Foot Switches

Foot switches are a rugged electrical switch that is operated by foot pressure to change contacts within an electrical circuit. Often used on large machinery where hand operated switches are a safety concern.

Operating Mechanism

Foot switches are available in two common operating types:
•Maintained / Latching – This type of foot switch is activated when pressure is applied and remains in the contact position until the switch is pressed again.


•Momentary – This type of foot switch requires the pedal to be compressed continually while in operation, once pressure is removed the contacts reset to the original state.

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Description Price Contact Configuration Series Switch Operation Case Material Contact Voltage Rating AC Contact Voltage Rating DC Contact Current Rating Switch Environment IP Rating Contact Material Colour Dimensions Guard Cover Hazardous Area Certification
RS Stock No. 316-901
BrandRS PRO
$72.74
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SPDT - Momentary Mild Steel 250V 30V 3 A @ 250 V ac, 3 A @ 30 V dc General Purpose IPX2 Silver Black, Grey 90 x 66 x 24mm - -
RS Stock No. 211-0698
BrandRS PRO
$176.12
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NC/NO - Momentary Die Cast Aluminium 230V 24V 6 A @ 500 V ac Heavy Duty IP67 Silver Yellow 236 x 80 x 62mm Yes -
RS Stock No. 116-906
BrandRS PRO
$35.53
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SPDT - Momentary Polymer 250V - 15 A @ 250 V ac Light Duty IP20 - Grey 101.32 x 87.27 x 27.76mm - -
RS Stock No. 211-0711
BrandRS PRO
$260.38
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NC/NO - Momentary Die Cast Aluminium 230V 24V 3 A @ 500 V ac Heavy Duty IP67 Silver Yellow 264 x 163 x 155mm Yes -
RS Stock No. 116-776
BrandRS PRO
$742.98
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DPDT - Momentary Aluminium 240V 250V 3 A @ 240 V ac, 6 A @ 125 V ac Heavy Duty IP68 - Orange 231.9 x 153.16 x 136.4mm Yes -
RS Stock No. 321-060
BrandRS PRO
$155.96
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SPDT - Momentary Die Cast Aluminium 250V 24V 6 A @ 250 V ac General Industrial IPX2 Silver Black 152 x 94 x 46mm - -
RS Stock No. 116-849
BrandRS PRO
$305.03
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SPDT - Momentary Cast Iron 250V - 20 A @ 250 V ac Heavy Duty IP56 - Orange 228.6 x 149.22 x 111mm Yes -
RS Stock No. 116-681
BrandRS PRO
$63.03
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DP-CO - Momentary Polymer 250V - 15 A @ 250 V ac Light Duty IP20 - Grey 101.32 x 87.27 x 27.76mm - -
RS Stock No. 116-732
BrandRS PRO
$159.68
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SPDT - Latching Cast Iron 250V - 20 A @ 125 V ac Medium Duty IP20 - Black 115.87 x 87.71 x 45.24mm - -
RS Stock No. 116-827
BrandRS PRO
$365.08
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DPDT - Momentary Cast Iron 250V - 20 A @ 250 V ac Heavy Duty IP56 - Orange 228.6 x 149.22 x 111mm Yes -
RS Stock No. 254-2348
BrandRS PRO
$99.95
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) - Momentary Mild Steel 250V 24V 3 A @ 250 V ac General Purpose IPX2 Silver Black 90 x 66 x 24mm - -
RS Stock No. 122-2790
BrandRS PRO
$116.48
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SP-CO - Slow Action - 600V 500V 10 A Heavy Duty IP65 Silver - 70 x 220 x 60mm - -
RS Stock No. 251-2224
BrandRS PRO
$89.87
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SP-CO - Momentary Thermoplastic 250V 24V 3 A General Purpose IPX7 Silver Yellow 90 x 65 x 27mm - -
RS Stock No. 116-928
BrandRS PRO
$256.73
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SPDT - Momentary Cast Iron 250V - 20 A @ 250 V ac Medium Duty IP20 - Black 115.42 x 212.75 x 47.6mm - -
RS Stock No. 122-2793
BrandRS PRO
$84.11
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SP-CO - Momentary Plastic 250V 500V 10 A Medium Duty IP68 - Black 110 x 170.5 x 50mm - -
RS Stock No. 665-922
BrandRS PRO
$277.14
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SPST N/O - Momentary Mild Steel 250V 30V 3 A @ 250 V ac, 3 A @ 30 V dc General Purpose IPX2 Silver Black, Grey 760 x 95 x 28mm - -
RS Stock No. 841-772
BrandRS PRO
$232.61
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1NO 1NC - Latching Die Cast Aluminium 230V 24V 6 A Heavy Duty IP67 Silver Yellow 264 x 163 x 155mm Yes -
RS Stock No. 122-2792
BrandRS PRO
$41.45
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SPST-1NO - Momentary Steel 250V 500V 10 A Light Duty, Medium Duty IP20 - - 75.5 x 103.5 x 21.5mm - -
RS Stock No. 325-2686
BrandRS PRO
$85.60
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SP-CO - Momentary Thermoplastic 250V 24V 3 A General Purpose IPX7 Silver Red 90 x 65 x 27mm - -
RS Stock No. 456-1739
BrandRS PRO
$39.64
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Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) - Momentary PVC - 30V 50 mA Medically Approved Foot Switch Bellow IP67 - Grey 40 (Dia.) x 13mm - -
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Contact rating 3A single, 13A twin 125-250VacBlack steel housing with nonskid base pad and foot treadleAvailable in single and twin versions (Twin has divider bar to prevent accidental operation of both pedals)Rated to IP20.
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