I wonder if what kind of stabilizer that Kailh Choc switch keycap use? or do these switches need stabilizer at all?
can anyone with experience with this switch help me?
I feel the urge to make a thin keyboard and Kailh Choc switch immediately comes to mind but I have no experience with this switch
Thanks for reading.
September 23, 2020, 7:16am
Sadly, the answer is “it depends”. The double-shot keycaps that Kailh sells have standard plus-shaped receptacles for the stabilizers:
So standard stabilizers should work, as long as they are adjusted for height. Kailh also has some low-profile stabilizers that match them, which are mounted on the other side of the PCB, so you need room in your design.
The OEM keyboards use something that I consider incredibly cool: stabilizers built into the body of the switch:
Unfortunately I have no idea how you could acquire the modified switch body or the special caps that this uses.
September 23, 2020, 7:18am
You can always go homebrew like I did with my Flounder keyboard:
I do plan to use choc keycap that Kailh sell, I think I will also buy their stabilizer.
btw, your homebrew stab isn’t bad
September 23, 2020, 8:30am
Thanks. It does the job. I couldn’t use their stabilizers, because the goal was to be as flat as possible, and the back of the PCB was supposed to be empty.