Hey all. For those looking for a mini playfield microswitch kit I just tried out the version twister has put together. I’ve never used the now apparently defunct GLM kit so I can’t really compare it to that kit. Here are my impressions:
Brackets are sturdy, maybe even a touch heavier guage than originals and definitely built sturdier with protection all the way down to just above the PF. They are designed nicely with the mounting holes ovaled to allow for some adjustment. The finish is a nice brushed stainless that closely matches a stock look although the sheen is a bit different. In short they are attractive and strong.
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The switch boards:
He very thoughtfully adhered the nuts to the boards as with as tiny as they are they would be very hard to mount otherwise.
Wire solder pads are large enough and spaced nicely although I’m a little nervous about the proximity of the surface mount diode, it might be easy to accidentally desolder or overheat it. I almost want to say go ahead and remove the whole MiniPF so you can work on a bench when soldering these up.
The switch boards have two electrically seperate switches with one for your game and the other for any accessories you may want to trigger.
Unfortunately my package was handled rougly in transit and a few of the microswitches were physically damaged. *update* Sasha is sending replacments and probably won’t be shipping the switches pre-mounted anymore to avoid this.
Note that the switches themselves are hole-thru and available on mouser if you ever need to replace just the switch.
Included with the kit are nice screws and lock nuts to mount the plastics. Just another nice touch to the kit that I appreciated.
All in all I’m very happy with them. My only recommendation would be when shipping to ship the switch boards wrapped up away from the brackets so that they don’t get banged up.
I haven’t finished installing yet as I need to replace the switches that broke in shipping but I’m already super extabout the improved look.
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