Customizable and Dependable Keyboard PCB for Daily Use

Keyboard PCBs are the backbone of any keyboard. They are what makes your keyboard work, and they’re what you have to rely on every time you want to type something out.

We know that keyboards are a big deal—they keep us connected and they make our lives easier. We also know that when they break, it can be frustrating and expensive to get them fixed. That’s why PCBTok offer high-quality keyboard PCBs that won’t let you down when you need them most.

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PCBTok’s Keyboard PCB for Long Term Usage

We know that the keyboard is a vital part of your computer usage, and it’s important to get the right keyboard PCB for your needs. That’s why PCBTok is here: to help you find the best keyboard PCB on the market today.

PCBTok has done hundreds of hours of research on each keyboard PCB we manufacture, and we only supply keyboard PCB with high-quality components that are built to last.

We have a wide selection of keyboard PCBs, and you can choose from a variety of size and features. If you’re looking for something specific, or if you just want inquiries on how to design your keyboard PCB, give us a call or send us an email here at PCBTok. We’ll be happy to help!

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Keyboard PCB By Type

Hot-Swappable Keyboard PCB

Used in keyboards that allow switch replacement without soldering. These PCBs are designed to be able to sustain the stress of key presses and withstand extended use.

Standard Keyboard PCB

Most common option for modern keyboards. They are used in most computers and laptops and were designed to accommodate a range of functions at the top of the keyboard.

Membrane Keyboard PCB

Specially designed PCB that makes it possible to connect a keyboard membrane as well as all its functions using a single printed piece. Used for keyboards or other peripheral devices.

Mechanical Keyboard PCB

This keyboard PCB uses spring-activated switches. Beneficial for gaming and typing enthusiasts to make a custom keyboard. Has resistance to your key presses and makes typing more comfortable.

Wireless Keyboard PCB

Allows the user to communicate with computers, tablets, or laptops with the help of radio frequency. Allows to work without any hassle and involve in typing without any interruption.

RGB Backlight PCB

Used in keyboard that generates custom colors by projecting simultaneous combinations of red, green, and blue light onto each key. Has a variety depending on your specific needs and preferences.

Keyboard PCB By Layout (6)

  • 100% Full Sized

    The 100% Full Sized keyboard PCB come with anywhere from 104 to 108 keys. They are designed to fit most of the major brands’ boards, as well as some homemade boards.

  • 96% Compact Full Sized

    Compact and full-sized keyboards on the market. With each board offering 100 standard key switches per board, there are no compromises in either design or performance.

  • 80% Tenkeyless

    Has 87 keys lighter than your current bulky old one. These keyboards no longer have the numeric keypad, making them 80% the size of a standard keyboard. Commonly used in laptops.

  • 75% Compact Tenkeyless

    A gorgeous keyboard with a sleek, stylish look and low-profile design. Designed for people who prefer to use their mouse as much as possible and want a smaller typing area.

  • 65% Compact Keyboard

    This keyboard PCB has the standard 60% key layout, but with a few additions: arrow keys. The 65% Compact Keyboard PCB is designed to be as beautiful as it is functional.

  • 60% Mini Keyboard

    A keyboard PCB specifically for those who don’t need the larger size of traditional keyboards. It fits nicely on your desk or in your bag, than carrying around a full-sized keyboard.

How Do Keyboard PCBs Work?

You’ve probably heard the term “keyboard PCB” before, but you might be wondering: what is a keyboard PCB? What does it do? How does it work?

Basically, a keyboard PCB is a circuit board with integrated circuits (ICs) on it that allows your computer to read the keystrokes you make on the keyboard. As you press down on each of the keys, a switch sends an electrical signal to the ICs in the PCB, which then translates those signals into characters that appear on your screen.

How Do Keyboard PCBs Work
How to Test your Keyboard PCB

How To Test Your Keyboard PCB

If you have a keyboard that isn’t working, it’s possible that the problem is with the keyboard PCB. The first step is to make sure that all of the keys on your keyboard are responsive. If some keys don’t work, then the problem could be with something else, like the cable or an issue with the software.

