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. 846-6748
BrandRS PRO
MYR41.69
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Latching Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB No 12.2 (Dia.)mm 12.2mm 2 A, 4 A - - - - - Cylinder Solder Lug
RS Stock No. 111-6516
BrandRS PRO
MYR68.35
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Latching Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) Panel Mount Yes 12 (Dia.)mm 12mm 15 mA Green - IP65, IP67 Silver 24V ac/dc Round Quick Connect
RS Stock No. 745-2467
BrandRS PRO
MYR29.37
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Momentary - Panel Mount Yes 16 (Dia.)mm 16mm 5 A @ 250 V ac - - IP65 - 250V ac Round Tab
RS Stock No. 811-8437
BrandRS PRO
MYR82.01
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Momentary Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Panel Mount Yes 16 (Dia.)mm 16mm 3 A @ 250 V ac Blue - IP65, IP67 Silver 250V ac Flat Quick Connect
RS Stock No. 811-8569
BrandRS PRO
MYR99.14
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Momentary Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Panel Mount Yes 22 (Dia.)mm 22mm 5 A @ 250 V ac Yellow - IP65, IP67 Chrome 250V ac Flat Quick Connect
RS Stock No. 745-2486
BrandRS PRO
MYR28.31
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Momentary - Panel Mount Yes 16 (Dia.)mm 16mm 5 A @ 250 V ac - - IP65 - 250V ac Round Tab
RS Stock No. 891-9832
BrandRS PRO
MYR33.97
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Momentary Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) Threaded - 13.6 (Dia.)mm 13.6mm 200 mA @ 50 V dc, 500 mA @ 32 V ac Red - IP67 Red 250 V ac @ 200 mA, 50 V dc @ 200 mA Round Solder Lug
RS Stock No. 914-3557
BrandRS PRO
MYR63.12
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Momentary 1NO Panel Mount No 16.2 (Dia.)mm 16mm 2 A - - IP65 White 36V dc Dome Screw
RS Stock No. 811-8493
BrandRS PRO
MYR89.14
Each
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Latching Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Panel Mount Yes 22 (Dia.)mm 22mm 5 A @ 250 V ac Green - IP65, IP67 Silver 250V ac Flat Quick Connect
RS Stock No. 111-5831
BrandRS PRO
MYR47.18
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Latching Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Panel Mount Yes 19 (Dia.)mm 19mm 5 A Yellow - IP67 Silver 250V ac Round Solder Pin
RS Stock No. 745-2565
BrandRS PRO
MYR44.81
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Latching Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Panel Mount Yes 16 (Dia.)mm 16mm 5 A @ 250 V ac - - - - 250V ac Rectangular Solder
RS Stock No. 846-6745
BrandRS PRO
MYR53.38
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Latching 3P CO PCB No 12.2 (Dia.)mm 12.2mm 2 A, 4 A - - - - - Cylinder Pc Pin
RS Stock No. 745-2562
BrandRS PRO
MYR67.28
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Momentary Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Panel Mount Yes 16 (Dia.)mm 16mm 5 A @ 250 V ac - - IP40 - 250V ac Rectangular Solder
RS Stock No. 811-8455
BrandRS PRO
MYR82.01
Each
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Momentary Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Panel Mount Yes 16 (Dia.)mm 16mm 3 A @ 250 V ac Red - IP65, IP67 Silver 250V ac Flat Solder
RS Stock No. 877-1854
BrandRS PRO
MYR134.67
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Momentary Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Panel Mount Yes - 30.2mm 5 A @ 250 V ac Blue, Green, Red - IP67 White 12V Flat Solder/Quick Connect
RS Stock No. 734-6827
BrandRS PRO
MYR22.18
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Momentary 1-pole on-off switch Panel Mount No 8 (Dia.)mm 8mm 100 mA @ 30 V dc - - - Black 120/250V ac Cylinder Solder
RS Stock No. 811-8392
BrandRS PRO
MYR83.64
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Latching Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Panel Mount Yes 16 (Dia.)mm 16mm 3 A @ 250 V ac Green - IP65, IP67 Silver 250V ac Flat Quick Connect
RS Stock No. 175-9519
BrandRS PRO
MYR65.65
Each
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Momentary Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) Panel Mount Yes 16 (Dia.)mm 16mm 2 A Red - IP67 - 36V dc Round Solder
RS Stock No. 175-8462
BrandRS PRO
MYR68.832
Each (In a Tray of 20)
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Momentary Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) Panel Mount Yes 16 (Dia.)mm 16mm 2 A RGB - IP67 Translucent 36V dc Round Wire Lead
RS Stock No. 175-9198
BrandRS PRO
MYR48.744
Each (In a Tray of 20)
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Momentary Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) Panel Mount Yes 16 (Dia.)mm 16mm 2 A Red - IP67 Translucent 36V dc Flat Solder
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