Potentiometers with detents
This product family has been specifically developed to allow the integration of otherwise large and expensive external mechanisms into the body of the majority of the 6, 10 & 15 mm potentiometer series thus allowing a high range of configurations: special tapers, tolerances, linearity, cut track, etc.
This detent design not only adds a “click” sensation of position, but also offers enormous savings in both cost and space for any given application.
Strong and weak detents can be mixed as per cutomer´s request.
– Replacement for:
• Existing customer detent mechanisms.
• Multi-pole switches.
• 3 or 4-bit absolute encoders (connecting to microprocessor analogue input).
– Analogue signal presets.
– Temperature control settings.
– Relay Timers.
PT´s with detents also lend themselves perfectly to industrial and domestic power tool applications where the detents prevent accidental movement of the potentiometer under vibration.
If high torque detents are required please see our Detent Control Mechanism (DCM) series datasheets.
As previously highlighted, this family is indispensable wherever both cost and space saving reductions are important, or where a series of fixed positions along the potentiometer travel are required.