You might remember from my previous posts that I experienced a chirping with my Black Lotus switches that was only fixed by lubing them. I reached out to Divinikey about the problem and I got this back today.
Thanks for reaching out to us and our sincerest apologies for the delayed response! I effectively manage tickets on my own and had taken some time off as my wife and I welcomed our second son. In my absence our team tried their best to reply to tickets, but was obviously unable to get back to everyone. Now that I am back I am working diligently to go through the ticket queue. This is the reason for the massive delay in getting back to you. Normally I would have responded within 2-3 days tops. We’re not trying to make excuses for anything, but would like to provide some context.
Personally I have had issues with my 2 packs of Black Lotus switches as well and have brought up the issue to Carl, one of the co-owners. He is going to reach out to Durock/JWK to see if they have heard anything else. Looking through the tickets there is 1 other person who has reported issues as well. I will provide an update as soon as we hear from Durock.
Mine have been good so far, after a week of work/gaming. Just using them out of the box. How long til yours starting acting up?
They had issues from the start. It’s just a high pitched chirp that you can hear occasionally while typing normally. Once you hear it, you can make it happen by pressing down and rocking the switch.
I don’t know if the issue was ever addressed. But I see they might be using the same molds for the recolors for these Hamani Dango switches. They sure appear similar.
I just got a set of Blue Lotus (the tactile T1 variant of the Black Lotus) switches and I’m noticing the same creaking sounds present in these. Currently unlubed variants.
I changed the spring on one of them to a lubed TX XL 18mm 62g spring and the crinkling sound on bottom out rocking significantly decreased. I’ll have to try this on more of them later but I personally believe that the majority of the crinkling sounds actually come from the spring. Did you lube the stock springs in your Black Lotus’ when you lubed them?
I’m pretty sure I did, but I will try to check. I have another set of 70 that are stock. I can try just lubing the spring and see if that does anything.
I tried the stock spring in the Blue Lotus inside of a lubed and filmed regular JWICK T1 and it has a nasty amount of spring ping. I can’t make it do the same creak noise though, but I suspect that’s due to how the Lotus’ are long pole bottom out instead of stem rail - there’s just less surface area to prevent the stem from wobbling once you have reached the end of the travel range.
But yeah, every Blue Lotus that I’ve tried with a non-stock spring has removed the chirp/crinkle sounds almost entirely.