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. 429-509
BrandRS PRO
$5.38
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB Latching 400 mA @ 20 V - Through Hole Slide 10.16mm 9mm 9.2mm 10.16 x 9 x 9.2mm 20mΩ 30000Operations Nylon
RS Stock No. 665-332
BrandRS PRO
$5.41
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Panel Mount, PCB Latching 0.5 A V ac @ 125 - Solder Slide 36mm 13.5mm 7mm 36 x 13.5 x 7mm 20mΩ 10000Operations -
RS Stock No. 734-7274
BrandRS PRO
$2.02
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB Latching 5 A @ 28 V dc - Through Hole Side 12.7mm 11.43mm - 12.7 x 11.43mm 10mΩ 30000Cycles Nylon
RS Stock No. 734-7299
BrandRS PRO
$1.82
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 5 A @ 28 V dc - Through Hole Side 12.7mm 6.6mm - 12.7 x 6.6mm 10mΩ 30000Cycles Nylon
RS Stock No. 734-7303
BrandRS PRO
$1.43
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 5 A @ 28 V dc - Through Hole Top - 8mm 9.3mm 8 x 9.3mm 10mΩ 30000Cycles Nylon
RS Stock No. 734-7328
BrandRS PRO
$3.44
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Panel Mount Latching 5 A @ 28 V dc - Solder Top 12.7mm 6.6mm 6.35mm 12.7 x 6.6 x 6.35mm 10mΩ 30000Cycles Nylon
RS Stock No. 734-7312
BrandRS PRO
$2.94
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Panel Mount Latching 5 A @ 28 V dc - Solder Top 12.7mm 6.6mm 6.35mm 12.7 x 6.6 x 6.35mm 10mΩ 30000Cycles Nylon
RS Stock No. 734-7280
BrandRS PRO
$3.48
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB On-Off-On 5 A @ 28 V dc - Through Hole Top 11.43mm 7.62mm 12.7mm 11.43 x 7.62 x 12.7mm 10mΩ 30000Cycles Nylon
RS Stock No. 734-7277
BrandRS PRO
$1.77
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB On-Off-On 3 A @ 120 V ac - Through Hole Side 10.16mm 5.08mm 10.03mm 10.16 x 5.08 x 10.03mm 20mΩ 30000Cycles Nylon
RS Stock No. 734-7252
BrandRS PRO
$3.33
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB On-Off-On 3 A @ 120 V ac - Through Hole Top 10.16mm 9mm 9.2mm 10.16 x 9 x 9.2mm 20mΩ 30000Cycles Nylon
RS Stock No. 734-7321
BrandRS PRO
$2.97
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 5 A @ 28 V dc - Through Hole Slide 12.7mm 6.6mm - 12.7 x 6.6mm 10mΩ 30000Cycles Nylon
RS Stock No. 429-492
BrandRS PRO
$8.38
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB Latching 400 mA @ 20 V - Through Hole Slide 10.16mm 9mm 10.03mm 10.16 x 9 x 10.03mm 20mΩ 30000Operations Nylon
RS Stock No. 734-7306
BrandRS PRO
$1.16
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 5 A @ 28 V dc - Through Hole Slide 12.7mm 6.6mm 6.7mm 12.7 x 6.6 x 6.7mm 10mΩ 30000Cycles Nylon
RS Stock No. 734-7283
BrandRS PRO
$2.97
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB Latching 5 A @ 28 V dc - Through Hole Slide 12.7mm 11.43mm - 12.7 x 11.43mm 10mΩ 30000Cycles Nylon
RS Stock No. 429-498
BrandRS PRO
$7.77
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 400 mA @ 20 V - Through Hole Slide 10.16mm 5.08mm 9.2mm 10.16 x 5.08 x 9.2mm 20mΩ 30000Operations Nylon
RS Stock No. 734-7296
BrandRS PRO
$3.34
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 5 A @ 28 V dc - Through Hole Side 12.7mm 6.6mm 6.87mm 12.7 x 6.6 x 6.87mm 10mΩ 30000Cycles Nylon
RS Stock No. 734-7309
BrandRS PRO
$1.80
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 400 mA @ 20 V - Through Hole Slide 12.7mm 6.6mm - 12.7 x 6.6mm 10mΩ 30000Cycles Nylon
RS Stock No. 429-482
BrandRS PRO
$7.99
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 400 mA @ 20 V - Through Hole Slide 10.16mm 5.08mm 10.03mm 10.16 x 5.08 x 10.03mm 20mΩ 30000Operations Nylon
RS Stock No. 734-7286
BrandRS PRO
$2.12
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB Latching 400 mA @ 20 V - Through Hole Slide 12.7mm 11.43mm - 12.7 x 11.43mm 10mΩ 30000Cycles Nylon
RS Stock No. 734-7359
BrandRS PRO
$1.93
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 400 mA @ 20 V IP67 Through Hole Side 9.5mm 5mm 8mm 9.5 x 5 x 8mm 50mΩ 40000Cycles PBT
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