Push Button Caps

Push button caps are a type of push button that is used as a switch mechanism for controlling a machine or electrical process. Round push buttons are typically made out of hard material, usually plastic or metal.

How do push button caps work?

A push button switch is a small, sealed mechanism that completes an electric circuit when you press on it. When the circuit is connected, a small metal spring inside the push button makes contact with two wires, allowing the electricity to flow.

In industrial and commercial applications, push buttons can be connected together by a mechanical linkage so that the act of pushing one button causes the other button to be released.

What are push button caps used for?

Push button caps are used in a variety of different applications such as commonplace kitchen appliances, push-button telephones and calculators. Some of the most commonly used types of push button is a red push button. These are regularly used to facilitate the stopping of a machine, otherwise known as an emergency stop buttons and are used to maintain safety in electrical code.


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Description Price Accessory Type For Use With Cap Colour Dimensions Priced to Clear
RS Stock No. 169-5070
BrandRS PRO
£0.059
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Cap 7346766, 7346782, 7346785, 7346788 Red - -
RS Stock No. 169-5069
BrandRS PRO
£0.084
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Cap 7346766, 7346782, 7346785, 7346788 Black - -
RS Stock No. 103-5798
Mfr. Part No.U486
BrandAPEM
£0.668
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Cap Apem 9600 Series (Sub-Miniature Panel Mount Switch) Red - -
RS Stock No. 103-5782
Mfr. Part No.U482
BrandAPEM
£0.404
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Cap 8000 Series, 9000 Series - - -
RS Stock No. 123-9566
Mfr. Part No.UE200011
£0.972
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Round Knob SPUN Series Black 10.2 (Dia.) x 14.5mm -
RS Stock No. 664-418
Mfr. Part No.U572
BrandAPEM
£0.404
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Cap Apem 9600 Series (Sub-Miniature Panel Mount Switch) Black - -
RS Stock No. 495-2539
Mfr. Part No.1E091
BrandMEC
£0.769
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Cap 3F Series Push Button Switch, 4F Series Push Button Switch Black - -
RS Stock No. 664-430
Mfr. Part No.U576
BrandAPEM
£0.404
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Cap Apem 9600 Series (Sub-Miniature Panel Mount Switch) Red - -
RS Stock No. 339-617
Mfr. Part No.8Z0082
BrandHoneywell
£1.018
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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10 mm Cap 8 Series Miniature Manual Switches Red - -
RS Stock No. 339-263
Mfr. Part No.8Z0083
BrandHoneywell
£1.022
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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10 mm Cap 8 Series Miniature Manual Switches Black - -
RS Stock No. 123-9567
Mfr. Part No.UJ206022
£0.988
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Knob SPPJ3 Series Black 5 x 4.6 x 9mm -
New
RS Stock No. 194-7621
Mfr. Part No.SP60T1R0000
BrandMolveno
£0.268
Each (In a Bag of 100)
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Switch Lens Non-Illuminated Switches Red 21.2 (Dia.) 8.7mm -
RS Stock No. 319-376
Mfr. Part No.00570750
BrandMolveno
£0.53
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Cap Push Button Switch Red - -
New
RS Stock No. 194-7622
Mfr. Part No.SP60T1R0000
BrandMolveno
£0.265
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Switch Lens Non-Illuminated Switches Red 21.2 (Dia.) 8.7mm -
RS Stock No. 319-382
Mfr. Part No.00570753
BrandMolveno
£0.348
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Cap Push Button Switch Green - -
RS Stock No. 495-4715
Mfr. Part No.1S09-19.0
BrandMEC
£0.412
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Cap 3F Series Push Button Switch Black - -
RS Stock No. 174-3900
Mfr. Part No.115-0051-100
BrandC & K
£0.194
Each (In a Pack of 10)
Units
Cap Push Button Switch Black - -
RS Stock No. 103-5805
Mfr. Part No.U483
BrandAPEM
£0.67
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Cap Apem 9600 Series (Sub-Miniature Panel Mount Switch) Green - -
RS Stock No. 319-427
Mfr. Part No.00570752
BrandMolveno
£0.072
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Cap Push Button Switch White - -
RS Stock No. 495-2545
Mfr. Part No.1E031
BrandMEC
£0.65
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Cap 3F Series Push Button Switch Grey - -
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