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Keyboard–switch database Futaba Second Generation


Details

Manufacturer Futaba

Created by Daniel on 2015-10-18

Timeline

2G Type 2 MX mount lock: 1 1 1
2G Type 2 MX mount: 2 1
Total: 1 2 2
Year: 1990 1991 1992 1993

Warning: Please note that the timeline must not be trusted until a statistically significant number of data points are present.

Switches

Switch Variants Part number Type Usage
Second Generation Type 2 MX mount 5
Second Generation Type 2 MX mount lock 3

Keyboards

Model Year(s) Switches Serial PCB codes Reference Notes
DFK555 (Datacomp) None Futaba 2G Type 2 MX mount deskthority.net
Focus FK-8000 None Futaba 2G Type 2 MX mount
Alps SKCL Yellow (LED; SP:?, L:Y) (lock)
930505604 deskthority.net
ETC Power Glide 105 1990 (IC) Alps SKCM White (pine; scrawly; SP:SW)
Futaba 2G Type 2 MX mount lock (lock)
9202075 deskthority.net Another chip has what could be a 1992 date code, and the serial does begin “1992”. The FCC grantee should be “GM8” not “GMB”, which is a mistake.
FK-8000 (Focus) 1992 (IC)
1992 (case)
Futaba 2G Type 2 MX mount
Alps SKCL Green (LED; SP:LG, L:N) (lock)
Futaba 2G Type 2 MX mount lock (other)
deskthority.net Due to drastic lack of details or photographs, very little is known about this keyboard, so I'm compelled to leave most details blank.
Chicony KB-5191 1992 (IC) Futaba 2G Type 2 MX mount TEF3214896 utensilia.tk
ELSA Notekey-106 1993 (PCB)
1993 (case)
Futaba 2G Type 2 MX mount 921200251 KB-9800 REV-A, 001-09800-001 kbd.rzw.jp
Focus FK-8000 1993 (case) Alps SKCL Yellow (LED; unknown) (lock)
Futaba 2G Type 2 MX mount lock (other)
931101627 deskthority.net The regular switch was never identified; it is a four-tab clone, most likely OA2 considering its age