Tips When Hotswapping Switches in MAXFIT81 Mechanical Keyboard

Tips When Hotswapping Switches in MAXFIT81 Mechanical Keyboard

Our MAXFIT81 mechanical keyboard features a built-in OLED screen, as well as south-facing hotswap sockets and a plethora of other options. Some care should be used when hotswapping switches on any mechanical keyboard. Check out this tidbit guide.

Warm Tips for Inserting & Removing Switches from MAXFIT81

When using a mechanical keyboard with hotswap sockets, users should keep in mind that extra care should be given when inserting or removing switches.

This is due to the fact that when compared to traditional switches that are soldered in, hotswap sockets involve physically moving the switch into or out of the keyboard. Extra care should be specifically taken when ensuring the switches are properly aligned with the socket, and are suitable for the socket (in the case of 5 pin switches), when inserting them.

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When changing switches, be sure to be careful!

Here’s some warm tips for our MAXFIT81:

Due to MAXFIT81's FR4 plate having a higher flexibility than a common metal or alu plate, users need to take precaution when hotswapping the switches. To prevent problems from happening during the hotswap process, the switches should ONLY be removed and placed in when the keyboard is fully assembled in the case and placed on top of a flat surface or foam.

These tips should help to make the process easier, and to help keep your keyboard building sessions stress-free!


Looking to Try the Next Evolution of Mechanical Keyboards?

If you’re looking to try a mechanical keyboard unlike any other, be sure to check out our Fantech MAXFIT81! MAXFIT81 features south-facing hotswap sockets, a built-in OLED capable of displaying GIFs and more, as well as soundproofing foam!


  • 75% Form Factor
  • Multi-Function Customizable OLED Display
  • Wireless (BT + Strikespeed Wireless) & Wired
  • Hot-swappable
  • South Facing PCB
  • Rotary Encoder Knob
  • Retro Frosted Transparent Case
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