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I bought these 10K linear faders some time ago and would like to use them in a current project. The only problem is that I don't know what they are so I can't order more / find the datasheet!

My suspicion is that they are bourns parts but I do not know the part number and the datasheets I found do not have any reference to the code on the bottom.

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anyone able to fill me in?

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    \$\begingroup\$ Yes, this is a "linear potentiometer", or "slide potentiometers", but not necessary made by Bourns. digikey.com/products/en/potentiometers-variable-resistors/… \$\endgroup\$ – Ale..chenski Aug 28 '18 at 15:10
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    \$\begingroup\$ Identifying a specific model number from a photo isn't really within the mission of this site. Practically speaking, figure out what you need and go shopping for something meeting your needs which seems to have good availability in your quantities - something also not within the mission of this site. A few minutes with an ohm meter and that ruler should let you determine minimum and maximum resistance and what sort of taper they have. \$\endgroup\$ – Chris Stratton Aug 28 '18 at 15:13
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    \$\begingroup\$ The prefix "B" indicates it is linear, and the rest says it's 10K. There's nothing obvious to indicate the manufacturer. \$\endgroup\$ – Simon B Aug 28 '18 at 15:15
  • \$\begingroup\$ Yes, I forgot to mention that the resistance is definitely 10K. I was just hoping perhaps someone might have seen this and recognised the code! Reason being that I don't have the money to buy more at this time. \$\endgroup\$ – GigaJoules Aug 28 '18 at 15:20
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It's a generic linear taper slide potentiometer. You probably won't find a specific manufacturer or part number, unless you can match the 1630 to something. Instead you'll have to search for datasheets to find one of matching size.

The number B10K means B-taper 10kOhm, where B-taper indicates that the resistance changes linearly as you slide it. This is as opposed to logarithmic or audio tapers.

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It looks like a cheap clone.

Sparkfun has them. Datasheet

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