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CHERRY MX RGB Speed Silver Linear Plate Mount Switch


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The CHERRY MX RGB 'Speed Silver' linear key switch, '3 pin' designed to fit plate mount keyboards and optimised for use with SMD LEDs, single colour or RGB (LED not included, can be used in a non-backlit keyboard).

Fastest CHERRY MX RGB Switch, ideal for gaming, aswell as for frequent and fast typists

£0.50 (£0.42 ex VAT)

CHERRY MX RGB Speed Silver Linear Plate Mount Switch - MX1A-51NA

CHERRY MX SPEED RGB: Fast, faster, MX SPEED - optimized for extremely fast operation and high illumination.With an actuation point of 1.2 mm, the MX SPEED is thefastest mechanical, illuminated CHERRY switch ever. Nopressure points, linear actuation, switching function at adefined force of approx. 45 cN without contact feedback. Made in Germany.

Key benefits

  • 40% faster than the CHERRY MX Standard switch
  • High-precision mechanical switch for extremely short reactiontimes and high switching frequencies
  • MX switch variant optimised for use with SMD LEDs (RGB orsingle colour)
  • More consistent lighting throughout the keycap due tooptimised, transparent casing and scattering surface includinglens.
  • Option to use all 16.7 million RGB colours in high luminosity(scope of supply does not include LED)
  • SMD LEDs directly mounted on the circuit board forcost-efficient, fully automated production
  • World exclusive CHERRY Gold Crosspoint technology
  • Precision 'Made in Germany' with low bounce time
  • Self-cleaning contacts, resistant to dust and dirt
  • Guaranteed over 100 million keystrokes per switch with noloss of quality
  • Long-lasting safe switching performance in the renowned 'Original CHERRY quality' tried-and-tested a billion times over.
  • SPEED RGB Silver Switch: No pressure points, light, linearactuation - switching function at a defined force of approx. 45cN without contact feedback

Housing colour
Transparent cover, plain base


  • Switch type: MX
  • Protection class: IP40
  • Operation characteristics:
  • Fastening: Snap fastening in frame
  • 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: 3.4 mm
  • Pretravel: 1.2 mm
  • Initial force: 30 cN min.
  • Actuation force: 45 cN
  • Bounce time: typically < 1 ms
  • Standard lead spacing: 19.05 mm (16 mm min.)
  • Lighting: SMD LED can be mounted directly on the circuitboard (not included in the module), opening for SMD LED inthe base.
  • Decoupling diode: no
  • Wire jumper: no
  • Insulation materials: Thermoplastics (min.UL 94 HB)
  • Spring: Stainless steel
  • Contacts: High-quality gold alloy

CHERRY MX RGB Speed Silver Linear Plate Mount Switch - MX1A-51NA

Part Number
Without fixing pins
Number of keys/buttons
Switch Type
CHERRY MX RGB Speed Silver
16 mm
16 mm
19 mm
10 g
Plate mount '3 pin' keyboards
Gross Weight
10 g

CHERRY MX RGB Speed Silver Linear Plate Mount Switch - MX1A-51NA

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