Miniature Panel Potentiometer is rated for 500,000 cycles.

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Supplied in fully sealed IP67 package with pure Sn terminals, Sfernice P10L features low temperature coefficient down to ±150 ppm/°C, cermet element for stability, and 1,000 VRMS dielectric strength. This 9.6 mm solution, constructed with plastic shaft and bushing, has max operating torque of 2.83 oz/in. and end stop torque of 9.9 oz/in. Four resistance values are available from 1-50 kW, with 1% typical contact resistance variation. Operating range is -40 to +100°C.



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New Vishay Sfernice P10L Miniature Panel Potentiometer Features Long Life of 500,000 Cycles and Ultra-Small 9.6-mm Size



Low-Cost Device Offers Low Typical Temperature Coefficient Down to ±150ppm/°C in Fully Sealed IP67 Package

MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA - July 11, 2008 - Vishay Intertechnology Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced a new low-cost, long-life panel potentiometer with a low temperature coefficient down to ±150ppm/°C and small 9.6-mm size.

While standard low-cost panel potentiometers reach 50,000 cycles, the P10L offers a long life of 500,000 cycles. For designers, this reduces the need for replacement parts, increasing reliability and lowering maintenance costs.

Featuring a fully sealed IP67 package with pure Sn terminals, the potentiometer is intended for control panel, low-cost actuation proportional pedal, and illumination applications in toys, hospital bed audio systems, air conditioning controls, portable heater controls, simple tool machines, and dimmers.

With its 9.6-mm size, the new device offers designers a compact alternative to other low-cost panel potentiometers. Its cermet element provides better stability than carbon elements, while its 1,000-VRMS dielectric strength offers greater reliability and robustness. The P10L features a plastic shaft and bushing, with custom shafts available in accordance to drawings supplied by customers.

The new Vishay Sfernice device offers a maximum operating torque of 2.83oz. per inch, and an end stop torque of 9.9oz. per inch. The potentiometer features four resistance values from 1kW to 50kW, with a low 1% typical contact resistance variation. An operating temperature range of -40°C to +100°C ensures reliable operation even in extreme environments.

Samples and production quantities of the P10L are available now, with lead times of eight to 10 weeks for larger orders. Pricing is $1.90 per unit in small quantities, and $1.40 per unit in large quantities.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1,000 Company listed on the NYSE (VSH), is one of the world's largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors (diodes, rectifiers, transistors, and optoelectronics and selected ICs) and passive electronic components (resistors, capacitors, inductors, sensors, and transducers). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial, computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, and medical markets. Its product innovations, successful acquisition strategy, and ability to provide "one-stop shop" service have made Vishay a global industry leader. Vishay can be found on the Internet at www.vishay.com.

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