A variable resistor than can be changed mechanically.

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Will this potentiometer control this led strip?

So first off I'd just like to say i know absolutely nothing about electronics. I want to add some lights to my computer case, will this work as a dimmer? 500K 1/2W Linear Taper Potentiometer White ...
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How to offset input voltage of any op amp

There are some op amps that allow nulling of input offset voltage by provding decidcated inputs where, typically, a potentiometer is connected for the offset correction. My question is that if a op ...
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Will my potentiometer provide enough amperage for my h bridge?

I am sending pwm requests to my H-bridge from an arduino. Each pwm signal is a precise so I need to have the h bridge drive it by that specific amount. I want to use 5V for the h bridge supply, so i ...
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How do I use a 5 pin potentiometer?

I have a 5 pin trim pot I desoldered from an old board. I am assuming maybe it is a dual gang poteniometer or something with a common ground pin. Does anyone have any ideas what the actual pinouts ...
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Simple ADC alternative by using a capacitor and digital Arduino pin

I'd like to measure a dozen potentiometers with an Arduino UNO. Unfortunately, the UNO only has 6 analog pins, but it does have about a dozen digital pins. Could I effectively measure an analog value ...
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DC motor as a generator as a torque limiter?

Is it possible to use a DC motor as a generator to regulate applied mechanical torque? A hypothetical situation: I have a DC motor acting as a generator attached to the ceiling. The motor shaft has ...
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Operational amplifier with potentiometer

Given an op-amp circuit with the shown potentiometer. How does one come up with the following gain equation? Also, when the potentiometer is turned up halfway, why is R3 6.12K, instead of 1.12k ...
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Do ‘wiperless’ potentiometers exist?

Potentiometers are renowned for wearing out (at least in my experience); the little wiper eventually just wears its contact and nolonger has a firm electrical connection. For an audio device, this can ...
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Controlling the power from a 9V battery with a potentiometer

I'm working on a project where I'm powering an LCD screen backlight via a 9V battery. As it is currently, I'm powering the LCD via a 9V battery. This works great, but I'd like to have the ability to ...
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3 leg potentiometer - what's the 3rd leg for?

In a potentiometer, I often see the 3rd leg connected to ground. I understand exactly what a potentiometer is physically (a wiper along a log or linear resistance), but I don't understand the benefit ...
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Do potentiometers exist that include DPDT switches at the limits?

Do potentiometer packages exist that include 2 double-pole double-throw switches, one of which is switched at the lower limit, the other switched at the upper limit? (Preferably with tactile clicks.) ...
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Controlling fan speed with a rheostat

I just got a rheostat from radio shack to connect to my homemade stir plate. The rheostat looks like: (from here) My question is, how do I set it up? I want to use it to vary the fan speed. I am ...
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How to shift resistance range of Linear Potentiometers by X ohms in the Positive or Negative direction?

For example, I have a 10k ohm (linear) Thumbwheel Potentiometer. This POT will produce values from 0 to 10k when reading its resistance. Positive Shift How do I shift resistance range values by X ...
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Explanation for super-sensitive loose contact inside potentiometer?

Symptom I have a mixing console, where one 6-pin stereo pot is errartic. When I turn it all the way down I sometimes can still hear the left channel at full volume. Explanation The circuit is a ...
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Hooking up an 8x8 LED board

I recently bought this 8x8 LED board from geeetech which came with this datasheet. I'm new to programming so I bought this board to "figure it out" but now I'm running into issues I don't understand. ...
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Using capacitors to control the speed of a relay loop

Background: In my autoshop class at school we are required to make a circuit that uses relays. When one relay comes on the other one shuts off and it creates a loop in which they switch really ...
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Could I add a potentiometer to a dremel? [closed]

I bought a cord Dremel a while back for some of my personal projects and it seems to speed up after a minute and the rotary bit I like begins to jump and chips pieces away. I haven't sliced the cord ...
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Potentiometer - How?

I bought a 5m LED strip from Ebay and connected it to 12V 1.5Amps. I am a starter in engineering. What kind of potentiometer do I need to use to lower or increase the brightness? How many Ohms do I ...
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Maximum rotation speed for a potentiometer?

After a slight purchasing mishap, I am to end up with an encoder whose max RPM is too low for the application for which it is to be used. To achieve roughly the same purpose (that is, sensing of an ...
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Circuit for a coarse and fine setting potentiometer?

I've tried to find a circuit for a coarse and fine adjustment (two potentiometers) voltage divider, but I don't understand it and/or they don't have a linear response. Problem: I want to have an ...
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How to connect this potentiometer to this PCB?

How am I supposed to connect this potentiometer to the PCB?
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Arduino analog input higher than reference but lower than 5v [duplicate]

I'm going to use a very precise potentiometer that can measure angles from 0 to 3600 degrees (10 rounds), but I only need the first 180 degrees or so in this project and I need it to be more precise ...
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360 dual-wiper potentiometers

http://www.edn.com/design/components-and-packaging/4405828/Rotary-encoder-with-absolute-readout-offers-high-resolution-and-low-cost ^ That's the synopsis of what I'm looking for. I have a bunch of ...
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Help with Op-Amp project

I have an Op-Amp project, and im stuck on the last part of it; I was wondering if anyone would be able to help; http://imgur.com/GdEWKMN (project outline) http://imgur.com/FVPEr4C (Part A solution) ...
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Help converting analog potentiometer to digital

I have a 3 dial motor control assembly that is using 3 potentiometers to control 3 independent 110v motors speed. The label on the pots read TO50K 1339 (first O has a "S" like shape inside). I have ...
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Audio Potentiometer with external way to know position

At the moment I am trying to create an audio circuit, in which I need to reduce an audio signal from 2 V into a variable output of 0,030 V to 0,350 V. For that I think a Logarithmic Pot will do the ...
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Connect 8 ohm speaker output to microphone input on another system

I see the question was answered in 2013, but in addition, Id like to ask the follow question(s); I have a significantly stronger speaker (output) than a computer speaker discussed in previous post. ...
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Connecting potentiometer to an ATX PSU

I've got a 500W ATX PSU (more info about it here) and I would like to use it as a sort of bench power supply. I know that there are many guides about how to convert an ATX PSU to a bench lab power ...
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impedance matching to mechanical sensors?

