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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Part Details Brand Contact Configuration Mounting Type Switch Operation Contact Current Rating IP Rating Terminal Type Actuator Type Length Width Depth Dimensions Contact Resistance Mechanical Life Contact Material Voltage Rating Actuator Material Operating Temperature Range Maximum Operating Temperature Minimum Operating Temperature
PCB Slide Switch Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) On-Off-On 5 A @ 28 V dc Top RS Pro Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB On-Off-On 5 A @ 28 V dc - Through Hole Top 12.7mm 6.6mm 6.35mm 12.7 x 6.6 x 6.35mm 10mΩ 30000Cycles Silver Plated Brass 28V dc Nylon -30 → +85°C +85°C -30°C
PCB Slide Switch Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Latching 500 mA V ac @ 12 Slide Apem Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 500 mA V ac @ 12 - Through Hole Slide - - - - 20mΩ - Gold Plated Nickel - Glass Fibre Reinforced PA -40 → +85°C +85°C -40°C
Surface Mount Slide Switch SP3T Latching 100 mA@ 12 V dc Slide C & K SP3T Surface Mount Latching 100 mA@ 12 V dc - PC Terminal Slide - - - - 80mΩ 10000Operations Silver Plated Brass (Fixed Contact), Silver Plated Copper Alloy (Movable Contact) - Glass Fibre Reinforced Nylon -10 → +60°C +60°C -10°C
PCB Slide Switch DP-CO 16 A @ 250 V ac Slide Arcolectric DP-CO PCB - 16 A @ 250 V ac - Through Hole Slide - - - - 100mΩ - Silver - Nylon 66 - - -
PCB Slide Switch SPDT On-On 400 mA @ 20 V Slide RS Pro SPDT PCB On-On 400 mA @ 20 V - Through Hole Slide 10.16mm 5.08mm 9.2mm 10.16 x 5.08 x 9.2mm 20mΩ 30000Operations Gold 20V ac/dc Nylon -30 → +85°C +85°C -30°C
Through Hole Slide Switch Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Latching 100 mA Slide
  • RS Stock No. 153-4157
  • Brand C & K
  • Mfr. Part No. OS102011MS2QN1C
C & K Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Through Hole Latching 100 mA - Pc Pin Slide 8.6mm 4.3mm 8.7mm 8.6 x 4.3 x 8.7mm 20mΩ 10000Cycles Brass, Copper Alloy 12V dc POM -30 → +70°C +70°C -30°C
Through Hole Slide Switch Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Make-Before-Break 300 mA Top TE Connectivity Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Through Hole Make-Before-Break 300 mA - Solder Top 14mm 5.8mm 10mm 14 x 5.8 x 10mm 100mΩ 15000 (Electrical)Cycles Copper Alloy 125V ac Polyoxymethylene -20 → +85°C +85°C -20°C
PCB Slide Switch DPDT On-On 400 mA @ 20 V Slide RS Pro DPDT PCB On-On 400 mA @ 20 V - Through Hole Slide 10.16mm 9mm 9.2mm 10.16 x 9 x 9.2mm 20mΩ 30000Operations Gold Plated 20V ac/dc Nylon -30 → +85°C +85°C -30°C
Through Hole Slide Switch Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Latching 100 mA@ 12 V dc Slide C & K 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 Silver Plated Brass - Polyacetal -10 → +70°C +70°C -10°C
Through Hole Slide Switch Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Latching 100 mA@ 42 V dc Slide Wurth Elektronik Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Through Hole Latching 100 mA@ 42 V dc - Solder Lug Slide 8.42mm 2.5mm 6.4mm 2.5 x 8.42mm 30mΩ 2000Cycles Gold Plated 12V dc Polyamide -40 → +85°C +85°C -40°C
Panel Mount Slide Switch DPDT 300 mA @ 30 V dc Slide Devlin DPDT Panel Mount - 300 mA @ 30 V dc - Solder Slide - - - - 20mΩ 10000Operations Silver Plated BSR - Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene - - -
Through Hole Slide Switch SP3T On-On-On 100 mA Slide
  • RS Stock No. 153-4159
  • Brand C & K
  • Mfr. Part No. OS103011MS8QP1C
C & K SP3T Through Hole On-On-On 100 mA - Pc Pin Slide 12.6mm 4.3mm 8.7mm 12.6 x 4.3 x 8.7mm 20mΩ 10000Cycles Brass, Copper Alloy 12V dc POM -30 → +70°C +70°C -30°C
PCB Slide Switch Double Pole Single Throw (DPST) On-On-On 200 mA @ 12 V dc Slide KNITTER-SWITCH Double Pole Single Throw (DPST) PCB On-On-On 200 mA @ 12 V dc - Through Hole Slide - - - - 50mΩ 5000Operations Silver Plated Phosphor Bronze - - -10 → +60°C +60°C -10°C
PCB Slide Switch SPDT On-On 4 A @ 125 V ac Slide
  • RS Stock No. 339-673
  • Brand APEM
  • Mfr. Part No. 25136NAH
Apem SPDT PCB On-On 4 A @ 125 V ac - Through Hole Slide - - - - 10mΩ 20000Operations Silver - Glass Fibre Reinforced PA -40 → +85°C +85°C -40°C
Through Hole Slide Switch Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Latching 100 mA @ 12 V dc Slide C & K Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Through Hole Latching 100 mA @ 12 V dc - PC Terminal Slide - - - - 20mΩ 10000Cycles Silver Plated Brass - Polyacetal -10 → +70°C +70°C -10°C
PCB Slide Switch SP 350 mA@ 30 V dc Slide KNITTER-SWITCH SP PCB - 350 mA@ 30 V dc - Through Hole Slide - - - - 20mΩ 10000Operations Silver over Nickel Plated Copper Alloy - - -20 → +85°C +85°C -20°C
Panel Mount Slide Switch DPDT 11 A @ 250 V ac Slide C & K DPDT Panel Mount - 11 A @ 250 V ac - Solder Slide - - - - 10mΩ - Silver Plated Copper - Glass Fibre Reinforced Acetal -30 → +65°C +65°C -30°C
Through Hole Slide Switch DP3T On-On-On 300 mA Slide
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C & K DP3T Through Hole On-On-On 300 mA - Pc Pin Slide 12.6mm 6.8mm 8.7mm 12.6 x 6.8 x 8.7mm 20mΩ 10000Cycles Brass, Copper Alloy 30V dc POM -30 → +70°C +70°C -30°C
PCB Slide Switch Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Latching 350 mA@ 30 V dc Slide KNITTER-SWITCH Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB Latching 350 mA@ 30 V dc - Through Hole Slide - - - - 20mΩ 10000Operations Silver over Nickel Plated Copper Alloy - - -20 → +85°C +85°C -20°C
Surface Mount Slide Switch Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Latching 300 mA Slide C & K Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Surface Mount Latching 300 mA - Gull Wing Slide 9mm - 3.5mm - 70mΩ - Copper Alloy 6 Nylon -40 → +85°C +85°C -40°C
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