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Panel Mount 10K Dual Log Potentiometer - 10K Dual Log

SKU: ADA3394

$2.50 AUD, inc GST
$2.27 AUD, exc GST
Panel Mount 10K Dual Log Potentiometer - 10K Dual Log
2.4983 AUD

SKU: ADA3394

$2.50 AUD, inc GST
$2.27 AUD, exc GST
In stock, with a short lead time. 107 units dispatch in 4 to 7 days (in addition to the shipping method you choose). Our timing and stock is accurate. Delivery to you by Wed, 1st of Nov with Express Post within Australia.

This Panel Mount 10K Dual Log Potentiometer is a dual-ganged potentiometer that will satisfy all your stereo-signal needs. Instead of just one potentiometer, you actually get two separate pots, 'ganged' together. Turning the grippy shaft twists both standard logarithmic-taper 10Kohm potentiometers. It's smooth and easy to turn, but not so loose that it will shift on its own. They also offer this potentiometer in a singular configuration.

Potentiometers, or "pots" to electronics enthusiasts, are differentiated by how quickly their resistance changes. In linear pots, the amount of resistance changes in a direct pattern. If you turn or slide it halfway, its resistance will be halfway between its minimum and maximum settings. That's ideal for controlling lights or a fan, but not necessarily for audio controls. Volume controls have to cater to the human ear, which isn't linear. Instead, logarithmic pots like this one increase their resistance on a curve. At the halfway point volume will still be moderate, but it will increase sharply as you keep turning up the volume. This corresponds to how the human ear hears. Using a log pot therefore gives the effect that a setting of full volume on the control sounds twice as loud as a setting of half volume. A linear pot used as a volume control would give large apparent changes in loudness at low volume settings, with little apparent change over the rest of the control´s range.

Unlike some of Adafruit's other potentiometers, this one is not breadboard-friendly. The pins are about 0.2" apart so it will fit into a breadboard, but the two rows are close together so you'd short the two halves. Thus, we suggest soldering wires to the pins as necessary, using these in a perf-board that doesn't have the rows connected, or designing a custom PCB.

Once you're done prototyping, you can drill a hole into your project box and mount the potentiometer using the included washer and hex nut. Adafruit have got plenty of matching T18-splined knobs that you can pair up.

Technical Details

  • 10K ohm potentiometer, log taper
  • 100,000 Cycle Life
  • 16mm Body
  • Rotational travel: 300°
  • Static Stop Strength: 90 oz-in
  • Rotational Torque: 0.5 to 1.25 oz-in

Product Dimensions: 26.5mm x 25.0mm x 17.0mm / 1.0" x 1.0" x 0.7"

Product Weight: 7.5g / 0.3oz

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