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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RS Stock No. 319-900
Mfr. Part No.K22208EAAL
SGD4.56
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Panel Mount - 16 A @ 250 V ac - Tab Slide - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 339-673
Mfr. Part No.25136NAH
BrandAPEM
SGD8.78
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 4 A @ 125 V ac - Through Hole Slide - - - - 10mΩ 20000Operations Glass Fibre Reinforced PA
RS Stock No. 863-3548
Mfr. Part No.LF24A3000W
BrandMolveno
SGD1.904
Each (In a Bag of 5)
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SPST-2NC Panel Mount - 8 A - Tab Toggle - - - - - 10000Cycles -
RS Stock No. 119-1078
Mfr. Part No.25149NAH
BrandAPEM
SGD17.92
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB On-Off-On 1 A @ 30 V dc - Through Hole Slide - - - - 10mΩ 20000Operations Glass Fibre Reinforced PA
RS Stock No. 665-332
BrandRS PRO
SGD4.632
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Panel Mount, PCB Latching 0.5 A V ac @ 125 - Solder Slide 36mm 13.5mm 7mm 36 x 13.5 x 7mm 20mΩ 10000Operations -
RS Stock No. 702-3542
Mfr. Part No.MFP120
SGD1.67
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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SP PCB - 350 mA@ 30 V dc - Through Hole Slide - - - - 20mΩ 10000Operations -
RS Stock No. 602-3661
Mfr. Part No.CUS-22B
SGD1.782
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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DPDT PCB - 300 mA @ 4 V dc - Through Hole Slide - - - - 70mΩ - Polyamide
RS Stock No. 793-1504
Mfr. Part No.AYZ0202AGRLC
BrandC & K
SGD2.05
Each
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB On-On-On 100 mA @ 12 V dc - PC Terminal Slide - - - - 80mΩ 10000Operations Glass Fibre Reinforced Nylon
RS Stock No. 823-5324
Mfr. Part No.04021.0101-00
BrandMarquardt
SGD11.61
Each
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Panel Mount Changeover 2 A @ 250 V ac IP40 Solder Slide - - - - <100mΩ 1E4Cycles Polyamide
RS Stock No. 602-3649
Mfr. Part No.CUS-13B
SGD1.65
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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SP3T PCB - 300 mA @ 4 V dc - Through Hole Slide - - - - 70mΩ - Polyamide
RS Stock No. 787-4864
Mfr. Part No.OS102011MS2QN1
BrandC & K
SGD0.66
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Through Hole Latching 100 mA @ 12 V dc - PC Terminal Slide - - - - 20mΩ 10000Cycles Polyacetal
RS Stock No. 787-4855
Mfr. Part No.OS102011MA1QN1
BrandC & K
SGD0.62
Each
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Through Hole Latching 100 mA@ 12 V dc - PC Terminal Slide 8.6mm 4.4mm 4.7mm 8.6 x 4.4 x 4.7mm 20mΩ 10000Cycles Polyacetal
RS Stock No. 702-3634
Mfr. Part No.MFP113D
SGD1.464
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 100 mA @ 12 V dc - Through Hole Slide - - - - 20mΩ 10000Operations -
RS Stock No. 913-9043
Mfr. Part No.MFS 131 D
SGD3.308
Each (In a Bag of 5)
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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. 429-482
BrandRS PRO
SGD4.83
Each
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 400 mA @ 20 V - Through Hole Slide 10.16mm 5.08mm 10.03mm 10.16 x 5.08 x 10.03mm 20mΩ 30000Operations Nylon
RS Stock No. 602-3526
Mfr. Part No.CSS-1210TB
SGD3.63
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SP PCB - 100 mA @ 12 V dc - Through Hole Slide - - - - 70mΩ - Liquid Crystal Polymer
RS Stock No. 332-470
Mfr. Part No.T22205BABE
SGD2.29
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Panel Mount - 16 A @ 250 V ac - Solder Slide - - - - 100mΩ - Nylon
RS Stock No. 702-3763
Mfr. Part No.MMP122-R
SGD2.07
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 200 mA @ 12 V dc - Through Hole Slide - - - - 50mΩ 5000Operations -
RS Stock No. 125-1852
Mfr. Part No.MS12ASG30
SGD12.86
Each
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Bracket Mount Latching 100 mA - Right Angle PC Pin Side 12.7mm - 6.6mm - 10mΩ - Glass Fibre Reinforced PBT Resin
RS Stock No. 711-8381
Mfr. Part No.MFP106D
SGD4.87
Each
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 4 A @ 30 V dc - Solder, Through Hole - - - - - 20mΩ 20000Operations -