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Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

Posted: 25 Jul 2019, 06:32
by olePigeon
Well then, looks like I have a few more switches to buy and stock up on incase anyone needs some.

If the tall one is indeed a magnetic or hall effect, that'd be nifty. I'll get one and dissect it, see what's inside. It has that clip on it and it does lock like a capslock. I wonder if I remove the clip if it'll work like a regular switch. I guess I'll have to find out.

Thanks for all the help. I'm having fun looking through all these things.

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

Posted: 25 Jul 2019, 13:53
by Noobmaen
I think it's ITW magnetic valve high profile

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

Posted: 28 Jul 2019, 10:51
by Furieux Furet
Hi everyone,

For my first post here, I have a question regarding an old Pendar keyboard from the 90' with the following key switch:
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It’s the first time I see such a mechanical switch (loud and mostly linear by the way). Did you recognize it?

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

Posted: 28 Jul 2019, 13:23
by Muirium
Clare Pendar made plenty of their own switches:

wiki/Category:Clare-Pendar_switches

And indeed:

wiki/Category:Clare/Pendar_switches

I’m only very vaguely aware of them myself. Could be you’ve discovered something undocumented.

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

Posted: 09 Aug 2019, 11:17
by 4sStylZ
Hi,

What is the cherry mount switch on the right who seem’s to bi scissor / butterfly : Image

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

Posted: 09 Aug 2019, 12:25
by Muirium
Cherry mount? The switch on the right with the pale blue stem certainly wouldn’t take Cherry MX caps.

The keyboard is clearly some new thing with the modding market in mind: detachable switches via plate cutouts and PCB support. The three switches actually installed are all modern looking, like something from Gateron and friends. That third switch looks like it could be their answer to Cherry ML. (A question few asked!)

As your image is sourced from https://mykeyboard.eu/ I’d take a good look around there.

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

Posted: 09 Aug 2019, 15:27
by kbdfr
Muirium wrote:
09 Aug 2019, 12:25
Cherry mount? The switch on the right with the pale blue stem certainly wouldn’t take Cherry MX caps. […]
Perhaps "Cherry mount" was intended to refer to the bottom of the switch :lol:

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

Posted: 09 Aug 2019, 17:03
by Muirium
Yes, that was my implication, too! I just fancied a nitpick. The concept of switches which are MX PCB compatible yet cap incompatible seems downright daft to me. Caps are so much more important. A low profile switch can work within that constraint. Think of Cherry’s own M84 for instance!

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

Posted: 13 Aug 2019, 19:47
by 2ter
from some old calculator thing i found in the trash:
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Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

Posted: 22 Sep 2019, 21:37
by ollir
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What are these?
They look like blue Alps to me, but then they don't. I'm no expert on identifying different Alps switches, but the blue Alps should have a slit, right?

source:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33056367437.html

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

Posted: 22 Sep 2019, 22:24
by Lbibass
ollir wrote:
22 Sep 2019, 21:37
Image

What are these?
They look like blue Alps to me, but then they don't. I'm no expert on identifying different Alps switches, but the blue Alps should have a slit, right?

source:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33056367437.html

FD and the folded metal pin for one of the contacts means it is an alps clone.


And you hit it on the head with the lacking slits.

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

Posted: 22 Sep 2019, 23:12
by Chyros
IIRC they are grey Alps (simplified). The lighting just makes them look blue. These pop up from time to time for this reason ;) .

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

Posted: 22 Sep 2019, 23:55
by zrrion
They aren't terrible switches IMO, but they suffer from being in a switch family with way better switches in it, so they are bad vs alps, but good vs MX.

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

Posted: 23 Sep 2019, 02:49
by TheInverseKey
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Can anyone tell me what these are?

Unknown switches.

Posted: 23 Sep 2019, 21:33
by deafrog
Good afternoon guys. I need help with identification of these switches. Any ideas?

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Re: Unknown switches.

Posted: 23 Sep 2019, 22:05
by Findecanor
I think that could be alps.tw Type OD1.

Re: Unknown switches.

Posted: 23 Sep 2019, 22:06
by swampangel

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

Posted: 28 Sep 2019, 22:58
by TheInverseKey
TheInverseKey wrote:
23 Sep 2019, 02:49
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Can anyone tell me what these are?
Back with a teardown of these switches any ideas? Album linked below.

https://imgur.com/a/7MhsJyd

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

Posted: 14 Oct 2019, 01:59
by Morron
Image Could anyone tell me what these switches are? They sit on a nokia / ICL keyboard if that helps!

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

Posted: 14 Oct 2019, 08:41
by Findecanor
So you are that guy bidding on that ICL keyboard I am looking at, huh? I had been hoping that it would go under the radar...
They are called Ericsson switches. The keyboards were made in Bräkne-Hoby at a factory first owned by Facit, then bought by Ericsson Data. It merged into Nokia Data which was later purchased by ICL. ICL was later absorbed into Fujitsu.

In that stabiliser arrangement, one of the switches is a dummy.

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

Posted: 26 Nov 2019, 05:51
by AFistfulOfDells
I was screwing around on taobao a while on back and I found these. What kind of MX clone are they and are they worth the dosh?
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Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

Posted: 26 Nov 2019, 08:19
by cli
AFistfulOfDells wrote:
26 Nov 2019, 05:51
I was screwing around on taobao a while on back and I found these. What kind of MX clone are they and are they worth the dosh?

august.JPG
It looks like Aristotle switches.

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

Posted: 30 Nov 2019, 20:10
by AFistfulOfDells
Haven't heard all that much about them but it's 15$ for a kb's worth so I'll throw the cash at em. Thanks!

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

Posted: 07 Dec 2019, 10:59
by uttindar
Found these on ISNJK-168/268/RB88. They look like wiki/Alps.tw_Type_T8 grey variant but mould numberings are different. Hua-Jie AK-C5/D5 perhaps? Or some other clone?

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Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

Posted: 15 Dec 2019, 01:56
by kralcifer
I have an Acer 6511 that I don't know what type of switch is inside. Can someone please enlighten me?

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Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

Posted: 15 Dec 2019, 04:09
by treeleaf64
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Looks like some kind of space invaders, but I don't know which kind. Sorry for bad image quality, it is from Taobao.
Here is the link
https://market.m.taobao.com/app/idleFis ... rceFlush=1

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

Posted: 15 Dec 2019, 04:11
by treeleaf64
If it's something good, I'm planning to buy it as the mounting plate looks pretty clean.

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

Posted: 15 Dec 2019, 04:17
by PlacaFromHell
treeleaf64 wrote:
15 Dec 2019, 04:11
If it's something good, I'm planning to buy it as the mounting plate looks pretty clean.
First gen space invaders. I have the same keyboard but with different branding. The keyboard itself is a bit cheap-made, but the switches are great.

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

Posted: 15 Dec 2019, 04:27
by treeleaf64
Thank you.

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

Posted: 15 Dec 2019, 04:34
by treeleaf64
Actually, I will probably not buy this, because if it is dirty it will be a nightmare to clean and restore.