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Slide Switch Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory implements a thorough list of slide switch manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our listing to examine and sort top slide switch manufacturers with previews of ads and detailed descriptions of each product. Any slide switch company can design, engineer, and manufacture slide switches to meet your companies specific qualifications. An easy connection to reach slide switch companies through our fast request for quote form is provided on our website. The company information includes website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information. Customer reviews are available and product specific news articles. This source is right for you whether it's for a manufacturer of slide electronic switches or slide rotary switches.

  • Eden Prairie, MN 800-806-6113

    The electric switches that we offer cannot be topped by the competition. We breathe and live precision and that means our products are at the top of the line at all times. It is our goal that each and every customer has their expectations exceeded so that we keep you coming back to us for all of your electric switch needs. Contact us via telephone or email or visit our website today to learn more about how we may be able to assist you!

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  • Long Island City, NY 800-569-6130

    Switches Unlimited specializes in new design and replacement of electric switches, industrial components and automation control. They have extensive stocking selection of toggle, miniature, pushbutton, rocker, illuminated switches, relays, proximity, PLC’s and safety controls. Established in 1961, Switches Unlimited represents over 40 leading manufacturers and are a professional leading source for switching components and controls.

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  • South El Monte, CA 626-442-7180

    Electro-Mech Components designs and manufactures illuminated pushbutton switches and miniature switches plus multiswitch interlocking assemblies and indicator lights. We have an extensive selection of off-the-shelf pushbutton switches plus industrial-grade switches and are always happy to customize.

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  • Chanhassen, MN 800-328-2724

    In business for over 30 years, Waytek offers quality electrical supplies to the automotive and wiring harness industries. Over 5,000 products in stock, and same day shipping on most orders. Browse our expansive selection of wires and cable, including marine wire, speaker cables, extension cords, jumper cables and more!

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  • Southampton, PA 215-355-7080

    You are assured of quality switches and connectors, which are designed and manufactured in-house at our ISO 9001-registered company. Among our products, you will find rocker switches, slide switches, pushbutton switches and miniature switches (rocker, slide, pushbutton). Custom switches made here also.

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  • Northbrook, IL 847-272-0343

    Indak Manufacturing designs and manufactures mechanical, electric switches, resistors, potentiometers, vacuum valves, control modules and key & plunger switches. Today the INDAK Group has built a substantial customer base serving industries like automotive, outdoor power and electronic manufactures & more. Indak’s experienced sales staff is knowledgeable and ready to serve you.

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businessIndustry Information

Slide Switch

A slide switch is a device that breaks an electrical circuit by moving linearly from position to position, interrupting the current’s flow. It is a common type of DIP (dual in-line package) switch and provides at least two switch positions including on or off. They are identified and characterized by the sliding actuator, a part that closes the circuit by touching the contacts.

There are many variations on this kind of switch, including open frame slide switches, dimmer switches, surface mounted sealed slide switches and switches that are dustproof, waterproof and weather resistant. Slide switches are made from the same components as other switches such as terminals, wires, conductors and the actuator. The main difference is how they are positioned inside the housing; slide switches are arranged for linear movement. The enclosure may be plastic, thermoplastic or metal, and the size of the switch is described as subminiature, miniature or standard. Slide switches have traditionally been used to control volume for audio and video equipment and devices because most provide a gradient of power that can slowly increase or decrease volume, speed, temperature and other characteristics. They are used in consumer products contexts as well as commercially and industrially; they are commonly used as dimmer switches and for controlling the operating speed of hand tools along with many other electrical products and devices.


Slide switches are generally composed of a strip of a conducting material that is mounted on a sliding actuator. Contacts are attached to the terminals of the switch. The terminals are mounted in the body, which contains a track on which the slider moves. When the conductor comes into contact with the terminals on either end, the circuit closes and current passes through it. When it slides the other direction and contacts the opposite terminal, that particular circuit closes and allows the current to flow. A different kind of switching slide uses the movement of the actuator to cause a pivoting motion of the conductor from one extreme position to another; as the slider is pushed in one direction, the conductor is pulled toward the corresponding terminal. They may be single pole single-throw (SPST), single pole double-throw (SPDT), double pole single-throw (DPST) or double pole double-throw (DPDT). Slide switches typically have more than three terminals to provide an off and on function along with another option. They vary in electrical specifications such as the maximum current rating or maximum voltage. The types of terminals may be wire leads, soldered terminals or feed-through style. Additional features include small lights to illuminate the switch, markings or labels on the enclosure or textured surfaces.



Slide Switch Manufacturers
Slide Switch Manufacturers
Slide Switch Manufacturers - GOT Interface LLC
Slide Switch Manufacturers - GOT Interface LLC