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 SKCM Blue, Alps SKCM White, Cherry MX Blue, Taiwan white and black shaft, White Mitsumi miniature mechanical, SMK Alps mount clicky[1]
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