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. 602-3649
Mfr. Part No.CUS-13B
SGD1.202
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
SP3T PCB - 300 mA @ 4 V dc - Through Hole Slide - - - - 70mΩ - Polyamide
RS Stock No. 602-3605
Mfr. Part No.CSS-1311TB
SGD0.94
Each
units
SP PCB - 100 mA @ 12 V dc - Through Hole Slide - - - - 70mΩ - Liquid Crystal Polymer
RS Stock No. 602-3661
Mfr. Part No.CUS-22B
SGD1.31
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
DPDT PCB - 300 mA @ 4 V dc - Through Hole Slide - - - - 70mΩ - Polyamide
RS Stock No. 664-5680
Mfr. Part No.MCS221N-2017
SGD0.732
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB Latching 200 mA @ 30 V dc - Through Hole Slide - - - - 30mΩ - -
RS Stock No. 602-3526
Mfr. Part No.CSS-1210TB
SGD0.93
Each
units
SP PCB - 100 mA @ 12 V dc - Through Hole Slide - - - - 70mΩ - Liquid Crystal Polymer
RS Stock No. 664-5684
Mfr. Part No.MCS422N-2030
SGD0.802
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Four Pole Single Throw (4PST) PCB Latching - - Through Hole Slide - - - - 30mΩ - -
RS Stock No. 602-3504
Mfr. Part No.CJS-1201B
SGD1.83
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB - 100 mA @ 6 V dc - Through Hole Slide - - - - 100mΩ - Polyamide
RS Stock No. 664-5662
Mfr. Part No.MFS201N-19-Z
SGD0.892
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB Latching 300 mA @ 30 V dc - Through Hole Slide - - - - 20mΩ - -
RS Stock No. 664-5713
Mfr. Part No.MHS222
SGD0.876
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB Latching 200 mA @ 12 V dc - Through Hole Slide - - - - 50mΩ - -
RS Stock No. 602-3633
Mfr. Part No.CUS-12B
SGD1.126
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB - 300 mA @ 4 V dc - Through Hole Slide - - - - 70mΩ - Polyamide
RS Stock No. 224-168
Mfr. Part No.8SS1011-Z
SGD3.34
Each
units
SPDT Panel Mount On-On 6 A @ 125 V ac - Solder Slide - - - - 10mΩ - -
RS Stock No. 352-4903
Mfr. Part No.CMS-2202B
SGD4.454
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
DPDT PCB - 100 mA @ 12 V dc - Through Hole Slide - - - - 70mΩ - Polyamide
RS Stock No. 664-5668
Mfr. Part No.MFS201N-16-Z
SGD1.08
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB Latching 1 A @ 30 V dc - Through Hole Slide - - - - 20mΩ - -
RS Stock No. 602-3548
Mfr. Part No.CSS-1211TB
SGD0.59
Each
units
SP PCB - 100 mA @ 12 V dc - Through Hole Slide - - - - 70mΩ - Liquid Crystal Polymer
RS Stock No. 179-6381
Mfr. Part No.CL-SB-13A-01
SGD2.606
Each (In a Bag of 100)
units
SP3T Surface Mount - 200 (Non-Switching) mA, 200 (Switching) mA - - Slide 12mm 3.5mm 5.5mm 12 x 3.5 x 5.5mm 52 (Silver)mΩ - Polyamide
RS Stock No. 179-6855
Mfr. Part No.CFP-0812MC
SGD6.08
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) Through Hole - 100 (Non-Switching) mA, 100 (Switching) mA - PC Pin Slide 22.8mm 8.6mm 7.5mm 22.8 x 8.6 x 7.5mm 50mΩ - Polyamide
RS Stock No. 179-6395
Mfr. Part No.CFP-0812MC
SGD5.213
Each (In a Tube of 20)
units
Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) Through Hole - 100 (Non-Switching) mA, 100 (Switching) mA - PC Pin Slide 22.8mm 8.6mm 7.5mm 22.8 x 8.6 x 7.5mm 50mΩ - Polyamide
RS Stock No. 762-5687
Mfr. Part No.S-1-Z
SGD3.71
Each
units
Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Panel Mount Latching 8 A - Solder Lug Top - - - - 10mΩ 10000Cycles -
RS Stock No. 179-6385
Mfr. Part No.CL-SB-12B-02
SGD2.606
Each (In a Bag of 100)
units
Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Surface Mount - 200 (Non-Switching) mA, 200 (Switching) mA - Gull Wing Slide 8.5mm 3.5mm 5.5mm 8.5 x 3.5 x 5.5mm 70 (Gold)mΩ - Polyamide
RS Stock No. 179-6362
Mfr. Part No.CRFS-2204W
SGD5.56
Each (In a Tray of 50)
units
DP3T Through Hole - 100 (Non-Switching) mA, 100 (Switching) mA - PC Pin Slide 10mm 6mm 18.5mm 10 x 6 x 18.5mm 70mΩ - Polyamide