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Definitive Omron Switch Guide for Mice

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Leslieann:

--- Quote from: MajorKoos on Sun, 30 May 2021, 00:53:34 ---The soldering was pretty simple.

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It looks simple...
The switches are only rated for, at most, 260c but your iron is usually set at 350c in order to get the solder to flow.

It only takes an extra second or two too long or even go from one pin to the next too soon and the switch gets damaged. It's really easy to do and what I suspected happened on Optimum Tech when he claimed they sounded different.

MajorKoos:

--- Quote from: Leslieann on Sun, 30 May 2021, 03:07:25 ---
--- Quote from: MajorKoos on Sun, 30 May 2021, 00:53:34 ---The soldering was pretty simple.

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It looks simple...
The switches are only rated for, at most, 260c but your iron is usually set at 350c in order to get the solder to flow.

It only takes an extra second or two too long or even go from one pin to the next too soon and the switch gets damaged. It's really easy to do and what I suspected happened on Optimum Tech when he claimed they sounded different.

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Had the same thing happen in the past with Zealios by letting them get too hot.
I don't re-use any microswitches I de-soldered because they're probably ruined after the heat they soaked up during removal.

Putting in the new ones I use a light touch with the soldering iron and take my time between points to let the PCB soak up and dissipate some of that heat.
I also try not to touch the pin directly with the tip of the iron, but rather heat the pad on the PCB and let the solder flow into the gap.
4 sprung duck technique.

metalkeyboards:
Is mouse modding/building going to be  as big as keeeb building?

Leslieann:

--- Quote from: metalkeyboards on Wed, 07 July 2021, 13:46:37 ---Is mouse modding/building going to be  as big as keeeb building?

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I replaced mouse switches before i replaced keyboard switches.
Asus had hot swapable switches before keyboards had hot swap.

Will it ever be as big? Absolutely not.
There's not many switches and very little variance between them so doing it is usually only done because they failed, not for personalization.

If you want to take it a step further into a hardcore custom, keyboards are a simple on/off flat design, relatively crude by modern mouse standards to be honest and yet cheaper in general. Keyboards are not only an older tech, but they've really not had the improvements mice have had. We had IBM Model Ms and Cherry MX before mice got rid of the ball, added a 3rd button or even had a scroll wheel. Modern mice have acceleration, focus, tracking, anti-lag (far more data is sent), crazy 3d shapes, scroll (a hassle to program with common firmware) and that's before you even get started on wireless which is far more popular on mice than keyboards. The best way I can explain how far apart they are is this, modern keyboards are like a 1930's hot rod, old school tech with some new parts thrown in to modernize it and make it faster, while awesome and very cool they're still very crude and repairable in your garage with common tools. By comparison a modern wireless mouse is more like a brand new Ferrari hypercar, you don't mess with it unless you have a trained tech and 5 computers connected to it.

smolid:
According to the datasheet the -01 marking refers to models which are rated to work at 0.1A instead of more general purpose non -01 models. I would guess that the -01 is more suitable for computer mice.
https://omronfs.omron.com/en_US/ecb/products/pdf/en-d2f.pdf

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