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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Description Price Switch Operation Contact Configuration Mounting Type Illuminated Panel Cut Out Size Panel Cut Out Diameter Contact Current Rating LED Colour Series IP Rating Actuator Colour Voltage Rating Actuator Shape Terminal Type
RS Stock No. 690-3255
Mfr. Part No.R16FFNSTAG
BrandEOZ
€7.65
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Momentary Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) Panel Mount No 16.2 (Dia.)mm 16.2mm 2 A @ 48 V dc - - IP65 Silver 48 V dc, 250 V ac Round Screw
RS Stock No. 811-4078
Mfr. Part No.82-4551.1134
BrandEAO
€17.70
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Momentary Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Panel Mount Yes 16 (Dia.)mm 16mm 1 A @ 24 V dc Green - IP65, IP67 Natural Aluminium 24V Round Soldering / QC
RS Stock No. 435-5679
Mfr. Part No.3251-20-01/67
BrandEICHOFF
€22.67
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Latching Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Panel Mount No 21.7 x 45.2mm - 16 A @ 230 V ac - - IP65 Silver - Rectangular -
RS Stock No. 103-6280
Mfr. Part No.1213C BLACK
BrandAPEM
€4.74
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Momentary 1NO Panel Mount No 12.2 (Dia.)mm 12.2mm 2 A @ 24 V dc - - - Black 250V ac Round Solder, Tab
RS Stock No. 734-6827
BrandRS PRO
€4.35
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Momentary Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) Panel Mount No 8 (Dia.)mm 8mm 100 mA @ 30 V dc - - - Black 120/250V ac Cylinder Solder
RS Stock No. 820-7533
BrandRS PRO
€2.20
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Momentary Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) PCB Yes 8 (Dia.)mm 8mm 100 mA @ 30 V dc Green - - Clear 30V dc Plunger Pc Pin
RS Stock No. 914-4430
Mfr. Part No.P8-V000017
BrandOtto
€51.34
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Momentary Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Threaded No - - 10 A @ 115 V ac, 10 A @ 28 V dc - - IP64, IP68S, IP69K Silver 28 V dc, 115 V ac Round Solder
RS Stock No. 734-6704
BrandRS PRO
€4.44
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Momentary Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) Panel Mount No 13.6 (Dia.)mm 13.6mm 400 mA @ 32 V ac - - IP67 Black 32/50/125V ac Dome Solder
RS Stock No. 398-5263
Mfr. Part No.3251-20-01
BrandEICHOFF
€18.99
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Latching Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Flange No - - 16 A @ 230 V ac - - - Red/Green 230V Rectangular Tab
RS Stock No. 706-4060
Mfr. Part No.KFB3AEA2GBB
BrandZF
€6.06
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Latching DPST Panel Mount Yes 20.2 (Dia.)mm 20.2mm 20 A @ 14 V dc Green - IP65 Green 125V ac Round Tab
RS Stock No. 319-449
Mfr. Part No.SP6018C1E0000
BrandMolveno
€7.98
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Latching Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Panel Mount Yes 25 (Dia.)mm 25mm 16 A @ 250 V ac Green - - Black - Plunger Tab
RS Stock No. 163-9219
Mfr. Part No.AV1911R724Q04
€15.01
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Latching Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) Panel Mount Yes 19.2 (Dia.)mm 19.2mm 3 A Blue - IP67 Silver 250V ac Round Wire Lug
RS Stock No. 123-6130
Mfr. Part No.AV1911R724Q04
€15.24
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Latching Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) Panel Mount Yes 19.2 (Dia.)mm 19.2mm 3 A Blue - IP67 Silver 250V ac Round Wire Lug
RS Stock No. 724-3324
Mfr. Part No.PBS-001B-2
BrandLumberg
€5.41
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Momentary Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) Panel Mount No 12 (Dia.)mm 12mm 3 A @ 250 V ac - - - Black 125/250V ac Rectangular Solder
RS Stock No. 398-5207
Mfr. Part No.3251-20-01/52
BrandEICHOFF
€18.84
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Latching Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Flange No - - 16 A @ 230 V ac - - - Red/Green 230V Rectangular Tab
RS Stock No. 373-1656
Mfr. Part No.ISR3SAD200
BrandAPEM
€8.41
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Momentary Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) Snap-In No 13.6 (Dia.)mm 13.6mm 400 mA @ 32 V ac - - IP67 Black 32V ac Dome Solder
RS Stock No. 861-0343
Mfr. Part No.MP0045/1E2BL012
BrandBulgin
€24.74
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Latching Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Panel Mount Yes 16.2 (Dia.)mm 16.2mm 3 A Blue - - Silver 50V Plunger Solder
RS Stock No. 693-1253
Mfr. Part No.306P202.04
BrandApem
€26.48
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Momentary Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) - No 46.5 x 22.1mm - 16 A @ 115 V ac - - IP65 Red/Green - Rectangular Snap-In
RS Stock No. 841-9092
Mfr. Part No.MP0045/1E2BL012
BrandBulgin
€18.05
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Latching Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Front Panel Yes 16.2 (Dia.)mm 16.2mm 1 A - - IP66, IP68 Red 250V Flat Screw
RS Stock No. 319-433
Mfr. Part No.SP6018C1G0000
BrandMolveno
€7.49
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Latching Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Panel Mount Yes 25 (Dia.)mm 25mm 16 A @ 250 V ac Red - - Black - Plunger Tab