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