RS PRO Conductive Plastic Potentiometer with a 3 mm Dia. Shaft, 5kΩ, ±20%, Linear

  • RS Stock No. 317-780
  • Manufacturer RS PRO
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COO (Country of Origin): GB
Product Details

Automotive Conductive Polymer Potentiometer

Brought to you by RS PRO, these rotary conductive potentiometers offer a range of resistance options. suitable for various applications. Each model is perfect for applications requiring constant use. Comes complete with a 1.25 mm mechanical travel at either end. Perfect for use on PCB boards, automotive or other electronics. All models are highly reliable and excellent quality.

Features and Benefits

Glass filled nylon bodied sensor with 10mm electrical stroke and spring loaded plunger
For best results, use as a potential divider (not variable resistor) and buffer the resulting output with a high impedance amplifier
Output Smoothness 0.5% (Max)
Resistance 5kΩ linear (±20%)
Connection via 0.2m flying leads
Linearity of ±2% & Temperature Coefficient of ±200 ppm / °C
Mechanical life 5 x 106 (Full Cycles)

What is a potentiometer?

A potentiometer is a variable resistor which increases or decreases the resistance in an application. Usually available as either digital or analogue, there are two main types of potentiometers, rotary and linear.

• Linear - comes in a rectangle strip shape and can be pulled up or down for the required resistance, Used a lot within sound systems for mic output or volume control.
• Rotary - the shaft is housed by a knob, you would find these on dimmer switches or speakers, turning (usually to the right) will increase the resistance amplifying the output, whether that is light, sound or voltage.

How do potentiometers work?

Used in various applications, potentiometers operate as a resistor for electronic devices. As an example, a dimmer switch you would find in place of a light switch would house a potentiometer. Whichever direction it is turned, either increases or decreases the resistance, manipulating the light output from the bulb. Another common use would be speaker or sound systems, operating as a volume switch. There are various types of element material, usually as rotary or linear, such as:

• Wire-wound
• Conductive
• Plastic
• Carbon
• Cermet

Attribute Value
Maximum Resistance 5 kΩ
Number of Turns 1
Electrical Taper Linear
Element Material Conductive Plastic
Mounting Type Panel Mount
Termination Style Wire Lead
Shaft Diameter 3 mm
Tolerance ±20%
Series LM10
Actuator Type Linear Shaft
24 : Next working day (AU stock)
578 : 5 working days (Global stock)
Price (ex. GST) Each
$ 82.95
(exc. GST)
$ 91.25
(inc. GST)
Per unit
1 - 5
6 - 11
12 +
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