Alps SKCC Cream

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Alps SKCC Cream
Alps SKCC Cream -- variants table.jpg
Manufacturer Alps Electric
Family Alps SKCC series
Switch type Linear
Sense method Metal leaf
Actuation force ca. 70 gf
Switch mount Plate mount

Alps SKCC Cream is a switch in the Alps SKCC series.

Description

The return spring in SKCC Cream (black switchplate) is 10.9 mm long, of 0.22 mm gauge wire, and has 9 active turns. This is virtually identical to the spring in black switchplate Alps SKCC Tall Cream, indicating that they do indeed differ solely in keystem height.

Based on non-scientific keystem-to-keystem testing, SKCC Green appears to be 60 gf, so with the 11:9 free turn ratio of the Cream and Green return springs, the heavier SKCC Cream would be in the region of 70 gf actuation.

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References

  1. Deskthority — Keyboard mystery: Alps 12KC018A for TRS-80 Model III