16mm Potentiometers - 1/4" Smooth Shaft - Right-Angle PCB Mount

$0.55
Weight:
0.25 Ounces
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Does your PCB design call for a 16mm right-angle pot? Welcome! This is as close to "plug and play" as you can get. Solder these potentiometers directly to the circuit board and save your time for building even more things!

Choose from three tapers:

Logarithmic / Type A

Linear / Type B

Reverse Log / Type C

The Specs:

16mm potentiometer

Smooth shaft measures 1/4"

Comes with nut and washer

Logarithmic / Type A, Linear / Type B, or Reverse Log / Type C

PCB mount

Power Rating: B Taper 0.2W / Other Tapers 0.1W

Rotation Angle 300 degrees

Max voltage: B taper 200VAC / Other Tapers 150VAC

20% tolerance range

Rotational Life: more than 10,000 cycles

Soldering Temperature: 350 Degrees C at 3 seconds

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What is potentiometer taper?

Simply put, a potentiometer is a resistor. When you turn the pot, you change the level of resistance. A potentiometer taper is the relationship between the position of the pot (as you turn it) and the corresponding output. This is important when using an audio potentiometer as a volume knob because humans perceive volume changes logarithmically. This means that if you use a logarithmic pot (type A), the volume sweep is evenly distributed through the rotation of the knob. In contrast, if you were to use a linear pot (type B) for volume control, most of the volume changes will be "crowded" at one end of the turn. The "reverse log" (type C), also called a reverse audio taper, is like an A taper, only reversed.