So I bought this very generic zero delay pcb from Amazon Italy, € 9.99 shipped. https://www.amazon.it/gp/product/B01IQT ... UTF8&psc=1
The package included:
- the PCB
- female/female 5 pin harness to connect the stick
- USB cable
- 13 2-pin cables with small quick disconnects to connect the buttons.
There is no manual in the package but the wiring is pretty obvious.
Up to 12 buttons can be wired. Start and Select are specifically labelled and I believe those must be used for PS3 compatiblity. The PCB also has separate inputs for if you want to connect a Happ-style stick, or a Japanese stick with no 5-pin connector such as the Seimitsu LS-32.
Build quality looks like crap, especially the cables which in a couple of cases were pinched. The cable wires are solid (not stranded) and if you bend them too much it looks like they could break, but crimping is very good. Besides that, my Mac and PC immediately recognize the stick. No apparent lag at all.
The PCB has 4 special buttons: a mode switch to change the joystick mode from digital to analog (the green LED lights up when analog is activated; a turbo switch where you can activate rapid-fire on each single button (frequency is not too fast and looks like it can't be changed); an auto switch which means autofire where a button always fires even when depressed; and a clear button to clear all the turbo and auto settings on each individual button.
The only thing to pay attention to is that the 5-pin connector of the stick must face the buttons as in this pic below, otherwise the inputs will not be arranged correctly. This stick here as you can see is a Sanwa JLF:
Overall I am impressed for the low cost of this product and I think I will buy another for a second stick, I only need PC compatibility now.