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. 123-6281
Mfr. Part No.AV2220E712Q04
$29.56
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Momentary Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Panel Mount Yes - 22.2mm 3 A Blue - IP67 Silver 250V ac Round Wire Lug
RS Stock No. 123-6073
Mfr. Part No.AV1911P124Q04
$27.62
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Latching Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) Panel Mount Yes 19.2 (Dia.)mm 19.2mm 3 A White - IP67 Silver 250V ac Round Wire Lug
RS Stock No. 163-9209
Mfr. Part No.AV1911P124Q04
$23.644
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Latching Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) Panel Mount Yes 19.2 (Dia.)mm 19.2mm 3 A White - IP67 Silver 250V ac Round Wire Lug
RS Stock No. 163-9271
Mfr. Part No.AV2220E712Q04
$26.27
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Momentary Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Panel Mount Yes - 22.2mm 3 A Blue - IP67 Silver 250V ac Round Wire Lug
RS Stock No. 123-6282
Mfr. Part No.AV2220E312Q04
$28.01
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Momentary Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Panel Mount Yes - 22.2mm 3 A Red - IP67 Silver 250V ac Round Wire Lug
RS Stock No. 123-6267
Mfr. Part No.AV2220E624Q04
$28.24
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Momentary Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Panel Mount Yes - 22.2mm 3 A Green - IP67 Silver 250V ac Round Wire Lug
RS Stock No. 163-9270
Mfr. Part No.AV2220E624Q04
$22.66
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Momentary Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Panel Mount Yes - 22.2mm 3 A Green - IP67 Silver 250V ac Round Wire Lug
RS Stock No. 163-9267
Mfr. Part No.AV2220E312Q04
$25.099
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Momentary Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Panel Mount Yes - 22.2mm 3 A Red - IP67 Silver 250V ac Round Wire Lug
RS Stock No. 123-6074
Mfr. Part No.AV1911P324Q04
$25.30
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Latching Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) Panel Mount Yes 19.2 (Dia.)mm 19.2mm 3 A Red - IP67 Silver 250V ac Round Wire Lug
RS Stock No. 756-7165
Mfr. Part No.1977739-3
$32.40
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Latching Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Panel Mount No 5.9 (Dia.)mm 5.9mm 3 A @ 125 V ac - - - Black/Green/Red - - Wire Lug
RS Stock No. 163-9211
Mfr. Part No.AV1911P324Q04
$20.614
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Latching Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) Panel Mount Yes 19.2 (Dia.)mm 19.2mm 3 A Red - IP67 Silver 250V ac Round Wire Lug
RS Stock No. 163-9217
Mfr. Part No.AV1911R324Q04
$20.196
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Latching Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) Panel Mount Yes 19.2 (Dia.)mm 19.2mm 3 A Red - IP67 Silver 250V ac Round Wire Lug
RS Stock No. 163-9229
Mfr. Part No.AV1920P312Q04
$22.726
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Momentary Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Panel Mount Yes 19.2 (Dia.)mm 19.2mm 3 A Red - IP67 Silver 250V ac Round Wire Lug
RS Stock No. 123-6072
Mfr. Part No.AV1911R324Q04
$23.26
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Latching Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) Panel Mount Yes 19.2 (Dia.)mm 19.2mm 3 A Red - IP67 Silver 250V ac Round Wire Lug
RS Stock No. 123-6104
Mfr. Part No.AV1920P312Q04
$26.91
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Momentary Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Panel Mount Yes 19.2 (Dia.)mm 19.2mm 3 A Red - IP67 Silver 250V ac Round Wire Lug
RS Stock No. 163-9177
Mfr. Part No.AV1610P112R04
$15.725
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Momentary Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) Panel Mount Yes 19.2 (Dia.)mm 16mm 2 A White - IP67 Silver 36V dc Round Wire Lug
RS Stock No. 123-6123
Mfr. Part No.AV1610P112R04
$18.28
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Momentary Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) Panel Mount Yes 19.2 (Dia.)mm 16mm 2 A White - IP67 Silver 36V dc Round Wire Lug
RS Stock No. 163-9194
Mfr. Part No.AV1910R312Q04
$21.218
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Momentary Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) Panel Mount Yes 19.2 (Dia.)mm 19.2mm 3 A Red - IP67 Silver 250V ac Round Wire Lug
RS Stock No. 163-9192
Mfr. Part No.AV1910P612Q04
$22.465
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Momentary Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) Panel Mount Yes 19.2 (Dia.)mm 19.2mm 3 A Green - IP67 Silver 250V ac Round Wire Lug
RS Stock No. 163-9181
Mfr. Part No.AV1610P712R04
$15.719
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Momentary Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) Panel Mount Yes 19.2 (Dia.)mm 16mm 2 A Blue - IP67 Silver 36V dc Round Wire Lug