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. 123-8958
Mfr. Part No.SSSU011700
$2.634
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Through Hole Latching 100 mA - - Slide 18.5mm 7mm 14.5mm 18.5 x 7 x 14.5mm 25 (Initial) mΩ, 65 (After Lifetime) mΩ - -
RS Stock No. 787-4851
Mfr. Part No.L202011MS02Q
BrandC & K
$3.43
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Through Hole Maintained, Momentary 4 A @ 125 V ac - PC Terminal Slide - - - - 10mΩ 10000Cycles Nylon 66
RS Stock No. 123-8947
Mfr. Part No.SSSS912500
$2.524
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Through Hole Latching 100 mA - Solder Slide 11.5mm 4.7mm 9.5mm 11.5 x 4.7 x 9.5mm 30 (Initial) mΩ, 80 (After Lifetime) mΩ - -
RS Stock No. 123-8898
Mfr. Part No.SSSF021500
$2.778
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Through Hole Latching 100 mA - - Slide 14.5mm 7mm 14.5mm 14.5 x 7 x 14.5mm 25 (Initial) mΩ, 65 (After Lifetime) mΩ - -
RS Stock No. 913-9037
Mfr. Part No.MFP 231 P
$2.564
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Double Pole Single Throw (DPST) Panel Mount On-On-On 350 mA @ 30 V dc - Lug Slide 25mm 7.7mm 16mm 25 x 7.7 x 16mm 20mΩ - Polyoxymethylene
RS Stock No. 702-3631
Mfr. Part No.MFP113D-RA
$1.904
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 100 mA @ 12 V dc - Through Hole Slide - - - - 20mΩ 10000Operations -
RS Stock No. 664-5662
Mfr. Part No.MFS201N-19-Z
$1.888
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB Latching 300 mA @ 30 V dc - Through Hole Slide - - - - 20mΩ - -
RS Stock No. 785-6469
Mfr. Part No.450301014042
$3.85
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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. 702-3637
Mfr. Part No.MFP213N
$1.778
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB Latching 100 mA @ 12 V dc - Through Hole Slide - - - - 20mΩ 10000Operations -
RS Stock No. 123-8937
Mfr. Part No.SSSS810701
$2.176
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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. 913-9021
Mfr. Part No.MFP 201 N-RA
$2.952
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Double Pole Single Throw (DPST) PCB Latching 350 mA @ 30 V dc - Pc Pin Slide 16mm 8mm 14.5mm 16 x 14.5 x 8mm 20mΩ 10000Operations -
RS Stock No. 123-8900
Mfr. Part No.SSSF024800
$3.228
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DP3T Through Hole Latching 100 mA - - Slide 14.5mm 7mm 14.5mm 14.5 x 7 x 14.5mm 25 (Initial) mΩ, 65 (After Lifetime) mΩ - -
RS Stock No. 429-0011
Mfr. Part No.SS-12SBH2
$2.05
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 100 mA @ 30 V dc - Through Hole Slide - - - - 20mΩ 10000Operations Polyamide
RS Stock No. 823-5324
Mfr. Part No.04021.0101-00
BrandMarquardt
$13.51
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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. 913-9043
Mfr. Part No.MFS 131 D
$3.282
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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 - -
RS Stock No. 123-8909
Mfr. Part No.SSSF125300
$3.072
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DP3T Through Hole Latching 100 mA - - Slide 16.5mm 13mm 8.5mm 16.5 x 13 x 8.5mm 25 (Initial) mΩ, 65 (After Lifetime) mΩ - -
RS Stock No. 913-9062
Mfr. Part No.MMS 224
$2.44
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB Latching 500 mA @ 6 V dc - Pc Pin Slide 16.8mm 5mm 2.6mm 16.8 x 5 x 2.6mm 70mΩ 5000Operations Liquid Crystal Polymer
RS Stock No. 134-0113
Mfr. Part No.MFP201N
$2.98
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB Latching 350 mA@ 30 V dc - Through Hole Slide - - - - 20mΩ 10000Operations -
RS Stock No. 863-3557
Mfr. Part No.LF34A3000W
BrandMolveno
$2.07
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SPST-2NC Panel Mount - 8 A - Tab Toggle - - - - - 10000Cycles -
RS Stock No. 123-8940
Mfr. Part No.SSSS812201
$2.712
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SP3T Surface Mount Latching 300 mA - Solder Slide 9.7mm 4.1mm 1.9mm 9.7 x 4.1 x 1.9mm 70 (Initial) mΩ, 130 (After Lifetime) mΩ - -
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