New Rotary Potentiometer Available with Flatted, Slotted and Knurled Shaft Options

Press Release Summary:

  • Features with IP 40 seal rating and small form factor with through-hole type mounting
  • Cycle rating rotational ranges from 10000 to 15000 with an operating temperature range from -10 to +70°C
  • Ideal for low/medium risk medical and laboratory equipment and industrial automation controls

Original Press Release:

Packed with Additional Design Options, Bourns Announces Three New Rotary Potentiometer Model Series

Bourns® Potentiometers Offer Switch, Shaft Length and Vertical and Horizontal PC Pin Orientation Options with an IP 40 Seal Rating

Riverside, Calif., April 19, 2021 - Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced three new rotary potentiometer model series that provide enhanced features and multiple new design options. The Model PRS11R Rotary Metal Shaft Potentiometer seriesModel PRS12R Rotary Metal Shaft Potentiometer series and Model PRS14R Rotary Plastic Shaft Potentiometer series give designers additional switch, shaft configuration, vertical and horizontal PC pin orientation and detent options depending on the model. The versatility provided by these options makes the new Bourns® rotary potentiometers ideal solutions for a wide variety of user interface controls in professional audio and lighting applications, low/medium risk medical* and laboratory equipment, and industrial automation controls.

All three-model series have an IP 40 seal rating and feature a small form factor with through-hole type mounting. The Model PRS11R has a 15,000 rotational cycle rating, a -20°C to +70°C operating temperature range and momentary switch and flatted shaft options. The Model PRS12R series features a 10,000 rotational cycle rating and is available with flatted, slotted and knurled shaft as well as detent options. The Model PRS14R series also has a 15,000 rotational cycle rating, with a -10°C to +70°C operating temperature range and a detent option.

Bourns® Model PRS11R, Model PRS12R and PRS14R rotary potentiometer series are available now and are RoHS* compliant. For additional product information, please see:

About Bourns
Bourns, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of position and speed sensors, circuit protection solutions, magnetic components, microelectronic modules, panel controls and resistive products. Headquartered in Riverside, California, USA, Bourns serves a broad range of markets, including automotive, industrial, consumer, communications, medical (low/medium risk)***, audio and various other market segments. Additional company and product information is available at

Agency Contact:
Annette Keller
Keller Communication
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Company Contact:
David Scofield
Bourns, inc.
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