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. 788-7784
Mfr. Part No.RSSD30250A22R0JB06
BrandVishay
MYR274.29
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22Ω 5% 280W - Radial BA25 Wire Wound Bolt On Vitreous Enamel RSSD 32 (Dia.) x 250mm 32mm 250mm +450°C
RS Stock No. 788-7762
Mfr. Part No.RSSD25168A22R0JB06
BrandVishay
MYR230.32
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22Ω 5% 200W - Radial BA25 Wire Wound Bolt On Vitreous Enamel RSSD 27 (Dia.) x 168mm 27mm 168mm +450°C
RS Stock No. 893-0918
Mfr. Part No.E300K2R0E
BrandOhmite
MYR158.34
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±10% 300W ±400ppm/°C - - - Bolt On, Bracket Vitreous Enamel E300 28.58 x 215.9mm 28.58mm 215.9mm +400°C
RS Stock No. 144-5506
Mfr. Part No.D25K300E
MYR54.49
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300Ω ±10% 25W ±260ppm/°C Solder - Wire Wound Bolt On Vitreous Enamel 210 14.3 (Dia.) x 50.8mm 14.3mm 50.8mm +350°C
RS Stock No. 892-8533
Mfr. Part No.D175K5R0E
BrandOhmite
MYR166.99
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±10% 175W ±260ppm/°C - - - Bolt On, Bracket Vitreous Enamel D175 28.6 x 215.9mm 28.6mm 215.9mm +350°C
RS Stock No. 144-5505
Mfr. Part No.D25K20RE
MYR59.38
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20Ω ±10% 25W ±260ppm/°C Solder - Wire Wound Bolt On Vitreous Enamel 210 14.3 (Dia.) x 50.8mm 14.3mm 50.8mm +350°C
RS Stock No. 892-4939
Mfr. Part No.D50K300E
BrandOhmite
MYR69.28
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300Ω ±10% 50W ±260ppm/°C - - - Bolt On, Bracket Vitreous Enamel D50 14.3 x 101.6mm 14.3mm 101.6mm +350°C
RS Stock No. 892-4812
Mfr. Part No.D225K100E
BrandOhmite
MYR143.40
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100Ω ±10% 225W ±260ppm/°C - - - Bolt On, Bracket Vitreous Enamel D225 28.6 x 266.7mm 28.6mm 266.7mm +350°C
RS Stock No. 892-5749
Mfr. Part No.D12K10KE
BrandOhmite
MYR52.256
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10kΩ ±10% 12W ±260ppm/°C - - - Bolt On, Bracket Vitreous Enamel D12 7.94 x 44.4mm 7.94mm 44.4mm +350°C
RS Stock No. 788-7766
Mfr. Part No.RSSD25168A4R70KB06
BrandVishay
MYR215.76
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4.7Ω 10% 200W - Radial BA25 Wire Wound Bolt On Vitreous Enamel RSSD 27 (Dia.) x 168mm 27mm 168mm +450°C
RS Stock No. 892-4897
Mfr. Part No.D25K25RE
BrandOhmite
MYR59.84
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25Ω ±10% 25W ±260ppm/°C - - - Bolt On, Bracket Vitreous Enamel D25 14.3 x 50.8mm 14.3mm 50.8mm +350°C
RS Stock No. 892-6685
Mfr. Part No.D25K400E
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MYR61.32
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400Ω ±10% 25W ±260ppm/°C - - - Bolt On, Bracket Vitreous Enamel D25 14.3 x 50.8mm 14.3mm 50.8mm +350°C
RS Stock No. 788-7750
Mfr. Part No.RSSD25168A1R00KB06
BrandVishay
MYR297.63
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10% 200W - Radial BA25 Wire Wound Bolt On Vitreous Enamel RSSD 27 (Dia.) x 168mm 27mm 168mm +450°C
RS Stock No. 893-0924
Mfr. Part No.E300K6R3E
BrandOhmite
MYR154.70
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±10% 300W ±400ppm/°C - - - Bolt On, Bracket Vitreous Enamel E300 28.58 x 215.9mm 28.58mm 215.9mm +400°C
RS Stock No. 893-3481
Mfr. Part No.D50K150E
BrandOhmite
MYR71.52
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150Ω ±10% 50W ±260ppm/°C - - - Bolt On, Bracket Vitreous Enamel D50 14.3 x 101.6mm 14.3mm 101.6mm +350°C
RS Stock No. 892-8451
Mfr. Part No.D50K200E
BrandOhmite
MYR71.53
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200Ω ±10% 50W ±260ppm/°C - - - Bolt On, Bracket Vitreous Enamel D50 14.3 x 101.6mm 14.3mm 101.6mm +350°C
RS Stock No. 788-7848
Mfr. Part No.RA20117A100R0KB10
BrandVishay
MYR262.08
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100Ω ±10% 50W - Screw Tubular Wire Wound - - RA20117 - - - +350°C
RS Stock No. 892-8278
Mfr. Part No.D25K500E
BrandOhmite
MYR61.32
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units
500Ω ±10% 25W ±260ppm/°C - - - Bolt On, Bracket Vitreous Enamel D25 14.3 x 50.8mm 14.3mm 50.8mm +350°C
RS Stock No. 892-4935
Mfr. Part No.D50K2R0E
BrandOhmite
MYR88.30
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units
±10% 50W ±260ppm/°C - - - Bolt On, Bracket Vitreous Enamel D50 14.3 x 101.6mm 14.3mm 101.6mm +350°C
RS Stock No. 892-4761
Mfr. Part No.D12K100E
BrandOhmite
MYR61.10
Each
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100Ω ±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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