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Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by [email protected], Jul 27, 2006.

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  1. Guest

    I bought a potentiometer at Radio Shack, but it doesn't fit on my

    How do most people attach these to breadboards?

  2. Solder short lead wires of an appropriate gauge to the pot. 26 ga.
    (solid) works pretty well.
  3. Solder short pieces of insulated wire to the potentiometer, and
    then put the wires into the breadboard.

    This is usefull for any component that doesn't match the spacing
    of the breadboard.

    Indeed, it can be useful to dedicate some components to this, some
    pots some switches and whatever, so they are ready when you need

  4. Chris

    Chris Guest

    Hi, again, Mike.

    Just solder three 24-22AWG solid wires onto the two legs and wiper, and
    you're good to go.

  5. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    If you're talking about protoboard, I've always preferred #24 - it just
    feels like #22 is getting a little big for those delicate little contacts.

  6. jasen

    jasen Guest

    Solder wires to them or use aligator-clip leads to wires plugged into the
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