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. 429-509
BrandRS PRO
PHP364.19
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB Latching 400 mA @ 20 V - Through Hole Slide 10.16mm 9mm 9.2mm 10.16 x 9 x 9.2mm 20mΩ 30000Operations Nylon
RS Stock No. 734-7315
BrandRS PRO
PHP159.97
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Through Hole Latching 5 A @ 28 V dc - Through Hole Top - 8mm 9.3mm 8 x 9.3mm 10mΩ 30000Cycles Nylon
RS Stock No. 734-7274
BrandRS PRO
PHP176.49
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB Latching 5 A @ 28 V dc - Through Hole Side 12.7mm 11.43mm - 12.7 x 11.43mm 10mΩ 30000Cycles Nylon
RS Stock No. 734-7286
BrandRS PRO
PHP128.16
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB Latching 400 mA @ 20 V - Through Hole Slide 12.7mm 11.43mm - 12.7 x 11.43mm 10mΩ 30000Cycles Nylon
RS Stock No. 734-7299
BrandRS PRO
PHP183.03
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 5 A @ 28 V dc - Through Hole Side 12.7mm 6.6mm - 12.7 x 6.6mm 10mΩ 30000Cycles Nylon
RS Stock No. 734-7283
BrandRS PRO
PHP76.74
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB Latching 5 A @ 28 V dc - Through Hole Slide 12.7mm 11.43mm - 12.7 x 11.43mm 10mΩ 30000Cycles Nylon
RS Stock No. 429-498
BrandRS PRO
PHP266.92
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 400 mA @ 20 V - Through Hole Slide 10.16mm 5.08mm 9.2mm 10.16 x 5.08 x 9.2mm 20mΩ 30000Operations Nylon
RS Stock No. 734-7334
BrandRS PRO
PHP97.04
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB On-Off-On 5 A @ 28 V dc - Through Hole Top 12.7mm 6.6mm 6.35mm 12.7 x 6.6 x 6.35mm 10mΩ 30000Cycles Nylon
RS Stock No. 734-7321
BrandRS PRO
PHP259.60
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 5 A @ 28 V dc - Through Hole Slide 12.7mm 6.6mm - 12.7 x 6.6mm 10mΩ 30000Cycles Nylon
RS Stock No. 734-7328
BrandRS PRO
PHP229.72
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Panel Mount Latching 5 A @ 28 V dc - Solder Top 12.7mm 6.6mm 6.35mm 12.7 x 6.6 x 6.35mm 10mΩ 30000Cycles Nylon
RS Stock No. 734-7319
BrandRS PRO
PHP259.60
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 5 A @ 28 V dc - Through Hole Top 12.7mm 6.6mm - 12.7 x 6.6mm 10mΩ 30000Cycles Nylon
RS Stock No. 907-0178
Mfr. Part No.1206.0201
BrandMarquardt
PHP194.422
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Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) Panel Mount Momentary 8 A IP40 Solder Slide 25.3mm 19.4mm 18.4mm 25.3 x 19.4 x 18.4mm - 100000Operations Glass Fibre Reinforced PA
RS Stock No. 702-3634
Mfr. Part No.MFP113D
PHP54.928
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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
PHP360.30
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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
PHP51.516
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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. 913-9009
Mfr. Part No.MFP 263 P-RA
PHP85.446
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- PCB On-On-On - - Pc Pin Slide 16mm 5mm 11.1mm 16 x 5 x 11.1mm - - -
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. 123-8955
Mfr. Part No.SSSS916400
PHP64.22
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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. 913-8996
Mfr. Part No.MFP 161 D
PHP83.344
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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. 123-8912
Mfr. Part No.SSSF141300
PHP145.21
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Four Pole Double Throw (4PDT) Through Hole Latching 100 mA - - Slide 16.5mm 16mm 8.5mm 16.5 x 16 x 8.5mm 25 (Initial) mΩ, 65 (After Lifetime) mΩ - -
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