If all of your keys work, then you can use a multimeter to test for electrical activity between two points on the PCB. You’ll need to connect one lead of your multimeter to each point and watch for a reading on the multimeter. If there’s no reading, then there’s no power getting from one point to another. If there are readings but they’re not what you expect, then check for any damage or corrosion in between those two points. If there is damage or corrosion in between those two points, see if you can clean it off with rubbing alcohol or contact cleaner.

Things to Consider When Buying a Keyboard PCB

When buying a keyboard PCB is how many keys it has. Most keyboards will have 104-108 keys, but some have as few as 87 or as many as 122. If you’re looking for a gaming keyboard or one that lets you customize your layout, you’ll want to make sure it has all the keys you need.

Consider is how many layers the keyboard has. If it only has one layer, then there’s no space for switches between keys—this means that if one switch fails or gets stuck, it can affect all of the other switches on that layer!

Keycaps are what allow us to type when we press down on our keycaps—some keyboards use different types of keycaps than others, which can affect how well they keep their shape over time and how easy they are to type with.

Things to Consider When Buying a Keyboard PCB

PCBTok's Cost-Effective and Long-Lasting Keyboard PCB

PCBTok's Cost-Effective and Long-Lasting Keyboard PCB
PCBTok's Cost-Effective and Long-Lasting Keyboard PCB

Keyboard PCBs are one of the most essential parts of your keyboard. The circuit board holds all of the keys, switches, and electronics, and connect the other components.

It’s important to know that there are several different kinds of keyboard PCBs on the market today. Some are cost-effective but don’t last very long, while others are more expensive but will last much longer than their cheaper competitors.

PCBTok’s keyboard PCBs are made from high-quality materials and built to last. This means that instead of having to replace your keyboard every few years because its circuit board has stopped working properly, you’ll be able to keep using your device for longer than ever before—without having to worry about replacing its circuit board again anytime soon!

Keyboard PCB Fabrication

Tips in Making Your Own Mechanical Keyboard

There are a few things to consider when making your mechanical keyboard.

Get a good microcontroller. It should be able to handle at least 1 million keypresses per second, because keyboards need to be able to process multiple keypresses at once.

Choose your switches carefully. There are many types of switches available, each with different characteristics like force required to press down on them, resistance under pressure and distance they travel when pressed all influence how it feels when typing.

Pick out an enclosure for your keyswitches before ordering anything else so you can make sure everything fits together nicely.

PCB Mounted or Plate Mounted Switch Which is Better for your Keyboard PCB

PCB mounted switches and plate mounted switches have their own advantages and disadvantages—so which one is better for your keyboard?

Plate-mounted switches connect directly to the top surface of the PCB with four legs, which are then soldered into place on the PCB. This makes it easier for you to access your switch when it needs to be replaced or repaired.

PCB mounted switches have a different design – instead of having legs that sit on top of the PCB, they have legs that go through holes drilled into the PCB. This makes them less accessible from above and more difficult to remove from below when they need replacing or repairing.

PCBTok’s Keyboard PCB For Better Typing Experience
PCBTok’s Keyboard PCB For Better Typing Experience

PCBTok is a keyboard PCB manufacturer and supplier in China. We have been dedicated in providing high quality keyboard PCB and services to customers worldwide.

