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Switch collection Alps SKCL Grey

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Manufacturer Alps Electric Co., Ltd.
Part number SKCLAQ
Behaviour Linear
Signalling type Metal contact
Switch mount Plate
Keycap mount Alps
Constituent parts 10
In production No
Work done Yes
Deskthority wiki Alps SKCL Grey
Last audited 2019-05-05


Acquired 12
Given away 7
Sold 1
Remaining 4


The slider on these switches is a pale grey that can almost be mistaken for white in some photos; simplified grey Alps uses a much darker shade of grey.

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View full size image Most of the 12 switches I received lack the Alps logo on the bottom; this has already been demonstrated in SKCMAQ by alps.tw, and his example also had the centre dimple that is present in all of mine that lack the logo.
View full size image Top comparison of switches with and without the logo; the top branding remains the same and the switches look identical.
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View full size image Partial disassembly


Source Consignment Quantity Line Notes
AliExpress::PO potential Consignment the 72nd 12 (NOS) Five extra to cover unavailable “infrequent yellow” switches.


Destination Date Quantity Disposition
seebart (DE) 2017-01-31 1 Gift
subcat (AU) 2017-02-06 1 Gift
alh84001 (HR) 2017-02-08 1 Gift
HaaTa (US) 2017-11-17 2 Gift
Aaron Waldorf (US) 2018-03-28 1 Swap
J R (UK) 2018-09-07 1 Swap
alpscollector (SG) 2019-03-11 1 Sale