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Offline nanovolt

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KaiLH low profile caps?
« on: Mon, 11 February 2019, 06:11:22 »
this is the switch that puzzles me



I could not find its caps in Taobao.
I also could not find its datasheet in KaiLH website
http://www.kailh.com/en/Products/Mechanical_keyboard_switch/165.html

they must be very unpopular? or stupid expensive?

I saw them here
https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?&id=561054527191
« Last Edit: Mon, 11 February 2019, 06:15:20 by nanovolt »
join the resistance, it is called ... "the ohmmmmmmmmmm"

Offline nanovolt

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Re: KaiLH low profile caps?
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 12 February 2019, 05:18:56 »
After reading more posts here
I shall self answer the noob question
they are in https://novelkeys.xyz/collections/keycaps/products/kailh-low-profile-keycaps-with-legends

but I was intending to make order from TB  :(
I guess nobody know of any stores in TB
join the resistance, it is called ... "the ohmmmmmmmmmm"

Offline 4sStylZ

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Re: KaiLH low profile caps?
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 12 February 2019, 06:22:28 »
Two years ago I get mines directly from Bella Hwang who work for Kailh directly on skype and I paid by paypal,

I think it’s a commercial account and not a real name but I can say that this was 100% safe and 100% weird :p.

Here is some information for contact it :

live:2eeb8898da74e5f8
 Bella Hwang 
Marketing Representative
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Dongguan Kaihua Electronics Co., Ltd
No.1. Lindong #2 Road. Tangxia Town. Dongguan. Guangdong.CN
Cell: +86-135-8080-3551
Tel :0769-87915858- 8340
Fax :0769-87915848   
Skype:13580803551
E-mail:  sales12@kailh.com

Price were :

The exw price is 200*0.23USD=46USD (100 brown, 100 red switch)
Two set keycap is 2*5USD=10USD (1 set of white keycaps, 1 set of black keycaps without labels printed)
The freight to France is 22USD.

By the way I have also paid some tax (20€) and the total ammount for all of this was 90€ I think.

Now I need stabilizers for them lol…
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Re: KaiLH low profile caps?
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 12 February 2019, 08:26:47 »
Data for the "Choc" switches here: http://www.kailh.com/en/Products/Ks/CS/
For the even smaller "Mini Choc": http://www.kailh.com/en/Products/Ks/NotebookS/647.html

But what's really missing are stabilisers and the contoured low-profile caps as are on the keyboards from Havit, Dareu and Sharkoon.
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Offline nanovolt

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Re: KaiLH low profile caps?
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 16 February 2019, 10:02:55 »
thanks for the replies peeps

@4sStylZ
the direct purchase info is useful tyvm

i found some more time to use different search terms in chinese (taobao)
TB ID 576466247445, complete set chocs 104 lettered keys looks ANSI, it says 2 shot passes LED light. but unverified. the ALT key is 1.5RU
TB ID 579756325315, single 1RU blank opaque caps.

i also found an english version of the KaiHua chinese website, this site has all the pdf specs. yay !
https://www.kailhswitch.com/

@Findecanor
mini chocs !

the normal LP appears to be 1350 (15x15mm). matches MX PCB pin and stud
the mini LP appears to be 1232 (14.5x13.5mm). does not use MX pin/stud (and no keycap selection on TB stores)
I have been considering to completely omit stabilizers (if using LP design) and use only 1RU caps, except for maybe the "enter" key
join the resistance, it is called ... "the ohmmmmmmmmmm"