Keyboard PCB Production Details As Following Up

NO Item Technical Specification
Standard Advanced
1 Layer Count 1-20 layers 22-40 layer
2 Base Material KB、Shengyi、ShengyiSF305、FR408、FR408HR、IS410、FR406、GETEK、370HR、IT180A、Rogers4350、Rogers400、PTFE Laminates(Rogers series、Taconic series、Arlon series、Nelco series)、Rogers/Taconic/Arlon/Nelco laminate with FR-4 material(including partial Ro4350B hybrid laminating with FR-4)
3 PCB Type Rigid PCB/FPC/Flex-Rigid Backplane、HDI、High multi-layer blind&buried PCB、Embedded Capacitance、Embedded resistance board 、Heavy copper power PCB、Backdrill.
4 Lamination type Blind&buried via type Mechanical blind&burried vias with less than 3 times laminating Mechanical blind&burried vias with less than 2 times laminating
HDI PCB 1+n+1,1+1+n+1+1,2+n+2,3+n+3(n buried vias≤0.3mm),Laser blind via can be filling plating 1+n+1,1+1+n+1+1,2+n+2,3+n+3(n buried vias≤0.3mm),Laser blind via can be filling plating
5 Finished Board Thickness 0.2-3.2mm 3.4-7mm
6 Minimum Core Thickness 0.15mm(6mil) 0.1mm(4mil)
7 Copper Thickness Min. 1/2 OZ, Max. 4 OZ Min. 1/3 OZ, Max. 10 OZ
8 PTH Wall 20um(0.8mil) 25um(1mil)
9 Maximum Board Size 500*600mm(19”*23”) 1100*500mm(43”*19”)
10 Hole Min laser drilling size 4mil 4mil
Max laser drilling size 6mil 6mil
Max aspect ratio for Hole plate 10:1(hole diameter>8mil) 20:1
Max aspect ratio for laser via filling plating 0.9:1(Depth included copper thickness) 1:1(Depth included copper thickness)
Max aspect ratio for mechanical depth-
control drilling board(Blind hole drilling depth/blind hole size)
0.8:1(drilling tool size≥10mil) 1.3:1(drilling tool size≤8mil),1.15:1(drilling tool size≥10mil)
Min. depth of Mechanical depth-control(back drill) 8mil 8mil
Min gap between hole wall and
conductor (None blind and buried via PCB)
7mil(≤8L),9mil(10-14L),10mil(>14L) 5.5mil(≤8L),6.5mil(10-14L),7mil(>14L)
Min gap between hole wall conductor (Blind and buried via PCB) 8mil(1 times laminating),10mil(2 times laminating), 12mil(3 times laminating) 7mil(1 time laminating), 8mil(2 times laminating), 9mil(3 times laminating)
Min gab between hole wall conductor(Laser blind hole buried via PCB) 7mil(1+N+1);8mil(1+1+N+1+1 or 2+N+2) 7mil(1+N+1);8mil(1+1+N+1+1 or 2+N+2)
Min space between laser holes and conductor 6mil 5mil
Min space between hole walls in different net 10mil 10mil
Min space between hole walls in the same net 6mil(thru-hole& laser hole PCB),10mil(Mechanical blind&buried PCB) 6mil(thru-hole& laser hole PCB),10mil(Mechanical blind&buried PCB)
Min space bwteen NPTH hole walls 8mil 8mil
Hole location tolerance ±2mil ±2mil
NPTH tolerance ±2mil ±2mil
Pressfit holes tolerance ±2mil ±2mil
Countersink depth tolerance ±6mil ±6mil
Countersink hole size tolerance ±6mil ±6mil
11 Pad(ring) Min Pad size for laser drillings 10mil(for 4mil laser via),11mil(for 5mil laser via) 10mil(for 4mil laser via),11mil(for 5mil laser via)
