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. 680-7816
Mfr. Part No.V-21-1C6
BrandOmron
HK$3,782.50
1 Pack of 100
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RS Stock No. 319-900
Mfr. Part No.K22208EAAL
HK$26.67
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Panel Mount - 16 A @ 250 V ac - Tab Slide - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 332-470
Mfr. Part No.T22205BABE
HK$28.05
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Panel Mount - 16 A @ 250 V ac - Solder Slide - - - - 100mΩ - Nylon
RS Stock No. 718-2348
Mfr. Part No.1-1825010-0
HK$45.10
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Surface Mount - 300 mA @ 115 V ac - Surface Mount Slide - - - - 40mΩ 15000Operations PET
RS Stock No. 164-8795
Mfr. Part No.1-1825010-0
HK$40.911
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Surface Mount - 300 mA @ 115 V ac - Surface Mount Slide - - - - 40mΩ 15000Operations PET
RS Stock No. 224-168
Mfr. Part No.8SS1011-Z
HK$33.86
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SPDT Panel Mount On-On 6 A @ 125 V ac - Solder Slide - - - - 10mΩ - -
RS Stock No. 602-3548
Mfr. Part No.CSS-1211TB
HK$9.04
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SP PCB - 100 mA @ 12 V dc - Through Hole Slide - - - - 70mΩ - Liquid Crystal Polymer
RS Stock No. 429-482
BrandRS PRO
HK$26.76
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 400 mA @ 20 V - Through Hole Slide 10.16mm 5.08mm 10.03mm 10.16 x 5.08 x 10.03mm 20mΩ 30000Operations Nylon
RS Stock No. 718-2342
Mfr. Part No.1825010-6
HK$60.06
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Surface Mount - 250 mA @ 125 V ac - Surface Mount Top - - - - - - Polycarbonate
RS Stock No. 354-3730
Mfr. Part No.AS-12AP
HK$31.06
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 100 mA @ 28 V ac/dc - Through Hole Slide - - - - 50mΩ 50000Operations Glass Fibre Reinforced PA
RS Stock No. 734-7268
BrandRS PRO
HK$23.59
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB On-Off-On 3 A @ 120 V ac - Through Hole Top 10.16mm 5.08mm 9.2mm 10.16 x 5.08 x 9.2mm 20mΩ 30000Cycles Nylon
RS Stock No. 734-7296
BrandRS PRO
HK$37.80
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 5 A @ 28 V dc - Through Hole Side 12.7mm 6.6mm 6.87mm 12.7 x 6.6 x 6.87mm 10mΩ 30000Cycles Nylon
RS Stock No. 175-9703
Mfr. Part No.S602031SS03Q
BrandC & K
HK$38.97
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Panel Mount - 12 A @ 125 V ac - Solder Slide - - - - 10mΩ - Nylon
RS Stock No. 913-8921
Mfr. Part No.ASE 2 E-RA
HK$74.25
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB On-Off-On 50 mA @ 48 V ac/dc IP67 Pc Pin Slide 9.5mm 10.8mm 5mm 9.5 x 10.8 x 5mm 50mΩ - Polybutylene Terephthalate
RS Stock No. 354-3752
Mfr. Part No.AS-22AP
HK$45.14
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB Latching 100 mA @ 28 V ac/dc - Through Hole Slide - - - - 50mΩ 50000Operations Glass Fibre Reinforced PA
RS Stock No. 164-0719
Mfr. Part No.1825010-6
HK$51.86
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Surface Mount - 250 mA @ 125 V ac - Surface Mount Top - - - - - - Polycarbonate
RS Stock No. 865-0170
Mfr. Part No.0033.4514
BrandSchurter
HK$37.82
Each (In a Pack of 100)
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Double Pole Single Throw (DPST) Panel Mount - 6.3 A IP40 Solder Slot - 15.2mm 25.8mm 15.2 (Dia.) x 25.8mm <10mΩ 300Cycles -
RS Stock No. 161-7340
Mfr. Part No.1101M2S3CQE2
BrandC & K
HK$30.61
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 6 A @ 120 V ac, 6 A @ 28 V dc - Through Hole Slide - - - - 10mΩ - Nylon
RS Stock No. 702-3518
Mfr. Part No.ASE 1D-RA
HK$39.45
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Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 50 mA@ 48 V dc - Through Hole Slide - - - - 50mΩ 60000Operations -
RS Stock No. 249-3000
Mfr. Part No.LP82C21T203Q
BrandC & K
HK$51.38
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Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Panel Mount - 11 A @ 250 V ac - Solder Slide - - - - 10mΩ - Glass Fibre Reinforced Acetal