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. 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. 339-673A
Mfr. Part No.25136NAH
BrandAPEM
£2.263
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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. 339-673
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. 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. 702-3754
Mfr. Part No.MFP213N-RA
£0.768
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB Latching 100 mA@ 12 V dc 20mΩ - Through Hole Slide - Silver over Nickel Plated Copper Alloy - - 10000Operations -
RS Stock No. 793-1504
Mfr. Part No.AYZ0202AGRLC
BrandC & K
£1.02
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB On-On-On 100 mA @ 12 V dc 80mΩ - PC Terminal Slide - Silver Plated Brass (Fixed Contact), Silver Plated Copper Alloy (Movable Contact) - - 10000Operations -
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 -
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. 907-4350
Mfr. Part No.4021.4722
BrandMarquardt
£4.11
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Panel Mount - 10 A <100mΩ IP40 PCB Pin Slide 41mm Silver Plated 16.5mm 14mm 10000Operations 41 x 16.5 x 14mm
RS Stock No. 783-1117
Mfr. Part No.ASE6204
£5.33
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Six Pole Double Throw (6PDT) PCB Momentary 300 mA @ 115 V ac - - PCB Extended, Slide - Copper Alloy - - - -
RS Stock No. 161-7328
Mfr. Part No.1101M1S3ZQE2
BrandC & K
£3.46
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Panel Mount Latching 6 A @ 120 V ac, 6 A @ 28 V dc 10mΩ - Solder Slide - Silver Plated Copper Alloy - - - -
RS Stock No. 664-5680
Mfr. Part No.MCS221N-2017
£0.902
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB Latching 200 mA @ 30 V dc 30mΩ - Through Hole Slide - Silver Plated - - - -
RS Stock No. 913-9043
Mfr. Part No.MFS 131 D
£1.764
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Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) Panel Mount Latching 350 mA @ 30 V dc 20mΩ - Lug Slide 23mm Copper Alloy 7.3mm 14.2mm - 23 x 7.3 x 14.2mm
RS Stock No. 123-8917
Mfr. Part No.SSSS213202
£0.92
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Surface Mount Latching 300 mA 130 (After Lifetime) mΩ, 70 (Initial) mΩ - Solder Slide 13mm - 3.5mm 5.5mm - 13 x 3.5 x 5.5mm
RS Stock No. 123-8939
Mfr. Part No.SSSS811101
£0.912
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Surface Mount Latching 300 mA 130 (After Lifetime) mΩ, 70 (Initial) mΩ - Solder Slide 6.7mm - 4.1mm 1.9mm - 6.7 x 4.1 x 1.9mm
RS Stock No. 249-3000
Mfr. Part No.LP82C21T203Q
BrandC & K
£4.47
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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. 181-0038
Mfr. Part No.NK236
BrandAPEM
£1.212
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 500 mA V ac @ 12 20mΩ - Through Hole Slide - Gold Plated Nickel - - - -
RS Stock No. 787-4851
Mfr. Part No.L202011MS02Q
BrandC & K
£2.62
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Through Hole Maintained, Momentary 4 A @ 125 V ac 10mΩ - PC Terminal Slide - Nickel over Gold Plated Copper Alloy - - 10000Cycles -
RS Stock No. 123-8892
Mfr. Part No.SSAJ120100
£1.52
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Surface Mount Latching 10 mA 300 (Initial) mΩ, 500 (After Lifetime) mΩ - Solder Slide 5.5mm - 3.8mm 0.7mm - 5.5 x 3.8 x 0.7mm
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