Min Pad size for mechanical drillings 16mil(8mil drillings) 16mil(8mil drillings)
Min BGA pad size HASL:10mil, LF HASL:12mil, other surface technics are 10mil(7mil is ok for flash gold) HASL:10mil, LF HASL:12mil, other surface technics are 7mi
Pad size tolerance(BGA) ±1.5mil(pad size≤10mil);±15%(pad size>10mil) ±1.2mil(pad size≤12mil);±10%(pad size≥12mil)
12 Width/Space Internal Layer 1/2OZ:3/3mil 1/2OZ:3/3mil
1OZ: 3/4mil 1OZ: 3/4mil
2OZ: 4/5.5mil 2OZ: 4/5mil
3OZ: 5/8mil 3OZ: 5/8mil
4OZ: 6/11mil 4OZ: 6/11mil
5OZ: 7/14mil 5OZ: 7/13.5mil
6OZ: 8/16mil 6OZ: 8/15mil
7OZ: 9/19mil 7OZ: 9/18mil
8OZ: 10/22mil 8OZ: 10/21mil
9OZ: 11/25mil 9OZ: 11/24mil
10OZ: 12/28mil 10OZ: 12/27mil
External Layer 1/3OZ:3.5/4mil 1/3OZ:3/3mil
1/2OZ:3.9/4.5mil 1/2OZ:3.5/3.5mil
1OZ: 4.8/5mil 1OZ: 4.5/5mil
1.43OZ(positive):4.5/7 1.43OZ(positive):4.5/6
1.43OZ(negative ):5/8 1.43OZ(negative ):5/7
2OZ: 6/8mil 2OZ: 6/7mil
3OZ: 6/12mil 3OZ: 6/10mil
4OZ: 7.5/15mil 4OZ: 7.5/13mil
5OZ: 9/18mil 5OZ: 9/16mil
6OZ: 10/21mil 6OZ: 10/19mil
7OZ: 11/25mil 7OZ: 11/22mil
8OZ: 12/29mil 8OZ: 12/26mil
9OZ: 13/33mil 9OZ: 13/30mil
10OZ: 14/38mil 10OZ: 14/35mil
13 Dimension Tolerance Hole Position 0.08 ( 3 mils)
Conductor Width(W) 20% Deviation of Master
A/W
1mil Deviation of Master
A/W
Outline Dimension 0.15 mm ( 6 mils) 0.10 mm ( 4 mils)
Conductors & Outline
( C – O )
0.15 mm ( 6 mils) 0.13 mm ( 5 mils)
Warp and Twist 0.75% 0.50%
14 Solder Mask Max drilling tool size for via filled with Soldermask (single side) 35.4mil 35.4mil
Soldermask color Green, Black, Blue, Red, White, Yellow,Purple matte/glossy
Silkscreen color White, Black,Blue,Yellow
Max hole size for via filled with Blue glue aluminium 197mil 197mil
Finish hole size for via filled with resin  4-25.4mil  4-25.4mil
Max aspect ratio for via filled with resin board 8:1 12:1
Min width of soldermask bridge Base copper≤0.5 oz、Immersion Tin: 7.5mil(Black), 5.5mil(Other color) , 8mil( on copper area)
Base copper≤0.5 oz、Finish treatment not Immersion Tin : 5.5 mil(Black,extremity 5mil), 4mil(Other
color,extremity 3.5mil) , 8mil( on copper area
Base coppe 1 oz: 4mil(Green), 5mil(Other color) , 5.5mil(Black,extremity 5mil),8mil( on copper area)
Base copper 1.43 oz: 4mil(Green), 5.5mil(Other color) , 6mil(Black), 8mil( on copper area)
Base copper 2 oz-4 oz: 6mil, 8mil( on copper area)
15 Surface Treatment Lead free Flash gold(electroplated gold)、ENIG、Hard gold、Flash gold、HASL Lead free、OSP、ENEPIG、Soft gold、Immersion silver、Immersion Tin、ENIG+OSP,ENIG+Gold finger,Flash gold(electroplated gold)+Gold finger,Immersion silver+Gold finger,Immersion Tin+Gold finge
Leaded Leaded HASL
Aspect ratio 10:1(HASL Lead free、HASL Lead、ENIG、Immersion Tin、Immersion silver、ENEPIG);8:1(OSP)
Max finished size HASL Lead 22″*39″;HASL Lead free 22″*24″;Flash gold 24″*24″;Hard gold 24″*28″;ENIG 21″*27″;Flash gold(electroplated gold) 21″*48″;Immersion Tin 16″*21″;Immersion silver 16″*18″;OSP 24″*40″;
