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. 718-2323
Mfr. Part No.SSA12G
PHP86.27
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB - 400 mA @ 20 V - Through Hole Slide - - - - 30mΩ 10000Operations Polyamide
RS Stock No. 875-0548
Mfr. Part No.STS131PC04
PHP41,215.00
1 Pack of 500
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SP3T Through Hole Make-Before-Break 250 mA - Pc Pin Slide 6.1mm 5.2mm 15.5mm 15.5 x 6.1 x 9.2mm 30 (Initial) mΩ, 60 (Final) mΩ - Polyester
RS Stock No. 168-0616
Mfr. Part No.SSA12G
PHP86,271.36
1 Reel of 1000
Reel(s)
Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB - 400 mA @ 20 V - Through Hole Slide - - - - 30mΩ 10000Operations Polyamide
RS Stock No. 161-5081
Mfr. Part No.MSS120004
PHP96.285
Each (In a Bag of 600)
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Through Hole Make-Before-Break 300 mA - Solder Top 14mm 5.8mm 10mm 14 x 5.8 x 10mm 100mΩ 15000 (Electrical)Cycles Polyoxymethylene
RS Stock No. 164-0650
Mfr. Part No.1571984-1
PHP287.70
Each (In a Box of 25)
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 400 mA @ 20 V - Through Hole Side - - - - - - PET
RS Stock No. 875-0551
Mfr. Part No.MSS225004
PHP122,860.00
1 Pack of 2000
Pack(s)
Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Through Hole Make-Before-Break 300 mA - Pc Pin Extended 5.8mm 12.5mm 14mm 14 x 5.8 x 23.5mm 100 (Final) mΩ, 30 (Initial) mΩ - POM
RS Stock No. 131-4768
Mfr. Part No.MSS120004
PHP142.116
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Through Hole Make-Before-Break 300 mA - Solder Top 14mm 5.8mm 10mm 14 x 5.8 x 10mm 100mΩ 15000 (Electrical)Cycles Polyoxymethylene
RS Stock No. 718-2314
Mfr. Part No.1571984-1
PHP302.72
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 400 mA @ 20 V - Through Hole Side - - - - - - PET
RS Stock No. 875-0510
Mfr. Part No.MSSA2350R
PHP223,165.57
1 Pack of 250
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DP3T Through Hole - 300 mA - Pc Pin Extended 9.35mm 15.49mm 24mm 24 x 9.35 x 15.49mm 30mΩ - Polyester
RS Stock No. 745-5422
Mfr. Part No.1437575-1
PHP127.31
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 300 mA @ 4 V dc - - Side - - - - 70mΩ 10000Cycles Nylon
RS Stock No. 718-2317
Mfr. Part No.1825117-1
PHP93.93
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SP3T PCB - 250 mA @ 125 V ac - Through Hole Slide - - - - 30mΩ 10000Operations PBT
RS Stock No. 164-0721
Mfr. Part No.1825032-1
PHP248.88
Each (In a Tray of 25)
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 400 mA @ 20 V - Through Hole Top - - - - - - Thermoplastic
RS Stock No. 162-527
Mfr. Part No.ASF4204
PHP224.18
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4PDT PCB - 300 mA @ 115 V dc - Through Hole Slide - - - - 40mΩ - PET
RS Stock No. 745-5205
Mfr. Part No.3-1825010-7
PHP373.76
Each
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Six Pole Double Throw (6PDT) PCB Latching 300 mA @ 115 V ac - Through Hole Top - - - - 40mΩ 15000Cycles Nylon
RS Stock No. 783-1117
Mfr. Part No.ASE6204
PHP365.40
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Six Pole Double Throw (6PDT) PCB Momentary 300 mA @ 115 V ac - PCB Extended, Slide - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 718-2301
Mfr. Part No.5-1437580-0
PHP1,686.76
Each
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB Latching 400 mA @ 20 V - Through Hole Slide - - - - 20mΩ 30000Operations PPS
RS Stock No. 161-4647
Mfr. Part No.1825117-1
PHP87.741
Each (In a Bag of 100)
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SP3T PCB - 250 mA @ 125 V ac - Through Hole Slide - - - - 30mΩ 10000Operations PBT
RS Stock No. 783-1126
Mfr. Part No.MHS233G04
PHP394.98
Each
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) - - 400 mA @ 20 V - PC Terminal - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 162-410
Mfr. Part No.ASE2204
PHP288.97
Each
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB - 300 mA @ 115 V dc - Through Hole Slide - - - - 40mΩ - PET
RS Stock No. 745-5876
Mfr. Part No.1825264-1
PHP118.11
Each
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Four Pole Double Throw (4PDT) PCB Latching 300 mA @ 4 V dc - Through Hole Top - - - - 30mΩ 15000Cycles Polyoxymethylene