I am working with 40 sensors and almost all the sensors are mechanical. I have some potentiometers converting mechanical displacement into voltage but the resistance of the voltage source is changing ...
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What is the need for a pull-down resistor in this schematic?

here at the second page: http://www.skyeinstruments.info/index_htm_files/W200P%20Windvane.pdf there is an external 470k resistor in parallel with the measuring device. it seems like the manufacturer ...
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Controlling an RGB 5050 LED strip with Arduino and potentiometers [closed]

I recently found and old amplifier with the speaker taken out of it and thought it would look nice as a light feature. The switches and potentiometers are still in place but have removed the power ...
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Bias headphone audio signal for use with digital potentiometer?

I am attempting to control speaker volume via a digital potentiometer, the problem being that audio signal goes both above and below 0V, for regular potentiometers this is no problem but for digital ...
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Pot and Knob shafts, Ds and Flats

Is it a standard in D-shaft, right-angle potentiometers for one endpoint to point the flat face of the shaft to the right of noon, sweep clockwise, and have the other endpoint to the left of noon? And ...
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Slewing sensor across entire 5V input signal using potentiometers

I am trying to slew a vacuum sensor in my car. My trouble is, use of a single potentiometer only allows for slewing of the lower range of the input signal, that is, from 0 - 100%, the signal can only ...
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Replace potentiometer with digital version (Speakers)

I am trying to get my PC speakers to be controlled by my arduino. I've taken apart the control and it seems very straight forward, just need a few questions about subbing the manual pots for digital ...
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How to use whole rotation of log potentiometer?

I want to use a Log Potentiometer to adjust the loudness of a speaker. Therefore I connected the Stereo logarithmic pot with 10 kOhm resistance to a Sonos CONNECT:AMP with an output of max. 110W (8 ...
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Trimmer pot to fixed resistor conversion

Sorry for the simplicity of this question but I've been struggling on this circuit for a while. In the schematic link below you'll see a trimmer pot and I simply want to replace it with one/two fixed ...
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Need help to identify potentiometers, please

I have to replace some scratchy potentiometers used as volume potentiometers in a Rocktron Velocity 300 guitar power amp from the early 1990's. These two parts are labelled: 15A100K 9252 TØB10K ...
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Why are these two potentiometers affecting one another?

Let me first say, that I am no electrical engineer so thanks for taking the time to deal with a layman. Background In my workshop, I have two sets of speakers hooked up to a common 3.5mm audio ...
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Why does the potentiometer burn up in my setup?

I connected a potentiometer to my DC power supply (max 1A, 12V), and then connected a motor to the variable voltage side of potentiometer as well. The potentiometer is just 1K. When I tried using ...
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Linear vs. Audio Taper for RC Network

I'm building a distortion pedal and I was wondering which tapers to use for which potentiometers in the tone control section. I normally design my own circuits, but I'm going by someone else's ...
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How can I increase the torque, but not the speed of this DC motor to gear with a potentiometer setup?

Short video of the machine running. It's made of three AAA batteries in series giving a total of 4.5V to the DC motor, these are connected through a potentiometer to control the speed. The DC motor ...
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Wien bridge using single potentiometer

I'm making a function generator which works in the audio range for a college project. I'm not allowed to use microcontrollers or any digital chips. So I'm using a Wien Bridge oscillator with a pot to ...
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How can I emulate two analog joysticks (potentiometers) with an Arduino?

I have a quadcopter (Syma X5C) that I really want to control with an Arduino. Since I have the ability to write programs to my Arduino to make the quadcopter fly autonomously, I want to modify my ...
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Connecting a potentiometer

I know how to connect potentiometer, but to be honest I don't know why. I would really like to understand what I'm doing. From what I have read the input voltage and the ground should be connected ...
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Connect 2 items on the same 5v port on Arduino

im kind new to the arduino and im experiencing the following problem. Me and my friend build a circuit with a distance sensor which gets the distance and visualize it. The sensor requires a 5V power ...
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Potentiometer after NPN transistors

I was looking to use a potentiometer to limit brightness for LED matrix. The problem I ran into is I would need a lot of potentiometers. The Led matrix will be multiplexing so only one Led will be on ...
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dual piezo pickup

I experimented with different types of piezoelectric disks as double bass pickups and found two that picked up different parts of the frequency spectrum decently. The specification of the two piezos ...
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Headphone volume control works for one speaker only

I have just completed my first ever electronic creation, a pair of headphones. It composes of a TRS stereo jack joined to four leads (left, right and two for common ground) braided nicely along the ...
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Connect two-function brake light to three-function car circuit

I need to replace my 12VDC (bulb based) brake lights but I am unable to find a three-function light (Running/Brake/Off) with the same specs. I did however find a two-function light LED fixture ...