Small intro: I'm adapting this NE555+CD4017 module to fit into a nice little box and I am switching out the plastic trimpot that came with the package for a metal one that can fit through wood. The trouble is, only now I see that the trimpot that came with the module, was a 103 (plastic) instead of the 503 it should have been - as indicated on the diagram and pictures of the module. I ordered a replacement 10k metal potentiometer because I based myself off the '103' indication on the actual module instead of the diagram... silly me. It's only now that I notice the 10-50k difference because I was looking up how to wire them up again.
- picture of diagram & components in question
Actual question: Right now the LEDs get shifted really fast (because of the 103- 10k pot?) and I think it should be able to go a lot slower if I use the 503 - 50k pot). If I put in some extra resistors, say 20k worth more in series with the 10k potentiometer, would the shifting of the LED lights go slower by default? And if I just order a new metal 50k potentiometer I would probably have the whole range (slow-fast)?
Thanks in advance!