When and How to Calibrate Akko Magnetic Switch Keyboard – A Critical Guide
Calibration plays a pivotal role in ensuring the optimal performance of magnetic switch keyboards.
Here’s a comprehensive guide on when and how to calibrate your magnetic switch keyboard:
1. Why Calibration Matters:
Magnetic switch keyboards aim to provide a seamless typing experience. However, over time, factors like exposure to high-temperature environments or prolonged periods of disuse can alter the magnetic field. This can affect the switches’ sensitivity, causing issues with responsiveness. Calibration steps in to rectify these concerns.
2. Types of Calibration (Please Follow Both Steps for Theoretical Optimal Calibration):
a) Maximum Key Travel Calibration:
You can find the calibration button on the About page in Akko Cloud Driver. Follow the steps on the screen to complete the calibration.
During this calibration, users should apply regular, moderate force while pressing the keys. Avoid pushing too hard during calibration, as excessive force might lead to lost connections when keys are bottomed out.
Press confirm to start.
Begin the calibration process by pressing each key to its lowest point. It’s crucial to ensure that every key is pressed and released during this step. Press the “Confirm” button after completing this calibration.
If any keys still do not function correctly, it indicates that they may not have been pressed completely during calibration. In such cases, repeat the calibration process to ensure that all keys are functioning as expected.
b) Travel Distance Calibration:
You can find the calibration option on the Main-Custom Actuation Page in Akko Cloud Driver. You don’t need to do anything during the calibration.
Please don’t type on the keyboard before calibration ends.
This step ensures that the keyboard functions optimally. It’s particularly essential when dealing with rapid trigger actions, as without calibration, keys might not register at distances of 0.2 to 0.3mm.
3. Scenarios Requiring Calibration:
Calibration is not a routine task, but it’s necessary in various situations:
- Unresponsiveness: When certain keys become unresponsive or inconsistent, recalibration can resolve these issues.
- Before Performing Rapid Trigger: If you intend to use rapid trigger actions, it’s crucial to calibrate your keyboard. Failing to do so might result in unresponsiveness at specific keypress depths.
- New Features Added: Whenever new features or capabilities are introduced, it’s advisable to recalibrate to ensure the keyboard adapts appropriately.
- Replacing Switches: When switching between same-polarity magnetic switches and 3-pin mechanical switches, calibration is necessary to optimize performance.
In conclusion, calibration isn’t merely a routine task but a strategic move to maintain your magnetic switch keyboard’s reliability and responsiveness. By following these calibration guidelines, you can ensure a seamless typing experience and resolve potential unresponsiveness issues. For any specific concerns or further assistance, don’t hesitate to reach out to our dedicated support team.