go_away

Author Topic: Potentiometer  (Read 1457 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline YAN-1Topic starter

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 12
  • Helpful? 0
Potentiometer
« on: October 24, 2007, 01:17:03 AM »
Hello everyone. I am in a huge need of a sliding linear potentiometer that is 9-10 cm long (travels 10 cm from one end to the other to cover the whole range), and that has a total resistance of 1 kilo-ohms or 2 kilo-ohms. Can anyone direct me to where I can obtain/purchase such a sliding potentiometer? Thanks a lot.

Offline bulkhead

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 102
  • Helpful? 0
Re: Potentiometer
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2007, 01:35:03 AM »
I'm not sure where such a large one can be found, but as for the total resistance, it can be compensated for by adding a resistor in series (if the desired resistance is higher) or in parallel (if the desired resistance is smaller).

Offline Admin

  • Administrator
  • Supreme Robot
  • *****
  • Posts: 11,658
  • Helpful? 169
    • Society of Robots

Offline HDL_CinC_Dragon

  • Supreme Robot
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,261
  • Helpful? 5
Re: Potentiometer
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2007, 08:50:51 PM »
dont suppose you could use a radial potentiometer and just put a pinion gear on it and have a rack be on this moving object of yours so that as the rack moves it turns the pinion gear thus turning the potentiometer?

just a suggestion...
United States Marine Corps
Infantry
Returns to society: 2014JAN11

 


Get Your Ad Here