I-PAC 2 And Wiring Kit

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This kit is perfect for customers who are building a cocktail arcade machine as the wires in this kit are 1 Metre long. The I-PAC2 board has 32 inputs, making it an ideal way to connect your 2 player set-up to a PC. The included Metre long wires make connecting simple.

Connect the crimped end of the Metre long wires to the NO (Normally Open) microswitch tags on your joysticks and buttons, strip a small section of the rubber off the other end of the wires and screw these into the corresponding terminals on the board. Then all that is left to do is connect the daisy chain ground harness to the COM (Common Ground) microswitch tags on your joysticks and buttons.

If you have any spare ground connections, you can either cut these off, or use them as span to help the daisy chain reach the ground terminal on the I-PAC2 board. Once this is complete, plug your board into your PC and once it has been recognized, you are ready to go.

Crimp sizes:
2.8mm - This size crimp is mainly used for Sanwa & Seimitsu buttons.

4.8mm - This size crimp is mainly used for standard arcade buttons E.g. Happ, IL & Classic buttons

4.8mm/2.8mm - This option allows you to use standard joysticks (Happ, IL etc...) with Japanese buttons (Sanwa or Seimitsu)

6.3mm - This size crimp is mainly used for microswitches that have the larger 6.3mm terminals.

What's included with the 2.8mm - 4.8mm - 6.3mm options?
1 x I-PAC 2 FS32 Keyboard Encoder
1 x Pack Of 4 PCB Feet

1 x Insulated Daisy Chain Harness With 32 Crimp Connections
32 x 1 Metre Long Insulated Crimped Wires

What's included with the 4.8mm/2.8mm option?

1 x I-PAC 2 FS32 Keyboard Encoder
1 x Pack Of 4 PCB Feet

2 x Insulated Daisy Chain Harness With 32 Crimp Connections
      (1 x 2.8mm daisy chain & 1 x 4.8mm daisy chain)
32 x 1 Metre Long Insulated Crimped Wires
      (24 x 2.8mm wires & 8 x 4.8mm wires)


  • 5

    Posted by Stephen Thornber on 13th May 2022

    Fast delivery and very helpful customer service!

  • 5

    Posted by Jali Masalin on 4th Nov 2020

    Excellent combination for at least newbie builders like me. i-PAC 2 was easy to take into use and wiring kit made everything plug-and-play. I would definately buy this combination again.

  • 5
    Installation super easy

    Posted by Ismael Castell Uroz on 24th Sep 2020

    Easy to install and completely plug&play in windows. The kit has everything you need to wire the cabinet.

  • 5
    Ipac 2 encoder

    Posted by Sam. on 27th Jul 2020

    Brilliant stuff works perfectly my virtual pin ball rig

  • 5
    Gold leaf buttons

    Posted by Sam on 27th Jul 2020

    Work perfectly

  • 5
    I-PAC 2

    Posted by Darren McGrath on 5th May 2020

    Very easy to wire and install. The quality of the interface and the cables is very good. Some advice for those of you using this on a windows PC. As the I-PAC by default maps the ctrtl, alt and left keys, you'll need to disable the Hot Key Feature otherwise your screen will flip from time to time when you are in the middle of playing a game that requires a lot of button mashing. Right click on the desktop> Hit Graphics properties > Hot Keys >Remove or clear the check from the Enable Hot Keys.

  • 5

    Posted by TJF on 21st Sep 2019

    Works exactly as you'd hope. Very simple to set up and easy to mount inside a cabinet too. Noob error was made when wiring the joystick... up was down and left was right etc... not a fault of this board. Just look at the joystick and the way it works when it hits the switches! Moving the stick left pushes the switch on the 'right' and vice versa all around. Great quality board and wires. Just get this if you are building a two-player machine.

  • 5
    Works perfectly

    Posted by Spencer Allen on 14th Aug 2017

    IPAC 2 is amazing. So simple to program on my Mac - all plug and play and nice construction quality. Easy to fit and basically: it just works. Ten out of ten!

  • 4
    For an Arcade cabinet

    Posted by Unknown on 17th Jul 2017

    So far I dont know what to make of the ipac 2, in retropie it is causing me a headache, I think thats retropie though, out of the box it registered all of the right characters when tested in notepad, but I did have trouble when trying to upgrade the firmware to allow it to emulate a gamepad, it crashed and seemed bricked, then after a few tries it came back to life.
    its a solidly build product and the windows configuration tool is easy to use.

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