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Generic Specification for Keyboard Switches of Certified Quality

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This Generic Specification relates to keyswitches, keypads, and keyboard switches of certified quality. Switches covered by this Specification provide manual interface with electronic logic circuits in commercial, industrial, military, and computer information handling equipment.

Sectional Specifications, based upon this Generic Specification, shall describe the individual types of switches. Blank Detail Specifications, based upon the relevant Sectional Specification, shall describe the requirements for preparing a Detail Specification on a switch or on a group of structurally similar switches. In lieu of Blank Detail Specifications, the Sectional Specification may provide instructions for preparation of Detail Specifications.


The object of this Generic Specification is to establish a uniform quality certification system, a uniform qualification test sequence, a minimum group of tests for qualification or capability approval inspection, and to provide for consistency in the Sectional Specification for keyboard switches.