How to Care for Single Axis Joysticks

As an operator, you understand how critical it is to keep your single axis joysticks in good working order. A controller with stuck buttons or a joystick that won’t rotate properly can completely ruin your day. You don’t want to keep investing in a new joystick every now and then. To prolong its life and extend its dependability, you need to give it the best care. You will want to make sure you use the following tips when caring for your joysticks.

Unplug the joystick when not in use

When using a ruggedized joystick, you need to unplug it when leaving for the day. Too many individuals make the mistake of keeping their single axis joysticks connected and then placing them off to the side of the console. It is also common for operators to wrap the cables around the controller and leave it that way for an extended period while it is still plugged in. You should avoid doing this since it puts too much strain on the cord and also impacts the use cycle. This will cause it to cease working correctly before its time.

Keep it clean

You should clean your desktop controller on a regular basis. If you use it on a daily basis, you should get it cleaned at least once a week. This will prevent the accumulation of oils and grime around the joystick and the controller’s numerous buttons. Using a little alcohol wipe and rubbing it all over your joystick is one of the simplest ways to keep it clean. Do this without connecting it to the console. You can also use the alcohol wipe on the controller cord, but not on the connector end that connects to the console.

Go easy on the joystick and buttons

Too many people become so engrossed in work that they start adding more pressure on the buttons and joysticks. At times this happens due to fatigue or frustration. Even though it may appear that applying more force to the controller may help, it will not. The joystick can only move so far, and the buttons can only be pushed down so far. The more pressure you put on them, the more likely they are to snap. Over time, you will undoubtedly notice that the buttons no longer fully depress or that the joystick is looser than before.

With those suggestions in mind, maintaining the condition of your gaming controller should be rather simple. If your desktop controller needs to be replaced, you can get one from an online electronics retailer. At Ruffy Controls, Inc. we take great pride in being one of the most dependable suppliers of all types of joysticks. Take some time to go through our catalogue.

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