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Push button Switches

What is a Push Button Switch?
A pushbutton switch (push switches) are devices that are pushed to make or break an electrical circuit. Or to put simply, an object you push to make a device do or stop something. These come in all shapes and sizes, with a multitude of options.

PCB Push button switches?
A PCB switch is a switch that is directly mounted onto a PCB (Printed Circuit Board). Surface mount PCB switches (SMD/SMT) are designed to sit flat, directly on top of a PCB. Through-hole or ‘thru-hole’ PCB switches are inserted into a drilled hole on the printed circuit boards and soldered to pads on the opposite side.

Momentary or Latching function
A momentary switch only works when there is force pressing the button, once this force is removed the switch is no longer engaged. A latching switch maintains the state once pressed, until the push button is pressed again to release the switch.

LED Illumination Options?
RJS supplies both non-illuminated and illuminated push switches. Choosing what type will depend on the function and design of your product. There is a wide range of LED illumination options including single, bi-colour, dual colour or RGB LED illumination. How the illumination is displayed also varies. Variations include;

•Ring illumination
•Dot illumination
•Custom text/symbol illumination
•Full illumination

Push to Make or Push to Break Switch?
A Push to make or ‘Normally Open’ (NO) switch is when an electrical flow is activated in a circuit when the button is pressed. And when the button is released the circuit is then broken and the electrical flow is stopped. This is the most common switch type.
Whereas a Push to Break switch or ‘Normally Closed’ (NC) works in the opposite way, once pressed it stops an existing electrical flow through the circuit.

push button switch circuit, rjs electronics

Poles and Throws
SPST (Single-pole, single-throw) switch has only got one output and one input.

SPDT (Single-pole, double-throw) switches have three terminals, one common pin and two pins which contend for connection to the common. Most suited to devices selecting between two power sources.

DPDT (Double-pole, double-throw) switches are essentially two SPDT switches that control two separate circuits and are switched together by one single actuator.

We operate Monday – Thursday 8 am – 5 pm and Fridays 8 am – 4.30 pm, call us on +44 (0)1234 213600 to speak to our Sales Engineers or e-mail us on [email protected] alternatively, leave us a message using our online contact form.

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  • KS01-B-BLUE - PCB, Push button switch, non-illuminated Tact Switch, momentary with push button feature, silent click, click sound. RJS Electronics Ltd.

    KS01-B

    Push Button Switch
    with 9mm cap
    QuickCode: 526
  • PCB, push button switch, illuminated tact switch, without LED illumination, switch with LED illumination, single LED illumination, bi-colour LED illumination, custom etching custom. Momentary function switch with Plastic housing. RJS Electronics Ltd.

    PB61531HML

    Push Button Switch, Tact Switch
    with 7.5mm cap
    QuickCode: 522
  • PCB, push button switch, illuminated tact switch, without LED illumination, switch with LED illumination, single LED illumination, bi-colour LED illumination, custom etching custom. Momentary function switch with Plastic housing. RJS Electronics Ltd.

    PB61534

    Push Button Switch, Tact Switch
    with 10mm cap
    QuickCode: 521
  • PCB, push button switch, illuminated tact switch, without LED illumination, switch with LED illumination, single LED illumination, bi-colour LED illumination, custom etching custom. Momentary function switch with Plastic housing. RJS Electronics Ltd.

    PB615302

    Push Button Switch, Tact Switch
    with 10mm cap
    QuickCode: 520
  • PCB, push button switch, illuminated tact switch, without LED illumination, switch with LED illumination, single LED illumination, bi-colour LED illumination, custom etching custom. Momentary function switch with Plastic housing. RJS Electronics Ltd.

    PB6X711FL

    Push Button Switch
    with 7.5mm cap
    QuickCode: 519
  • PCB, push button switch, illuminated tact switch, without LED illumination, switch with LED illumination, single LED illumination, bi-colour LED illumination, custom etching custom. Momentary function switch with Plastic housing. RJS Electronics Ltd.

    PB6X72FL

    Push Button Switch
    with 10mm cap
    QuickCode: 518
  • PCB, push button switch, without LED illumination, switch with LED illumination, single LED illumination, bi-colour LED illumination, custom etching custom. Momentary function switch with Plastic housing. RJS Electronics Ltd.

    PB61422FL

    Push Button Switch, Tact Switch
    with 10.65mm cap
    QuickCode: 517
  • Panel Mount, PCB, push button switches with tactile function, momentary or latching tactile switch, tact switch and tactile switch function, with led illumination or without LED illumination. IP Rating, custom options available, RJS Electronics Ltd.

    PB61417FL

    Push Button Switch, Tact Switch
    with 10mm cap
    QuickCode: 516
  • Panel Mount, PCB, push button switches with tactile function, momentary or latching tactile switch, tact switch and tactile switch function, with led illumination or without LED illumination. IP Rating, custom options available, RJS Electronics Ltd.

    PB61416FL

    Push Button Switch, Tact Switch
    with 8mm cap
    QuickCode: 515
  • Panel Mount, PCB, push button switches with tactile function, momentary or latching tactile switch, tact switch and tactile switch function, with led illumination or without LED illumination. IP Rating, custom options available, RJS Electronics Ltd.

