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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RS Stock No. 111-6523
BrandRS PRO
£10.64
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Latching Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) Panel Mount Yes 12 (Dia.)mm - 12mm - 15 mA Yellow - IP65, IP67 Silver 12V ac/dc
RS Stock No. 811-8452
BrandRS PRO
£8.22
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Momentary Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Panel Mount Yes 16 (Dia.)mm - 16mm - 3 A @ 250 V ac Red - IP65, IP67 Silver 250V ac
RS Stock No. 734-6820
BrandRS PRO
£1.98
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Momentary Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB No - - - - 400 mA @ 20 V - - IP67 - 120/250V ac
RS Stock No. 734-6766
BrandRS PRO
£1.99
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Momentary Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB No 6.35 (Dia.)mm - 6.35mm - 3 A @ 120 V ac - - - White 32/50/125V ac
RS Stock No. 846-6726
BrandRS PRO
£4.78
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Latching Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB No 12.2 (Dia.)mm - 12.2mm - 2 A, 4 A - - - Silver -
RS Stock No. 811-8382
BrandRS PRO
£10.67
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Momentary Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Panel Mount No 16 (Dia.)mm - 16mm - 3 A @ 250 V ac - - IP65, IP67 Silver 250V ac
RS Stock No. 734-6697
BrandRS PRO
£3.95
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Momentary Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) Panel Mount Yes 13.6 (Dia.)mm - 13.6mm - 400 mA @ 32 V ac Green - IP67 Black 32/50/125V ac
RS Stock No. 734-6798
BrandRS PRO
£2.58
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Latching Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB No 6.35 (Dia.)mm - 6.35mm - 3 A @ 120 V ac - - - - 32/50/125V ac
RS Stock No. 820-7568
BrandRS PRO
£2.72
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Momentary Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) PCB No 13.6 (Dia.)mm - 13.6mm - 400 mA @ 32 V ac - - IP67 Red 30V dc
RS Stock No. 877-1867
BrandRS PRO
£10.53
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Momentary Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Panel Mount Yes - - 30.2mm - 5 A @ 250 V ac Blue, Green, Red - IP67 White 220V
RS Stock No. 111-5827
BrandRS PRO
£11.64
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Momentary Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Panel Mount Yes 19.2 (Dia.)mm - 19.2mm - 5 A White - IP67 Silver 250V ac
RS Stock No. 914-3569
BrandRS PRO
£13.28
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Momentary 1NO Panel Mount No 16.2 (Dia.)mm - 19mm - 2 A - - IP65 - 36V dc
RS Stock No. 820-7530
BrandRS PRO
£3.31
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Momentary Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) PCB Yes 8 (Dia.)mm - 8mm - 100 mA @ 30 V dc Yellow - - Clear 30V dc
RS Stock No. 745-2565
BrandRS PRO
£6.65
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Latching Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Panel Mount Yes 16 (Dia.)mm - 16mm - 5 A @ 250 V ac - - - - 250V ac
RS Stock No. 820-0494
BrandRS PRO
£9.55
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Momentary Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB No - - - - 3 A @ 250 V ac - - IP67 Black 250V ac
RS Stock No. 811-8534
BrandRS PRO
£20.77
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Momentary Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Panel Mount Yes 22 (Dia.)mm - 22mm - 5 A @ 250 V ac Blue - IP65, IP67 Silver 250V ac
RS Stock No. 734-6722
BrandRS PRO
£1.68
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Momentary Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) Panel Mount No 4.95 (Dia.)mm - 4.95mm - 3 A @ 120 V ac - - - Black 32/50/125V ac
RS Stock No. 734-6732
BrandRS PRO
£1.40
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Momentary Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) PCB No 4.95 (Dia.)mm - 4.95mm - 3 A @ 120 V ac - - - Black 32/50/125V ac
RS Stock No. 111-6529
BrandRS PRO
£10.14
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Momentary Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) Panel Mount Yes 12 (Dia.)mm - 12mm - 15 mA Green - IP65, IP67 Silver 24V ac/dc
RS Stock No. 811-8540
BrandRS PRO
£21.90
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Momentary Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Panel Mount Yes 22 (Dia.)mm - 22mm - 5 A @ 250 V ac Green - IP65, IP67 Silver 250V ac
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