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New Noble trigger potentiometers for Gamecube controllers, high-friction batch *pre-lubricated*

Noble

€3,00
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SKU:
Ntrig-hfpl
Condition:
New
Availability:
International priority: ships within my next batch (once every 1-2 weeks), delivery within 2-4 weeks of ordering. FedEx Connect Plus: ships within 2 days of ordering, delivery usually takes 5-9 days from point of ordering.
Weight:
1.00 Grams
Minimum Purchase:
2 units
Maximum Purchase:
5000 units
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New original potentiometers for Gamecube controller triggers, sourced from Noble directly.

If you have analog trigger issues such as the "lightshield bug" in Melee, where after letting go of the trigger, the lightshield only dissipates slowly, and you often roll accidentally after L-cancels, replacing your worn trigger potentiometers with new ones will make your controller read your inputs as accurately as when it was new again.

These are batches that have rather high friction and are thus sold at a discount. High friction can cause sluggish return, especially when coupled with very low-resistance trigger springs. I've measured these batches (B303BS, B303BX, B303Ba and B303BS) to range from 15-21 gf resistance, which is usually smooth enough for stock trigger springs (usually 120-130 gf spring resistance) and sometimes also for slightly cut springs (down to 105 gf spring resistance, which is equal to 1-1.5 loops cut off).

Applying Deoxit F100L FaderLube lubricant helped in my testing in bringing down the mechancial resistance from an average 17.5 gf to 14.5 gf. While that is still higher than in top tier Noble batches or Alps trigger potentiotemeters (black sliders), it's enough of an improvement to make them suitable for slightly cut springs. This difference is shown in the measurements graphs spreadsheet diagram. I recommend always lubricating these batches of Noble potentiometers with F100L, regardless of whether the springs are cut or not. The potentiometers for sale here are all pre-lubricated by me for this reason. If you prefer to lubricate them by yourself and want to order 50 pieces or more, please send me a message here, on Twitter or an email. Unit prices are 0.5€ lower that way, which in most cases won't be worth the added labour on your end compared to buying them pre-lubricated from me. (You can also simply specify in the order comment that you want to buy them unlubed and I'll refund the corresponding amount.)

Noble trigger potentiometers tend to last the longest compared to other types, and there's a possibility that as long as you are using these batches with sufficiently strong springs and lube the potentiometers, the increased tension (which causes the higher mechanical resistance / friction) actually makes them have a longer lifespan than lower resistance batches. Still, right now this is just speculation and I have no data to back this up.
More detailed information: https://twitter.com/KadanoB/status/1455886787726004227

Necessary tools: good soldering station, solder, desoldering pump or braid.

Packed in a small bag inside of a bigger box, with padding to prevent damage or disassembly during shipping.

You are paying for the potentiometers only, teaching soldering skills is not included in the price. Please check out soldering tutorials on Youtube and practice on cheap T1 or third party Gamecube controllers before soldering on more expensive controllers or components.