Sanwa JLF-TP-8YT Ball Top Joystick
The Sanwa JLF-TP-8YT is a high quality joystick, manufactured in Japan by Sanwa Denshi Co. This is the joystick of choice for fighting game enthusiasts, especially Street Fighter fanatics. Widely used in MadCatz & QanBa fight sticks and many Japanese arcade machines. Each joystick comes complete with a flat mounting plate, 2 x dust covers, TP-MA board with soldered microswitches & a 35mm ball top handle. This joystick features light spring pressure but can easily be modified if you prefer a stiffer feel, by adding a different spring, such as a Seimitsu LS-55 spring 2LB tension spring or 4LB tension spring.
By default, this joystick has a square restrictor gate and is set to 8 way. This can easily be changed to 4 way mode by simply removing the plastic restrictor, lifting the centre piece and rotating it to the 4 way position. We also sell the Sanwa GT Y Octagonal Gate if you prefer more precise 8 way control for games like Street Fighter, which will allow you to pull off combo moves with ease.
Connecting To A Screw Terminal PCB:
To connect the Sanwa JLF-TP-8YT joystick to a screw terminal PCB such as the I-PAC2, you would choose the JLF-H cable option.
Connecting To A Venom Fight Stick:
To connect the Sanwa JLF-TP-8YT joystick to a Venom PS4 fight stick, you will require the JST-XH Female To Female Connector Cable
Compatible Restrictor Gates:
Sanwa GT Y Octagonal Gate
Sanwa GT 2F 2 Way Restrictor
QanBa Octagonal Restrictor Gate
QanBa Round Restrictor Gate
Mounting Plate Dimensions:
* High quality Japanese joystick
* Switchable 4 and 8 way square restrictor
* Perfect for fighting games
* Includes 35mm LB-35 ball top handle
Sanwa JLF Joystick Product Codes Explained
There is often some confusion with the product codes for Sanwa joysticks and we often get asked to explain/help with the different codes. To try and explain the product codes, please see below. We hope this information helps and makes the different models of joystick easier to understand.
The most popular model with flat mounting plate attached.
Same joystick as the JLF-TP-8YT but with the flat mounting plate removed
Same Joystick as the JLF-TP-8Y but with a JLF-P-1S stepped mounting plate attached
JLF-CD Shaft Cover Set
By adding a black shaft cover set to the above models adds -SK to the end of the product code. For example: a JLF-TP-8YT fitted with a black shaft cover set becomes a JLF-TP-8YT-SK.
I'll stick with this stick
Posted by Furb on 17th Jul 2017
Without trying to say the same as the other Reviews, a shorter one.
This is the best stick I've used, period. Easy to move, great feel and versatile.
Just be sure to buy the right cable to connect it. I was upgrading my Venom Arcade Stick - for this you need the Female to Female cable to connect it to the pcb without soldering.
what is there to say?
Posted by nick on 16th Jul 2017
What could I possibly say about this stick? it's the gold standard for most fighting games out there right now.
Great upgrade for Venom Arcade Stick
Posted by Will L. on 4th Jul 2017
Replaced the joystick in my Venom Arcade Stick (remember to purchase the JST-XH cable). Easy to fit and really nice quality joystick- feels light and precise and was a big improvement on the existing joystick. The joystick comes with a 8/4 way (square) gate which was surprisingly smooth for circular motions... however I've since upgraded to the 8 way (octagonal) gate to make things even smoother.
Never lets you down
Posted by Scott on 16th Nov 2016
My favorite joystick by far. It is responsive and tactile. This was put in a custom stick I made for my little brother who is getting in to fighting games, so I wanted him to have good parts.
Posted by Gavin H on 17th Oct 2016
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