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. 892-4783
Mfr. Part No.D12K500E
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SGD25.57
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500 Ω ±10% 12W ±260ppm/°C - - - Bolt On, Bracket Vitreous Enamel D12 7.94 x 44.4mm 7.94mm 44.4mm +350°C
RS Stock No. 892-4803
Mfr. Part No.D175K250E
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SGD48.95
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250 Ω ±10% 175W ±260ppm/°C - - - Bolt On, Bracket Vitreous Enamel D175 28.6 x 215.9mm 28.6mm 215.9mm +350°C
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Mfr. Part No.D175K500E
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SGD48.09
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500 Ω ±10% 175W ±260ppm/°C - - - Bolt On, Bracket Vitreous Enamel D175 28.6 x 215.9mm 28.6mm 215.9mm +350°C
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Mfr. Part No.D75K25RE
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SGD39.67
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25 Ω ±10% 75W ±260ppm/°C - - - Bolt On, Bracket Vitreous Enamel D75 14.3 x 152.4mm 14.3mm 152.4mm +350°C
RS Stock No. 892-4888
Mfr. Part No.D25K25KE
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SGD23.27
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25 kΩ ±10% 25W ±260ppm/°C - - - Bolt On, Bracket Vitreous Enamel D25 14.3 x 50.8mm 14.3mm 50.8mm +350°C
RS Stock No. 892-4954
Mfr. Part No.D50K5K0E
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SGD22.922
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5 kΩ ±10% 50W ±260ppm/°C - - - Bolt On, Bracket Vitreous Enamel D50 14.3 x 101.6mm 14.3mm 101.6mm +350°C
RS Stock No. 893-5519
Mfr. Part No.D225K250E-B
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SGD19.008
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250 Ω ±10% 225W ±260ppm/°C - - - Bolt On, Bracket Vitreous Enamel D225 28.6 x 266.7mm 28.6mm 266.7mm +350°C
RS Stock No. 892-4825
Mfr. Part No.D225K1K0E
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SGD51.95
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1 kΩ ±10% 225W ±260ppm/°C - - - Bolt On, Bracket Vitreous Enamel D225 28.6 x 266.7mm 28.6mm 266.7mm +350°C
RS Stock No. 788-7649
Mfr. Part No.RSSD20117AR220MB15
BrandVishay
SGD49.00
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220 mΩ ±20% 100W - Radial BA25 - Flange Mount Vitreous Enamel RSSD 22 (Dia.) x 117mm 22mm 117mm +450°C
RS Stock No. 892-4929
Mfr. Part No.D50K250E
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SGD26.36
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250 Ω ±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
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SGD158.34
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100 Ω ±10% 50W - Screw Tubular Wire Wound - - RA20117 - - - +350°C
RS Stock No. 892-4812
Mfr. Part No.D225K100E
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SGD54.84
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100 Ω ±10% 225W ±260ppm/°C - - - Bolt On, Bracket Vitreous Enamel D225 28.6 x 266.7mm 28.6mm 266.7mm +350°C
RS Stock No. 893-0943
Mfr. Part No.E300KR31E
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SGD72.996
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310 mΩ ±10% 300W ±400ppm/°C - - - Bolt On, Bracket Vitreous Enamel E300 28.58 x 215.9mm 28.58mm 215.9mm +400°C
RS Stock No. 893-0930
Mfr. Part No.E300KR20E
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SGD72.996
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200 mΩ ±10% 300W ±400ppm/°C - - - Bolt On, Bracket Vitreous Enamel E300 28.58 x 215.9mm 28.58mm 215.9mm +400°C
RS Stock No. 788-7769
Mfr. Part No.RSSD25168A2200JB06
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SGD103.80
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220 Ω 5% 200W - Radial BA25 Wire Wound Bolt On Vitreous Enamel RSSD 27 (Dia.) x 168mm 27mm 168mm +450°C
RS Stock No. 788-7753
Mfr. Part No.RSSD25168A1000JB06
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SGD106.46
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100 Ω 5% 200W - Radial BA25 Wire Wound Bolt On Vitreous Enamel RSSD 27 (Dia.) x 168mm 27mm 168mm +450°C
RS Stock No. 892-4904
Mfr. Part No.D25K2R0E
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SGD24.08
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2 Ω ±10% 25W ±260ppm/°C - - - Bolt On, Bracket Vitreous Enamel D25 14.3 x 50.8mm 14.3mm 50.8mm +350°C
RS Stock No. 144-5503
Mfr. Part No.D100K25RE
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25 Ω ±10% 100W ±260ppm/°C Solder - Wire Wound Bolt On Vitreous Enamel 210 19.1 (Dia.) x 165.1mm 19.1mm 165.1mm +350°C
RS Stock No. 892-4834
Mfr. Part No.D225K2K5E
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SGD52.42
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2.5 kΩ ±10% 225W ±260ppm/°C - - - Bolt On, Bracket Vitreous Enamel D225 28.6 x 266.7mm 28.6mm 266.7mm +350°C
RS Stock No. 892-4787
Mfr. Part No.D12K50RE
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SGD24.73
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50 Ω ±10% 12W ±260ppm/°C - - - Bolt On, Bracket Vitreous Enamel D12 7.94 x 44.4mm 7.94mm 44.4mm +350°C