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V2- standard configuration

V2 - standard configuration

V2 - Push Kit (optional)

V2 - Push Kit installed

Vortex vs. V2

Vortex vs. V2

Sample V2 instruction sheet

V2 dimensions


.: Oscar Controls V2 spinner

The V2 is the latest spinner from Oscar Controls!

Building on similar design principles of the highly successful Vortex, the V2 is a reduced-sized version of the Vortex with the ability to support upgrade kits (see below).


.: Features

The V2 frame is extremely durable and rigid due to its all steel box construction. The hi-resolution encoder wheel makes the V2 very responsive, little to no adjustments to the MAME settings are required for perfect gameplay.

Frame – The V2 frame can be completely disassembled by removing four screws. This allows for better access to the spinner for installation of an “upgrade kit”. The entire frame is finished in a gloss black cathodic acrylic electrocoat for life-long protection.

Flywheel – The V2 flywheel is machined from solid aluminum. The 2” diameter flywheel is taller than the Vortex’s, but the mass is identical. This gives the spinner the same “weight” as the Vortex in a smaller package.

Shaft – The hardened shaft on the V2 is fully adjustable for wood or metal control panels. To change the mounting depth of the spinner, simply loosen the two screws on the flywheel, adjust the shaft, and tighten the screws.

Bearings – The removable upper bearing on the V2 is the same as used on the Vortex, while the lower bearing is press-fit directly into the frame.

Optic Board – The V2 ships with the Oscar Controls Universal Optic Board. This optic board is compatible with the Ultimarc Opti-PAC and MiniPAC, Hagstrom ME4, and the optional USB mouse interface (see order page).


.: Kits

Push Kit

This kit is available separately and comes with detailed installation instructions. The Push Kit includes everything you need to add a switch to the bottom of the shaft to add a push-button effect by depressing the spinner knob.


.: Connection to encoder interface

The connection header on the V2 has 4 pins labeled:


The +5V and GND pins are to be wired to your encoder's similarly labeled connections.  The S1 & S2 pins are to be wired to your encoder's signal input connections (X1 & X2 for the Opti-PAC,  A3 & B3 for the Hagstrom ME4, etc).  A receptacle connector is included with the Vortex spinner for making the wire connections.  A small, flat head screwdriver is all that is required for inserting the wires into the connector.  Recommended wire size is 22 gauge stranded.

When using the Vortex spinner with the Ultimarc Opti-PAC, ensure the interface's polarity jumper is set to Active Lo for maximum performance.


.: USB Mouse interface

The optional USB mouse interface allows the V2 spinner to be connected directly to your PC's USB port.  The USB mouse interface is compatible with Windows98/Me/2000/XP.

The V2 may be used on either the x- or y-axis with the USB mouse interface, and it also supports axis-reversing.


.: Installation

The V2 is designed for extremely easy installation.  Only a single hole in your control panel is necessary (approximately 3/8" diameter) for the shaft to protrude through.  Screws to attach the frame to the underside of your control panel are all that is required.

Recommended clearance allowance for installation:  3 3/8" x 2" x 2 3/4" deep (without Push Kit).




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