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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RS Stock No. 758-2111
Mfr. Part No.SPUJ190900
MYR7.93
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Latching Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB No 7.4 x 7.2mm - 100 mA @ 30 V dc - - - Blue 30V dc Cylinder Straight Through Hole
RS Stock No. 123-9050
Mfr. Part No.SPPH410100
MYR4.59
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Latching Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB No - - 100 mA - - - White 30V dc Square Solder Pin
RS Stock No. 123-9057
Mfr. Part No.SPPJ225800
MYR6.71
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Latching Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB No - - 200 mA - - - Black 30V dc Square Solder Lug
RS Stock No. 123-9061
Mfr. Part No.SPPJ320600
MYR6.976
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Latching Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB No - - 200 mA - - - Black 30V dc Square PCB Pin
RS Stock No. 123-9032
Mfr. Part No.SPEF210101
MYR18.502
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Latching Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB No - - 1 A - - - Black 14.5V dc Square Solder Pin
RS Stock No. 758-2095
Mfr. Part No.SPUN190900
MYR9.19
Each (In a Box of 4)
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Momentary Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB No - - 100 mA @ 30 V dc - - - - 30V dc - Straight Through Hole
RS Stock No. 758-2114
Mfr. Part No.SPUJ191500
MYR7.93
Each (In a Box of 4)
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Momentary Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB No - - 100 mA @ 30 V dc - - - Blue 30V dc Cylinder Straight Through Hole
RS Stock No. 123-9039
Mfr. Part No.SPPH110900
MYR9.016
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Latching Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB No - - 100 mA - - - White 30V dc Square Solder Pin
RS Stock No. 123-9040
Mfr. Part No.SPPH120400
MYR8.67
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Latching Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB No - - 100 mA - - - White 30V dc Square Solder Pin
RS Stock No. 123-9043
Mfr. Part No.SPPH130400
MYR9.99
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Latching Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB No - - 100 mA - - - White 30V dc Square Snap-In
RS Stock No. 123-9058
Mfr. Part No.SPPJ226400
MYR6.75
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Momentary Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB No - - 200 mA - - - Black 30V dc Square Solder Lug
RS Stock No. 123-9059
Mfr. Part No.SPPJ310500
MYR6.976
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Latching Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB No - - 200 mA - - - Black 30V dc Square PCB Pin
RS Stock No. 123-9055
Mfr. Part No.SPPJ222200
MYR6.976
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Latching Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB No - - 200 mA - - - Black 30V dc Square PCB Pin
RS Stock No. 758-2091
Mfr. Part No.SPUN191600
MYR8.83
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Latching Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB No - - 100 mA @ 30 V dc - - - - 30V dc - Through Hole
RS Stock No. 283-9490
Mfr. Part No.STSPUJ122
MYR12.37
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Latching Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB No - - 100 mA @ 30 V dc - - - Silver 10V dc - -
RS Stock No. 283-9507
Mfr. Part No.STSPUJ142
MYR4.81
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Latching Quad Pole Single Throw (QPST) PCB No - - 100 mA @ 30 V dc - - - Silver 10V dc - Through Hole
RS Stock No. 123-9065
Mfr. Part No.SPUN192600
MYR8.83
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Latching Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB No - - 1 A - - - Black 25V dc Square Solder Pin
RS Stock No. 123-9034
Mfr. Part No.SPEF220100
MYR18.502
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Latching Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB No - - 1 A - - - Black 14.5V dc Square Solder Pin
RS Stock No. 123-9054
Mfr. Part No.SPPH430200
MYR4.254
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Momentary Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB No - - 100 mA - - - White 30V dc Square Snap-In
RS Stock No. 123-9051
Mfr. Part No.SPPH410200
MYR4.70
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Momentary Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB No - - 100 mA - - - White 30V dc Square Solder Pin