- Made of Buna-nitrile (also called Buna-N) for use with a variety of fluids from petroleum to aliphatic hydrocarbons
- Durometer (hardness) of 50A for resistance to penetration
- Round cross-section to provide a seal between cylindrical overlapping surfaces
- For use across a wide temperature range from -30 degrees F/-34 degrees C to 250 degrees F/121 degrees C
- Meets standards defined by Aerospace Standard AS568A
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Buna O-Ring, 50A Durometer, Round, Black
|Price:||$1.43 - $15.00|
|Brand Name||Small Parts|
|Material Type||Nitrile Rubber|
|Hardness||50 A Durometer|
|System of Measurement||Inch|
|Cross Section Shape||Round|
|LowerTemperature Range||-30 Degrees Fahrenheit|
|Upper Temperature Range||250 Degrees Fahrenheit|
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This O-ring is made of black Buna-nitrile (Buna-N) and has a durometer of 50A. It has a round cross-section and can be used across a wide temperature range (-30 degrees F/-34 degrees C to 250 degrees F/121 degrees C). Designed for use in a wide variety of sealing applications, this Buna-nitrile O-ring meet standards defined by Aerospace Standard AS568A, which is the Aerospace Size Standard for O-rings.
Buna-nitrile can have high tensile strength, as well as abrasion, tear, and compression set resistance. It is compatible for use with petroleum, hexafluoroacetone (HFA), hexafluoro-2-butyne (HFB) and hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) fluids, vegetable oil, alcohol, acids, and aliphatic hydrocarbons. Buna-nitrile is vulnerable to acetone, ethers, esters, ozone, sunlight and weathering, and should not be used in ozone-generating electric motors, welding equipment, or in applications with exposure to UV light.
The durometer hardness of this Buna O-ring is 50A. Durometers measure the hardness of a material and its resistance to permanent indentation. A higher durometer value indicates greater resistance to indentation. On a scale of 0 to 100, a value of 0 indicates that a sample was completely penetrated, while a value of 100 shows no indentation in the sample. The letter following the number identifies the shore scale, which is either shore A or D. Shore A is used for softer plastics, while shore D is used for harder plastics.
O-rings provide a pressure and fluid seal between cylindrically shaped, overlapping mating surfaces and are commonly seen in engines, faucets, flanges, valves, and various cylinders. They are circular in shape, with a round cross section, and a hole in the center, similar to a doughnut. O-rings are available in various AS568A dash sizes, which is the standardized sizing for O-rings, and defines the nominal inside diameter (ID), outer diameter (OD), and cross-sectional (CS) diameter of an O-ring.
Top Customer Reviews
This is a pack of 125, which is perfect for a keyboard (you will have a few left over). They fit snugly and easily and had the desired effect: the bottoming out feels softer, is far quieter, and is less jarring on the hands. It also decreases the travel of the key. The difference is not huge, but it is noticeable to me. I also tried putting two of these on the bottom of some of the keys because I would like a really short travel keyboard. The result was an even softer, shorter travel stroke, but if you didn't hit it hard it didn't activate, so I had to remove them. You can really only use one of these per key.
I would be interested in thicker (same ID but larger OD) versions of these, and also the softer 40A hardness, which is very popular among keyboard modders. They are hard to find, though. The material is fine for the purpose (I don't think the pink stuff would be better in any meaningful way).
Anyway This is by far the cheapest and most convenient source of keyboard-modifying O rings that I have found, so I suggest them to anyone with a mechanical keyboard based on Cherry MX switches (which is almost all of them). Excellent product and price.
I'm glad I did. The keyboard is now much quieter and noticeably softer to type on. In particular, I no longer worry about the noise that it makes that might bother my officemates. The one downside is that the keyboard now feels a bit less like a workout on the fingers. Overall, that's worth it for me, and worth trying if the noise bothers you at all.
Installation: there is not a lot of information here on exactly how the installation works. So I'll try to describe it; please supplement with videos from YouTube for more coverage. There are two primary parts to installation: removing and replacing the keys -- which is different for regular keys (most of them) vs. wide keys (space bar, enter, shift keys, backspace). The second part is putting the O-ring onto the key, and I'll start with that.
O-ring onto the key: when you turn the key over, you'll see a round column with a plus-sign shaped hole in it, in the center of the key. Just hold the o-ring on one side of the column and roll it over and onto the column. It will fit snugly. Press it down as far as possible with your fingers; it's not necessary to push it all the way down, but it may avoid problems if it's pushed down far enough to be slightly below the edge level. If a key doesn't activate well after reinstalling, just remove the key cap again (see below) and push the ring down a little more.
Keys on & off (regular keys): you'll want a ...Read more ›
However, here is what you shall be aware of, backlit keyboard owners. The o-ring will block some of the light coming from the led, making letter partially lit and is definitely not very pleasing. If you are on the market for some o-rings, try transparent ones. Seems there is one type on amazon, but not sure whether it could improve backlighting. You may also find some on ebay, which ships from China.
You get the quoted amount in the package and none were made poorly or broken or anything. Each one fit on the key cap stem perfectly. Installing these is quite a breeze really as long as you make sure you read how to pull off a key with a stabilizer bar (space bar, enter keys, etc. have these). You get more than necessary for even a full sized board so if one does break or gets lost or falls between something you can't get, you're covered.
The value on these puppies is awesome. They are approximately half the price of other places - I suppose you could go cheaper and make your own but that seems so time consuming as to be absurd. Also, you can easily install these yourself so don't waste money on that - a mechanical keyboard is meant to be taken apart and put back together easily.
Edit 6/25/13 - This addition is to simply let you know that I've found another use for these in the computer world. I used them to dampen the sound/vibration on case fans for my computer. It's just wide enough to let the screw through and enough to thickness to help keep it marginally quieter. Given the pack I got had many extras, I put 1 of each of these wherever a screw and fan met in my case that I could. Just awesome.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great side-item-upgrade for my Mechanical keyboard. Probably not what the manufacturer had in mind, but hey, it works.Published 2 months ago by Connor
Shortens and silences the keystroke. Great addition to my gaming keyboard.Published 2 months ago by Joy Greene
Fit perfectly on my Das Keyboard 4 Professional Keyboard and definitely dampen the sound. Make sure you give your keys a good, long, hard press down after you've installed these,... Read morePublished 3 months ago by JL
Pretty good, but if you're looking for something a bit harder, go for the 106 Buna-N O-Ring 70A. I ended up buying these because I wasn't sure which ones I'd prefer for my... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
I bought these for a ring toss game to ring pop cans. They worked perfectly.Published 4 months ago by Grandma
Happy with these o rings. Needed it for my rhino plug from my 5th wheel to my truck.Published 4 months ago by Joan Mallard
Works as expected. Made the cherry mx reds a bit less audible. If you have LEDs in your switches, I suggest clear/transparent o-rings. Read morePublished 4 months ago by MC