Push Button Switches

A push button is a simple type of switch that controls an action in a machine or some type of process. Most of the time, the buttons are plastic or metal. The shape of the push button may conform to fingers or hands for easy use, or they may simply be flat.
Push Button Switch Operation
Push button switches typically have two key parts, an actuator and the contacts. The actuator will go all the way through the switch and into a thin cylinder at the bottom. Inside is a movable contact and spring. When the actuator is pressed, it touches with the stationary contacts, causing the action to take place.
Push buttons are available with normally open or normally closed contacts that change state when the actuator is operated. Momentary switches require the user to keep holding the button for an action to take place, this action is then reset once the button is released. Latching push buttons keep the switch in the set contact state until the button is pressed again.
Push Button Switch Uses
Push button switches are popular in a variety of different applications, including calculators, push button phones, and many home appliances. You can find them in the home, the office, and in industrial applications. They can turn machines on and off, or cause the devices to perform specific actions, as is the case with calculators. In some cases, specifically for commercial and industrial usage, the buttons can connect through mechanical linkage, which means that pushing one button can actually cause another button to release.

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BrandRS PRO
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Latching Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Panel Mount Yes 16 (Dia.)mm 16mm 3 A @ 250 V ac Red - IP65, IP67 Silver 250V ac Flat Quick Connect
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Latching Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Panel Mount Yes 22 (Dia.)mm 22mm 5 A @ 250 V ac Red - IP65, IP67 Silver 250V ac Flat Quick Connect
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Latching Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Panel Mount Yes 19 (Dia.)mm 19mm 5 A Yellow - IP67 Silver 250V ac Round Solder Pin
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Momentary Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Panel Mount Yes 19 (Dia.)mm 19mm 5 A Red - IP67 Silver 250V ac Round Solder Pin
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Momentary - Panel Mount Yes 16 (Dia.)mm 16mm 5 A @ 250 V ac - - IP65 - 250V ac Round Tab
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BrandRS PRO
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Momentary Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) PCB No - - 3 A @ 120 V ac - - IP67 - 120/250V ac Cylinder Right Angle Through Hole
RS Stock No. 811-8427
BrandRS PRO
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Latching Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Panel Mount Yes 16 (Dia.)mm 16mm 3 A @ 250 V ac White - IP65, IP67 Silver 250V ac Flat Quick Connect
RS Stock No. 111-5819
BrandRS PRO
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Momentary Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Panel Mount Yes 19 (Dia.)mm 19mm 5 A Red - IP67 Silver 250V ac Round Solder Pin
RS Stock No. 111-6533
BrandRS PRO
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Momentary Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) Panel Mount Yes 12 (Dia.)mm 12mm 15 mA White - IP65, IP67 Silver 24V ac/dc Round Quick Connect
RS Stock No. 734-6735
BrandRS PRO
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Momentary Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) Panel Mount No 4.95 (Dia.)mm 4.95mm 3 A @ 120 V ac - - - Black 32/50/125V ac Dome Solder
RS Stock No. 811-8415
BrandRS PRO
$18.36
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Latching Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Panel Mount Yes 16 (Dia.)mm 16mm 3 A @ 250 V ac White - IP65, IP67 Silver 250V ac Flat Quick Connect
RS Stock No. 111-5797
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Latching Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Panel Mount Yes 19.2 (Dia.)mm 19.2mm 5 A Yellow - IP67 Silver 250V ac Round Solder Pin
RS Stock No. 734-6704
BrandRS PRO
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Momentary 1-pole on-off switch Panel Mount No 13.6 (Dia.)mm 13.6mm 400 mA @ 32 V ac - - IP67 Black 32/50/125V ac Dome Solder
RS Stock No. 111-5801
BrandRS PRO
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Momentary Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Panel Mount Yes 19.2 (Dia.)mm 19.2mm 5 A Blue - IP67 Silver 250V ac Round Solder Pin
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BrandRS PRO
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Momentary Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) Threaded Yes 13.6 (Dia.)mm 13.6mm 200 mA @ 50 V dc, 500 mA @ 32 V ac Green - IP67 Black 250 V ac @ 200 mA, 50 V dc @ 200 mA Round Solder Lug
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Momentary Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) PCB Yes 8 (Dia.)mm 8mm 100 mA @ 30 V dc White - - Clear 30V dc Plunger Pc Pin
RS Stock No. 820-7561
BrandRS PRO
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Momentary Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) PCB No 13.6 (Dia.)mm 13.6mm 400 mA @ 32 V ac - - IP67 Green 30V dc Square Pc Pin
RS Stock No. 811-8459
BrandRS PRO
$26.14
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Momentary Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Panel Mount Yes 16 (Dia.)mm 16mm 3 A @ 250 V ac White - IP65, IP67 Silver 250V ac Flat Quick Connect
RS Stock No. 111-6513
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