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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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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

Other (2)[edit]

ID Switch
OF1 i-Rocks switch