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120x Custom Cherry MX Springs (3-Pack)

120x Custom Cherry MX Springs (3-Pack)

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This is a great deal for anyone wanting to experiment with different springs. I just signed up for two orders, getting all six weights.
Someone told me that to replace springs you would have to solder, but couldn't I just pull the tops off of the switches and put in the new springs(my switches' tops can be easily pulled off)?
earichmond
if you already know you're able to open up your switches without desoldering them, you'll be fine. Not all top plates allow this, and in those kinds of keyboards you would have to desolder the switches.
earichmond
If your switches are PCB mounted without a plate holding them in, then yes this is true. If there is a plate, you can only open the switches if there are cut outs on the left and right of the switch. You may also only open gateron or cherry switches this way. Kailh and Outemu switches cannot be opened while soldered to a board. They have a different closing clip from the Gats and Cherry's.
It is possible sometimes to force a switch open accidentally, but you will have a very hard time putting it back in if you have a plate. The only 100% guaranteed way to open a switch on a plate mount is to desolder it from the PCB first.
So what these do is let you change the actuation force of A switch but not the switch style, without having to swap the entire switch?
Shea
Yes. Though you will need to open the switch, which depending on your keyboard may be hard or easy. These are especially useful if you are building a keyboard from scratch and therefore have all your switches off the board and easy to open.
I'm not sure how useful this drop is at this price. I can already order similar springs for 0.04$/ea on AliExpress in any quantity I might need.
seaQueue
US vendors are typically in the 10-15 range for 100 springs, so these are reasonable, working out at around 5.55 per hundred springs.
WHERE'S MY 150G SPRING YO?
I think these would sell much better if they were explicitly listed out in bottom out weights as has become the standard everywhere else. It's very hard to compare these spring weights against competing but well known ones for the Sprit style springs that OCo sells for example.
This leads to reluctance as it's difficult to comparison shop.
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What I'm confused about is why it's different for different switch types. I've never seen that before.
yanfali
My guess would be that they're taking into account the extra force needed to overcome the tactile bump for the clicky switches, I can't think of any other reason why it would be listed that way. Someone by all means correct me if I'm wrong.
I agree though, it is really confusing and it would be nice if things were clearer in the description.
You can get gold plated springs for cheaper than this and shipped in a day. Just not worth it.
Alex00322
Where? Keep in mind this is a three pack, it's not for a single set.
Alex00322
Good ones are typically 15usd for 100 at OCO. Link please.
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Is there a fundamental difference between the linear and the clicky springs?
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oh okay, and the second weights listed (on the right) is the bottom out weight correct?
Mattss5o
Yep, 1st weight is what the switch will activate at & the 2nd is the bottom out force!
Hi, I have a keyboard with mx clears but I find them slightly too hard, I prefer the blues strength(but not the sound), which would be the best?
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Oh, that seems perfect. Thanks for the help.
Zelf
I like 65g bottom out springs and a good quality lube like MechLube2. The tactility becomes amazing and the fatigue goes away. Lighter springs in clears have the chance of not being strong enough to return.
Why there are no more than 100g? I would like something heavier than Zealios 180g. :/
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I have yet to get my hands on any Pandas but I have been meaning to give them a try when I have the extra funds for a batch. I've heard nothing but good things about them TBH. Sounds like panda housings & MOD or Zealios stems would be a nice (but damn expensive!) fit for some really heavy tactile switches.
Also I am probably overstating a little how much the tactility disappears with heavier springs. Even with the 150g (185g bottom out) springs you can definitely feel the resistance of the tactile bump. To me though it gets so long & drawn out that it feels more like a wave in the force curve than a physical bump if that makes any sense.
Rob27shred
MOD stems inside the switch was disappointing. Zealios are nice, but the stem of MX clears have a larger bump so the switch has far more tactility so creates a more tactile switch, This is exaggerated with the Panda housing. The 185g Zealios I used felt almost linear after changing to the heavy springs, I could only feel it when I pressed slowly.
this might help folks who like me were after bottom out weights. https://deskthority.net/keyboards-f2/actuation-force-of-korean-62g-springs-t3871.html
i was looking for 62g *bottom out* springs and mistakenly got the 62g ones in this drop. looks like i should have gone for 50g to match 62g bottom out springs
What's the standard spring for Cherry MX Blues?
kim366
That would be 50g i believe
I am a little concerned with people commenting that the springs don't feel like their advertised weight, anyone that joined previous drop can comment?
