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Switch collection Alps SKCL Yellow (red LED)

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Manufacturer Alps Electric Co., Ltd.
Part number SKCLFQ
Behaviour Linear
Signalling type Metal contact
Switch mount Plate
Keycap mount Alps
Constituent parts 11
In production No
Work done Yes
Deskthority wiki Alps SKCL Yellow


Source Consignment Quantity Line Notes
AliExpress::PO potential Consignment the 65th 40 (NOS) 20/lot new brand JAPAN al-ps Keypads&…


Acquired 40
Given away 7
Sold 8
Remaining 25


SKCLFQ is the red LED version of SKCLAR. The base includes two adaptations for LEDs over normal SKCL switches: a) LED holes, b) a recessed area in the front securing tab to give extra clearance for the LED, which protrudes from its slot at the front of the switch.

This batch of switches is surprisingly tactile, with a long, smooth tactile curve more like membrane buckling spring than the sharp point of Cherry MX. Comparing this with used SKCLAR switches, the tactility in the latter is barely noticeable. This distinct difference in tactility strengthens the theory that the switchplate is responsible for the difference between blue (SKCMAG) and white (SKCMAQ) complicated Alps.


Destination Date Quantity Disposition
Thomas Ran (UK) 2016-01-20 2 Gift
seebart (DE) 2017-01-31 2 Gift
macboarder (NO) 2017-09-20 7 Sale
Quentin P (US) 2017-11-17 1 Sale
HaaTa (US) 2017-11-17 3 Gift

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View full size image Revised base design with LED holes
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