Fullerton, Calif. TT electronics BI Technologies Electronic Components Division has developed a 12.7-mm rotary potentiometer with a life cycle of up to 1 million rotations. The Model P260 panel potentiometer is sealed for use in dusty or contaminated environments.
The Model P260 potentiometer features a resistance range from 500 ohms (Ω) to 1 MΩ and a power rating of 0.5 W. Standard tolerance is rated at ±10%, with a maximum input voltage of 350 Vac and a dielectric strength of 1,500 Vac. The operating temperature range is -55°C to +125°C. Custom specifications are available. The RoHS-compliant rotary potentiometer is available with both linear and audio tapers.
The Model P260 panel potentiometer provides IP66 ingress protection and features an enhanced contact spring that delivers an extended life cycle while withstanding harsh environments. The sealed potentiometer also features a conductive plastic element with up to 6 gangs, and several detent and rotary switch options that allow the device to be used in a variety of position and control applications such as joysticks, musical instruments, industrial controls, position sensors and board-mounted panel controls.
Pricing: Typical pricing for a standard single gang Model P260 rotary potentiometer is approximately $2.00 each depending on volume.
Availability: Lead times are from stock to 5 weeks, with custom samples available in as few as 4 weeks.
Product information: Model P260 rotary potentiometer
BI Technologies, 1-714-447-2518, www.bitechnologies.com