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Mill-Max Hot Swap Sockets

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    Some boards do not support hot swap. Thankfully, there's something you can do about that: install Mill-Max hot swap sockets!

    These sockets are Mill-Max' type 7305.

    A single packet contains 110 sockets, enough to outfit all switch positions on a Kyria with two sockets left.


    For the Kyria and other boards we sell, the sockets fit MX switches.

    Hot swap sockets work best with plates with a thickness of 1.5mm. People have varying experiences using them with 3mm acrylic plates - slimmer plates will allow the switches to clip in, making for a more reliable experience. This isn't an issue when soldering the switches, but when hot swapping, you'll appreciate the extra stability.

    Please consider buying extra sockets. They're tiny and can be difficult to install right in one go. I advice buying around 20 sockets extra so you're allowed some second chances.

    The socketsĀ won't fitĀ Kailh Pro Switches and other switches where one leg of the switch is wider than the other leg. They also cannot be used to hot swap rotary encoders.

    On the Kyria, the sockets won't fit Kailh Choc Low Profile switches due to the holes on the PCB not being large enough to fit the sockets.

    The units on the datasheet are in inches.

    Looking to hot swap your microcontroller? You can use the Mill Max Low Profile Sockets.

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    To learn why you'd want (or maybe wouldn't want) to use hot swap sockets, read Why would I want to use hot swap sockets for my switches?

    To learn how to install the sockets, read How do I install Mill Max Hot Swap Sockets?