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. 161-7334
Mfr. Part No.1201M1S3ZQE2
BrandC & K
£6.57
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Panel Mount Latching 6 A @ 120 V ac, 6 A @ 28 V dc 10mΩ - Solder Slide - Silver Plated Copper Alloy - - - -
RS Stock No. 903-9795
Mfr. Part No.CMS-2202A
£1.749
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Surface Mount Latching 100 mA@ 12 V dc 70mΩ - Gull Wing Knob 10.8mm Copper Alloy 5.4mm 5.2mm 30000Cycles 10.8 x 5.4 x 5.2mm
RS Stock No. 321-307
Mfr. Part No.18-000-0040
BrandITW
£6.84
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Panel Mount - 10 A @ 125 V ac (UL/CSA;VDC), 5 A @ 250 V ac (UL;CSA/VDC) - - Tab Slide - Silver Plated - - - -
RS Stock No. 664-5716
Mfr. Part No.MHS131
£0.41
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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SP3T PCB On-On-On 200 mA @ 12 V dc 50mΩ - Through Hole Slide - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 913-9037
Mfr. Part No.MFP 231 P
£1.088
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Double Pole Single Throw (DPST) Panel Mount On-On-On 350 mA @ 30 V dc 20mΩ - Lug Slide 25mm Brass 7.7mm 16mm - 25 x 7.7 x 16mm
RS Stock No. 249-3038
Mfr. Part No.LP82C31T203DQ
BrandC & K
£4.88
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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. 702-3631
Mfr. Part No.MFP113D-RA
£0.774
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 100 mA @ 12 V dc 20mΩ - Through Hole Slide - Silver over Nickel Plated Copper Alloy - - 10000Operations -
RS Stock No. 793-1500
Mfr. Part No.AYZ0103AGRLC
BrandC & K
£0.23
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SP3T Surface Mount Latching 100 mA@ 12 V dc 80mΩ - PC Terminal Slide - Silver Plated Brass (Fixed Contact), Silver Plated Copper Alloy (Movable Contact) - - 10000Operations -
RS Stock No. 913-9021
Mfr. Part No.MFP 201 N-RA
£0.472
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Double Pole Single Throw (DPST) PCB Latching 350 mA @ 30 V dc 20mΩ - Pc Pin Slide 16mm Copper Alloy 8mm 14.5mm 10000Operations 16 x 14.5 x 8mm
RS Stock No. 664-5674
Mfr. Part No.MFS201N-24-Z
£0.574
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB Latching 300 mA @ 30 V dc 20mΩ - Through Hole Slide - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 863-3548
Mfr. Part No.LF24A3000W
BrandMolveno
£0.878
Each (In a Bag of 5)
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SPST-2NC Panel Mount - 8 A - - Tab Toggle - - - - 10000Cycles -
RS Stock No. 161-7356
Mfr. Part No.1201M2S3CQE2
BrandC & K
£4.88
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB Latching 6 A @ 120 V ac, 6 A @ 28 V dc 10mΩ - Through Hole Slide - Silver Plated Copper Alloy - - - -
RS Stock No. 134-1352
Mfr. Part No.ASL1D
£5.22
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 50 mA @ 48 V dc 50mΩ - Through Hole Slide - Gold over Nickel Plated Phosphor Bronze - - 60000Operations -
RS Stock No. 119-1078
Mfr. Part No.25149NAH
BrandAPEM
£8.47
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB On-Off-On 1 A @ 30 V dc 10mΩ - Through Hole Slide - Silver - - 20000Operations -
RS Stock No. 823-5333
Mfr. Part No.04021.0512-00
BrandMarquardt
£4.06
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Panel Mount Changeover 10 A @ 250 V ac <100mΩ IP40 Quick Connect Slide - Copper Tin Silver Plated - - 1E4Cycles -
RS Stock No. 125-1860
Mfr. Part No.SS12SBP4
£1.288
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 100 mA 20mΩ - Solder Top 10.2mm Phosphor Bronze 4mm 6.5mm - 10.2 x 4 x 6.5mm
RS Stock No. 702-3619
Mfr. Part No.MFP1220
£0.866
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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- PCB - 350 mA @ 30 V dc 20mΩ - Through Hole Slide - Silver over Nickel Plated Copper Alloy - - 10000Operations -
RS Stock No. 332-818
Mfr. Part No.25336NA
BrandAPEM
£3.32
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 1 A @ 30 V dc 10mΩ - Through Hole Slide - Silver - - 20000Operations -
RS Stock No. 123-8966
Mfr. Part No.SSSU041700
£1.568
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Four Pole Double Throw (4PDT) Through Hole Latching 100 mA 25 (Initial) mΩ, 65 (After Lifetime) mΩ - - Slide 21.5mm - 7mm 14.5mm - 21.5 x 7 x 14.5mm
RS Stock No. 123-8913
Mfr. Part No.SSSS213000
£1.116
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Through Hole Latching 300 mA 130 (After Lifetime) mΩ, 70 (Initial) mΩ - Solder Slide 9mm - 3.5mm 5.5mm - 9 x 3.5 x 5.5mm
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