The RS6011 series a family of compact, smooth-running slide potentiometers from Alps Electric Europe has been designed for use in professional audio applications such as mixing console faders. The slide potentiometers are available with one or two resistance elements and are suitable for vertical PCB mounting.
The units measure 75x 9.0x7.0mm with a 15mm long type 6 lever. The slide potentiometers require an operating force of 0.1 to 0.2N for a travel length of 60mm. Their stopper strength amounts to 100N and the lever push-pull force to 50N. Operating life is up to 30,000 cycles in a temperature range of -10 to +60°C.
Further technical specifications include a maximum operating voltage of 100VAC and a total resistance of 10kOhm or 20kOhm respectively with ±20 % tolerance. Depending on the version, the resistance taper is linear or positively logarithmical. The slide potentiometers comply with the RoHS directive and are suitable for reflow soldering.
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This article originally appeared on EE Times Europe.