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Soft Potentiometer Kit from Plug&Wear

SKU: ADA2273

$14.95 AUD, inc GST
$13.59 AUD, exc GST

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Soft Potentiometer Kit from Plug&Wear
14.95 AUD

SKU: ADA2273

$14.95 AUD, inc GST
$13.59 AUD, exc GST
In stock, with a short lead time. 25 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 Mon, 28th of Aug with Express Post within Australia.

This soft potentiometer is an interesting way to add an adjustable resistor / slide potentiometer to your wearable. You can use it to adjust the brightness of an LED, or as a sensor input to your Flora or Gemma. When the ring slides up and down the ribbon, the resistance from the end of the ribbon to ring will vary from ~100 ohms to about 8Kohm.

To use as a voltage-output potentiometer, connect one end to ground and the other end to 3.3V or so, then measure the voltage on the ring in reference to ground. For an adjustable resistor, connect to one end of the ribbon and the ring, let the other end  hang disconnected.

The kit includes 50cm of specially-woven conductive ribbon and a stainless steel metal ring.

Technical Details

  • Resistance: 16KOhm/m

Dimensions:

  • Ribbon Length: 50cm / 20"
  • Ribbon Thickness: 0.6mm / 0.02"
  • Ring Diameter: 9mm / 0.35"
  • Weight (ring): 0.6g
  • Weight (ribbon): 0.9g

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Documentation and Resources:
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Product Comments

We deliver Australia-wide with these options:

  • $3 for Small Items (4-6 days, not tracked, only available on selected small items)
  • $6.95 for Standard Post (2-4 days, tracked)
  • $8.32 for Express Post (1-2 days, tracked)
  • Pickup - Free! Only available to customers who live in the Newcastle region

International Orders - the following rates are for New Zealand and will vary for other countries:

  • $11.49 for Pack and Track (3+ days, tracked)
  • $16.50 for Express International (2-5 days, tracked)

If you order lots of gear, the postage amount might increment based on the weight of your order.

Our physical address:

Unit 18, 132 Garden Grove Parade
Adamstown
NSW, 2289
Australia

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