Adjustable Resistors

Adjustable resistors, also known as potentiometers, allow a degree of control over the resistance within a circuit. This gives them an advantage over other types of fixed resistor, depending on your needs.
They are composed of a fixed resistive element, and a slider that is able to pass along the element. This is what changes the resistance of the circuit, and it is usually controlled externally.

What are adjustable resistors used for?
Adjustable resistors are most commonly used for volume control in TV and radio. They can also be used as part of a light dimmer, to indirectly affect the level of light.

Types of adjustable resistor
Adjustable resistors largely vary based on material:

  • Wirewound adjustable resistors use a coil of resistance wire, and offer the highest performance.
  • Cermet adjustable resistors are composed of ceramic and metal. They can withstand high temperatures, and are often used in trimmer resistors.
  • Carbon composition adjustable resistors are some of the most common types used, as they are a good all-purpose resistor.
  • Conductive plastic adjustable resistors use conductive plastic ink, and have a low noise output.

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RS Stock No. 788-7753
Mfr. Part No.RSSD25168A1000JB06
BrandVishay
MYR202.83
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100Ω 5% 200W - Radial BA25 Wire Wound Bolt On Vitreous Enamel RSSD 27 (Dia.) x 168mm 27mm 168mm +450°C
RS Stock No. 788-7740
Mfr. Part No.RSSD20117A4R70KB15
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MYR135.91
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4.7Ω 10% 100W - Radial BA25 Wire Wound Flange Mount Vitreous Enamel RSSD 22 (Dia.) x 117mm 22mm 117mm +450°C
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MYR81.96
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±10% 50W ±260ppm/°C Solder - Wire Wound Bolt On Vitreous Enamel 210 14.3 (Dia.) x 101.6mm 14.3mm 101.6mm +350°C
RS Stock No. 892-4799
Mfr. Part No.D12K5R0E
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MYR55.73
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±10% 12W ±260ppm/°C - - - Bolt On, Bracket Vitreous Enamel D12 7.94 x 44.4mm 7.94mm 44.4mm +350°C
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Mfr. Part No.RSSD10X50A10R0JS06
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MYR103.11
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10Ω 5% 25W - Radial BA25 Wire Wound Flange Mount Vitreous Enamel RSSD 11.5 (Dia.) x 50mm 11.5mm 50mm +450°C
RS Stock No. 788-7788
Mfr. Part No.RSSD30250A3300JB06
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MYR290.43
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330Ω 5% 280W - Radial BA25 Wire Wound Bolt On Vitreous Enamel RSSD 32 (Dia.) x 250mm 32mm 250mm +450°C
RS Stock No. 788-7797
Mfr. Part No.RSSD30250A4R70KB06
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MYR288.85
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4.7Ω 10% 280W - Radial BA25 Wire Wound Bolt On Vitreous Enamel RSSD 32 (Dia.) x 250mm 32mm 250mm +450°C
RS Stock No. 892-4932
Mfr. Part No.D50K2K0E
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MYR75.34
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2kΩ ±10% 50W ±260ppm/°C - - - Bolt On, Bracket Vitreous Enamel D50 14.3 x 101.6mm 14.3mm 101.6mm +350°C
RS Stock No. 788-7778
Mfr. Part No.RSSD30250AR470MB06
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MYR333.08
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470mΩ 20% 280W - Radial BA25 - Bolt On Vitreous Enamel RSSD 32 (Dia.) x 250mm 32mm 250mm +450°C
RS Stock No. 788-7775
Mfr. Part No.RSSD25168A47R0JB06
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MYR209.90
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47Ω 5% 200W - Radial BA25 Wire Wound Bolt On Vitreous Enamel RSSD 27 (Dia.) x 168mm 27mm 168mm +450°C
RS Stock No. 892-4834
Mfr. Part No.D225K2K5E
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MYR129.81
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2.5kΩ ±10% 225W ±260ppm/°C - - - Bolt On, Bracket Vitreous Enamel D225 28.6 x 266.7mm 28.6mm 266.7mm +350°C
RS Stock No. 892-4768
Mfr. Part No.D100K5R0E
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MYR115.24
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±10% 100W ±260ppm/°C - - - Bolt On, Bracket Vitreous Enamel D100 19.1 x 165.1mm 19.1mm 165.1mm +350°C
RS Stock No. 893-5115
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MYR61.64
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50Ω ±10% 50W ±260ppm/°C - - - Bolt On, Bracket Vitreous Enamel D50 14.3 x 101.6mm 14.3mm 101.6mm +350°C
RS Stock No. 788-7772
Mfr. Part No.RSSD30250A1000JB06
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MYR290.43
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100Ω 5% 280W - Radial BA25 Wire Wound Bolt On Vitreous Enamel RSSD 32 (Dia.) x 250mm 32mm 250mm +450°C
RS Stock No. 788-7769
Mfr. Part No.RSSD25168A2200JB06
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MYR209.90
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220Ω 5% 200W - Radial BA25 Wire Wound Bolt On Vitreous Enamel RSSD 27 (Dia.) x 168mm 27mm 168mm +450°C
RS Stock No. 788-7722
Mfr. Part No.RSSD10X50A5R60KS06
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MYR78.23
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5.6Ω 10% 25W - Radial BA25 Wire Wound Flange Mount Vitreous Enamel RSSD 11.5 (Dia.) x 50mm 11.5mm 50mm +450°C
RS Stock No. 788-7731
Mfr. Part No.RSSD20117A1000JB15
BrandVishay
MYR136.91
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100Ω 5% 100W - Radial BA25 Wire Wound Flange Mount Vitreous Enamel RSSD 22 (Dia.) x 117mm 22mm 117mm +450°C
RS Stock No. 892-4910
Mfr. Part No.D25K5R0E
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MYR62.15
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±10% 25W ±260ppm/°C - - - Bolt On, Bracket Vitreous Enamel D25 14.3 x 50.8mm 14.3mm 50.8mm +350°C
RS Stock No. 892-4828
Mfr. Part No.D225K1R0E
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MYR212.69
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±10% 225W ±260ppm/°C - - - Bolt On, Bracket Vitreous Enamel D225 28.6 x 266.7mm 28.6mm 266.7mm +350°C
RS Stock No. 892-4923
Mfr. Part No.D50K25RE
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MYR71.53
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25Ω ±10% 50W ±260ppm/°C - - - Bolt On, Bracket Vitreous Enamel D50 14.3 x 101.6mm 14.3mm 101.6mm +350°C
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