The Advantages of Optical Switch Sensor?
- More durable components,
The producer of the optical switch has claimed that the mechanical component used on the infrared switch is more durable for its minimum chance of oxidation. Less oxidation means less chance the components to be rusty.
- Softer “tactile” switch,
By using infrared, the friction between lever and PCB board can be avoided. Without friction, pressing will be lighter and avoiding being worn out.
- Faster signal transmission,
Generally, on the conventional mechanical switch, the actuation distance between the lever and Printed Circuit Board (PCB) is 2-2.2mm. In optical switch, it is less than 1.5 mm which affects the speed in transmitting signal to 0.01 micro second.
- Waterproof and dustproof,
Without using conventional PCB, which is related to the use of conductor element, the electricity connected to infrared switch will not experience short circuit when exposed to water. This feature is also made possible by the type of switch which does not use solder system to connect each component with the others.
- Affordable Price,
Even this mechanical keyboard comes with the newest switch technology, it stays on the relatively affordable price. The expensive PCB price can be pushed thanks to the affordable price of the switch.