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TTC Flaming Purple Linear Switches

Flaming Purple

BrandTTC
CategoryLinear

The TTC Flaming Purple emerges as one of TTC's standout linear switches, notable for its resonant character. Audibly, it carves its niche with a sound signature that, while fundamentally neutral, veers slightly towards the bassier end of the spectrum. This results in a touch of a poppy undertone, adding an engaging auditory flair to every keystroke. Furthermore, its feathery nature, with a bottom-out of just 47g, ensures swift and effortless typing, making it an enticing choice for enthusiasts and daily typists alike.

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Weight

The Flaming Purple's bottom-out of 47g is heavier than 1 out of 5 switches

Light

Heavy

Depth

The Flaming Purple's total travel distance is 3.6mm (standard travel is 4mm)

Shallow

Regular

Technical data

Switch typeLinear
Switch brandTTC
ManufacturerTTC
Top housing materialPolycarbonate
Bottom housing materialNylon
Mount typePlate (3-pin)
Stem constructionPartial box
Stem materialPOK
Spring23mm single-stage spring
Actuation weight42g
Bottom-out weight47g
Factory lube statusYes, factory lubed
Pre-travel distance1.60 mm
Total travel distance3.60 mm

The technical data of a switch can be hard to understand. Our goal here is to demystify how these specs affect feel and sound. We hope this helps you discover whether or not a switch might be a good fit.

Actuation: 42g

A switch's actuation force, or force required to trigger a keystroke, on the TTC Flaming Purple requires 42g of force. This is lighter than 87% of other switches' actuation force in our selection.

A switch's actuation force is based on the entire switch design.

Bottom-out: 47g

Bottoming out, or pressing all the way down, on this TTC Flaming Purple switch requires 47g of force. With a lighter bottom-out than 91% of switches in our selection, the TTC Flaming Purple is considered lightweight.

A switch's bottom-out force is dependent solely on its spring weight.

What matters more: Actuation or Bottom-out Force?

If you prefer to bottom-out when you type, bottom-out force is the more relevant measurement. If you do not, then actuation force is more relevant.

Factory Lubed

The TTC Flaming Purple is factory lubed. This is done to reduce friction and improve the feel of the switch. Other effects include reduced noise and if a tactile switch, slightly decreased tactility. Choosing a factory lubed switch saves you time and energy from having to lube the switch yourself. Factories have drastically improved the lubing process over the years, meaning more and more factory-lubed switches are great to use out-of-the-box.

Top Housing: Polycarbonate

Polycarbonate is the TTC Flaming Purple's top housing material. The use of polycarbonate in housings creates a sharper, higher-pitched, and crisper sound profile. In part, this is because polycarbonate is a relatively stiffer plastic, which leads to a more clear and resonant sound profile. Aesthetically speaking, if a switch features a clear housing, it is more likely than not to be polycarbonate. Therefore, due to its translucency, polycarbonate is especially useful to have in the top housing of a switch if you plan to use RGB lighting.

Bottom Housing: Nylon

Nylon is the TTC Flaming Purple's bottom housing material. Nylon is a classic switch housing material. Typing on switches that use nylon elicits a deeper and fuller sound profile. In part, this is because nylon is a relatively softer plastic and absorbs more sound than harder plastics, thereby creating a duller and rounder sound.

A note on housings

The TTC Flaming Purple uses different materials in its top and bottom housings. As such, the qualities each housing material brings to the switch will be split between the bottom and the top of the switch.

When you press down on this switch you will feel the qualities of the bottom housing: the bottom housing has more of an impact on the bottom-out sound and feel. On the other hand, the top housing will have more of an impact on the sound when you let go of a key.

Mount type: Plate (3-pin)

The TTC Flaming Purple is a Plate (3-pin) mount switch. Plate mount, or 3-pin, switches offer the most flexibility across all keyboard options. They are compatible with all PCBs.

Stem construction: Partial box

Switches with a box stem reduce wobble in two ways. One is through an aesthetic enhancement by reducing resting state wobble: this makes it such that gaps between your lines of keycaps are more straight and won't appear jagged.

Second, box stems have a stricter x and y-axis tolerance as you press down.

Switches with box-shaped stems are also technically more dustproof and water-resistant.

(Although neat in theory, at Milktooth, we do not think the latter two features are very consequential.)

Descriptors

#bassy

Bassy switches offer a deeper and richer sound profile during key presses. The sound can be characterized by a lower frequency range, resembling the depth and richness associated with bass tones.

#low-pitched

Low-pitched switches typically feature a more bass-heavy and mellow tone compared to higher-pitched switches.

#resonant

When typing on a resonant switch, you can expect a higher-pitched sound profile and an immersive auditory experience. The sound profile is clean and sharp.

#silky

A silky switch refers to a switch that offers an exceptionally smooth typing experience. These switches enhance the overall smoothness of the typing feel and minimze resistance when pressing and releasing keys.

#feathery

A feathery switch is exceptionally light to press and requires little exertion from your fingers. This reduces finger fatigue, as the light actuation force reduces the strain on your fingers, making it comfortable for extended typing sessions such as for gaming, school, or work.

#easy-to-press

Easy-to-press keyboard switches offer gentle resistance during key presses, requiring minimal force to activate. The light actuation force makes typing effortless and comfortable, reducing finger fatigue during extended typing sessions. Overall, these switches enhance the typing experience by offering a responsive and low-impact typing feel.

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Try TTC Flaming Purple switches before buying them

Pick 10 switches and we'll send them your way to try at home for 5 days.

How it works

First, pick 10 switches you want to try. Then, we'll send you those 10 switches to try at home for 5 days. You'll get to experience the switches and see how they feel. We'll also include a guide to help you pick your favorite switch and a preprinted return shipping label.

What comes in my try at-home box?

The 10 switches you choose will be installed on switch tester bases so you can type on them as you would on a normal keyboard. Your try at-home kit comes with a preprinted return shipping label.

How much does this try-before-you-buy program cost?

At just $15—shipping included—the try at-home program is the most cost-effective way to try switches before buying them. At less than half the cost of switch testers and with more than triple the variety to choose from, you can try before you buy without breaking the bank so you can be sure you're getting the right switch for your needs.

How do I buy the switches I want?

Send back the switches in your box using your prepaid label and purchase your favorite (or favorites)!

Everything that's included

First, try switches at home with shipping included both ways. After purchasing the switches you love most, know your switches come with a 30-day, hassle-free return or exchange policy. If you don't love your switches, we'll take them back—no questions asked.