Akko’s first 5-pin linear switches with POM/PC/PA structure; and are part of the CS series. They have an 18mm extension spring; fortified PA bottom case; and are not lubed.
Collaborated with Bilibili influencer XCJZ;
- Type: Linear
- Pre-Travel: 1.9 ± 0.3mm
- Total Travel: 4.0 - 0.5mm
- End Force: 50gf ± 5gf
- Operating Force: 43gf ± 5gf
About the Switches
- Linear switch. These have a smooth keypress with no tactile bump.
- Stem: POM
- Top: polycarbonate (PC)
- Bottom: polyamide (PA is a type of nylon)
- PCB mount.
- 5 pin
- Packaged in a tray with cardboard slip cover.
- Designed in collaboration with Bilibili influencer XCJZ and Akko.
- Sold in units of 45.
A keyboard switch is the little component that sits underneath the keycap and connects to the keyboard PCB. On a mechanical keyboard, every key has its own switch.
How many switches do I need?
For common sizes, here are some estimates (these can vary slightly by keyboard model):
- Full-size (100%): 104
- TKL (Tenkeyless): 87
- 75%: 81
- 65%: 68
- 60%: 61
We recommend buying enough to fill your board, with some extra to spare.
For more switch basics, read our Switches 101 article on Keyboard University →