Gaote PG150 series
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|Switch type||Clicky; tactile; linear|
|Sense method||Metal leaf|
|Keycap mount||Cherry MX mount|
|Switch mount||Plate mount and PCB mount|
|Website||www.cngaote.com/cnchanpin/cnchanpin 374 1 en.html|
PG150 series is a series of Cherry MX clone switches from Gaote. PG150 series is divided up into a number of sub-series, including: "MX" (monochrome LEDs), "RGB" (RGB LED slot with clear top, and formerly with an all-black shell) and SMD (clear top, white base). PG150 series switches have been sold unbranded, OTM-branded, Noppoo-branded and Outemu-branded.
Gaote switches can be ordered from Alibaba, a well-known B2B website.
Part numbers take the form PG150LNN, where L is the colour (B = black, R = red, Q = blue, T = brown ("tea"), and NN is the sub-series number. Not all combinations of sub-series and colour are illustrated on the Gaote/Outemu website.
Variants of this series include:
These switches are listed on the Gaote website and on HKTDC. They are branded "OTM" and come in four varieties.. These are known by their full name Outemu, which is displayed on the switch housing. Various keyboards now use this switch such as the E-Element 104 RGB.
Noppoo are said to have "spent 1.5 years developing their own switches". These switches are similar to the OTM switches and are believed to have also been made by Gaote. These switches are unbranded, and the overall design is closer to real Cherry MX switches than the OTM variants or the better-known Kaihua PG1511 series. The upper shell and base are not interchangeable with Cherry MX switches. There are noticeable differences compared to Cherry MX; in particular, the four corner holes that are used to release the plate retention clips are missing.
There are four different colours: black, brown, red and blue; the switch feel and colours correspond to the Cherry MX series.
The switches in Noppoo keyboards don't have fixing pins. Variants with fixing pins to fit PCB-mounted do exist.
- Noppoo Lolita87 (Noppoo variant)
- Noppoo Lolita87 LED (Noppoo variant)
- Some GH60 ("red")[Citation needed]
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