These Paddle Shift Units are of a single action momentary switched designed specifically for use as paddle shifters in a simulation racing set-up. Tension on these paddle switches is provided by an independant spring that can be changed as needed to adjust the tension of action. A wide range of feel from very soft to very firm actuation can be acheived through the use of different spring tensions, preloading, and travel limits (PS1003 series of parts). The PS1000 comes with a Medium Spring (PS1003_m) standard which provides excellent tactile feel with little finger fatigue over the course of a run and excllent unintended actuation resistance.
These switches are made from lightweight 3K Woven Carbon Garphite plate which exhibit a very high strength to weight ratio. The micro switches employed for use in these switches are rated for over 5 million actuations for a long life span and can be replaced easily if needed. The design of these paddle shift units relieves tension on the micro switch to prevent premature failure.