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  • My power source was from a LM317, so I was capped at 1.5A at 5V.
    I had two configurations, the first was a 560 before and after the joystick. which if memory serves is 4.5ma. The second configuration was only a 3.3K before the joystick, which is only 1.5mA.
    But from my research most joysticks are either 50mA or 5mA rating (.1W or .01W). So take that as you will.

  • I used this in a project and it worked great, until it had to perform. These joysticks died 15minutes before a competition and left me dead in the water.<br />
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    It might have been my own fault as I didn’t include a current limiting resistor. However a datasheet of some sort would have been nice to let me know how much current these can take.

  • Will you be making any revisions to the board soon? I used this in one of my projects and it worked great!<br />
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    However, I am not using any micro controllers in my project and to use the Select button was a bit of a chore. I was using a dual NOR gate as an SR flip-flop and I needed to limit the current to the microswitch with a 10K resistor. Because the microswitch is tied directly to ground I had to cut the trace for the microswitch ground and route a 10K resistor along side it. <br />
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    Is there anyway that future versions could have a provision for current limiting resistors, for analog electronics?

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