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What do you call this type of rheostat

  1. Nov 13, 2013 #1
    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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  3. Nov 13, 2013 #2
    No way to know without a part number and datasheet.

    Where did you get it?
     
  4. Nov 13, 2013 #3
    it is a 10k ohm variable resistor
     
  5. Nov 13, 2013 #4
  6. Nov 13, 2013 #5
    Yep.
     
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