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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Description Price Contact Configuration Mounting Type Switch Operation Contact Current Rating Contact Resistance IP Rating Terminal Type Actuator Type Length Contact Material Width Depth Mechanical Life Dimensions
RS Stock No. 123-8937
Mfr. Part No.SSSS810701
£0.902
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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. 123-8925
Mfr. Part No.SSSS224100
£1.154
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Through Hole Latching 300 mA 130 (After Lifetime) mΩ, 70 (Initial) mΩ - Solder Slide 15mm - 5.5mm 3.5mm - 15 x 5.5 x 3.5mm
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
RS Stock No. 785-6469
Mfr. Part No.450301014042
£1.93
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Through Hole Latching 100 mA@ 42 V dc 30mΩ - Solder Lug Slide 8.42mm Gold Plated 2.5mm 6.4mm 2000Cycles 2.5 x 8.42mm
RS Stock No. 702-3763
Mfr. Part No.MMP122-R
£0.968
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 200 mA @ 12 V dc 50mΩ - Through Hole Slide - Silver Plated Phosphor Bronze - - 5000Operations -
RS Stock No. 745-5198
Mfr. Part No.SSA22
£0.86
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB Latching 100 mA @ 30 V dc 30mΩ - Through Hole Top - Silver Plated Copper Alloy - - 10000Cycles -
RS Stock No. 793-1721
Mfr. Part No.PCM12SMTR
BrandC & K
£0.59
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Surface Mount Latching 300 mA @ 6 V dc 70mΩ - PC Terminal Slide - Silver Plated Copper Alloy - - 10000Cycles -
RS Stock No. 913-9065
Mfr. Part No.MMP 1010 D-1
£0.882
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Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) PCB Latching 300 mA @ 24 V ac/dc, 500 mA @ 12 V dc 30mΩ - Pc Pin Slide 10mm Brass 5.9mm 2.5mm 10000Operations 10 x 5.9 x 2.5mm
RS Stock No. 119-1056
Mfr. Part No.25139NAH
BrandAPEM
£3.66
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB On-Off-On 1 A @ 30 V dc 10mΩ - Through Hole Slide - Silver - - 20000Operations -
RS Stock No. 123-8926
Mfr. Part No.SSSS211603
£1.134
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Surface Mount Latching 300 mA 130 (After Lifetime) mΩ, 70 (Initial) mΩ - Solder Slide 9mm - 5.5mm 3.5mm - 9 x 5.5 x 3.5mm
RS Stock No. 175-9674
Mfr. Part No.S202031MS02Q
BrandC & K
£2.27
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB - 6 A @ 250 V ac 10mΩ - Through Hole Slide - Silver Plated Copper - - - -
RS Stock No. 664-5713
Mfr. Part No.MHS222
£0.572
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB Latching 200 mA @ 12 V dc 50mΩ - Through Hole Slide - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 164-8694
Mfr. Part No.ASE2204
£3.811
Each (In a Bag of 51)
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB - 300 mA @ 115 V dc 40mΩ - Through Hole Slide - Silver Plated Copper Alloy - - - -
RS Stock No. 913-9025
Mfr. Part No.MFP 221 N
£0.63
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Double Pole Single Throw (DPST) PCB Latching 350 mA @ 30 V dc 20mΩ - Pc Pin Slide 15mm Copper Alloy 7.5mm 14mm 10000Operations 15 x 7.5 x 14mm
RS Stock No. 162-410
Mfr. Part No.ASE2204
£5.93
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB - 300 mA @ 115 V dc 40mΩ - Through Hole Slide - Silver Plated Copper Alloy - - - -
RS Stock No. 793-1513
Mfr. Part No.AYZ0203AGRLC
BrandC & K
£0.68
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DP3T PCB On-On-On 100 mA 80mΩ - PC Terminal Slide - Silver Plated Brass (Fixed Contact), Silver Plated Copper Alloy (Movable Contact) - - 10000Operations -
RS Stock No. 913-8996
Mfr. Part No.MFP 161 D
£1.05
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Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) PCB Latching 300 mA @ 125 V ac, 350 mA @ 30 V dc 20mΩ - Pc Pin Slide 11.6mm Phosphor Bronze 4mm 7.5mm - 11.6 x 4 x 7.5mm
RS Stock No. 913-9034
Mfr. Part No.MFP 223 P
£0.662
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Double Pole Single Throw (DPST) PCB On-On-On 200 mA @ 30 V dc 20mΩ - Pc Pin Slide 16mm Copper Alloy 6.7mm 15mm 10000Operations 16 x 6.7 x 15mm
RS Stock No. 903-9805
Mfr. Part No.CMS-2302A
£2.059
Each (In a Bag of 10)
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DP3T Surface Mount Latching 100 mA@ 12 V dc 70mΩ - Gull Wing Knob 12.8mm Copper Alloy 5.4mm 5.2mm 30000Cycles 12.8 x 5.4 x 5.2mm
RS Stock No. 125-1856
Mfr. Part No.MS22AFW01
£4.70
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Panel Mount Latching 3 A @ 250 V ac, 6 A @ 125 V ac 10mΩ - Solder Lug Top - Silver Alloy - - - 19.6 x 11.4 x 11.5mm
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