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Switch collection Alps spring bridge


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Specifications

Manufacturer Alps Electric Co., Ltd.
Series Spring bridge
Behaviour Linear
Signalling type Metal contact
Switch mount Plate
Keycap mount Proprietary
In production No
Work done No
Last audited 2019-05-12

Figures

Acquired 2
Given away 0
Sold 0
Remaining 2
Of which broken 1

Notes

This is a bridge contact switch, using a very light, gold-plated spring as the bridge. The spring fits into a lateral recess in the slider, and will fall out if the switch is opened.

The bridge spring readily becomes distorted if you attempt to reassemble the switch with the keycap fitted. To reassemble the switch, first remove the keycap and external return spring (this takes a lot of force), and then remove the slider. Place the spring into the slider, and then insert the slider into the base. At this point, the lid can be replaced. Attempting to insert the spring and hold it in place while the slider is still in the base is effectively impossible: the slider must be removed first.

Consignments

Source Consignment Quantity Line Notes
CMIM - STRONIC Consignment the 163rd 1 (NOS) KEYBOARD SWITCHES ARRS / APPS
CMIM - STRONIC Consignment the 171st 1 (NOS) Replacement as I bent the fragile spring in the first one while trying to reassemble it.