Slide switches designed as a mechanical devices that have a slider on the top of switch. This slider slides from one position to another. Based on the actuator type, the handle can be either flush or raised. Slide switches designed as one of the most prominent switches used in electrical devices. These Compact-sized switches are operable with only a finger. These are effective as their absence can render the device useless. In absence of the capability to switch ON and OFF without having to pull the mains cord. These slide switches offers a wide range of applications from electrical chimneys to hand blender in the kitchen, from lamp to the toy car in the living room, slide switches are almost omnipresent.
A slide switch may be a maintained-contact switch during which the switch stays in one state until it’s actuated into a replacement state, where it remains until it’s actuated again. Its sizes are subminiature, miniature, and standard. A slide switch is best wont to control current flow in small projects. There exist many terminal types for slide switches, including feed-through style, wire leads, solder terminals, screw terminals, quick connect or blade terminals, surface mount technology, and panel mount switches. The handle of the switch is either raised or flushed, counting on the actuator type. Whether to settle on a flush or raised switch depends on the intended application of the switch. Moreover, the Slide switch features include pilot lights, illuminated switches, wiping contacts, and time delays functions.