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 OperationsTypically 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 TypesSlide 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. 332-470
Mfr. Part No.T22205BABE
$5.05
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Panel Mount - 16 A @ 250 V ac - Solder Slide - - - - 100mΩ - Nylon
RS Stock No. 602-3548
Mfr. Part No.CSS-1211TB
$1.64
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SP PCB - 100 mA @ 12 V dc - Through Hole Slide - - - - 70mΩ - Liquid Crystal Polymer
RS Stock No. 161-7340
Mfr. Part No.1101M2S3CQE2
BrandC & K
$5.30
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 6 A @ 120 V ac, 6 A @ 28 V dc - Through Hole Slide - - - - 10mΩ - Nylon
RS Stock No. 702-3546
Mfr. Part No.MMP121
$2.14
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 200 mA @ 12 V dc - Through Hole Slide - - - - 50mΩ 5000Operations -
RS Stock No. 913-9025
Mfr. Part No.MFP 221 N
$1.304
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Double Pole Single Throw (DPST) PCB Latching 350 mA @ 30 V dc - Pc Pin Slide 15mm 7.5mm 14mm 15 x 7.5 x 14mm 20mΩ 10000Operations Polybutylene Terephthalate
RS Stock No. 913-9012
Mfr. Part No.MFP 213 P
$1.266
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- PCB On-On-On 300 mA @ 30 V dc - Pc Pin Slide 12.6mm 6.8mm 8.7mm 12.6 x 6.8 x 8.7mm 20mΩ - Polyamide
RS Stock No. 664-5716
Mfr. Part No.MHS131
$0.824
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SP3T PCB On-On-On 200 mA @ 12 V dc - Through Hole Slide - - - - 50mΩ - -
RS Stock No. 123-8950
Mfr. Part No.SSSS918700
$2.07
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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. 793-1721
Mfr. Part No.PCM12SMTR
BrandC & K
$1.33
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Surface Mount Latching 300 mA @ 6 V dc - PC Terminal Slide - - - - 70mΩ 10000Cycles Nylon
RS Stock No. 123-8958
Mfr. Part No.SSSU011700
$1.848
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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. 224-089
Mfr. Part No.ASE1E-2M-10-Z
$5.20
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SPDT PCB On-Off-On 50 mA @ 48 V ac/dc - PC Terminal Slide - - - - 50mΩ - -
RS Stock No. 863-3548
Mfr. Part No.LF24A3000W
BrandMolveno
$1.818
Each (In a Bag of 5)
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SPST-2NC Panel Mount - 8 A - Tab Toggle - - - - - 10000Cycles -
RS Stock No. 783-1117
Mfr. Part No.ASE6204
$10.64
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Six Pole Double Throw (6PDT) PCB Momentary 300 mA @ 115 V ac - PCB Extended, Slide - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 602-3582
Mfr. Part No.CSS-1310TB
$0.98
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SP PCB - 100 mA @ 12 V dc - Through Hole Slide - - - - 70mΩ - Liquid Crystal Polymer
RS Stock No. 664-5707
Mfr. Part No.MHS122-1
$0.80
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 200 mA @ 12 V dc - Through Hole Slide - - - - 50mΩ - -
RS Stock No. 913-9009
Mfr. Part No.MFP 263 P-RA
$2.272
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- PCB On-On-On - - Pc Pin Slide 16mm 5mm 11.1mm 16 x 5 x 11.1mm - - -
RS Stock No. 123-8900
Mfr. Part No.SSSF024800
$2.474
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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. 161-7334
Mfr. Part No.1201M1S3ZQE2
BrandC & K
$10.87
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Panel Mount Latching 6 A @ 120 V ac, 6 A @ 28 V dc - Solder Slide - - - - 10mΩ - Nylon
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 - -
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