Min finished size HASL Lead 5″*6″;HASL Lead free 10″*10″;Flash gold 12″*16″;Hard gold 3″*3″;Flash gold(electroplated gold) 8″*10″;Immersion Tin 2″*4″;Immersion silver 2″*4″;OSP 2″*2″;
PCB thickness HASL Lead 0.6-4.0mm;HASL Lead free 0.6-4.0mm;Flash gold 1.0-3.2mm;Hard gold 0.1-5.0mm;ENIG 0.2-7.0mm;Flash gold(electroplated gold) 0.15-5.0mm;Immersion Tin 0.4-5.0mm;Immersion silver 0.4-5.0mm;OSP 0.2-6.0mm
Max high to gold finger 1.5inch
Min space between gold fingers 6mil
Min block space to gold fingers 7.5mil
16 V-Cutting Panel Size 500mm X 622 mm  ( max. ) 500mm X 800 mm ( max. )
Board Thickness 0.50 mm (20mil) min. 0.30 mm (12mil) min.
Remain Thickness 1/3 board thickness 0.40 +/-0.10mm( 16+/-4 mil )
Tolerance ±0.13 mm(5mil) ±0.1 mm(4mil)
Groove Width 0.50 mm (20mil) max. 0.38 mm (15mil) max.
Groove to Groove 20 mm (787mil) min. 10 mm (394mil) min.
Groove to Trace 0.45 mm(18mil) min. 0.38 mm(15mil) min.
17 Slot Slot size tol.L≥2W PTH Slot: L:+/-0.13(5mil) W:+/-0.08(3mil) PTH Slot: L:+/-0.10(4mil) W:+/-0.05(2mil)
NPTH slot(mm) L+/-0.10 (4mil) W:+/-0.05(2mil) NPTH slot(mm) L:+/-0.08 (3mil) W:+/-0.05(2mil)
18 Min Spacing from hole edge to hole edge 0.30-1.60 (Hole Diameter) 0.15mm(6mil) 0.10mm(4mil)
1.61-6.50 (Hole Diameter) 0.15mm(6mil) 0.13mm(5mil)
19 Min spacing between hole edge to circuitry pattern PTH hole: 0.20mm(8mil) PTH hole: 0.13mm(5mil)
NPTH hole: 0.18mm(7mil) NPTH hole: 0.10mm(4mil)
20 Image transfer Registration tol Circuit pattern vs.index hole 0.10(4mil) 0.08(3mil)
Circuit pattern vs.2nd drill hole 0.15(6mil) 0.10(4mil)
21 Registration tolerance of front/back image 0.075mm(3mil) 0.05mm(2mil)
22 Multilayers Layer-layer misregistration 4layers: 0.15mm(6mil)max. 4layers: 0.10mm(4mil) max.
6layers: 0.20mm(8mil)max. 6layers: 0.13mm(5mil) max.
8layers: 0.25mm(10mil)max. 8layers: 0.15mm(6mil) max.
Min. Spacing from Hole Edge to Innerlayer Pattern 0.225mm(9mil) 0.15mm(6mil)
Min.Spacing from Outline to Innerlayer Pattern 0.38mm(15mil) 0.225mm(9mil)
Min. board thickness 4layers:0.30mm(12mil) 4layers:0.20mm(8mil)
6layers:0.60mm(24mil) 6layers:0.50mm(20mil)
8layers:1.0mm(40mil) 8layers:0.75mm(30mil)
Board thickness tolerance 4layers:+/-0.13mm(5mil) 4layers:+/-0.10mm(4mil)
6layers:+/-0.15mm(6mil) 6layers:+/-0.13mm(5mil)
8-12 layers:+/-0.20mm (8mil) 8-12 layers:+/-0.15mm (6mil)
23 Insulation Resistance 10KΩ~20MΩ(typical:5MΩ)
24 Conductivity <50Ω(typical:25Ω)
25 Test voltage 250V
26 Impedance control ±5ohm(<50ohm), ±10%(≥50ohm)

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It takes 4-9 business days to deliver the packages to the hands
of our customers.

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It takes 4-7 business days to deliver the packages to the hands
of our customers.

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