ATW Alps clone

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ATW Alps clone
Manufacturer Unknown
Switch type Clicky
Sense method Metal leaf
Keycap mount Alps mount
Switch mount PCB mount

ATW Alps clone refers to an Alps clone identifiable by its characteristic "ATW" branding on both the top and base.

Unlike most clones, the internals are related to that of the KPT switch, with an identical wide copper click leaf and a similar contact mechanism. Like with KPT and the older SMK vintage linear on which it seems to have been based, a raised block on the slider keeps the contacts apart at rest, instead of the slider pressing them closed.




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