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. 339-673A
Mfr. Part No.25136NAH
BrandAPEM
€78.78
1 Pack of 25
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 4 A @ 125 V ac 10mΩ - Through Hole Slide - Silver - - 20000Operations -
RS Stock No. 339-673
Mfr. Part No.25136NAH
BrandAPEM
€5.89
Each
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 4 A @ 125 V ac 10mΩ - Through Hole Slide - Silver - - 20000Operations -
RS Stock No. 734-7334
BrandRS PRO
€3.10
Each
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB On-Off-On 5 A @ 28 V dc 10mΩ - Through Hole Top 12.7mm Silver Plated Brass 6.6mm 6.35mm 30000Cycles 12.7 x 6.6 x 6.35mm
RS Stock No. 125-1847
Mfr. Part No.CS12ANW03
€2.554
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 3 A 10mΩ - Straight PC Pin Narrow 14mm Copper 7mm 11.5mm - 14 x 7 x 11.5mm
RS Stock No. 190-0614
Mfr. Part No.TG39W000050
BrandAPEM
€6.33
Each
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Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) PCB On-Off-On 400 mA @ 20 V 20mΩ - Through Hole Slide - Gold Plated Brass - - - -
RS Stock No. 702-3542
Mfr. Part No.MFP120
€1.028
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
SP PCB - 350 mA@ 30 V dc 20mΩ - Through Hole Slide - Silver over Nickel Plated Copper Alloy - - 10000Operations -
RS Stock No. 161-7328
Mfr. Part No.1101M1S3ZQE2
BrandC & K
€3.47
Each
units
Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Panel Mount Latching 6 A @ 120 V ac, 6 A @ 28 V dc 10mΩ - Solder Slide - Silver Plated Copper Alloy - - - -
RS Stock No. 787-4851
Mfr. Part No.L202011MS02Q
BrandC & K
€4.21
Each
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Through Hole Maintained, Momentary 4 A @ 125 V ac 10mΩ - PC Terminal Slide - Nickel over Gold Plated Copper Alloy - - 10000Cycles -
RS Stock No. 123-8903
Mfr. Part No.SSSF111800
€1.424
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Through Hole Latching 100 mA 25 (Initial) mΩ, 65 (After Lifetime) mΩ - - Slide 14.5mm - 13mm 8.5mm - 14.5 x 13 x 8.5mm
RS Stock No. 793-1721
Mfr. Part No.PCM12SMTR
BrandC & K
€0.91
Each
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Surface Mount Latching 300 mA @ 6 V dc 70mΩ - PC Terminal Slide - Silver Plated Copper Alloy - - 10000Cycles -
RS Stock No. 734-7328
BrandRS PRO
€3.84
Each
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Panel Mount Latching 5 A @ 28 V dc 10mΩ - Solder Top 12.7mm Silver Plated Brass 6.6mm 6.35mm 30000Cycles 12.7 x 6.6 x 6.35mm
RS Stock No. 319-900
Mfr. Part No.K22208EAAL
€2.87
Each
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Panel Mount - 16 A @ 250 V ac - - Tab Slide - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 785-6469
Mfr. Part No.450301014042
€2.12
Each
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Through Hole Latching 100 mA@ 42 V dc 30mΩ - Solder Lug Slide 8.42mm Gold Plated 2.5mm 6.4mm 2000Cycles 2.5 x 8.42mm
RS Stock No. 787-4817
Mfr. Part No.1101M2S3AV2BE2
BrandC & K
€5.37
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 400 mA @ 20 V 10mΩ - Right Angle PC Terminal Slide - Nickel over Gold Plated Copper Alloy - - 100000Cycles -
RS Stock No. 711-8423
Mfr. Part No.MSS3112D
€5.17
Each
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Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) PCB Latching 3 A @ 28 V dc 100mΩ - Solder Slide - Silver Plated Copper Alloy - - 20000Operations -
RS Stock No. 702-3546
Mfr. Part No.MMP121
€1.372
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 200 mA @ 12 V dc 50mΩ - Through Hole Slide - Silver Plated Phosphor Bronze - - 5000Operations -
RS Stock No. 123-8947
Mfr. Part No.SSSS912500
€1.36
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Through Hole Latching 100 mA 30 (Initial) mΩ, 80 (After Lifetime) mΩ - Solder Slide 11.5mm - 4.7mm 9.5mm - 11.5 x 4.7 x 9.5mm
RS Stock No. 793-1513
Mfr. Part No.AYZ0203AGRLC
BrandC & K
€1.50
Each
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DP3T PCB On-On-On 100 mA 80mΩ - PC Terminal Slide - Silver Plated Brass (Fixed Contact), Silver Plated Copper Alloy (Movable Contact) - - 10000Operations -
RS Stock No. 913-8974
Mfr. Part No.MFP 2320
€2.034
Each (In a Bag of 5)
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DP PCB - - - - Pc Pin Slide 15.5mm - 6mm 9.2mm - 15.5 x 6 x 9.2mm
RS Stock No. 734-7319
BrandRS PRO
€4.34
Each
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 5 A @ 28 V dc 10mΩ - Through Hole Top 12.7mm Silver Plated Brass 6.6mm - 30000Cycles 12.7 x 6.6mm