# What do you call this type of rheostat

by MissP.25_5
Tags: rheostat, type
 P: 180 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. Attached Thumbnails
 P: 578 No way to know without a part number and datasheet. Where did you get it?
 P: 16 it is a 10k ohm variable resistor
P: 352

## 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
P: 578
 Quote by nevere it is a 10k ohm variable resistor
 Quote by Jony130 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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