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 Width Panel Cut Out Diameter Panel Cut Out Height Contact Current Rating LED Colour Series IP Rating Actuator Colour Voltage Rating
RS Stock No. 528-7808
Mfr. Part No.SP6018C1F0000
BrandMolveno
£3.49
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Latching Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Panel Mount Yes 25 (Dia.)mm - 25mm - 10 A @ 400 V ac - - - Blue -
RS Stock No. 319-449
Mfr. Part No.SP6018C1E0000
BrandMolveno
£6.14
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Latching Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Panel Mount Yes 25 (Dia.)mm - 25mm - 16 A @ 250 V ac Green - - Black -
RS Stock No. 319-332
Mfr. Part No.SP6014C100000
BrandMolveno
£4.46
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Momentary Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) Panel Mount - 25 (Dia.)mm - 25mm - 16 A @ 250 V ac - - - Red -
RS Stock No. 319-433
Mfr. Part No.SP6018C1G0000
BrandMolveno
£5.76
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Latching Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Panel Mount Yes 25 (Dia.)mm - 25mm - 16 A @ 250 V ac Red - - Black -
RS Stock No. 528-7836
Mfr. Part No.SP6028C1E0000
BrandMolveno
£3.66
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Latching Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Panel Mount Yes 25 (Dia.)mm - 25mm - 16 A @ 250 V ac Green - - Green -
RS Stock No. 528-7842
Mfr. Part No.SP6028C1G0000
BrandMolveno
£3.38
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Latching Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Panel Mount Yes 25 (Dia.)mm - 25mm - 16 A @ 250 V ac Red - - Red -
RS Stock No. 793-2544
Mfr. Part No.SXL4122H1100000W
BrandMolveno
£1.615
Each (In a Pack of 2)
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Latching Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Panel Mount No 19 x 13mm - - - 16 A @ 250 V ac - - - Black -
RS Stock No. 528-7820
Mfr. Part No.SP6024C100000
BrandMolveno
£2.44
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Momentary Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) Panel Mount - 25 (Dia.)mm - 25mm - 16 A @ 250 V ac - - - - -
RS Stock No. 863-3532
Mfr. Part No.RMASK122C1N00000
BrandMolveno
£4.48
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Latching Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Panel Mount No 20 (Dia.)mm - 20mm - 16 A - - IP65 Silver 125/250V ac
RS Stock No. 319-354
Mfr. Part No.SP6017C100000
BrandMolveno
£4.36
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Momentary Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Panel Mount - 25 (Dia.)mm - 25mm - 16 A @ 250 V ac - - - Red -
RS Stock No. 319-360
Mfr. Part No.SP6012C100000
BrandMolveno
£4.39
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Latching Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Panel Mount - 25 (Dia.)mm - 25mm - 16 A @ 250 V ac - - - Green -
RS Stock No. 528-7814
Mfr. Part No.SP6022C100000
BrandMolveno
£2.78
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Latching Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Panel Mount - 25 (Dia.)mm - 25mm - 16 A @ 250 V ac - - - Green -
RS Stock No. 863-3538
Mfr. Part No.SXL4126H1E00000
BrandMolveno
£1.16
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Latching Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) Panel Mount Yes 19 x 13mm - - - 16 A - - - Green 125/250V ac
RS Stock No. 863-3550
Mfr. Part No.SXA4388211000G00
BrandMolveno
£3.95
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Latching Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Panel Mount Yes 30 x 22mm - - - 16 A Red - IP54, IP55 Black 125/250V ac
RS Stock No. 319-348
Mfr. Part No.SP6011C100000
BrandMolveno
£4.18
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Latching Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) Panel Mount - 25 (Dia.)mm - 25mm - 16 A @ 250 V ac - - - Red -
RS Stock No. 863-3535
Mfr. Part No.SXL4126H1G00000W
BrandMolveno
£1.146
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Latching Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) Panel Mount Yes 19 x 13mm - - - 16 A - - - Red 125/250V ac
RS Stock No. 432-0623
Mfr. Part No.B4D122N11100098000
BrandMolveno
£2.50
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Latching Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Panel Mount - 22 x 30.8mm - - - 16 A @ 250 V ac - - IP40 Black/Green/Red 125/250V ac