Newly revised with a whole new look for 2021. The button box now features a piano black front face with a proprietary weave pattern and raised graphics. A sheet of white printed clear decals is included to label every button function with a finished professional look. Inspired by the dashboards of real race cars, this horizontal programmable button box will add authenticity to your sim racing rig. Everything starts with a metal back housing and race-car-inspired buttons and toggle switches, the goal was to build a switch panel for your simulator that would be true to form to what you could cut out of an actual race car. This racing toggle switch panel offers up to 36 functions including the brake bias valve knob. Our programmable race car switch panel boxes allow you to map various functions in the game to any button, switch or knob on the panel. From the in-game controllers configuration screen you simply select the function you want to map, such as engine start for example, and then move the button, switch or knob you want to set it to and viola, that button now starts the engine.
Safety Toggle Switches
The safety toggle switches of this simulator panel incorporate a latching toggle switch just as in a real race car. These types of switches are commonly mapped to functions like ignition or pit lane speed limiter since these are functions that are on or off and you do not want to accidentally hit these. A common problem with these types of switches is they get out-of-sync with the game. For example, you may enter a practice session with the switch in the down (off) position, but the game starts the practice session with the speed limiter on. Other button boxes require you to exit the session and then flip the switch to the up (on) position before entering the practice session again. Our intelligent button boxes include a feature that allows you to correct this without leaving the race session.
Two-Way Toggle Switches
Real race cars commonly have toggle switches for many functions and this button box is no different. Six two-way toggle switches let you can map various functions more intuitively. In fact, with a simple programming procedure you can convert any two-way toggle to function as a one-way toggle for even more flexibility. Some toggles are positioned to operate left-to-right to be more intuitive to use.
Tactile Push Buttons
Push buttons are the easiest types of buttons to use and can be mapped to functions you use often. The buttons on this simulator button box have an unmistakable tactile feel so even activating them with gloves is easy. As with all buttons and switches used in the construction of the button panel, these buttons are easy to find by feeling your way around them.
This is where things become interesting. Encoders are a unique type of knob. We have all used them since most home and car stereos use them for volume controls and many other functions. They are commonly mapped to functions that have opposites such as increase/decrease, next/previous, left/right and up/down. What makes our encoders unique is that they are multi-function encoders. Similar to how a car stereo has one knob that is used to tune the radio station, adjust, bass, treble, balance, fader and other functions, the encoders on this button panel are capable of multiple functions as well. With this new multi-function encoder we can combine chat volume, spotter volume and radio channel all on one encoder knob.
Brake Bias Knob
Real race cars use large adjustment knobs to change the brake bias. This button panel is no different. The large know is easy to grab and turn and the tactile notches make it easy to know how far the bias has been changed. In addition, brake bias adjustments typically require several turns of the knob to reduce sensitivity and help the driver make fine adjustments. The knob on this USB switch panel is no different. We allow the user to electronically adjust the sensitivity of the knob so one increment of brake bias can require as little as just a nudge on the knob or as much as a full turn, and several settings in between. The choice is yours.
Designed for Labels
The RACEpro programmable race car button boxes are designed with labeling in mind. The buttons and switches are spaced apart to provide plenty of space for labels, whether you create your own DIY switch labels or use our professional pre-printed labels with white lettering. Each racing toggle switch panel includes 154 pre-printed labels that fit perfectly into the face panel and make for a professional appearance.
Multiple Mounting Options
We have designed to button panel to have versatile mounting capabilities. The rear of the simulator racing toggle switch panel box includes two sets of VESA 100x100 layouts. You can easily attach fixed monitor mounts to place the button panel within easy reach using #8 sheet metal screws. Ricmotech offers some mounting brackets shown below or you can use whatever fits your application best. The attached 10 foot (3meter) USB cable is long enough to give you the freedom to mount this button box within easy reach.