Rocker Switches

A rocker switch is one of the most common forms of switches in the world due to how easy it is to use and its reliability. It is an on-off switch that rocks back and forth like a see-saw.

Rocker switches are commonly referred to as single pole and double pole which relates to the number of circuits that are controlled by the switch. The throw defines how many positions the switches poles can be connected to.

Non-illuminated rocker switches often have a circle and a horizontal dash to indicate whether the switch is on or off. Other switches have a coloured LED which lights up when the switch is on.

There are several types of switching options available:

On-off

Illuminated

Momentary

Changeover

Centre-off

What is a rocker switch used for?

There are many applications where you can use a rocker switch. This includes household appliances, medical systems, power supply units, control panels and HVAC equipment.


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Description Price Contact Configuration Switch Operation Panel Cut Out Width Panel Cut Out Height Panel Cut Out Diameter Contact Current Rating Illuminated Actuator Colour Mounting Type IP Rating Terminal Type Legend Text Lens Shape/Symbol Actuator Shape
RS Stock No. 734-6833
BrandRS PRO
MYR15.81
Each
units
Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) On-Off-(On) - - - 5 A @ 250 V ac - Black PCB - Right Angle PC Pin - - -
RS Stock No. 734-6902
BrandRS PRO
MYR13.08
Each
units
Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Latching 15.75mm 8.89mm - 3 A @ 120 V ac - Black Panel Mount - Right Angle PC Pin On (symbol); Off (symbol) - -
RS Stock No. 419-798
BrandRS PRO
MYR7.45
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) Latching 13mm 19.2mm - 10 A @ 125 V ac No Black/White Panel Mount - Quick Connect - - -
RS Stock No. 174-8300
BrandRS PRO
MYR34.042
Each (In a Box of 500)
units
Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) On-Off-On 37mm 21.1mm - 16 A @ 125 → 250 V ac, 16 A @ 30 V dc, 20 A @ 125 → 250 V ac No Black Panel Mount IP67 Quick Connect - - Rectangular
RS Stock No. 793-2547
BrandRS PRO
MYR14.52
Each
units
Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) Latching 19.6mm 6.8mm - 5 A @ 250 V ac - Black Panel Mount - Quick Connect On (symbol); Off (symbol) - -
RS Stock No. 174-8352
BrandRS PRO
MYR64.14
Each
units
Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) On-Off-On 37mm 21.1mm - 16 A @ 125 → 250 V ac, 16 A @ 30 V dc, 20 A @ 125 → 250 V ac Yes Black Panel Mount IP67 Quick Connect - - Rectangular
RS Stock No. 174-8343
BrandRS PRO
MYR39.73
Each
units
Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) (On)-Off-(On) 37mm 21.1mm - 16 A @ 125 → 250 V ac, 16 A @ 30 V dc, 20 A @ 125 → 250 V ac No Black Panel Mount IP67 Quick Connect - - Rectangular
RS Stock No. 174-8293
BrandRS PRO
MYR34.872
Each (In a Box of 500)
units
Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Latching 37mm 21.1mm - 16 A @ 125 → 250 V ac, 16 A @ 30 V dc, 20 A @ 125 → 250 V ac No Black Panel Mount IP67 Quick Connect On - Rectangular
RS Stock No. 174-8307
BrandRS PRO
MYR44.628
Each (In a Box of 500)
units
Double Pole Single Throw (DPST) Momentary 37mm 21.1mm - 16 A @ 125 → 250 V ac, 16 A @ 30 V dc, 20 A @ 125 → 250 V ac Yes Black Panel Mount IP67 Quick Connect - - Rectangular
RS Stock No. 734-6918
BrandRS PRO
MYR4.01
Each
units
Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Latching 15.75mm 7.11mm - 3 A @ 120 V ac - Black Panel Mount - Right Angle PC Pin On (symbol); Off (symbol) - -
RS Stock No. 174-8306
BrandRS PRO
MYR44.628
Each (In a Box of 500)
units
Double Pole Single Throw (DPST) Latching 37mm 21.1mm - 16 A @ 125 → 250 V ac, 16 A @ 30 V dc, 20 A @ 125 → 250 V ac Yes Black Panel Mount IP67 Quick Connect - - Rectangular
RS Stock No. 174-8339
BrandRS PRO
MYR39.73
Each
units
Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Momentary 37mm 21.1mm - 16 A @ 125 → 250 V ac, 16 A @ 30 V dc, 20 A @ 125 → 250 V ac No Black Panel Mount IP67 Quick Connect On - Rectangular
RS Stock No. 734-6842
BrandRS PRO
MYR10.89
Each
units
Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Latching - - - 5 A @ 250 V ac - Black PCB - PC Pin On (symbol); Off (symbol) - -
RS Stock No. 174-8294
BrandRS PRO
MYR34.872
Each (In a Box of 500)
units
Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Momentary 37mm 21.1mm - 16 A @ 125 → 250 V ac, 16 A @ 30 V dc, 20 A @ 125 → 250 V ac No Black Panel Mount IP67 Quick Connect On - Rectangular
RS Stock No. 793-2563
BrandRS PRO
MYR15.47
Each
units
Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) Latching 20.8mm 20.6mm 20mm 5 A @ 250 V ac - Black Panel Mount - Quick Connect On (symbol); Off (symbol) - Round
RS Stock No. 174-8335
BrandRS PRO
MYR36.33
Each
units
Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) On-Off-(On) 37mm 21.1mm - 16 A @ 125 → 250 V ac, 16 A @ 30 V dc, 20 A @ 125 → 250 V ac No Black Panel Mount IP67 Quick Connect - - Rectangular
RS Stock No. 174-8314
BrandRS PRO
MYR263.202
Each (In a Box of 100)
units
Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) - - - - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 174-8350
BrandRS PRO
MYR52.10
Each
units
Double Pole Single Throw (DPST) Latching 37mm 21.1mm - 16 A @ 125 → 250 V ac, 16 A @ 30 V dc, 20 A @ 125 → 250 V ac Yes Black Panel Mount IP67 Quick Connect - - Rectangular
RS Stock No. 734-6873
BrandRS PRO
MYR7.52
Each
units
Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Latching 15.75mm 7.11mm - 400 mA @ 20 V - Black Panel Mount IP67 PC Pin - - -
RS Stock No. 734-6912
BrandRS PRO
MYR4.22
Each
units
Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Momentary 15.75mm 7.11mm - 3 A @ 120 V ac - Black Panel Mount - Right Angle PC Pin - - -
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