Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Homework Help: Voltage Divider with Turn Pot

  1. Sep 19, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    I need to make a circuit with a Potentiometer as a voltage divider. There is a 9V voltage source. Two resistors(in blue on the picture). The first blue line, is a 3k Ohm resistor. The second after the Turn Pot is a 1k ohm resistor. The red lines are red wire. The black line is the ground wire.

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I have built a circuit, the image link below is what I have done so far. I created the image in paint but I have the actual circuit built. I just want to know if I am correct or if I am wrong. Thank you.

    http://img697.imageshack.us/img697/8263/helpbreadboard.png [Broken]
    Last edited by a moderator: May 4, 2017
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 19, 2010 #2
    By turn pot, do you mean trim pot?
  4. Sep 19, 2010 #3
    Oh shoot, yes, I do mean trim pot. Thank you! can you help?
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook