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Author Topic: Any one know what the fastest response time of the various Microswitches avail ?  (Read 611 times)

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I've been testing various games & noticed a slight lag in response time ever so slightly from one micro-switch to the other. Does anyone happen to know which micro-switches are the fastest response times? I found D44 cherry's to be pretty good but was curious if anyone else knows specifically which micros have a faster response time.
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I am pretty sure every microswitch out there is faster than the polling rate of every arcade game out there. At best the controls are being read once every 1/60th of a second, pretty sure every microswitch closes faster than that.

Are you testing with an emulator, are you using an LCD monitor?
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If you are seeing a noticeable lag after pressing the switch and its not present with other switches (ie its not caused by the application which as paigeoliver mentions, would have some lag), then the switch is probably due for replacement as the contacts may be tarnished.

A switch with dirty contacts can exhibit a delay as the contact might not be fully closed until a few "bounces" have happened on the contacts.

Switches with gold-plated contacts generally do not suffer from this. The best types of switches for gaming are those designed for use with low voltages and currents where the contacts would be made of a material most resistant to tarnishing. I would not agree that Cherry D44 are particularly good, these have 10 amp-rated silver plated contacts which tarnish easily.

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I've been testing various games & noticed a slight lag in response time ever so slightly from one micro-switch to the other. Does anyone happen to know which micro-switches are the fastest response times? I found D44 cherry's to be pretty good but was curious if anyone else knows specifically which micros have a faster response time.

Your overthinking this.

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I've been testing various games & noticed a slight lag in response time ever so slightly from one micro-switch to the other. Does anyone happen to know which micro-switches are the fastest response times? I found D44 cherry's to be pretty good but was curious if anyone else knows specifically which micros have a faster response time.

Your overthinking this.

I agree the OP is not really on the right track. He has evidently come across faulty switches rather than ones with different response times to others.

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I cant imagine any properly functioning microswitch having a humanly noticeable lag... or humanly noticeable difference between different switches

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