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. 892-8366
Mfr. Part No.D12K7R5E
BrandOhmite
MYR58.04
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7.5Ω ±10% 12W ±260ppm/°C - - - Bolt On, Bracket Vitreous Enamel D12 7.94 x 44.4mm 7.94mm 44.4mm +350°C
RS Stock No. 893-0930
Mfr. Part No.E300KR20E
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MYR195.86
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200mΩ ±10% 300W ±400ppm/°C - - - Bolt On, Bracket Vitreous Enamel E300 28.58 x 215.9mm 28.58mm 215.9mm +400°C
RS Stock No. 788-7652
Mfr. Part No.RSSD25168AR220MB06
BrandVishay
MYR350.07
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220mΩ ±20% 200W ±75ppm/°C Radial BA25 - Bolt On Vitreous Enamel RSSD 27 (Dia.) x 168mm 27mm 168mm +450°C
RS Stock No. 893-5339
Mfr. Part No.D225K50RE-B
BrandOhmite
MYR70.57
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50Ω ±10% 225W ±260ppm/°C - - - Bolt On, Bracket Vitreous Enamel D225 28.6 x 266.7mm 28.6mm 266.7mm +350°C
RS Stock No. 892-8537
Mfr. Part No.D225K10KE
BrandOhmite
MYR143.87
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10kΩ ±10% 225W ±260ppm/°C - - - Bolt On, Bracket Vitreous Enamel D225 28.6 x 266.7mm 28.6mm 266.7mm +350°C
RS Stock No. 892-4901
Mfr. Part No.D25K5K0E
BrandOhmite
MYR68.26
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5kΩ ±10% 25W ±260ppm/°C - - - Bolt On, Bracket Vitreous Enamel D25 14.3 x 50.8mm 14.3mm 50.8mm +350°C
RS Stock No. 892-4787
Mfr. Part No.D12K50RE
BrandOhmite
MYR56.78
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50Ω ±10% 12W ±260ppm/°C - - - Bolt On, Bracket Vitreous Enamel D12 7.94 x 44.4mm 7.94mm 44.4mm +350°C
RS Stock No. 892-6688
Mfr. Part No.D50K400E
BrandOhmite
MYR72.93
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400Ω ±10% 50W ±260ppm/°C - - - Bolt On, Bracket Vitreous Enamel D50 14.3 x 101.6mm 14.3mm 101.6mm +350°C
RS Stock No. 892-4890
Mfr. Part No.D25K2K0E
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MYR56.97
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2kΩ ±10% 25W ±260ppm/°C - - - Bolt On, Bracket Vitreous Enamel D25 14.3 x 50.8mm 14.3mm 50.8mm +350°C
RS Stock No. 788-7655
Mfr. Part No.RSSD25168AR470MB06
BrandVishay
MYR222.96
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470mΩ ±20% 200W - Radial BA25 - Bolt On Vitreous Enamel RSSD 27 (Dia.) x 168mm 27mm 168mm +450°C
RS Stock No. 892-4825
Mfr. Part No.D225K1K0E
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MYR139.40
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1kΩ ±10% 225W ±260ppm/°C - - - Bolt On, Bracket Vitreous Enamel D225 28.6 x 266.7mm 28.6mm 266.7mm +350°C
RS Stock No. 893-0899
Mfr. Part No.E300K10RE
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MYR158.08
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10Ω ±10% 300W ±400ppm/°C - - - Bolt On, Bracket Vitreous Enamel E300 28.58 x 215.9mm 28.58mm 215.9mm +400°C
RS Stock No. 788-7790
Mfr. Part No.RSSD30250A47R0JB06
BrandVishay
MYR311.36
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47Ω 5% 280W - Radial BA25 Wire Wound Bolt On Vitreous Enamel RSSD 32 (Dia.) x 250mm 32mm 250mm +450°C
RS Stock No. 891-8561
Mfr. Part No.D50K1R0E
BrandOhmite
MYR88.30
Each
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±10% 50W ±260ppm/°C - - - Bolt On, Bracket Vitreous Enamel D50 14.3 x 101.6mm 14.3mm 101.6mm +350°C
RS Stock No. 893-0921
Mfr. Part No.E300K4R0E
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MYR169.14
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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. 893-0906
Mfr. Part No.E300K1R0E
BrandOhmite
MYR176.18
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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. 892-4875
Mfr. Part No.D25K1K0E
BrandOhmite
MYR58.88
Each
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1kΩ ±10% 25W ±260ppm/°C - - - Bolt On, Bracket Vitreous Enamel D25 14.3 x 50.8mm 14.3mm 50.8mm +350°C
RS Stock No. 893-0915
Mfr. Part No.E300K20RE
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MYR144.22
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20Ω ±10% 300W ±400ppm/°C - - - Bolt On, Bracket Vitreous Enamel E300 28.58 x 215.9mm 28.58mm 215.9mm +400°C
RS Stock No. 892-4743
Mfr. Part No.D100K3R0E
BrandOhmite
MYR125.52
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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. 893-0943
Mfr. Part No.E300KR31E
BrandOhmite
MYR195.86
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
310mΩ ±10% 300W ±400ppm/°C - - - Bolt On, Bracket Vitreous Enamel E300 28.58 x 215.9mm 28.58mm 215.9mm +400°C