Alps SKCL Compact
|Sense method||Metal leaf|
|Keycap mount||Alps mount|
|Switch mount||Plate mount|
Alps SKCL Compact is a provisional name for a companion switch to the Alps SKCL/SKCM series. The part number is not known, nor is whether it was classed as part of the SKCL/SKCM series; by 1994, it was no longer listed in the Alps catalogue.
The switch has a reduced front-to-back depth of around two-thirds of that of a full-sized switch, leading to the misnomer of "half-Alps". The switch shell has room only for a standard design switchplate, and the slider is offset to the back of the switch. As result, this is a linear switch only.
The switch is not keycap-compatible with normal Alps switches.
The switch is used in keyboards with reduced-size function keys.
- Apple Macintosh Portable, ISO version (just the enter key)
- Costar CSK-1101P
- IBM 5140 Convertible keyboard
- Some Magnavox VideoWriter keyboards
- Sharp MZ-6500
- Sharp X68000 keyboard
- Xerox JD-2 Docutech 135 keyboard
IBM JX-JW 6343690 function key switches
- Deskthority — Costar CSK-1101P: Compact Layout, Omron Switches
- Flickr — Macintosh Portable Keyboard with Keys Removed
- ちゃたりたいね — IBM 5140 Convertible Dated 2012-10-13. Retrieved 2015-07-21.
- Atelier Silencium — 試作室 Dated 2003-07-22. Retrieved 2015-07-21.
- Geekhack — SHARP X68000 keyboard converter Dated 2012-03-24. Retrieved 2015-07-21.
- Deskthority — Xerox with Tactile Green Alps