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  1. McDroogie

    McDroogie

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    I have a question regarding the placement of the potentiometer pictured below. There are three solder points for each placement (RV1 and RV2), however I see an extra one in the middle. Is this one supposed to be a stand alone solder point or am I missing something?

    Also I am not sure if it is even a potentiometer. If it is, am I supposed to connect something external to it so I can physically control the current?
     

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  2. (*steve*)

    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

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    I'm pretty sure you'll find those two "middle" connections are connected together. It allows you to use a vertical mount trimpot, or a horizontal mount trimpot (like the one you have) to be fitted here.
     
  3. McDroogie

    McDroogie

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    I did not solder those two points. The pots work fine.
     
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    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

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    You need to solder all three leads.
     
  5. McDroogie

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    I soldered all three. I just didn't solder the middle copper points in between the three.
     
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    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

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    Yep, that's right
     
  7. McDroogie

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    But what is the purpose of the two copper points in the middle of the pots?
     
  8. Relayer

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    They are used, as steve has already pointed out, for placement of horizontal trimpots.
    The makers of the kit allow for a variety of pots.
    Regards,
    Relayer :D
     
  9. (*steve*)

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