Chicony KB-5161

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Chicony KB-5161
Chicony KB-5161C -- top.jpg
FCC ID E8H5IKKB-5161
E8H5IKKB-5161A
Manufacturer Chicony
Layouts Asian 101
Keyswitches Alps SKCL Green, Alps SKCM Blue, Alps SKCM White, Cherry MX Blue, Taiwan white and black shaft, White Mitsumi miniature mechanical, SMK Alps mount clicky[1], Futaba MA
Interface XT/AT switchable
Rollover 2KRO (KB-5161)
NKRO (KB-5161A)
Price $89 (1989)[2]

Chicony KB-5161 is a series of keyboards from Chicony. The details below are incomplete and potentially subject to errors.

Variants

KB-5161/5162

Appears to be the 2-key rollover series.

KB-5161C/5162C
Alps SKCM Blue ("ALPS", 1987 PCB)[3]
KB-5161F/5162F
This code refers to at least two different keyboards:

KB-5161A/5162A

N-key rollover series. Keyboards within this series seem to all have an 'A' suffix regardless of switch. This series has its own FCC ID, ending with KB-5161A[7]

Alps SKCM
Alps SKCM Blue; PCB is labeled "KB 5162/5161A ALPS–N KEY"; the case is 489 × 209 × 42 mm and the unit weighs 1.45 kg[7]
Omron B3G-S
Amber Omron B3G-S series switches; PCB is labelled "OMRON N–KEY", and PCB copyright date is 1987[8]
Mitsumi Mechanical
Yellow Mitsumi miniature mechanical switches, unlabelled PCB, copyright date 1987[9]

Gallery

KB-5161A with blue Alps

KB-5161C Mitsumi rev-A with Mitsumi miniature mechanical switches

References