Potentiometers & Trimmers

Electronic Components & Devices, Test & Measuring Instruments

Electrochemical Instrument test energy storage devices.

October 1, 2015

Interface 5000 Potentiostat/Galvanostat/ZRA (Zero-Resistance Ammeter) is designed for those performing cell-level testing of batteries, fuel cells, and other energy storage devices. Electrically isolated from ground, electrochemical instrument comes in 2 models: 5000P and 5000E. Floating potentiostat can make measurements on earth-grounded electrodes or multiple working electrodes in shared cell. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Electronic Components & Devices

Programmable Potentiometers feature contactless design.

December 12, 2014

Consisting of programmable magnetic rotary position sensors with 12-bit analog or PWM output, AS5600 Series from ams measures absolute angle of diametric magnetized on-axis magnet. I2C interface supports user programming of non-volatile parameters without requiring dedicated programmer. By default, output represents range of 0–360°. It is also possible to define smaller range to output by programming zero angle (start position) and maximum angle (stop position). Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

Precision Potentiometer offers dual ball bearing option.

May 14, 2014

With dual ball bearing option, Hybritron® servo-mount version of Bourns® Model 3549 10-Turn Potentiometer is capable of 10 million shaft revolutions with up to 250 g of side load. Optional 0.1% linearity and A/R lug are available. RoHS-compliant potentiometer is suited for wide range of M2M applications including farming and forestry equipment, off-road construction equipment, aircraft landing gears, production line equipment, packaging automation, and patient diagnostic equipment. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

Carbon Potentiometers are optimized for control consistency.

January 13, 2014

Supplied in dust proof enclosures with carbon resistive elements, 10 mm PT10 and 15 mm PT15 feature stepped outputs (constant voltage zones). Combining constant value zones with detents allows engineers to align same voltage values with each of detent stops when rotating control both forward and backward. Depending on model, performance characteristics are available with mechanical rotational angles from 10° up to 265° ±5° and electrical rotational angles of up to 240° ±20°. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Electronic Components & Devices

Multi-Channel Potentiostat/Galvanostat has modular design.

August 19, 2013

Used for electrochemistry research and testing, PARSTAT MC offers hot-swappable channels that let researchers add or remove channel without interruption while running experiments. Channels can operate simultaneously, asynchronously, or in complex matrix of multiple electrodes in single-test environment, and chassis is configurable with up to 8 potentiostats. Along with true floating ground, unit features dynamic current range of 2 A to 4 nA with 120 fA resolution and 500 kS/sec DAQ speed. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Electronic Components & Devices

Photoelectric Sensors offer range of models and 3-step setup.

June 21, 2013

Used for position sensing in industrial automation applications, OI Series features all-metal housing, supports setup in 3 steps using multi-turn potentiometer technology, and delivers reliable optical performance independent of target color. Diffuse background suppression models offer 50–800 mm range, fixed range models are effective from 25–600 mm, and polarized retroreflective models offer up to 15 m sensing range when using 80 mm dia reflector. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

Potentiometer provides endless CW/CCW rotation.

May 16, 2013

Engineered to serve as control potentiometer, 360° version of PT15 provides endless rotation feature that can be combined with detents to provide tactile feedback on each setting and selection with up to 51 unique and repeatable detent positions. Sensor offers product designers flexibility of allowing users full rotational access across normal stops, and engineers can design product command features over 340° range. Device offers 7 rotor designs and 15 shaft styles. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Electronic Components & Devices

Force/Position Sensors, Touchpad offer antimicrobial protection.

January 25, 2013

Force, position, and mouse pointing sensors of AM™ Sensor Line offer hard coated film with antimicrobial protection. Products include VersaPad® input touchpad for finger-tip based cursor pointing or stylus-based pen input for electronics signature and character recognition applications, Force Sensing Linear Potentiometer Sensor for simultaneous capture of position and force, and Ring Sensor. Latter is used for capturing rotary position and enables intuitive scrolling and menu navigation. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

Digital Potentiometers feature resistance tolerance of ±1%.

November 19, 2012

Featuring 3 MHz bandwidth for fast system response, AD514x and AD512x Series digiPOTS provide low temperature coefficient of 35 ppm/°C over extended temperature range of -40 to 125°C. Non-volatile devices are available in single-, dual-, and quad-channel models with SPI or I²C interfaces and leaded or leadless packaging, all featuring 4 kV ESD protection. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

Panel Potentiometer incorporates variable resistor and switch.

June 20, 2012

Featuring fully sealed, panel-sealed construction, Sfernice P16S consists of knob driving that incorporates cermet or conductive plastic potentiometer. Only mounting hardware and terminals are situated on back side of panel. Unit offers power rating to 1 W at +40°C and TCR of ±150 ppm/°C typical, with dielectric strength of 2.5 kVrms. Available in 7 mm bushing length with 16 mm knob diameter, RoHS-compliant device operates from -40 to +125°C. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

Panel Potentiometer allows easy access to controls.

