nostalgic feel of those cabinets.  Today, the 75g actuation force gives it a noticable feedback during play, in additon to a soft but audible click.  

    Actuation Force

    Actuation force refers to how much force it takes to actuate the switch. For example, 125 grams takes noticably more force to actuate, versus 75 grams or 50 grams.  This may work to your preferences and playstyle. At 75g, the acutation is light and responsive.

    .187" Connector Size for Joystick and Pushbutton

    The .187" connector is often used with joysticks from Suzo Happ and Industrias Lorenzo.  It is uncommon for modern imported joysticks, such as the Sanwa JLF-TP-8YT Joystick, but can be used in joysticks that are able to accept it as a separate install, such as Hori Hayabusa Joystick.

    You can also use them as an alternative switch to arcade pushbuttons that utilize a .187" microswitch, such as long barrel types produced by Suzo Happ.

    Operation Specs

    • Pre-Travel - 1.2mm MAX
    • Overtravel - 1.3mm MIN
    • Movement Diff - 0.3mm MAX
    • Operating Force - 75cN MAX
    • Release Force - 22cN MIN
  • Product Reviews

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    1. Not competition-friendly with IL Joysticks

      You need to buy the E-switches for IL/Industrias Lorenzo joysticks for your stick to be competition-worthy, not these. You will miss inputs with these on your Eurostick. The D44X's work well for buttons, it's just the stick themselves (up, down, left, right, diagonals) that do not cope well with the activation range of the actual switch on these. on Oct 7th 2021

    2. D44X 75g.187" Microswitch

      Good product for price and works good on Jun 5th 2021

    3. Great switch

      Perfect switch for my Happ buttons on Feb 21st 2021

    4. Necessary

      The content on my 2-player MAME cab is focused on fighting games and brawlers, but the stock switches that came with my HAPP sticks and concave buttons simply weren't cutting it: diagonals and quarter-circle motions were registering ~50 of the time, which was simply not acceptable.

      I replaced the stock switches with these, and, man, the difference is staggering: I can now do dragon punches, forward/backward jumps, etc. with 100% success. These switches are absolutely worth the little bit of money--they took my MAME cab from being a hobby curiosity to a full-fledged addiction b/c it's such a joy to play my favorite fighting games now.
      on Jun 19th 2020

    5. Buttery

      Installed these cherries in my 4-player cabinet, replacing old cherries for both joysticks and buttons. Everything works nice and smooth now. Delivery was extremely efficient as well. on May 8th 2020

    6. Praise God

      Cherry switches are super smooth on Feb 6th 2020

    7. A+ Brethren

      These are deliciously smooth on Jan 16th 2020

    8. Excellent

      Just installed in my new setup. Seem great so far! Nice clicky feel to them. on Dec 3rd 2019

    9. Waiting no more!

      Just purchased a set of cherry micro switches and suzo happy competition buttons to replace my stock old happ ones for my upright arcade. Best upgrade I've done to my arcade yet. They fit perfect and work great with all my fighting games. Was waiting a long time for competition style buttons that fit, finally got my wish! on Nov 5th 2019

    10. Huge Improvement Over "Lee" Switches

      I purchased some Happ-style buttons elsewhere online that came with red/black Lee branded microswitches. Those switches were horrible and not every button had the same resistance or click. Some were very hard to press.

      These Cherry D44X switches are a terrific upgrade. The Cherry's all feel the same and the pressure needed for each button is much softer compared to the cheap Lee switches.

      I will buy the Cherry switches again for my next bartop or arcade stick project.
      on May 29th 2018

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