Slide Switches

Slide switches are used to control current flow in a circuit, and typically use a mechanical slider to switch a current on and off, by sliding between an open and closed state. Well suited for controlling current flow in smaller circuits, it is very common to see slide switches used as a primary power switch in small, battery operated electrical devices.
Though they behave very similarly to push button switches, slide switches have a more obvious tactile shape, which allows the user to more confidentially differentiate between on and off states.
The RS Range of slide switches accommodates voltage ratings between 4 v dc and 400 V ac, with contact resistances ranging from 10 milliohms to 10 ohms.
Switching Operations
Typically slider switches are used for simple on-off applications, sliding between Normally Open (NO) and Normally Closed (NC) but other switch functions are available in the RS Range. These include:
• Maintained: A maintained switch operation ensures that a switch is physically kept in an actuated position. This is great for ’set it and leave it’ applications such as turning a device on and off.
• Break Before Make (BBM): This configuration ensures that contact in the switch is broken before a new connection path is made, and is usually preferred in power applications.
• Make Before Break (MBB): This configuration ensures that a new connection path is established before the previous connection is broken. This means the centre contact of a switch is momentarily connected to both contacts, ensuring there is no interruption of power, which is useful when continuous operation is vital.

Mounting Types
Slide switches are designed to be compatible with a variety of circuit set ups. Whether though hole, or panel mount, or direct to printed circuit boards, there is a mounting solution to suit your application. Slide switches may come as snap in components, for easy of mounting, or with screw hole options for when further rigidity is preferred.

