No longer do you have to de-solder and re-solder when changing soldered-in switches! Turn your existing keyboard into a hot-swap board, or use this in new builds.
These are the new model in the 3305x from Mill-Max featuring lead-free ROHS-certified series sockets with gold-plated beryllium copper contact clips to make dependable, low-resistance connections. They are 0.130” (3.30 mm) long receptacles, which we find to be the sweet spot, the 3305x series offers three lengths 0.105” (2.67 mm), 0.130” (3.30 mm), and 0.155” (3.94 mm).
We feature the 3305 over the 7305 series, as the 3305 lip is slightly smaller allowing for an even more flush seat (reducing switch rise). 7305's are in general harder to solder as well.
These are authentic Mill-Max's from their premium line. No tin was used, instead, these are gold over nickel-plated beryllium copper with a brass alloy shell (weight feels nice)! No lead is used in these receptacles (meets all three ROHS specifications).
REMEMBER EACH SWITCH NEEDS TWO MILL-MAX RECEPTACLES. For example, 110 switches would require 220 receptacles. Having extras is a good thing (in case of soldering/installation errors). Please make sure your board and switch support them before ordering.
- Beryllium Copper
- Gold Plated
- Brass Alloy Shell
- ROHS, ROHS-2, and ROHS-3 Compliant version (all three)
- 6-fingers to hold the switch pin in place
- Low profile
- Solder mount
- Compact size
- No tail
- Make key switch hot-swapping effortless
- Easy-to-use, reliable, and long-lasting
- High-speed turning of pins to tolerances of +/-.002" in diameter
- Durability: 1,000 cycles minimum
- 4.5A contact rating
Series Model: 3305-1-15-15-47-27-10-0
Mill-Max's 3305 series open bottom, low-profile, solder mount receptacles are specifically designed to make mechanical key switches hot-swappable. The 3305 series is designed to be soldered into a 0.060” (1.50 mm) minimum mounting hole with an ultra-thin retention shoulder so plugged-in components sit nearly flush with the board surface. The open-bottom design is meant to accommodate varying lead lengths making this a very versatile receptacle.
Switch to receptacle pack recommendation
| Number of Switches
Number of Pins
|Number Receptacles + Spares
These components are used by advanced keyboard enthusiasts. We are not responsible or liable for any damage to your PCBs when using these receptacles.
What is the SwitchCaptain Authentication program?
We are keyboard and mice enthusiasts ourselves, we have spent hours (perhaps days, okay fine, weeks) trying to find particular keycaps, switches, lubricants, and more. Too often we stumble across knock-off products, poor quality components (that can do real damage), and sometimes even stores passing non-genuine products as the real thing! Enough is enough. So we got together and decided on a plan moving forward to stop fake products from hurting all the different folks involved.
The SwitchCaptain Authentication program includes a holographic seal on every item we sell, each seal has a unique code that lets you verify your product came from the original brand.
We want you to know that if you buy a product from us that what you get is real.
Let us be clear:
- All branded products we sell are bought from the manufacturer directly, we do not try to save a buck and purchase from a supplier (which we find super suspicious in the first place). If a manufacturer won't sell to us direct we will not have it in the store. This includes big names as well as up-and-comers.
- This also means that manufacturers ship directly to us, we inspect for quality, package them in sealed bags (so they cannot be tainted), code them into our authentication database, and ship it to the customer (that's you!). We do not allow 'middle-persons' to broker any product, as this opens up an opportunity for manipulation.
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