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What do you call this type of rheostat

by MissP.25_5
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MissP.25_5
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Nov13-13, 09:53 AM
P: 329
What type of rheostat is this and how to use it? How to connect it in a circuit on a breadboard? Must it be connected to another resistor or is it a resistor itself but with the capability of changing its own resistance by turning the screw clockwise/anti-clockwise? I am trying to construct a circuit on NI ELVIS.
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the_emi_guy
#2
Nov13-13, 02:04 PM
P: 585
No way to know without a part number and datasheet.

Where did you get it?
nevere
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Nov13-13, 03:02 PM
P: 16
it is a 10k ohm variable resistor

Jony130
#4
Nov13-13, 03:03 PM
P: 406
What do you call this type of rheostat

This look just like a pot (variable resistor)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potentiometer
Your pot resistance is 103 = 10000Ω = 10KΩ
the_emi_guy
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Nov13-13, 03:38 PM
P: 585
Quote Quote by nevere View Post
it is a 10k ohm variable resistor
Quote Quote by Jony130 View Post
This look just like a pot (variable resistor)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potentiometer
Your pot resistance is 103 = 10000Ω = 10KΩ
Yep.


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