David999
Harjoat wrote this a few comments below "Yes, I just realised however those weights unlike other springs that are used in the community are shown for actuation force. Other springs usually are listed as bottom out weights".
Hello! Quick question: Can I open the swithes of my Poker 2 to insert these springs? (without desoldering the switches)
AdamGluck
Unfortunately not. The first Poker (Poker X) had PCB mounted switches, Poker II ad POK3R have plate mounted switches, which you need to desolder if you like to open them.
schwarzgrau
:( thank you
I have ducky one keyboard where multiple switches got stuck. It is mainly due to dust in the room where I worked with it. Do you think a heavier spring might help fix the issue? It should push up harder and hopefully avoid getting stuck, right?
ArielS
Maybe? If I had a switch getting stuck I'd probably use some Finish Line Extreme Fluoro: https://www.amazon.com/Finish-Line-Extreme-Fluoro-Syringe/dp/B002L5UL92 and lube the switches while replacing springs, too.
I think all Ducky One keyboards are plate mounted, so de-solder is likely necessary (you probably already know this, but just in case anyone else comes across this comment and doesn't know!)
astroooo
Thanks for the tip. My issue is, multiple keys got stuck and will keep on doing so in the future unless something beyond just cleaning is done.
I got my springs but damn these 67g springs do not feel like they are 67g. They're very very stiff and don't feel the right weight at all.
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damn. you're right. i completely overlooked that
rjmana
I'm fine with that though, I prefer this heavier weighting. I just wish I knew where to get these other than from MD.
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What do Green Cherry MX use?
I have a few blue switches keyboards in which multiple keys got stuck. Can putting in heavier spring have the potential of fixing the problem? It will have larger pressure pushing them upwards.
Any ideas? opinions?
I have a Corsair K95 original keyboard (plate mount, cherry MX red). I want to change several of the red switches to have a higher actuation pressure. Specifically, I would want to change about 5 keys from red to a very heavy feel, like that provided by a cherry MX linear grey. Will I be able to access the parts of the switch needed to replace the spring without desoldering the switch, or otherwise opening the keyboard up?
Donbuster
No, you'll have to open it up and desolder the switches you want to alter.
Can we also please get weight estimates for the Bottom-Out Force?
I have a board with Cherry MX Black switches, but I find them much too heavy to type on comfortably. I was thinking of swapping out with clear switches 鈥斅爓ould swapping to these lighter springs give me the same effect without having to desolder all the switches?
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PCB mounted would mean swapping springs without desoldering - but the LEDs would probably interfere with that. Take off a keycap and if the LED is sort of on top of the switch top, the LED would need to be desoldered to swap springs; if the LED is inside the switch, you're fine. If nothing else, a spring swap could mean only half the desoldering.
You could try switching to spings similar to cherry reds (or really just the lightest ones here, I believe the leds are installed normally, but I haven't opened mine in some time (I also found the weight uncomfortable [meant for use mounted in a cop car] and much prefer my other poor man mech, the {Compaq branded} Cherry 11800)
Just committed to the drop. I'm going to mod my Code keyboard with "ergo clears". I've been using the clears for a little over a year now and they just seem to be a little to stiff for my liking. Ordered a combo of 45/60/62 in SS. Plan on trying the 45's first to see if any of the keys are sticky and will bump to 60 if they are.
TryCatch22
So how were the springs? Which did you end up using? Your board was clears right?
Which springs would I need to get to have a (close to) MX Brown feel with MX Clear stems? I don't want to go too low and have them feel sticky, but the Clears are definitely too stiff for me.
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I have clears now. The problem is that they're too stiff. I'd like it to feel more like browns with a bigger bump. I've just read that they can start to stick if you go too low.
pocketdrummer
Ah, I misread and got it backwards. I'm seeing 45-50g is typically what browns are like. Depends on how its measured. For whatever reason only clicky and linear comparisons are listed. Having tactile switches part of the list would make it easier. Either the 35g or 45g should do it I think. I don't think there are any springs lighter than what gets put into browns or reds. Clears are at 65g I think. 45g Should be a safe bet I think to avoid the stickiness.

http://www.wasdkeyboards.com/mechanical-keyboard-guide https://deskthority.net/wiki/Cherry_MX_Clear
You're basically looking to make ergo clears, since those are clear switches modded with lighter springs.
https://deskthority.net/wiki/Cherry_MX_Ergo_Clear https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=17248.0
This might be a stupid question, but will these fit in Razer's MX knockoff switches? I actually quite like the first gen green switches but would like to lighten them up. I'm thinking 45g springs to make them light, maybe 55g. I love my other keyboards with MX blues.
I need 60 spring. This drop is for 360 馃槰