June 5, 2012

Featuring compact, fully sealed, and panel-sealed construction, Sfernice P16S potentiometer includes variable resistor and switch incorporated into built-in knob. Mounting hardware/terminals are situated on back side of panel which keeps required clearance to a minimum, making it ideal for small, low-profile, low-weight equipment. Device offers power rating to 1 W at +40°C and TCR of ±150 ppm/°C typ, with high dielectric strength of 2.5 kVrms. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

Guitar Potentiometers help optimize sound quality.

January 12, 2012

Available for electric and bass guitars, PDB Series includes no load, left handed, and long bushing potentiometers. No load model features long-wearing insulator and positive action detent, while left-handed models have reverse audio tapers and logarithmic curve specifically designed for optimal volume response at all positions. Intended for solid body guitars, long bushing models operate with or without push-pull switch. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

Cermet Panel Potentiometer features full IP67 sealing.

November 4, 2011

With life expectancy of up to 2 million cycles, Model P13L features heavy-duty construction for reliable operation in extreme environmental conditions. Stability and independent linearity of ±5% are ensured for full life of device, which is optimized for use as voltage divider operator interface. Available in 6 bushing options and body sizes of 12.6, 14, and 16 mm, potentiometer is offered in 3, 4, and 6 mm shaft diameters and multiple shaft lengths. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

Submersible Panel Potentiometer utilizes cermet element.

August 30, 2011

Fully sealed to IP68, P13SM is designed for applications where electrical parameters need to be set with immersed potentiometer in deep sea salt water conditions up to 100 ft. Heavy-duty construction, featuring stainless steel shaft and bushing, has been tested salt corrosion proof to 960 hr. Eliminating need to design and build sealed protection against sea salt water, product has power rating to 1.5 W at +70°C, TCR of ±75 ppm/°C typ, and operates from -55 to +125°C. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Electronic Components & Devices

Position Sensor features flexible, paper-thin design.

November 19, 2010

Measuring just 0.008 in. thick, FlexiPot(TM) Linear Potentiometer provides ±2% linearity error, ±1% full scale repeatability, and spatial resolution of less than 2% of full scale. Device is available in high-temperature version, capable of withstanding temperatures up to 420°C. FlexiPot is suited for design engineers looking to incorporate position sensor as user interface in handheld consumer devices. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Electronic Components & Devices

Multiturn Precision Potentiometers offer slip clutch option.

November 15, 2010

Available on Models 3547, 3548, and 3549, slip clutch option is designed as safety feature that helps prevent damage to potentiometer in applications where full travel is used. Internal design does not alter physical dimensions of component and allows potentiometer to idle at extreme clockwise or counter-clockwise ends without damage to stops. Potentiometers with slip clutch offer solution for mechanized or machine-to-machine applications such as linear actuators and mechanical position sensors. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Electronic Components & Devices

String Potentiometer offers 4-20 mA and 0-10 Vdc output.

November 9, 2010

Featuring measurement range of 4.75-50 in., SP3 sensor operates from 12-32 Vdc and provides user-selectable 4-20 mA or 0-10 Vdc output signal. Desired output signal is selected by connecting appropriate signal wires, and water-resistant polycarbonate body is designed for tight spaces. Able to accommodate measuring cable misalignment, sensor features free release tolerance and is offered with stroke ranges of 0-4.75, 0-12.5, 0-25, and 0-50 in. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Electronic Components & Devices

Testing String Potentiometer survives harsh wet environments.

November 9, 2010

Featuring ruggedized measuring cable designed for demands of flight and automotive crash tests, MT3A is offered with 3, 9, 15, and 30 in. stroke ranges and has 3 cable tension options for tests up to 90 G. Linear position test sensor, built to withstand outdoor conditions and operate from -40 to +250°F, is available with rugged aluminum sensor cover option and incorporates o-ring seals. Included 2-axis, 360° rotating mounting bracket facilitates installation in challenging locations. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

Membrane Potentiometer operates in complete vacuum environments.

May 10, 2010

Constructed from PET, FR4 and Kapton materials, SENSOFOIL® Hybrid membrane potentiometer can be used in complete vacuum environments and at temperatures up to 125°C. While standard linearity is around 2%, it can get as low as 1% with PET materials and 0.5% with FR4 and Kapton materials. It can be produced in linear, rotary, or customer specific shapes. Wiper design delays denting effects and soemtimes returns foil back to its original state after denting occurs. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

Digital Potentiometers are I²C- and SPI-compatible.

July 6, 2009

Single-channel, digitally programmable linear taper potentiometers CAT5171 and CAT5172 feature 256-position resolution and are available with end-to-end resistance options of 50 kW and 100 W. They are insensitive to mechanical vibrations, shock, oxidation, and dust and offer temperature coefficient of 100 ppm/°C. Rated for full industrial temperature range of -40 to 85°C, devices operate with single supply voltage of 2.7-5.5 V with operating current of 2 µA. Read More