Alps SKCL Grey
|Family||Alps SKCL/SKCM series|
|Supersedes||Alps SKCL Cream|
|Sense method||Metal leaf|
|Actuation force||0.882 N|
|Keycap mount||Alps mount|
|Switch mount||Plate mount|
Alps SKCL Grey, or grey Alps, is a linear switch in the "complicated" Alps SKCL/SKCM series. The switch is heavier than Alps SKCL Yellow, and is the replacement switch for Alps SKCL Cream. This switch was commonly used in Zenith keyboards for the space bar.
This switch was present in the 1994 Alps catalogue.
- Zenith 163-73 (space bar, alongside SKCL Yellow)
- Zenith Z-150 (space bar, alongside SKCL Yellow)
- Zenith ZKB-2 (space bar, alongside SKCL Yellow)
- SGI Button Box[Citation needed]
The switches below come from a batch of NOS switches from an unknown source; some switches have the expected Alps logo on the base, and some do not. From the top, these variants look the same; only the base is affected by this mistake. White Alps has already been seen without a base logo, and these pine grey switches also exhibit this characteristic.