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Switch collection Xiang Min KSB-C

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Manufacturer Xiang Min Co., Ltd.
Series KSB
Group Alps clones
Part number KSB-C
Behaviour Clicky
Signalling type Metal contact
Switch mount Plate
Keycap mount Alps
In production Yes
Work done Yes
Deskthority wiki Xiang Min KSB series
Last audited 2019-05-12


Acquired 17
Given away 2
Sold 0
Remaining 15


Examination of all three sets of switches suggests that they are the same.

The two sample switches are marked “A08” and “A12” on top. The bases are also alphanumeric.

The remainder of the switches have numeric mould numbering, and use Himake-style bases. The Ducky custom types used a mixture of alphanumeric Xiang Min–style bases and numeric upper shells.

The samples from Xiang Min and the switches from KBParadise all have the characteristic wide notch at the top of the movable contact. The switches from harry ke mostly lack this notch, which is very unusual, although the photos that alps.tw originally provided show both: the opened Filco Zero switch lacks the notches, while the additional photo of the internal parts shows the notch.

There are also three types of movable contact crossbar: curved (typical), straight (less common), and stepped straight, which is a new discovery. It seems that Xiang Min use a variety of suppliers and/or have a variety of moulds and press tools, all with different designs.


Source Consignment Quantity Line Notes
Xiang Min Co., Ltd. Consignment the 6th 2 (new)
AliExpress::harry ke Consignment the 51st 10 (new) Actual switch unknown; Alps clone, ivory slider, with all-over gilded stationary contact, and no fixing pins
KBParadise Consignment the 162nd 5 (new)


Destination Date Quantity Disposition
Thomas Ran (UK) 2016-01-20 2 Gift