Surface Mount Right Angle Switch

A simple SMD slide switch. Perfect for when you need access to a setting or a power switch from the edge of a PCB buried deep within a project.

  • 4V - 300mA
  • 70mOhm resistance
  • 10,000 cycle life

Surface Mount Right Angle Switch Product Help and Resources

Core Skill: Soldering

This skill defines how difficult the soldering is on a particular product. It might be a couple simple solder joints, or require special reflow tools.

3 Soldering

Skill Level: Competent - You will encounter surface mount components and basic SMD soldering techniques are required.
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Core Skill: Electrical Prototyping

If it requires power, you need to know how much, what all the pins do, and how to hook it up. You may need to reference datasheets, schematics, and know the ins and outs of electronics.

1 Electrical Prototyping

Skill Level: Noob - You don't need to reference a datasheet, but you will need to know basic power requirements.
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Customer Comments

  • Does any one have the eagle lbr with this part? I can find it.

  • This part is a good choice. I recently started using the very same (or a clone anyway). Pro tip: If you use a dark color soldermask, add a block of silkscreen so that you can see the position of the black slider more easily.

    • How stiff are those gull-wing tabs that hold it down? So many of these switches (in the PTH versions) are too fragile to extend past the edge of the PCB or out of a case, but this version looks sturdier.

      • The tabs are small and not particularly strong, but they are the second line of defense. The primary mechanical support is the pair of plastic nubs on the bottom that fit into holes in the PCB.

  • Anyone know if there’s a second source manufacturer for this? I hate switches that are single sourced :-(

    • lots? http://www.digikey.com/scripts/dksearch/dksus.dll?FV=fff40011%2Cfff80501&vendor=0&mnonly=0&newproducts=0&ptm=0&fid=0&quantity=0&PV69=3&PV208=7

      Not sure what your exact requirements are, but there’s bound to be one fitting what you need in there.

  • Anyone Know when it’s expected to be back in stock?

  • This part doesn’t seem to be in the Eagle library.!!!

    • I think it is SWITCH-SPDT-SMD-A.

    • Actually, I’m not sure, but I think it’s in there as SWITCH-SPST-SMD-A but the referenced part is wrong. It lists (in the lib) COM-00102 but that’s a thru-hole and this lib part is a R/A SMD matching this switch.

      • Try this one: http://www.file-upload.net/download-4459155/COM-10860.lbr.html But I made it myself based on a SparkFun 3-state switch, so no warranty!

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