    PB6149

    Push Button Switch, Tact Switch
    with 5.5mm cap
    QuickCode: 514
  • Panel Mount, PCB, push button switches with tactile function, momentary or latching tactile switch, tact switch and tactile switch function, with led illumination or without LED illumination. IP Rating, custom options available, RJS Electronics Ltd.

    PB61410

    Push Button Switch, Tact Switch
    with 9mm cap
    QuickCode: 513
  • Panel Mount, PCB, push button switches with tactile function, momentary or latching tactile switch, tact switch and tactile switch function, with led illumination or without LED illumination. IP Rating, custom options available, RJS Electronics Ltd.

    TP6151HML

    Push Button Switch, Tact Switch
    QuickCode: 512
  • Panel Mount, PCB, push button switches with tactile function, momentary or latching tactile switch, tact switch and tactile switch function, with led illumination or without LED illumination. IP Rating, custom options available, RJS Electronics Ltd.

    TP6151ML

    Push Button Switch, Tact Switch
    QuickCode: 511
  • Panel Mount, PCB, push button switches with tactile function, momentary or latching tactile switch, tact switch and tactile switch function, with led illumination or without LED illumination. IP Rating, custom options available, RJS Electronics Ltd.

    TP6151HL

    Push Button Switch, Tact Switch
    QuickCode: 510
  • Panel Mount, PCB, push button switches with tactile function, momentary or latching tactile switch, tact switch and tactile switch function, with led illumination or without LED illumination. IP Rating, custom options available, RJS Electronics Ltd.

    TP6143L

    Push Button Switch, Tact Switch
    QuickCode: 509
  • Panel Mount, PCB, push button switches with tactile function, momentary or latching tactile switch, tact switch and tactile switch function, with led illumination or without LED illumination. IP Rating, custom options available, RJS Electronics Ltd.

    TP6151L

    Push Button Switch, Tact Switch
    QuickCode: 508
  • Right angle, housing switch, TP613, PCB push buttons switch, available in momentary and latching function. RJS Electronics Ltd.

    TP613RFL

    Push Button Switch
    QuickCode: 507
  • TP613RF

    Push Button Switch
    QuickCode: 506
  • Panel Mount, PCB, push button switches with tactile function, momentary or latching tactile switch, tact switch and tactile switch function, with led illumination or without LED illumination. IP Rating, custom options available, RJS Electronics Ltd.

    TP6151TRFL

    Push Button Switch, Tact Switch
    QuickCode: 505
  • Panel Mount, PCB, push button switches with tactile function, momentary or latching tactile switch, tact switch and tactile switch function, with led illumination or without LED illumination. IP Rating, custom options available, RJS Electronics Ltd.

    TP6151RSL

    Push Button Switch, Tact Switch
    QuickCode: 504
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Push button Switches

What is a Push Button Switch?
A pushbutton switch (push switches) are devices that are pushed to make or break an electrical circuit. Or to put simply, an object you push to make a device do or stop something. These come in all shapes and sizes, with a multitude of options.

PCB Push button switches?
A PCB switch is a switch that is directly mounted onto a PCB (Printed Circuit Board). Surface mount PCB switches (SMD/SMT) are designed to sit flat, directly on top of a PCB. Through-hole or ‘thru-hole’ PCB switches are inserted into a drilled hole on the printed circuit boards and soldered to pads on the opposite side.

Momentary or Latching function
A momentary switch only works when there is force pressing the button, once this force is removed the switch is no longer engaged. A latching switch maintains the state once pressed, until the push button is pressed again to release the switch.

LED Illumination Options?
RJS supplies both non-illuminated and illuminated push switches. Choosing what type will depend on the function and design of your product. There is a wide range of LED illumination options including single, bi-colour, dual colour or RGB LED illumination. How the illumination is displayed also varies. Variations include;

•Ring illumination
•Dot illumination
•Custom text/symbol illumination
•Full illumination

Push to Make or Push to Break Switch?
A Push to make or ‘Normally Open’ (NO) switch is when an electrical flow is activated in a circuit when the button is pressed. And when the button is released the circuit is then broken and the electrical flow is stopped. This is the most common switch type.
Whereas a Push to Break switch or ‘Normally Closed’ (NC) works in the opposite way, once pressed it stops an existing electrical flow through the circuit.

push button switch circuit, rjs electronics

Poles and Throws
SPST (Single-pole, single-throw) switch has only got one output and one input.

SPDT (Single-pole, double-throw) switches have three terminals, one common pin and two pins which contend for connection to the common. Most suited to devices selecting between two power sources.

DPDT (Double-pole, double-throw) switches are essentially two SPDT switches that control two separate circuits and are switched together by one single actuator.

We operate Monday – Thursday 8 am – 5 pm and Fridays 8 am – 4.30 pm, call us on +44 (0)1234 213600 to speak to our Sales Engineers or e-mail us on [email protected] alternatively, leave us a message using our online contact form.

Download our latest brochure and Product Catalogue. Join our mailing list to get the latest news, read our blog posts and see our latest products.