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 IP Rating Terminal Type Actuator Type Length Width Depth Dimensions Contact Resistance Mechanical Life Actuator Material
RS Stock No. 428-9948
Mfr. Part No.SS-12SDP2
$2.34
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 100 mA @ 30 V dc - Through Hole Slide - - - - 20mΩ 10000Operations Polyacetal
RS Stock No. 161-7356
Mfr. Part No.1201M2S3CQE2
BrandC & K
$16.00
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB Latching 6 A @ 120 V ac, 6 A @ 28 V dc - Through Hole Slide - - - - 10mΩ - Nylon
RS Stock No. 175-9703
Mfr. Part No.S602031SS03Q
BrandC & K
$12.09
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Panel Mount - 12 A @ 125 V ac - Solder Slide - - - - 10mΩ - Nylon
RS Stock No. 913-9006
Mfr. Part No.MFP 261 N-RA
$2.806
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB Latching - - Pc Pin Slide 11mm 5mm 11mm 11 x 5 x 11mm - - -
RS Stock No. 161-7340
Mfr. Part No.1101M2S3CQE2
BrandC & K
$7.55
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 6 A @ 120 V ac, 6 A @ 28 V dc - Through Hole Slide - - - - 10mΩ - Nylon
RS Stock No. 913-9065
Mfr. Part No.MMP 1010 D-1
$2.232
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Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) PCB Latching 300 mA @ 24 V ac/dc, 500 mA @ 12 V dc - Pc Pin Slide 10mm 5.9mm 2.5mm 10 x 5.9 x 2.5mm 30mΩ 10000Operations Polyamide
RS Stock No. 829-0611
Mfr. Part No.SS-23F02-L7
BrandDevlin
$9.02
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DP3T Panel Mount - 500 mA @ 50 V - Solder Tag Slide - - - - <30mΩ 10000Cycles -
RS Stock No. 428-9954
Mfr. Part No.SS-22SDP2
$3.39
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB Latching 100 mA @ 30 V dc - Through Hole Slide - - - - 20mΩ 10000Operations Polyacetal
RS Stock No. 428-9825
Mfr. Part No.MS-12AAP4
$8.17
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching - - Solder - - - - - 20mΩ 100000Operations Glass Fibre Reinforced PBT Resin
RS Stock No. 224-089
Mfr. Part No.ASE1E-2M-10-Z
$5.81
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SPDT PCB On-Off-On 50 mA @ 48 V ac/dc - PC Terminal Slide - - - - 50mΩ - -
RS Stock No. 787-4855
Mfr. Part No.OS102011MA1QN1
BrandC & K
$0.99
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Through Hole Latching 100 mA@ 12 V dc - PC Terminal Slide 8.6mm 4.4mm 4.7mm 8.6 x 4.4 x 4.7mm 20mΩ 10000Cycles Polyacetal
RS Stock No. 793-1800
Mfr. Part No.V80212MS02Q
BrandC & K
$8.23
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Through Hole - 5 A @ 250 V ac - PC Terminal Slide - - - - 10mΩ 10000 (Electrical)Cycles Glass Fibre Reinforced PET
RS Stock No. 123-8965
Mfr. Part No.SSSU026300
$3.306
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4P3T Through Hole Latching 100 mA - - Slide 24.5mm 7mm 17.5mm 24.5 x 7 x 17.5mm 25 (Initial) mΩ, 65 (After Lifetime) mΩ - -
RS Stock No. 175-9674
Mfr. Part No.S202031MS02Q
BrandC & K
$7.15
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB - 6 A @ 250 V ac - Through Hole Slide - - - - 10mΩ - Nylon
RS Stock No. 429-509
BrandRS PRO
$9.21
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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. 702-3634
Mfr. Part No.MFP113D
$1.716
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 100 mA @ 12 V dc - Through Hole Slide - - - - 20mΩ 10000Operations -
RS Stock No. 785-6469
Mfr. Part No.450301014042
$3.77
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Through Hole Latching 100 mA@ 42 V dc - Solder Lug Slide 8.42mm 2.5mm 6.4mm 2.5 x 8.42mm 30mΩ 2000Cycles Polyamide
RS Stock No. 823-5324
Mfr. Part No.04021.0101-00
BrandMarquardt
$13.73
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Panel Mount Changeover 2 A @ 250 V ac IP40 Solder Slide - - - - <100mΩ 1E4Cycles Polyamide
RS Stock No. 123-8937
Mfr. Part No.SSSS810701
$2.558
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Surface Mount Latching 300 mA - Solder Slide 6.7mm 4.1mm 1.9mm 6.7 x 4.1 x 1.9mm 70 (Initial) mΩ, 130 (After Lifetime) mΩ - -
RS Stock No. 913-9043
Mfr. Part No.MFS 131 D
$4.222
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Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) Panel Mount Latching 350 mA @ 30 V dc - Lug Slide 23mm 7.3mm 14.2mm 23 x 7.3 x 14.2mm 20mΩ - -