Push Button Switches

A push button is a simple type of switch that controls an action in a machine or some type of process. Most of the time, the buttons are plastic or metal. The shape of the push button may conform to fingers or hands for easy use, or they may simply be flat.
Push Button Switch Operation
Push button switches typically have two key parts, an actuator and the contacts. The actuator will go all the way through the switch and into a thin cylinder at the bottom. Inside is a movable contact and spring. When the actuator is pressed, it touches with the stationary contacts, causing the action to take place.
Push buttons are available with normally open or normally closed contacts that change state when the actuator is operated. Momentary switches require the user to keep holding the button for an action to take place, this action is then reset once the button is released. Latching push buttons keep the switch in the set contact state until the button is pressed again.
Push Button Switch Uses
Push button switches are popular in a variety of different applications, including calculators, push button phones, and many home appliances. You can find them in the home, the office, and in industrial applications. They can turn machines on and off, or cause the devices to perform specific actions, as is the case with calculators. In some cases, specifically for commercial and industrial usage, the buttons can connect through mechanical linkage, which means that pushing one button can actually cause another button to release.

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Description Price Switch Operation Contact Configuration Mounting Type Illuminated Panel Cut Out Size Panel Cut Out Diameter Contact Current Rating LED Colour Series IP Rating Actuator Colour Voltage Rating Actuator Shape Terminal Type
RS Stock No. 223-424
Mfr. Part No.8Y1011-Z
SGD7.73
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Latching Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Panel Mount - - - 6 A @ 125 V ac - - - - - - Solder
RS Stock No. 223-446
Mfr. Part No.8Y2011-Z
SGD9.48
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Latching Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Panel Mount - - - 6 A @ 125 V ac - - - - - - Solder
RS Stock No. 222-342
Mfr. Part No.TM1-01
SGD0.72
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Off-(On) SPST - - - - 50 mA @ 48 V dc - - - - - - Through Hole
RS Stock No. 225-284
Mfr. Part No.DP1-100-Z
SGD1.70
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Off-(On) SPST - - - - 50 mA@ 24 V dc - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 223-430
Mfr. Part No.8Y1021-Z
SGD8.21
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Momentary Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Panel Mount - - - 6 A @ 125 V ac - - - - - - Solder
RS Stock No. 223-193
Mfr. Part No.LP1S-16S-229-Z
SGD7.80
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Momentary Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Yes - - 3 A @ 125/250 V ac, 3 A @ 30 V dc Red - - - - - Through Hole
RS Stock No. 224-865
Mfr. Part No.TP2-01-L2
SGD2.92
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Momentary Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) - Yes - - 100 mA @ 30 V dc - - - - - - Through Hole
RS Stock No. 223-452
Mfr. Part No.8Y2021-Z
SGD9.40
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Momentary Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Panel Mount - - - 6 A @ 125 V ac - - - - - - Solder
RS Stock No. 223-266
Mfr. Part No.8N1021-Z
SGD5.66
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Momentary Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Panel Mount - - 6.4 (w/o locking ring)mm 3 A @ 250 V ac, 6 A @ 125 V ac - - - - - - Solder
RS Stock No. 222-364
Mfr. Part No.TP2-01
SGD1.41
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- - - - - - - - - - - - - Through Hole
RS Stock No. 225-385
Mfr. Part No.DP2-100-K-Z
SGD1.55
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Off-(On) SPST - - - - 50 mA@ 24 V dc - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 223-238
Mfr. Part No.LP1S-26S-559-Z
SGD8.98
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Momentary Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB Yes - - 3 A @ 125/250 V ac, 3 A @ 30 V dc Green - - - - - Through Hole
RS Stock No. 225-329
Mfr. Part No.DP1-120-Z
SGD1.93
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Off-(On) SPST - - - - 50 mA@ 24 V dc - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 224-900
Mfr. Part No.TPL2-01-L5
SGD2.12
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Latching Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) - Yes - - 100 mA @ 30 V dc - - - - - - Through Hole
RS Stock No. 223-137
Mfr. Part No.LP1S-16S-W-Z
SGD6.13
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Momentary Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB - - - 3 A @ 125/250 V ac, 3 A @ 30 V dc - - - White - - Through Hole
RS Stock No. 223-323
Mfr. Part No.8P2021-Z
SGD11.06
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Momentary Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Panel Mount - 6.5mm 6.5 (D shaped)mm 3 A @ 250 V ac, 6 A @ 125 V ac - - - - - - Solder
RS Stock No. 223-036
Mfr. Part No.APE1F-2M-10-Z
SGD3.10
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Momentary Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB - - - 50 mA @ 48 V ac/dc - - - - - - Through Hole
RS Stock No. 180-6961
Mfr. Part No.CFP2-2RC6-AW
SGD7.558
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Momentary Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Through Hole No - - 0.4 VA - - - Grey 28V dc Cylinder Vertical PC Terminal
RS Stock No. 223-216
Mfr. Part No.LP1S-16S-889-Z
SGD7.80
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Momentary Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Yes - - 3 A @ 125/250 V ac, 3 A @ 30 V dc Yellow - - - - - Through Hole
RS Stock No. 222-982
Mfr. Part No.FP1F-5M-Z
SGD2.88
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Momentary Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB - - - 0.4 VA @ 28 V dc - - - - - - Through Hole