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. 702-3634
Mfr. Part No.MFP113D
PHP46.52
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 100 mA @ 12 V dc - Through Hole Slide - - - - 20mΩ 10000Operations -
RS Stock No. 428-9869
Mfr. Part No.MS-12AAB1
PHP311.25
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 3 A@ 250 V ac - Solder - - - - - 10mΩ 100000Operations Glass Fibre Reinforced PBT Resin
RS Stock No. 913-9034
Mfr. Part No.MFP 223 P
PHP44.552
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Double Pole Single Throw (DPST) PCB On-On-On 200 mA @ 30 V dc - Pc Pin Slide 16mm 6.7mm 15mm 16 x 6.7 x 15mm 20mΩ 10000Operations Polyoxymethylene
RS Stock No. 337-497
Mfr. Part No.SLC-2200-7R
BrandDevlin
PHP224.12
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Panel Mount - 300 mA @ 30 V dc - Solder Slide - - - - 20mΩ 10000Operations Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene
RS Stock No. 913-9009
Mfr. Part No.MFP 263 P-RA
PHP75.49
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- PCB On-On-On - - Pc Pin Slide 16mm 5mm 11.1mm 16 x 5 x 11.1mm - - -
RS Stock No. 123-8968
Mfr. Part No.SSSU113200
PHP96.096
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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. 664-5678
Mfr. Part No.MFS401N-2-Z
PHP57.062
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Four Pole Double Throw (4PDT) PCB Latching 300 mA @ 30 V dc - Through Hole Slide - - - - 20mΩ - -
RS Stock No. 702-3609
Mfr. Part No.MFP120-R
PHP67.764
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SP PCB - 350 mA @ 30 V dc - Through Hole Slide - - - - 20mΩ 10000Operations -
RS Stock No. 123-8908
Mfr. Part No.SSSF122400
PHP101.764
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Through Hole Latching 100 mA - - Slide 14.5mm 16mm 8.5mm 14.5 x 16 x 8.5mm 25 (Initial) mΩ, 65 (After Lifetime) mΩ - -
RS Stock No. 913-8996
Mfr. Part No.MFP 161 D
PHP72.19
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Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) PCB Latching 300 mA @ 125 V ac, 350 mA @ 30 V dc - Pc Pin Slide 11.6mm 4mm 7.5mm 11.6 x 4 x 7.5mm 20mΩ - Polycarbonate
RS Stock No. 123-8915
Mfr. Part No.SSSS222700
PHP57.60
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Through Hole Latching 300 mA - Solder Slide 9mm 3.5mm 5.5mm 9 x 3.5 x 5.5mm 70 (Initial) mΩ, 130 (After Lifetime) mΩ - -
RS Stock No. 123-8955
Mfr. Part No.SSSS916400
PHP66.30
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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. 161-7328
Mfr. Part No.1101M1S3ZQE2
BrandC & K
PHP210.01
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Panel Mount Latching 6 A @ 120 V ac, 6 A @ 28 V dc - Solder Slide - - - - 10mΩ - Nylon
RS Stock No. 123-8965
Mfr. Part No.SSSU026300
PHP93.644
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4P3T Through Hole Latching 100 mA - - Slide 24.5mm 7mm 17.5mm 24.5 x 7 x 17.5mm 25 (Initial) mΩ, 65 (After Lifetime) mΩ - -
RS Stock No. 123-8933
Mfr. Part No.SSSS711403
PHP263.80
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SP3T Through Hole Latching 300 mA - Solder Slide 12.5mm 5mm 2.3mm 12.5 x 5 x 2.3mm 70 (Initial) mΩ, 130 (After Lifetime) mΩ - -
RS Stock No. 664-5674
Mfr. Part No.MFS201N-24-Z
PHP63.016
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB Latching 300 mA @ 30 V dc - Through Hole Slide - - - - 20mΩ - -
RS Stock No. 224-095
Mfr. Part No.ASE2D-2M-10-Z
PHP223.44
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DPDT PCB On-On 50 mA @ 48 V ac/dc - PC Terminal Slide - - - - 50mΩ - -
RS Stock No. 913-9043
Mfr. Part No.MFS 131 D
PHP132.638
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Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) Panel Mount Latching 350 mA @ 30 V dc - Lug Slide 23mm 7.3mm 14.2mm 23 x 7.3 x 14.2mm 20mΩ - -
RS Stock No. 181-0038
Mfr. Part No.NK236
BrandAPEM
PHP81.478
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 500 mA V ac @ 12 - Through Hole Slide - - - - 20mΩ - Glass Fibre Reinforced PA
RS Stock No. 175-9703
Mfr. Part No.S602031SS03Q
BrandC & K
PHP341.12
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Panel Mount - 12 A @ 125 V ac - Solder Slide - - - - 10mΩ - Nylon