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Very small, very long life, 10 turn trimmer pot anywhere?

Discussion in 'Electronic Components' started by [email protected], Jun 19, 2008.

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  1. Guest

    I'm looking for a very low-profile trimmer pot (since it has limits)
    that will be used for a knob that will be used a lot.

    An encoder would've been nice but they keep turning and they're also
    hard to find in this size:


    It needs to be 6mm or less body width, height not including shaft a
    half inch or less, shaft diameter close to 1/8" or less.
    resistance figures doesn't matter. just long life. all i can find is
    200 cycle rotational life and that is ridiculously low.


    Unless there's an encoder out there with limits on it in that size.
     
  2. Sjouke Burry

    Sjouke Burry Guest

    Get a conductive plastic type, and be prepared to pay a lot.
    I have used some with ~10 milion cycles, but the aint cheap.
    (and they aint small).
    Else use a shaft incremental encoder with an up/down counter and ado.
     
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