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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Description Price Contact Configuration Mounting Type Switch Operation Contact Current Rating IP Rating Terminal Type Actuator Type Length Width Depth Dimensions Contact Resistance Mechanical Life Actuator Material
RS Stock No. 745-5422
Mfr. Part No.1437575-1
MYR10.55
Each
units
Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 300 mA @ 4 V dc - - Side - - - - 70mΩ 10000Cycles Nylon
RS Stock No. 875-0514
Mfr. Part No.MSSA104D
MYR106,993.92
1 Pack of 3200
Pack(s)
Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Through Hole Break-Before-Make 3 A - Pc Pin Slide 6.35mm 8mm 11.94mm 11.94 x 6.35 x 10.79mm 20mΩ - PPS
RS Stock No. 718-2301
Mfr. Part No.5-1437580-0
MYR111.47
Each
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB Latching 400 mA @ 20 V - Through Hole Slide - - - - 20mΩ 30000Operations PPS
RS Stock No. 164-8796
Mfr. Part No.1-1825010-8
MYR24.251
Each (In a Bag of 30)
units
4PDT Surface Mount - 300 mA @ 115 V ac - Surface Mount Slide - - - - 40mΩ 15000Operations Nylon
RS Stock No. 162-527
Mfr. Part No.ASF4204
MYR18.17
Each
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4PDT PCB - 300 mA @ 115 V dc - Through Hole Slide - - - - 40mΩ - PET
RS Stock No. 875-0573
Mfr. Part No.1825268-1
MYR19,365.72
1 Pack of 2200
Pack(s)
4P3T Through Hole Make-Before-Break 300 mA - Pc Pin Extended 8.4mm 14.5mm 22mm 22 x 8.4 x 14.5mm 100 (Final) mΩ, 30 (Initial) mΩ - POM
RS Stock No. 875-0517
Mfr. Part No.MMS42
MYR5,253.00
1 Pack of 500
Pack(s)
4PDT Through Hole - 100 mA - Pc Pin Slide - - - - - - Polyester
RS Stock No. 718-2310
Mfr. Part No.1571982-2
MYR28.30
Each
units
Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 400 mA @ 20 V - Through Hole Slide - - - - 20mΩ 60000Operations PET
RS Stock No. 718-2351
Mfr. Part No.1-1825010-8
MYR24.83
Each
units
4PDT Surface Mount - 300 mA @ 115 V ac - Surface Mount Slide - - - - 40mΩ 15000Operations Nylon
RS Stock No. 875-0520
Mfr. Part No.TSS21NGRA04
MYR19,206.60
1 Pack of 500
Pack(s)
Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Through Hole Latching 20 mA - Pc Pin Slide 10.16mm 9.14mm 9.65mm 15.74 x 10.16 x 9.14mm 40mΩ - Polyester
RS Stock No. 718-2323
Mfr. Part No.SSA12G
MYR9.17
Each
units
Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB - 400 mA @ 20 V - Through Hole Slide - - - - 30mΩ 10000Operations Polyamide
RS Stock No. 875-0548
Mfr. Part No.STS131PC04
MYR3,680.09
1 Pack of 500
Pack(s)
SP3T Through Hole Make-Before-Break 250 mA - Pc Pin Slide 6.1mm 5.2mm 15.5mm 15.5 x 6.1 x 9.2mm 30 (Initial) mΩ, 60 (Final) mΩ - Polyester
RS Stock No. 875-0564
Mfr. Part No.ASE22RGL04
MYR126,986.69
1 Pack of 6120
Pack(s)
Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Surface Mount - 20 mA - Pc Pin Extended 8.14mm 5.5mm 10.16mm 10.16 x 8.14 x 8.31mm 40mΩ - Polyester
RS Stock No. 164-7790
Mfr. Part No.5-1437580-0
MYR63.983
Each (In a Bag of 50)
units
Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB Latching 400 mA @ 20 V - Through Hole Slide - - - - 20mΩ 30000Operations PPS
RS Stock No. 135-4420
Mfr. Part No.ASE42G04
MYR30.10
Each (In a Bag of 30)
units
4PDT PCB - 300 mA @ 115 V dc - Through Hole Slide - - - - 40mΩ - Polyethylene Terephthalate
RS Stock No. 162-498
Mfr. Part No.ASE42G04
MYR32.56
Each
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4PDT PCB - 300 mA @ 115 V dc - Through Hole Slide - - - - 40mΩ - PET
RS Stock No. 718-2317
Mfr. Part No.1825117-1
MYR12.87
Each
units
SP3T PCB - 250 mA @ 125 V ac - Through Hole Slide - - - - 30mΩ 10000Operations PBT
RS Stock No. 875-0551
Mfr. Part No.MSS225004
MYR9,955.20
1 Pack of 2000
Pack(s)
Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Through Hole Make-Before-Break 300 mA - Pc Pin Extended 5.8mm 12.5mm 14mm 14 x 5.8 x 23.5mm 100 (Final) mΩ, 30 (Initial) mΩ - POM
RS Stock No. 162-505
Mfr. Part No.ASE4204
MYR16.36
Each
units
4PDT PCB - 300 mA @ 115 V dc - Through Hole Slide - - - - 40mΩ - PET
RS Stock No. 164-3527
Mfr. Part No.1825264-1
MYR7.485
Each (In a Bag of 300)
units
Four Pole Double Throw (4PDT) PCB Latching 300 mA @ 4 V dc - Through Hole Top - - - - 30mΩ 15000Cycles Polyoxymethylene