Kailh Choc Switch

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

This became around 2016, and became very popular around 2019.

It is a low-profile switch. Actuation travel is 1.5 mm. They have different models that are {linear, tactile, clicky}.

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Kailh Choc Switch. Tactile, clicky, linear
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Kailh Choc Switch
Kailh Choc Switch

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Choc Switch Spec

Heavy Choc Switches

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kailh choc switch chart 2020-07-22

Note: Choc red is 50g. Cherry MX Red is 45g.

Linear Light Choc Switches

You can buy light choc switches from mkultra at https://mkultra.click/choc-switches

ColorTypeActuation ForceActuation TravelTotal Travel
White ⬜Clicky60±10gf1.5±0.5mm3.0±0.5mm
Brown 🟫Tactile60±10gf1.5±0.5mm3.0±0.5mm
Red 🟥Linear50±10gf1.5±0.5mm3.0±0.5mm
Black ⬛Linear60±10gf1.5±0.5mm3.0±0.5mm
Pro Red 🟥Linear35±10gf1.5±0.5mm3.0±0.5mm
gChoc*Linear20±10gf1.5±0.5mm3.0±0.5mm
RobinClicky57±10gf1.5±0.5mm3.0±0.5mm
SilverLinear40±10gf1.5±0.5mm3.0±0.5mm
Pink*Linear20±10gf1.5±0.5mm3.0±0.5mm

* The Pink switch is a recolor of the Light Blue (gChoc) switch. The light blue (gChoc) switch is no longer being manufactured.

Mkultra Choc Switch Tester

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mkultra choc switch tester 20230204 https://mkultra.click/choc-switches

Keyboards Using Choc Switch

For example

Keycaps for Choc V1 Switch

see also Glove80 Keyboard

Kailh Choc V2 Switch

The Kailh Choc V2 Switch came out on 2020-03. It is a low-profile switch with a Cherry MX compatible stem. (so that keycaps for Cherry MX can be used.) [see Cute Keycaps]

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kailh choc v2 switch

Key Switch Topic

Xah Keyboard Guide