Rocker Switches

A rocker switch is one of the most common forms of switches in the world due to how easy it is to use and its reliability. It is an on-off switch that rocks back and forth like a see-saw.

Rocker switches are commonly referred to as single pole and double pole which relates to the number of circuits that are controlled by the switch. The throw defines how many positions the switches poles can be connected to.

Non-illuminated rocker switches often have a circle and a horizontal dash to indicate whether the switch is on or off. Other switches have a coloured LED which lights up when the switch is on.

There are several types of switching options available:

On-off

Illuminated

Momentary

Changeover

Centre-off

What is a rocker switch used for?

There are many applications where you can use a rocker switch. This includes household appliances, medical systems, power supply units, control panels and HVAC equipment.


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RS Stock No. 419-700
BrandRS PRO
£2.09
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Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) On-None-Off 28mm 13.8mm - 16 A No Black/Red Panel Mount - Quick Connect - - Rectangular
RS Stock No. 419-732
BrandRS PRO
£0.976
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Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) On-None-Off 19.8mm 13mm - 16 A No Black Panel Mount - Quick Connect - - Rectangular
RS Stock No. 273-312
BrandRS PRO
£2.06
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Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) Latching - - 19.4mm 10 A @ 12 V dc Yes Green Panel Mount - - - - Round
RS Stock No. 273-019
BrandRS PRO
£2.39
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Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) On-None-Off - - 19.4mm 10 A Yes Green Panel Mount - - - - Round
RS Stock No. 273-003
BrandRS PRO
£1.95
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Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) On-None-Off - - 19.4mm 10 A Yes Red Panel Mount - - - - Round
RS Stock No. 273-025
BrandRS PRO
£1.81
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Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) On-None-Off - - 19.4mm 10 A Yes Red Panel Mount - - - - Round
RS Stock No. 419-794
BrandRS PRO
£1.126
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Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) On-None-Off 13mm 19.2mm - 10 A No Black/Red Panel Mount - Quick Connect - - Rectangular
RS Stock No. 419-788
BrandRS PRO
£2.33
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Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) On-None-Off 13mm 19.2mm - 10 A Yes Green Panel Mount - Quick Connect - - Rectangular
RS Stock No. 793-2550
BrandRS PRO
£2.89
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Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) (On)-Off-(On) - - 20mm 10 A No Black Panel Mount - Quick Connect - - Rectangular
RS Stock No. 419-744
BrandRS PRO
£0.952
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Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) On-None-Off 19.8mm 13mm - 16 A No Black Panel Mount - Quick Connect - - Rectangular
RS Stock No. 273-306
BrandRS PRO
£2.34
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Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) On-None-Off - - 19.4mm 6 A Yes Green Panel Mount - - - - Round
RS Stock No. 419-782
BrandRS PRO
£2.13
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Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) On-None-Off 13mm 19.2mm - 10 A Yes Red Panel Mount - Quick Connect - - Rectangular
RS Stock No. 419-766
BrandRS PRO
£2.56
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Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) On-None-Off 28mm 13.8mm - 16 A Yes Red Panel Mount - Quick Connect - - Rectangular
RS Stock No. 914-3550
BrandRS PRO
£2.84
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) On-Off-On 20.8mm 20.6mm 20mm 16 A - Black Panel Mount - Quick Connect - - Round
RS Stock No. 793-2563
BrandRS PRO
£2.34
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Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) On-None-Off 20.8mm 20.6mm 20mm 5 A No Black Panel Mount - Quick Connect On (symbol); Off (symbol) - Round
RS Stock No. 273-299
BrandRS PRO
£1.55
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Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) On-None-Off - - 19.4mm 6 A Yes Red Panel Mount - - - - Round
RS Stock No. 419-798
BrandRS PRO
£1.126
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Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) On-None-Off 13mm 19.2mm - 10 A No Black/White Panel Mount - Quick Connect - - Rectangular
RS Stock No. 419-754
BrandRS PRO
£0.952
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Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) On-None-Off 19.8mm 13mm - 16 A No Black Panel Mount - Quick Connect - - Rectangular
RS Stock No. 793-2547
BrandRS PRO
£2.20
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Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) On-None-Off 19.6mm 6.8mm - 5 A No Black Panel Mount - Quick Connect On (symbol); Off (symbol) - Rectangular
RS Stock No. 419-750
BrandRS PRO
£1.00
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) On-None-Off 19.8mm 13mm - 16 A No Red Panel Mount - Quick Connect - - Rectangular
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