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Gateron KS-3 linear switches
Gateron KS-3 linear switches
Gateron KS-3 linear switches
Gateron KS-3 linear switches
Gateron KS-3 linear switches
Gateron KS-3 linear switches
Gateron KS-3 linear switches
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Gateron KS-3 linear switches

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There are 3 different varieties of KS-3 switches sold here, be sure to select the one you'd like from the Switch Type box and quantity selector.  Read about them below!

Best variations of these linear switches. They greatly benefit from films and are by far the smoothest Gateron switches/housings aside from Inks v1.

A very well priced but often hard to get hold of switches.  Pros have new stem molds to reduce wobble and a new lube technique that is getting rave reviews.

Yellows are linears switches weighted in between reds and blacks, and are well loved due to the spring and feel, especially once lubed. 

Reds are linears switches with lighter weight springs, and I've come to really enjoy typing on light linears.

Gateron Linjär and N1S switches are re-colours of the KS-3 for example. The fixing pins (for PCB-mounting) are somewhat wider than Cherry MX, giving a tighter fit. Supports two-pin LED's only.

Yellow (full nylon black housing)

  • no factory lube has been applied (specially requested and verified)
  • POM stem
  • black nylon top and bottom
  • linear
  • stainless steel springs
  • actuation 55g
  • bottom out 63.5g
  • pre-travel 2.00mm
  • total travel 4.00mm
  • 5-pin PCB mount (can be "downgraded" to 3-pin with side cutters)

Yellow (PC/nylon mix "milky" housing)

  • light factory lube (oil) applied
  • POM stem (new mold to reduce wobble)
  • PC/nylon "milky" top and bottom
  • linear
  • stainless steel springs
  • actuation 55g
  • bottom out 63.5g
  • pre-travel 2.00mm
  • total travel 4.00mm
  • 5-pin PCB mount (can be "downgraded" to 3-pin with side cutters)

Red (PC/nylon mix "milky" housing)

  • light factory lube (oil) applied
  • POM stem (new mold to reduce wobble)
  • PC/nylon "milky" top and bottom
  • linear
  • stainless steel springs
  • actuation 45g
  • pre-travel 2.00mm
  • total travel 4.00mm
  • 5-pin PCB mount (can be "downgraded" to 3-pin with side cutters)