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Sanwa OBSC 30mm Translucent Pushbutton Clear


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  • Product Description

    Sanwa latest and highly anticipated addition to their hugely popular arcade button lineup comes in the form of 30mm translucent buttons! Available in 6 colors, these still feature the feather-sensitive, competition-ready SW-68 microswitch and look fantastic in a 6 or 8 button setup.

    Artwork Diameter

    Actual diameter for artwork is 20.7mm (thanks to jPenguin of 801 Mods)

    Adding Artwork to Sanwa OBSC Pushbutton

    If you are not certain about how paper artwork is inserted into the Sanwa OBSC, this quick tutorial may assist. new-window-icon.png

    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

  • Product Reviews


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    1. The best

      The best highest quality buttons on the market, just wish they kept them in stock 24/7 on May 19th 2020

    2. 'Clear'ly Pefect!

      If you want to show off your artwork in full glory, these are the buttons to do it with your fightstick! Easy to insert the art inside the buttons, but do be careful, they are fragile. on Dec 24th 2019

    3. Top-of-the-line quality, as expected from Sanwa

      Perfect replacements for the set of cheaper Crown buttons that my stick's previous owner elected to install. Requires a little more force when pushing, which I personally prefer to more sensitive switches.

      As for the ordering process, the buttons arrived with two sets of artwork in less than 10 days, so I must say I'm very impressed with FA's shipping service, five stars.
      on Nov 11th 2019

    4. Great Buttons!

      These buttons are great to make full use of the custom art for your fighstick. Just be careful when installing them because the tabs are very fragile. But the buttons work and look great. on Apr 29th 2019

    5. Good, but Fragile

      They feel as other Sanwa OBSFs do, with the added bonus of a clear button housing that blends with a lot of stick designs and artwork caps that lets you insert your own artwork. However, I find that they are quite consistently brittle; when I removed some from my stick, 4 of them had broken tabs, and a couple more had tabs that nearly snapped. Aside from this, they're pretty solid. If you don't plan to replace buttons often, it shouldn't be an issue. on Mar 26th 2019

    6. Good stuff so far

      Buttons came all good except for the packaging which was ripped but might have been mail carriers fault. I will definitely be making more purchases here in the future. on Feb 19th 2019

    7. Clearly, good buttons

      They arrived on time, I ordered 8 and all of them where undamaged. So far they have held up to me pounding my fight stick. on Jul 27th 2018

    8. Perfect

      Excellent quality, very comfortable. on Jun 13th 2018

    9. Good not great

      These are a bit more sensitive than standard sanwa buttons. One of the button tabs broke off already one of the ones I ordered. I guess the plastic is more fragile. I wish these were screw type. Other than that they look fantastic. Got used to them pretty quick. on Mar 30th 2018

    10. Best Push buttons to customize your Fightstick

      These push buttons work great. But the real selling point is that it's easy to put int your own artwork on the buttons to make your fighting stick something original. Also it's easy to add some LED lights to make it really something special on Dec 12th 2017