Kailh Keyboard Switch Terminology

- Jul 01, 2020-

Kailh keyboard switch terminology

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Actuation Point

The height to which a key switch needs to be pressed before it actuates and sends an input signal to a device.

Debounce

A technique to ensure that only one input registers every time a key is pressed.

Housing

The shell that surrounds the internal components of a switch.

Hysteresis

The result of the actuation point and reset point in a switch being misaligned. This generally means a key needs to be lifted off of further than usual before it can be actuated again.