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Keyboard–switch database Chicony


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Created by Daniel on 2015-10-23; modified by Daniel on 2016-01-24

Switch series

Switches

Keyboards (as manufacturer)

Model Year(s) Switches Serial PCB codes Reference Notes
SPC KB-5170 None Alps SKCM Blue (unknown)
Alps SKCL Lock (cream; L:N) (lock)
imgur.com The keyboard has no model, but the Chicony OEM product details are clearly visible on one of the feet; using that as the model number for now.
Utopian KB-5160C 1988 (IC) Alps SKCM Blue (SP:LG) 8035676 kbtalking.cool3c.com
ARC KB-5181 1989 (IC) Cherry MX Blue 002110931 KB-5161F/5162F CHERRY SW REV-B kbtalking.cool3c.com Interestingly, the mounting plate is marked “KB-5161A HOSIDEN”: Hosiden switches have yet to be seen in a Chicony keyboard, but this is a a suggestion that they share the same mounting holes with Cherry MX
KB-5191 (unbranded) 1989 (PCB)
1989 (IC)
Cherry MX Blue KB-5191 CHERRY SW REV-? basya.egloos.com
ELSA Notekey-106 1993 (PCB)
1993 (case)
Futaba 2G Type 2 MX mount 921200251 KB-9800 REV-A, 001-09800-001 kbd.rzw.jp
SusTeen KB-9600 1995 (IC) SMK 2G Alps mount click TBNK58 01478 kbd.rzw.jp The case is clearly marked KB-5191R inside; KB-9600 appears to be a re-use of the KB-5191R
IBM KB-6326 1996 (IC)
1996 (label)
Chicony rubber dome square shaft K000713 001-05323-B02 utensilia.tk
IBM KB-7953 1998 (PCB)
1998 (IC)
1998 (label)
Chicony rubber dome round shaft K000244 utensilia.tk Chicony’s name only appears on the IC, but Chicony are known to have been a supplier for IBM.

Keyboards (as brand)

Model Year(s) Switches Serial PCB codes Reference Notes
KB-5182 1989 (IC) Cherry MX Black 99026656 KB-5161F/5162F CHERRY SW REV-A, 32-5161-C001 geekhack.org
KB-5191 1988 (case)
1990 (PCB)
1990 (IC)
Mitsumi Miniature Yellow T01108071 MITSUMI SW REV-B kbd.rzw.jp
KB-5192 1991 (case)
1992 (IC)
Mitsumi Miniature Green (MX mount) TFS3109368 MITSUMI SW REV-A plus.google.com Supposedly (according to the DT wiki) the switches are tactile, but the referenced page does not make any such claims.
KB-5191 1992 (IC) Futaba 2G Type 2 MX mount TEF3214896 utensilia.tk
KB-5311 1993 (IC) Chicony rubber dome round external-clip shaft 001-05311-C01 utensilia.tk
KB-5323 1994 (PCB)
1994 (IC)
Chicony rubber dome square shaft MJ1410777 001-05323-B02 utensilia.tk
KB-7061 1995 (IC)
1995 (case)
Alps SKCM White (bamboo; SP:?, L:Y) T50B008344 001-07001-002, KB-7000M PT VER 1.0 utensilia.tk
KB-5981 1996 (IC) SMK 2G Alps mount click 7A0079 00566 www.youtube.com
KB-2313 1995 (IC)
1996 (PCB)
Chicony rubber dome square shaft 6G751 utensilia.tk
KB-5981 1997 (IC) SMK 2G Alps mount click 7K15800940 deskthority.net
KB-2966 1998 (IC) Chicony rubber dome square shaft 8J13001490 utensilia.tk
KB-7903 1998 (IC) Chicony rubber dome square shaft 8060029194 utensilia.tk
KB-5981 2000 (IC) Aristotle Cherry MX clone 0E09300970 klikkyklik.wordpress.com The lower case reads “KB-5181 BOTTOM CASE … FINISH DATE: 81. 6. 30” (Minguo: 1992) suggesting surplus parts left over from the KB-5181
KB-7906 2000 (IC)
2001 (PCB)
Chicony rubber dome square shaft C103016515 utensilia.tk
KB-9810 2001 (PCB) Chicony rubber dome square shaft (inner ridges) ASS'Y: 602-09810-A01, E88653(S) utensilia.tk
KB-9885 2003 (PCB) Chicony rubber dome square shaft 4B02600005B utensilia.tk