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 Contact Resistance IP Rating Terminal Type Actuator Type Length Contact Material Width Depth Mechanical Life Dimensions
RS stock no. 162-410
Mfr. Part No.ASE2204
R 119.03
Each
units
Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB - 300 mA @ 115 V dc 40mΩ - Through Hole Slide - Silver Plated Copper Alloy - - - -
RS stock no. 164-8694
Mfr. Part No.ASE2204
R 78.862
Each (In a Bag of 51)
units
Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB - 300 mA @ 115 V dc 40mΩ - Through Hole Slide - Silver Plated Copper Alloy - - - -
RS stock no. 164-3527
Mfr. Part No.1825264-1
R 28.036
Each (In a Bag of 300)
units
Four Pole Double Throw (4PDT) PCB Latching 300 mA @ 4 V dc 30mΩ - Through Hole Top - Silver Plated Copper Alloy - - 15000Cycles -
RS stock no. 875-0517
Mfr. Part No.MMS42
R 20,469.95
1 Pack of 500
Pack(s)
4PDT Through Hole - 100 mA - - Pc Pin Slide - Copper Alloy - - - -
RS stock no. 875-0551
Mfr. Part No.MSS225004
R 36,535.70
1 Pack of 2000
Pack(s)
Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Through Hole Make-Before-Break 300 mA 30 (Initial) mΩ, 100 (Final) mΩ - Pc Pin Extended 5.8mm Copper Alloy 12.5mm 14mm - 14 x 5.8 x 23.5mm
RS stock no. 162-505
Mfr. Part No.ASE4204
R 63.99
Each
units
4PDT PCB - 300 mA @ 115 V dc 40mΩ - Through Hole Slide - Silver Plated Copper Alloy - - - -
RS stock no. 875-0523
Mfr. Part No.MSSA204N
R 452,722.37
1 Pack of 3000
Pack(s)
Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Through Hole Break-Before-Make 3 A 20mΩ - Pc Pin Slide 11.43mm Copper Alloy 8mm 11.94 - 11.94 x 11.43 x 10.79mm
RS stock no. 783-1123
Mfr. Part No.SLS121PC04
R 19.71
Each
units
Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Momentary 150 mA - - PCB - - - - - - -
RS stock no. 745-5876
Mfr. Part No.1825264-1
R 35.37
Each
units
Four Pole Double Throw (4PDT) PCB Latching 300 mA @ 4 V dc 30mΩ - Through Hole Top - Silver Plated Copper Alloy - - 15000Cycles -
RS stock no. 161-5081
Mfr. Part No.MSS120004
R 24.027
Each (In a Bag of 600)
units
Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Through Hole Make-Before-Break 300 mA 100mΩ - Solder Top 14mm Copper Alloy 5.8mm 10mm 15000 (Electrical)Cycles 14 x 5.8 x 10mm
RS stock no. 164-0723
Mfr. Part No.1825080-2
R 28.902
Each (In a Bag of 100)
units
DP3T PCB - 250 mA @ 125 V ac 30mΩ - Through Hole Slide - Copper Alloy - - 10000Operations -
RS stock no. 164-7790
Mfr. Part No.5-1437580-0
R 193.874
Each (In a Bag of 50)
units
Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) PCB Latching 400 mA @ 20 V 20mΩ - Through Hole Slide - Gold - - 30000Operations -
RS stock no. 131-4768
Mfr. Part No.MSS120004
R 26.254
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Through Hole Make-Before-Break 300 mA 100mΩ - Solder Top 14mm Copper Alloy 5.8mm 10mm 15000 (Electrical)Cycles 14 x 5.8 x 10mm
RS stock no. 164-0721
Mfr. Part No.1825032-1
R 92.848
Each (In a Tray of 25)
units
Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 400 mA @ 20 V - - Through Hole Top - Gold Plated - - - -
RS stock no. 718-2308
Mfr. Part No.1825032-1
R 89.46
Each
units
Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 400 mA @ 20 V - - Through Hole Top - Gold Plated - - - -
RS stock no. 164-0719
Mfr. Part No.1825010-6
R 97.656
Each (In a Bag of 51)
units
Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) Surface Mount - 250 mA @ 125 V ac - - Surface Mount Top - Silver Plated Copper Alloy - - - -
RS stock no. 718-2314
Mfr. Part No.1571984-1
R 52.62
Each
units
Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB Latching 400 mA @ 20 V - - Through Hole Side - Copper - - - -
RS stock no. 718-2323
Mfr. Part No.SSA12G
R 27.66
Each
units
Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) PCB - 400 mA @ 20 V 30mΩ - Through Hole Slide - Gold - - 10000Operations -
RS stock no. 162-527
Mfr. Part No.ASF4204
R 65.27
Each
units
4PDT PCB - 300 mA @ 115 V dc 40mΩ - Through Hole Slide - Silver Plated Copper Alloy - - - -
RS stock no. 164-8914
Mfr. Part No.3-1825010-7
R 130.35
Each (In a Bag of 21)
units
Six Pole Double Throw (6PDT) PCB Latching 300 mA @ 115 V ac 40mΩ - Through Hole Top - Silver Plated Copper Alloy - - 15000Cycles -