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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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