I know we have mono potentiometers and stereo potentiometers, when there are two potentiometers connected mechanically. What do you call a potentiometer consisting of four mechanically connected potentiometers? Do we have a name for it?
A ganged potentiometer is two or more variable resistors of the same or sometimes different value, ganged together on one adjusting shaft, normally used on stereo systems as a volume control so that one can vary the volume of both channels at the same time.
They are commercially available with from two to four sections.
Ganged pots are also used for tone controls, pan controls, as well as in power supplies and other electronic lab equipment.
Aside from Ganged, other common names are Quad Potentiometer, or 4 Channel Potentiometer.
Although multi-channel pots are more common in digital IC versions, due to size saving packages they come in, and are easier to construct.