D44Y Cherry Lever Arm Joystick Microswitch With 4.8mm Terminals

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This D44Y microswitch for arcade joysticks is manufactured by Cherry, who are renowned for high quality and reliability. 
Each Cherry microswitch features a soft click and low actuation force, which is highly noticeable when compared to arcade joysticks fitted with alternative microswitches.
This D44Y Cherry microswitch has 4.8mm terminals and is an ideal replacement for worn out joystick microswitches or if you are looking to upgrade the microswitches on existing arcade joysticks. If you are looking for high quality Cherry microswitches with a soft click for your arcade project, then look no further.

Please note: This microswitch is ONLY suitable for use on joysticks that have existing microswitches with lever arms, so it is recommended that you check your joystick has compatible microswitches before ordering. If your joystick has microswitches without the long lever arms, this microswitch would NOT be suitable and you would require the button microswitch instead.

Product Features:
* For joysticks with lever arm microswitches ONLY
* High Quality
* Cherry Branded
* Soft Click
* Low Actuation Force
* 4.8mm Terminals
* Superior Microswitch

Product Specifications:
Electrical Rating
10(3)A. 250V~ 5E4
10A. 1/2HP. 125/250VAC

Pre-Travel - 1.2mm MAX
Overtravel - 1.3mm MIN
Movement Diff - 0.3mm MAX
Operating Force - 144cN MAX


  • 5
    Great for Neo Geo X upgrades!

    Posted by P D on 2nd Oct 2022

    Great haptic feeling in these switches and leagues above the garbage that sits in the Neo Geo X USB-sticks. Just keep in mind that you need to shorten the levers with something!

  • 5
    Micro switch

    Posted by James mcgraw on 10th Apr 2022

    Direct replacement for most aracde sticks. Renewed my machine with these switches and the work very well

  • 5
    Nice switches

    Posted by Tim Sampson on 1st Feb 2022

    I love the feel of these switches and I use them to replace the cheap ones in the Zippy joysticks.

  • 5

    Posted by Adrian Iacuone on 26th Oct 2020

    ive used the gersung A2 + A3,Omron A5, and now the cherry d44y. the cherry in comparison to those other switches, is in a league of its own. The cherry switches are far superior

    Side note, my order arrived on a weekend on the earliest scheduel date :) Very happy

  • 5
    Peace at last

    Posted by Andy Bailey on 9th Jul 2020

    I bought these to replace the cheap, loud switches that were fitted to the Zippyy sticks. The difference is amazing - there's less movement needed in order to register a direction, and less pressure needed also. But best of all, these are so quiet in comparison.

    Quite simply the best upgrade you can make to a cheap stick.

  • 3
    Works great BUT beware: doesn't fit Sanwa joysticks!

    Posted by Stevie on 15th Oct 2019

    I bought these for my Sanwa joysticks and as a test, I left one Sanwa with the original microswitches and wanted to give one these Cherry ones. Immediately I ran into a problem: these microswitches do NOT fit a Sanwa joystick. I had to use my Dremel to make 4 incisions in the side of the joystick, probably ruining my warranty in the process, just so the ground pin would have enough room. While this is not that hard to do, the store should have mentioned this since some people may not like the idea of cutting away plastic or making incisions. The buttons themselves are great - soft click and you can feel they respond slightly faster meaning games feel easier to control.

  • 5
    Cherry D44Y micro switch

    Posted by Ben on 13th Sep 2019

    Stuck theses in some zippy sticks and they feel so much better and react much faster. Treat yourself!

  • 5
    Didn't expect much but I was surprised.

    Posted by Omar Fishir on 27th Jul 2019

    I ordered these just to fill my shopping cart to make shipping costs worthwhile. I didn't expect much from them but boy, was I surprised. Very good build quality. I was skeptical about the switches and how they actuated in my hand but when I installed them to my stick, they were amazing. Actuation point is near instant and after actuation, the switch depresses further with added tension, allowing for quicker return to neutral. They are very smooth and they're my daily drivers. I'm even liking them over the A3s, A2s and omron 1a5s I currently own. Really good switch. Would definitely recommend. Unfortunately it doesn't fit the crown 309 models due to the brackets for switch alignment on the base of the crown. The cherry's COM prong got in the way. However, it fits the Fanta base just fine.

    5 stars, high quality microswitches

  • 5
    Competition Pro

    Posted by Simon on 8th Jun 2018

    Just upgraded by old Sanwa microswitches on my old Sanwa joystick, immediately I could sense the faster response times.
    When working in 10ths of a second, this is a game changer.
    Only niggle I had is that it didn't fit in the Sanwa Microswitch housing, not a biggie, just snipped a bit of the plastic housing away, no harm done.

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