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A potentiometer is a device for measuring voltage by comparison of an unknown voltage with a known reference voltage by use of a galvanometer which is a electromechanical instrument. Potentiometers tend to be limited for their lack of speed, flexibility and reliability. Some manufacturers have designed through-hole encoders as alternatives with greater capability and reliance for industrial applications.


Potentiometers may be used in slow moving shaft positioning feedback applications.

Geared potentiometers are useful when increased shaft speed require enhanced feedback capability.



Some of our Potentiometers Sponsors include...

ARC Systems, Inc.

Manufacturer of machined components, stampings, powder coatings, and electro-mechanical and electronic assemblies

Everight Position Technologies Corp.

Everight Position is dedicated to helping customers find the best solution for their positioning needs. As a distributor representing six world-class companies (POSITAL, Netzer, Zettlex, Positek, Gill and Santest), we work one-on-one with customers to offer a variety of off-the-shelf and custom sensors.


Our POSITAL encoders support the standard (serial, parallel) and fieldbus interfaces (DeviceNet, Profibus, and Interbus.)

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