Push Button Switches

A push button is a simple type of switch that controls an action in a machine or some type of process. Most of the time, the buttons are plastic or metal. The shape of the push button may conform to fingers or hands for easy use, or they may simply be flat.
Push Button Switch Operation
Push button switches typically have two key parts, an actuator and the contacts. The actuator will go all the way through the switch and into a thin cylinder at the bottom. Inside is a movable contact and spring. When the actuator is pressed, it touches with the stationary contacts, causing the action to take place.
Push buttons are available with normally open or normally closed contacts that change state when the actuator is operated. Momentary switches require the user to keep holding the button for an action to take place, this action is then reset once the button is released. Latching push buttons keep the switch in the set contact state until the button is pressed again.
Push Button Switch Uses
Push button switches are popular in a variety of different applications, including calculators, push button phones, and many home appliances. You can find them in the home, the office, and in industrial applications. They can turn machines on and off, or cause the devices to perform specific actions, as is the case with calculators. In some cases, specifically for commercial and industrial usage, the buttons can connect through mechanical linkage, which means that pushing one button can actually cause another button to release.

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RS Stock No. 123-9040
Mfr. Part No.SPPH120400
$4.182
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Latching Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB No - - 100 mA - - - White 30V dc Square Solder Pin
RS Stock No. 758-2111
Mfr. Part No.SPUJ190900
$3.685
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Latching Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB No 7.4 x 7.2mm - 100 mA @ 30 V dc - - - Blue 30V dc Cylinder Straight Through Hole
RS Stock No. 758-2091
Mfr. Part No.SPUN191600
$3.463
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Latching Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB No - - 100 mA @ 30 V dc - - - - 30V dc - Through Hole
RS Stock No. 123-9052
Mfr. Part No.SPPH420100
$1.998
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Latching Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB No - - 100 mA - - - White 30V dc Square Solder Pin
RS Stock No. 123-9055
Mfr. Part No.SPPJ222200
$3.234
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Latching Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB No - - 200 mA - - - Black 30V dc Square PCB Pin
RS Stock No. 283-9507
Mfr. Part No.STSPUJ142
$2.44
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Latching Quad Pole Single Throw (QPST) PCB No - - 100 mA @ 30 V dc - - - Silver 30V dc - Through Hole
RS Stock No. 123-9058
Mfr. Part No.SPPJ226400
$2.71
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Momentary Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB No - - 200 mA - - - Black 30V dc Square Solder Lug
RS Stock No. 123-9039
Mfr. Part No.SPPH110900
$3.884
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Latching Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB No - - 100 mA - - - White 30V dc Square Solder Pin
RS Stock No. 283-9490
Mfr. Part No.STSPUJ122
$4.30
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Latching Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB No - - 100 mA @ 30 V dc - - - Silver 30V dc - -
RS Stock No. 123-9036
Mfr. Part No.SPEJ110100
$4.05
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Momentary Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB No - - 200 mA - - - Black 14V dc Square Solder Pin
RS Stock No. 283-9535
Mfr. Part No.STSPUJ121
$2.78
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Momentary Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB No - - 100 mA @ 30 V dc - - - Red/Green 30V dc - Through Hole
RS Stock No. 123-9051
Mfr. Part No.SPPH410200
$1.666
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Momentary Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB No - - 100 mA - - - White 30V dc Square Solder Pin
RS Stock No. 123-9046
Mfr. Part No.SPPH230500
$2.25
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Momentary Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB - - - 100 mA - - - White 12V dc Square Snap-In
RS Stock No. 123-9061
Mfr. Part No.SPPJ320600
$3.234
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Latching Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB No - - 200 mA - - - Black 30V dc Square PCB Pin
RS Stock No. 123-9059
Mfr. Part No.SPPJ310500
$2.766
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Latching Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB No - - 200 mA - - - Black 30V dc Square PCB Pin
RS Stock No. 123-9032
Mfr. Part No.SPEF210101
$7.724
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Latching Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB No - - 1 A - - - Black 14.5V dc Square Solder Pin
RS Stock No. 123-9066
Mfr. Part No.SPUN192800
$3.57
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Latching Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB No - - 1 A - - - Black 25V dc Square Snap-In
RS Stock No. 123-9053
Mfr. Part No.SPPH430100
$4.412
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Latching Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB No - - 100 mA - - - White 30V dc Square Snap-In
RS Stock No. 123-9057
Mfr. Part No.SPPJ225800
$2.892
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Latching Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB No - - 200 mA - - - Black 30V dc Square Solder Lug
RS Stock No. 123-9031
Mfr. Part No.SPEF110100
$7.19
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Latching Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB No - - 1 A - - - Black 14.5V dc Square Solder Pin