Panasonic FS-JH1
This page was last modified 22:13, 24 February 2018 by Mars2000you. Based on work by Rderooy and Sd snatcher and others.

Description

The Panasonic FS-JH1 is a steering wheel sold in Japan, which included the Konami racing game A1 Spirit. Two operating modes can be selected, Steering wheel or joystick. The later to support other racing games. There is a connector at the back which appears to be provided for optional pedals, which it would seem were never released.

The connector on the back is a DIN connector with the text トリガーA、B入端子 which translates to "Trigger A, B input terminal".

A1 Spirit is a slightly modified version of F-1 Spirit adapted for use with the steering wheel.

The product name is 'Joy Handle'. Official price was ¥ 19,800.

Its handle looks strikingly similar, if not identical, to the Sega Handle Controller. Maybe Hori produced both controllers as OEM, first for Panasonic and later a more compact version for Sega.

Unfortunately, the protocol used by this controller when set to analog mode is yet unknown, not even if it's the same protocol used by the Sega Handle Controller.

Gallery

Panasonic FS-JH1 packaging
Panasonic FS-JH1
Panasonic FS-JH1 box
Panasonic FS-JH1 back
Panasonic FS-JH1 back connector
Panasonic FS-JH1 right side
Panasonic FS-JH1 SN label
Panasonic FS-JH1 underside
Panasonic FS-JH1 manuals