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C³Equalz X TKC Tangerine V2

Manufacturer: JWK
Brand: C³Equalz

Quite uncommon amongst switches, they have UHMWPE housings which makes for a fantastically smooth switch, only enhanced further with films and lubrication. It is not stated what percentage of this switch is UHMWPE, but it is not pure PE.

The first revision of these switches were made by Gateron not C³Equalz and not orange in colour. These Gateron made variants are no longer sold and hard to find in the aftermarket.

Information about this limited run

This switch is most commonly purchased through TKC's site, and are sold in packs of 25 for $16.25 each. They restock every couple of months, and sell out quick.

There are 2 variations of this switch:

Coloured (opaque)
Coloured (opaque)

Quotes, thoughts and opinions

Stats and figures are one thing but here are some quotes, thoughts and opinions we've been able to find from across the web regarding these switches.

Are they fantastic? Absolutely. Do they feel amazing? Absolutely. Do I have any doubts that they will sell well enough to run a V3 of them? None – These are a smash hit.


Overall these are the best linear switches I have ever used in terms of feel and sound especially for the price. Smooth. Just REALLY smooth.

/u/MrJahoolious on Reddit
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Switch Type icon
Linear switches have a smooth and linear feeling from top to bottom when pressed.

Mount type

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Switch Volume icon
Standard switch with no dampers, can be further silenced with lubrication or O-rings.

This switch has a volume similar to that of a standard JWK, but is noticeably higher pitched due to the UHMWPE (Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyurethane, sometimes referred to as simply PE) blend in the housing.

Lubrication info

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Factory lubed? Slight factory lube

Lubed from the factory with a lube that was stated to be exclusive to C3 switches. This gives it the potential to be extremely smooth stock, but batches can vary. Was stated to be similar to Krytox 204.

Looking for switch lubrication advice? Here's a great start

Switch film

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Yes, this switch in particular is vastly improved when switch films are used.

All films work on this switch.

Why use switch film? Here's a good explanation and a great demonstration.

More info on films and Thicc films by Jinra.

Stem construction

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The stem on this switch is of the standard variety.

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Where to buy

These prices are subject to change at any time and should be used only as a rough guide (plus, quite often switches are not sold individually and can sometimes include discounts for larger quantities).

This information is not automatically updated.