Gateron Silent Switch (KS-8)


Regular price $0.38

4097 in stock. Available for overselling.

Table of facts

Stem Actuation force Feel
Black 60 cN Linear
Red 45 cN Linear
Brown 55 cN Tactile
Clear 35cN Linear


Gateron logo

GATERON is located in Zhongkai High-tech Zone. Since its establishment in Huizhou, Guangdong, China in 2000, it has grown into a factory with more than 500 employees and more than 10,000 square metres. Gateron mainly engaged in research and development and production of electronic and electrical switches, sensors, plastic hardware components. After 16 years of unremitting efforts and continuous research, Gateron has achieved outstanding results and rapid development in the fields of precision mold manufacturing, injection molding/plastic molding manufacturing, hardware molding manufacturing, and automated assembly production, in PC peripherals and consumption. The electrical and automotive parts industry continues to develop new products while accumulating valuable R&D and production experience.

Gateron switch | smooth and with competitive price

Gateron switches, as counterparts of certain Cherry's switches, are usually accepted to be smoother and have a slightly higher actuation point than Cherry's.

Gateron silent switch inside

Silent switch design | cushioned stem

A white soft plastic cushion is installed at the bottom of the stem. This can significantly reduce the bottom out sound from the switch.

Gateron silent brown comparison

Gateron silent red comparison

PCB mount | allow plateless design

Gateron silent switchesare PCB mount switches. They can be soldered onto a 5-pin compatible PCB without a plate.

Gateron silent switch bottom

Made in China | fast response at low cost

HuiZhou is under 100 km away from Hong Kong. Cost of shipping is low from their factories to our warehouse. Orders can be placed when our stock level goes low and they can response very quickly.

Gateron factory

Free shipping table

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Country Minimum purchase
Australia $90
Belgium $150
Denmark $100
Finland $150
France $120
Germany $120
Hong Kong $10
Macao $60
Netherlands $100
New Zealand $90
Norway $100
Philippines $80
Poland $150
Portugal $150
Singapore $60
South Korea $60
Spain $100
Sweden $100
Switzerland $100
Thailand $80
United Kingdom $140
United States $100
Vietnam $80

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