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. 734-7359
BrandRS PRO
MYR5.73
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 400 mA @ 20 V IP67 Through Hole Side 9.5mm 5mm 8mm 9.5 x 5 x 8mm 50mΩ 40000Cycles PBT
RS Stock No. 913-9015
Mfr. Part No.MFP 213 P-RA
MYR2.664
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- PCB On-On-On 100 mA @ 12 V dc - Pc Pin Slide 12.6mm 8.7mm 6.8mm 12.6 x 8.7 x 6.8mm 20mΩ - Polyamide
RS Stock No. 913-8987
Mfr. Part No.MFP 2320-R
MYR8.504
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DP PCB - - - Pc Pin Slide 19.5mm 12mm 7mm 19.5 x 12 x 7mm - - -
RS Stock No. 702-3634
Mfr. Part No.MFP113D
MYR3.234
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 100 mA @ 12 V dc - Through Hole Slide - - - - 20mΩ 10000Operations -
RS Stock No. 913-9012
Mfr. Part No.MFP 213 P
MYR3.388
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- PCB On-On-On 300 mA @ 30 V dc - Pc Pin Slide 12.6mm 6.8mm 8.7mm 12.6 x 6.8 x 8.7mm 20mΩ - Polyamide
RS Stock No. 787-4855
Mfr. Part No.OS102011MA1QN1
BrandC & K
MYR2.44
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Through Hole Latching 100 mA@ 12 V dc - PC Terminal Slide 8.6mm 4.4mm 4.7mm 8.6 x 4.4 x 4.7mm 20mΩ 10000Cycles Polyacetal
RS Stock No. 913-9009
Mfr. Part No.MFP 263 P-RA
MYR8.27
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- PCB On-On-On - - Pc Pin Slide 16mm 5mm 11.1mm 16 x 5 x 11.1mm - - -
RS Stock No. 175-9703
Mfr. Part No.S602031SS03Q
BrandC & K
MYR21.84
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Panel Mount - 12 A @ 125 V ac - Solder Slide - - - - 10mΩ - Nylon
RS Stock No. 428-9774
Mfr. Part No.MS-12AAP1
MYR25.13
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 3 A@ 250 V ac - Solder - - - - - 10mΩ 100000Operations Glass Fibre Reinforced PBT Resin
RS Stock No. 711-8381
Mfr. Part No.MFP106D
MYR13.33
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 4 A @ 30 V dc - Solder, Through Hole - - - - - 20mΩ 20000Operations -
RS Stock No. 913-9021
Mfr. Part No.MFP 201 N-RA
MYR5.796
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Double Pole Single Throw (DPST) PCB Latching 350 mA @ 30 V dc - Pc Pin Slide 16mm 8mm 14.5mm 16 x 14.5 x 8mm 20mΩ 10000Operations -
RS Stock No. 913-8968
Mfr. Part No.MFP 1323-R
MYR5.088
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SP PCB - 350 mA @ 30 V dc - Pc Pin Slide 15.5mm 9.2mm 6mm 15.5 x 9.2 x 6mm 20mΩ 10000Operations Polyoxymethylene
RS Stock No. 787-4864
Mfr. Part No.OS102011MS2QN1
BrandC & K
MYR3.10
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Through Hole Latching 100 mA @ 12 V dc - PC Terminal Slide - - - - 20mΩ 10000Cycles Polyacetal
RS Stock No. 903-9805
Mfr. Part No.CMS-2302A
MYR10.962
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DP3T Surface Mount Latching 100 mA@ 12 V dc - Gull Wing Knob 12.8mm 5.4mm 5.2mm 12.8 x 5.4 x 5.2mm 70mΩ 30000Cycles Polyamide
RS Stock No. 319-900
Mfr. Part No.K22208EAAL
MYR11.29
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Panel Mount - 16 A @ 250 V ac - Tab Slide - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 602-3655
Mfr. Part No.CUS-14B
MYR5.582
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SP4T PCB - 300 mA @ 4 V dc - Through Hole Slide - - - - 70mΩ - Polyamide
RS Stock No. 123-8939
Mfr. Part No.SSSS811101
MYR4.264
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Surface Mount Latching 300 mA - Solder Slide 6.7mm 4.1mm 1.9mm 6.7 x 4.1 x 1.9mm 70 (Initial) mΩ, 130 (After Lifetime) mΩ - -
RS Stock No. 913-9034
Mfr. Part No.MFP 223 P
MYR2.96
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Double Pole Single Throw (DPST) PCB On-On-On 200 mA @ 30 V dc - Pc Pin Slide 16mm 6.7mm 15mm 16 x 6.7 x 15mm 20mΩ 10000Operations Polyoxymethylene
RS Stock No. 745-5422
Mfr. Part No.1437575-1
MYR12.71
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 300 mA @ 4 V dc - - Side - - - - 70mΩ 10000Cycles Nylon
RS Stock No. 123-8917
Mfr. Part No.SSSS213202
MYR4.37
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Surface Mount Latching 300 mA - Solder Slide 13mm 3.5mm 5.5mm 13 x 3.5 x 5.5mm 70 (Initial) mΩ, 130 (After Lifetime) mΩ - -
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