Our 16mm potentiometers with smooth shafts fit 6.0mm knobs with set screws. 1/4" knobs (AKA 6.35mm) will fit on these, but it's likely they will not be perfectly centered and will have the slightest wobble.
Comes with nut and washer.
Choose from two tapers:
Logarithmic / Type A
Linear / Type B
Smooth shaft measures 1/4"(6.4mm)
With nut and washer
Logarithmic / Type A or Linear / Type B
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
Soldering Temperature: 350 Degrees C at 3 seconds
Check images for data sheet measurements.
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Want 1/4" smooth shaft pots? Check out our stock of Alpha 16mm 1/4" smooth shaft potentiometers here.
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 a pot 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.