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. 734-7261
BrandRS PRO
£2.39
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 3 A @ 120 V ac 20mΩ - Through Hole Top 10.16mm Silver Plated Copper Alloy 5.08mm 9.2mm 30000Cycles 10.16 x 5.08 x 9.2mm
RS Stock No. 734-7340
BrandRS PRO
£1.88
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 1 A @ 250 V ac 50mΩ - Through Hole Top 14mm Gold over Silver Plated Copper Alloy 7.7mm 7.8mm 20000Cycles 14 x 7.7 x 7.8mm
RS Stock No. 734-7277
BrandRS PRO
£1.96
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB On-Off-On 3 A @ 120 V ac 20mΩ - Through Hole Side 10.16mm Silver Plated Copper Alloy 5.08mm 10.03mm 30000Cycles 10.16 x 5.08 x 10.03mm
RS Stock No. 734-7264
BrandRS PRO
£1.40
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB On-Off-On 3 A @ 120 V ac 20mΩ - Through Hole Top 10.16mm Silver Plated Copper Alloy 5.08mm 9.2mm 30000Cycles 10.16 x 5.08 x 9.2mm
RS Stock No. 734-7306
BrandRS PRO
£1.70
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 5 A @ 28 V dc 10mΩ - Through Hole Slide 12.7mm Silver Plated Brass 6.6mm 6.7mm 30000Cycles 12.7 x 6.6 x 6.7mm
RS Stock No. 734-7309
BrandRS PRO
£1.04
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 400 mA @ 20 V 10mΩ - Through Hole Slide 12.7mm Gold Plated Brass 6.6mm - 30000Cycles 12.7 x 6.6mm
RS Stock No. 734-7286
BrandRS PRO
£1.98
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB Latching 400 mA @ 20 V 10mΩ - Through Hole Slide 12.7mm Gold Plated Brass 11.43mm - 30000Cycles 12.7 x 11.43mm
RS Stock No. 734-7252
BrandRS PRO
£2.81
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB On-Off-On 3 A @ 120 V ac 20mΩ - Through Hole Top 10.16mm Silver Plated Copper Alloy 9mm 9.2mm 30000Cycles 10.16 x 9 x 9.2mm
RS Stock No. 734-7283
BrandRS PRO
£1.91
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB Latching 5 A @ 28 V dc 10mΩ - Through Hole Slide 12.7mm Silver Plated Brass 11.43mm - 30000Cycles 12.7 x 11.43mm
RS Stock No. 429-492
BrandRS PRO
£5.31
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB Latching 400 mA @ 20 V 20mΩ - Through Hole Slide 10.16mm Gold Plated 9mm 10.03mm 30000Operations 10.16 x 9 x 10.03mm
RS Stock No. 734-7299
BrandRS PRO
£1.96
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 5 A @ 28 V dc 10mΩ - Through Hole Side 12.7mm Silver Plated Brass 6.6mm - 30000Cycles 12.7 x 6.6mm
RS Stock No. 734-7321
BrandRS PRO
£2.78
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 5 A @ 28 V dc 10mΩ - Through Hole Slide 12.7mm Silver Plated Brass 6.6mm - 30000Cycles 12.7 x 6.6mm
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
£2.82
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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. 278-9777
Mfr. Part No.X22205CAAK
£2.56
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DP-CO PCB - 16 A @ 250 V ac 100mΩ - Through Hole Slide - Silver - - - -
RS Stock No. 332-470A
Mfr. Part No.T22205BABE
£1.331
Each (In a Pack of 50)
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DPDT Panel Mount - 16 A @ 250 V ac 100mΩ - Solder Slide - Silver - - - -
RS Stock No. 332-470
Mfr. Part No.T22205BABE
£2.75
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Panel Mount - 16 A @ 250 V ac 100mΩ - Solder Slide - Silver - - - -
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 - - - -
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