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The following page is a key to's Alps and Alps clone switch gallery, providing known switches for's type codes.


Alps SKCL/CM/BL/BM classifications are only those of functionality, not internals or appearance. Pictures given are examples only.

ID Switch
BA1 Complicated clicky (pictured: Alps SKCM White)
BA2 Complicated tactile (pictured: Alps SKCM Orange)
BA3 Complicated damped (pictured: Alps SKCM Cream Damped)
BB1 Simplified clicky (pictured: Alps SKBM White)
BB2 Simplified tactile (pictured: Alps SKBM Black)
BU1 Linear with optional integrated LED (pictured: Alps SKCL Green)

Narrow click leaf clones

Clones with narrow click leaves, typically made of copper.

ID Switch
T1 Type T1: appears to be Hua-Jie AK-CN2
T2 Taiwan Tai-Hao APC series, newer type
T3 Xiang Min KSB-C; Hua-Jie AK-CN2 (2) has identical internals but different mouldings and numbering
T4 Type T4; appears to be a mid-generation Hua-Jie AK-CN2, coming after Type OA2 (single finger, steel leaf) but before the later AK-CN2 (two finger, copper leaf)
T5 Type T5 — possibly a Hua-Jie AK-C5
T6 GA Alps clone (unknown manufacturer)
T7 SFON Alps clone (unknown manufacturer)
T8 Type T8 — possibly a Hua-Jie AK-D5
T9 Type T9

Wide click leaf clones

Clones with wide click leaves made of steel.

ID Switch
OA1 Type OA1 (unknown manufacturer)
OA2 Type OA2 (formerly Simplified Alps Type IV)
OA3 Taiwan Tai-Hao APC series, older type
OA4 Type OA4 — resembles T1 (Hua-Jie AK series), possibly older variant

KPT and clones

ID Switch
OB1 TEC switch
OB5 Type OB5
OC1 KPT switch
OC2 KPT switch
OC3 Unbranded KPT-like switch


ID Switch
OD1 Type OD1
OD2 ATW Alps clone (unknown manufacturer)
OD3 Type OD3

Aruz and clones

ID Switch
OE1 (blue) Aruz switch or clone
OE1 (white) Clone of the Aruz switch

Other (2)

ID Switch
OF1 i-Rocks switch