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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RS Stock No. 175-9703
Mfr. Part No.S602031SS03Q
BrandC & K
£3.39
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Panel Mount - 12 A @ 125 V ac 10mΩ - Solder Slide - Silver Plated Copper - - - -
RS Stock No. 337-497
Mfr. Part No.SLC-2200-7R
BrandDevlin
£2.88
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Panel Mount - 300 mA @ 30 V dc 20mΩ - Solder Slide - Silver Plated BSR - - 10000Operations -
RS Stock No. 319-900
Mfr. Part No.K22208EAAL
£2.32
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Panel Mount - 16 A @ 250 V ac - - Tab Slide - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 829-0611
Mfr. Part No.SS-23F02-L7
BrandDevlin
£3.64
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DP3T Panel Mount - 500 mA @ 50 V <30mΩ - Solder Tag Slide - Silver - - 10000Cycles -
RS Stock No. 734-7312
BrandRS PRO
£2.65
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Panel Mount Latching 5 A @ 28 V dc 10mΩ - Solder Top 12.7mm Silver Plated Brass 6.6mm 6.35mm 30000Cycles 12.7 x 6.6 x 6.35mm
RS Stock No. 665-332A
BrandRS PRO
£1.744
Each (In a Pack of 25)
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DPDT Panel Mount, PCB On-On 0.5 A @ 125 V ac 20mΩ - Solder Slide - Silver - - 10000Operations -
RS Stock No. 665-332
BrandRS PRO
£2.19
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Panel Mount, PCB Latching 0.5 A V ac @ 125 20mΩ - Solder Slide 36mm Silver 13.5mm 7mm 10000Operations 36 x 13.5 x 7mm
RS Stock No. 278-9777
Mfr. Part No.X22205CAAK
£2.70
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DP-CO PCB - 16 A @ 250 V ac 100mΩ - Through Hole Slide - Silver - - - -
RS Stock No. 332-470
Mfr. Part No.T22205BABE
£2.44
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Panel Mount - 16 A @ 250 V ac 100mΩ - Solder Slide - Silver - - - -
RS Stock No. 332-470A
Mfr. Part No.T22205BABE
£2.056
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DPDT Panel Mount - 16 A @ 250 V ac 100mΩ - Solder Slide - Silver - - - -
RS Stock No. 734-7334
BrandRS PRO
£1.37
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB On-Off-On 5 A @ 28 V dc 10mΩ - Through Hole Top 12.7mm Silver Plated Brass 6.6mm 6.35mm 30000Cycles 12.7 x 6.6 x 6.35mm
RS Stock No. 161-7340
Mfr. Part No.1101M2S3CQE2
BrandC & K
£2.75
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 6 A @ 120 V ac, 6 A @ 28 V dc 10mΩ - Through Hole Slide - Silver Plated Copper Alloy - - - -
RS Stock No. 711-8381
Mfr. Part No.MFP106D
£2.96
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 4 A @ 30 V dc 20mΩ - Solder, Through Hole - - Silver Plated Copper Alloy - - 20000Operations -
RS Stock No. 339-673
Mfr. Part No.25136NAH
BrandAPEM
£4.51
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 4 A @ 125 V ac 10mΩ - Through Hole Slide - Silver - - 20000Operations -
RS Stock No. 339-673A
Mfr. Part No.25136NAH
BrandAPEM
£2.263
Each (In a Pack of 25)
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 4 A @ 125 V ac 10mΩ - Through Hole Slide - Silver - - 20000Operations -
RS Stock No. 429-509
BrandRS PRO
£5.20
Each
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB Latching 400 mA @ 20 V 20mΩ - Through Hole Slide 10.16mm Gold Plated 9mm 9.2mm 30000Operations 10.16 x 9 x 9.2mm
RS Stock No. 249-3016
Mfr. Part No.LP82C21T203DQ
BrandC & K
£3.26
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Panel Mount - 11 A @ 250 V ac 10mΩ - Solder Slide - Silver Plated Copper - - - -
RS Stock No. 787-4855
Mfr. Part No.OS102011MA1QN1
BrandC & K
£0.40
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Through Hole Latching 100 mA@ 12 V dc 20mΩ - PC Terminal Slide 8.6mm Silver Plated Brass 4.4mm 4.7mm 10000Cycles 8.6 x 4.4 x 4.7mm
RS Stock No. 787-4864
Mfr. Part No.OS102011MS2QN1
BrandC & K
£0.48
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Through Hole Latching 100 mA @ 12 V dc 20mΩ - PC Terminal Slide - Silver Plated Brass - - 10000Cycles -
RS Stock No. 823-5324
Mfr. Part No.04021.0101-00
BrandMarquardt
£4.25
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Panel Mount Changeover 2 A @ 250 V ac <100mΩ IP40 Solder Slide - Copper Tin Silver Plated - - 1E4Cycles -
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