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Description Price Contact Configuration Mounting Type Switch Operation Contact Current Rating IP Rating Terminal Type Actuator Type Length Width Depth Dimensions Contact Resistance Mechanical Life Actuator Material
RS Stock No. 123-8939
Mfr. Part No.SSSS811101
$1.392
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Surface Mount Latching 300 mA - Solder Slide 6.7mm 4.1mm 1.9mm 6.7 x 4.1 x 1.9mm 130 (After Lifetime) mΩ, 70 (Initial) mΩ - -
RS Stock No. 123-8950
Mfr. Part No.SSSS918700
$1.588
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DP3T Through Hole Latching 100 mA - - Slide 14mm 4.7mm 9.5mm 14 x 4.7 x 9.5mm 30 (Initial) mΩ, 80 (After Lifetime) mΩ - -
RS Stock No. 123-8958
Mfr. Part No.SSSU011700
$1.808
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Through Hole Latching 100 mA - - Slide 18.5mm 7mm 14.5mm 18.5 x 7 x 14.5mm 25 (Initial) mΩ, 65 (After Lifetime) mΩ - -
RS Stock No. 123-8964
Mfr. Part No.SSSU025800
$3.33
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DP3T Through Hole Latching 100 mA - - Slide 24.5mm 7mm 14.5mm 24.5 x 7 x 14.5mm 25 (Initial) mΩ, 65 (After Lifetime) mΩ - -
RS Stock No. 123-8890
Mfr. Part No.SSAC120100
$0.96
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Through Hole Latching 1 mA - Solder Knob 9.5mm 9.9mm 5mm 9.5 x 9.9 x 5mm 100 (Initial) mΩ, 200 (After Lifetime) mΩ - -
RS Stock No. 123-8900
Mfr. Part No.SSSF024800
$2.068
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DP3T Through Hole Latching 100 mA - - Slide 14.5mm 7mm 14.5mm 14.5 x 7 x 14.5mm 25 (Initial) mΩ, 65 (After Lifetime) mΩ - -
RS Stock No. 123-8960
Mfr. Part No.SSSU014800
$2.166
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SP3T Through Hole Latching 100 mA - - Slide 24.5mm 7mm 14.5mm 24.5 x 7 x 14.5mm 25 (Initial) mΩ, 65 (After Lifetime) mΩ - -
RS Stock No. 123-8924
Mfr. Part No.SSSS223900
$1.724
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DP3T Through Hole Latching 300 mA - Solder Slide 13mm 5.5mm 3.5mm 13 x 5.5 x 3.5mm 130 (After Lifetime) mΩ, 70 (Initial) mΩ - -
RS Stock No. 123-8913
Mfr. Part No.SSSS213000
$1.452
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Through Hole Latching 300 mA - Solder Slide 9mm 3.5mm 5.5mm 9 x 3.5 x 5.5mm 130 (After Lifetime) mΩ, 70 (Initial) mΩ - -
RS Stock No. 123-8920
Mfr. Part No.SSSS213100
$1.278
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Through Hole Latching 300 mA - Solder Slide 9mm 5.5mm 3.5mm 9 x 5.5 x 3.5mm 130 (After Lifetime) mΩ, 70 (Initial) mΩ - -
RS Stock No. 123-8937
Mfr. Part No.SSSS810701
$1.114
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Surface Mount Latching 300 mA - Solder Slide 6.7mm 4.1mm 1.9mm 6.7 x 4.1 x 1.9mm 130 (After Lifetime) mΩ, 70 (Initial) mΩ - -
RS Stock No. 123-8955
Mfr. Part No.SSSS916400
$1.332
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Through Hole Latching 100 mA - Solder Slide 11.5mm 9.7mm 5mm 11.5 x 9.7 x 5mm 30 (Initial) mΩ, 80 (After Lifetime) mΩ - -
RS Stock No. 123-8968
Mfr. Part No.SSSU113200
$2.01
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DP3T Through Hole Latching 100 mA - - Slide 24.5mm 13mm 8.5mm 24.5 x 13 x 8.5mm 25 (Initial) mΩ, 65 (After Lifetime) mΩ - -
RS Stock No. 123-8909
Mfr. Part No.SSSF125300
$2.058
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DP3T Through Hole Latching 100 mA - - Slide 16.5mm 13mm 8.5mm 16.5 x 13 x 8.5mm 25 (Initial) mΩ, 65 (After Lifetime) mΩ - -
RS Stock No. 123-8941
Mfr. Part No.SSSS810201
$2.26
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Surface Mount Latching 300 mA - Solder Slide 9.7mm 4.1mm 1.9mm 9.7 x 4.1 x 1.9mm 130 (After Lifetime) mΩ, 70 (Initial) mΩ - -
RS Stock No. 123-8904
Mfr. Part No.SSSF112500
$1.712
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Through Hole Latching 100 mA - - Slide 14.5mm 15mm 8.5mm 14.5 x 15 x 8.5mm 25 (Initial) mΩ, 65 (After Lifetime) mΩ - -
RS Stock No. 123-8957
Mfr. Part No.SSSS925800
$1.904
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Through Hole Latching 100 mA - Solder Slide 11.5mm 12.2mm 5mm 11.5 x 12.2 x 5mm 30 (Initial) mΩ, 80 (After Lifetime) mΩ - -
RS Stock No. 123-8895
Mfr. Part No.SSSF012100
$1.592
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Through Hole Latching 100 mA - - Slide 14.5mm 7mm 17.5mm 14.5 x 7 x 17.5mm 25 (Initial) mΩ, 65 (After Lifetime) mΩ - -
RS Stock No. 123-8969
Mfr. Part No.SSSU124900
$2.01
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SP3T Through Hole Latching 100 mA - - Slide 24.5mm 16mm 8.5mm 24.5 x 16 x 8.5mm 25 (Initial) mΩ, 65 (After Lifetime) mΩ - -
RS Stock No. 123-8934
Mfr. Part No.SSSS820101
$1.966
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Surface Mount Latching 300 mA - Solder Slide 6.7mm 4.1mm 3.4mm 6.7 x 4.1 x 3.4mm 130 (After Lifetime) mΩ, 70 (Initial) mΩ - -