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CHERRY MX Brown Tactile Plate Mount Switch


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The CHERRY MX 'Brown' tactile key switch, '3 pin' designed to fit plate mount keyboards, an LED can be mounted through the switch with compatible keyboards but if you have a backlit keyboard you most likely want an 'RGB' switch for SMD LED's.

£0.48 (£0.40 ex VAT)

CHERRY MX Brown Tactile Plate Mount Switch - MX1A-G1NN

The Original: Key module with CHERRY Gold Crosspoint technology
Brown switch: Soft pressure point, key stroke with soft tactile contact feedback.
Original CHERRY MX is the world's leading precision technology for mechanical key modules. The CHERRY Gold Crosspoint contact concept and the unprecedented production quality 'made in Germany' are unique. MX inside ensures unrivalled quality, precision and reliability.

Key benefits

  • Brown switch: Soft pressure point, key stroke with soft tactile contact feedback
  • Mechanical high-precision key module
  • In use worldwide for Original CHERRY keyboards and in keyboards of demanding input device manufacturers
  • Safe and long-lasting reliability of switching performance and characteristics
  • Short bounce time for high switching frequency(such as for fast typing)
  • Self-cleaning contacts, resistant to dust and dirt
  • Over 50 million keystrokes / contact switches per module with no loss of quality
  • Proven a billion times over and continuously developed
  • World exclusive CHERRY Gold Crosspoint technology


  • Switch type: MX
  • Protection class: IP40
  • Operation characteristics: BROWN SWITCH Pressure point (55cN)
  • Switching voltage: 12 V AC/DC max.
  • Switching current: 10 mA AC/DC max.
  • Dielectric strength: 500 V / 50Hz
  • Durability: > 100 million actuations
  • Contact configuration: Single-pole contact
  • Actuator travel: 4.0 mm
  • Pretravel: 2 mm
  • Initial force: 30 cN min.
  • Actuation force: 45 20 cN
  • Pressure point force: 55 25 cN
  • Bounce time: < 5 ms (during actuation with 0,4 m/s)
  • Standard lead spacing: 19.05 mm (16 mm min.)
  • Decoupling diode: no
  • Wire jumper: no
  • Insulation materials: Thermoplastics (min.UL 94 HB)
  • Spring: Stainless steel
  • Contacts: High-quality gold alloy
  • Storage Temperature: 5C to 40C
  • Operating Temperature: -40C to 70C
  • Humidity: Storage: average <50% max. 3 months / 75% max. 15 days, operation: 5% to 95% without condensation

CHERRY MX Brown Tactile Plate Mount Switch - MX1A-G1NN

Part Number
Without fixing pins
Number of keys/buttons
Switch Type
16 mm
16 mm
19 mm
10 g
Filco keyboards
Gross Weight
10 g

CHERRY MX Brown Tactile Plate Mount Switch - MX1A-G1NN

  SP  01/05/2020
Bought these for a Filco Majestouch 2 keyboard that had been accident. Keys require dere-soldering, but it's pretty easy if you have the right tools.

NB. Beware of buying these keys at much lower prices from other online retailers, as there are plenty of Chinese fakes floating around!

Service from The Keyboard Company was exceptional, even in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak. Well done guys.
  Anonymous  23/12/2016
Used to replace some broken switches on my Blackbird MAX keyboard, they worked great.
  Adam  27/05/2017
My new switches were delivered quickly, and I was able to replace my broken switch on my Coolermaster Storm in a jiffy, and it works great!
  CJ  06/03/2017
Used these to mod a new Ducky keyboard; the keyboard was originally MX Red but I didn't like how reds felt on the space bar, return key, etc.

They were also used to repair my old Filco Majestouch that I may or may not have dropped coffee on.

Exactly as described, would buy again as needed!

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