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. 892-4825
Mfr. Part No.D225K1K0E
BrandOhmite
HK$294.64
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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. 892-4862
Mfr. Part No.D25K10RE
BrandOhmite
HK$132.12
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10 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. 893-0924
Mfr. Part No.E300K6R3E
BrandOhmite
HK$350.86
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6 Ω ±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
HK$265.30
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3 Ω ±10% 100W ±260ppm/°C - - - Bolt On, Bracket Vitreous Enamel D100 19.1 x 165.1mm 19.1mm 165.1mm +350°C
RS Stock No. 893-5115
Mfr. Part No.D50K50R
BrandOhmite
HK$132.818
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50 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. 892-8335
Mfr. Part No.D100K2K5E
BrandOhmite
HK$231.90
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2.5 kΩ ±10% 100W ±260ppm/°C - - - Bolt On, Bracket Vitreous Enamel D100 19.1 x 165.1mm 19.1mm 165.1mm +350°C
RS Stock No. 788-7728
Mfr. Part No.RSSD10X50A22R0JS06
BrandVishay
HK$198.71
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22 Ω 5% 25W - Radial BA25 Wire Wound Flange Mount Vitreous Enamel RSSD 11.5 (Dia.) x 50mm 11.5mm 50mm +450°C
RS Stock No. 892-4872
Mfr. Part No.D25K1R0E
BrandOhmite
HK$140.16
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1 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. 892-5755
Mfr. Part No.D25K3R0E
BrandOhmite
HK$135.56
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3 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. 892-4853
Mfr. Part No.D225K50RE
BrandOhmite
HK$371.15
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50 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. 892-4828
Mfr. Part No.D225K1R0E
BrandOhmite
HK$504.86
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1 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. 788-7753
Mfr. Part No.RSSD25168A1000JB06
BrandVishay
HK$615.55
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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. 788-7769
Mfr. Part No.RSSD25168A2200JB06
BrandVishay
HK$580.38
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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. 161-7577
Mfr. Part No.ZC6/6-FT
BrandCressall
HK$1,303.74
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1.31 Ω ±10% - - Screw - Wire Wound Bolt On - ZC - - 555mm +50°C
RS Stock No. 788-7649
Mfr. Part No.RSSD20117AR220MB15
BrandVishay
HK$274.77
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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. 892-4917
Mfr. Part No.D50K1K0E
BrandOhmite
HK$178.35
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1 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. 136-3281
Mfr. Part No.D50K4R0E
HK$184.56
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4 Ω ±10% 50W ±260ppm/°C Radial - Wire Wound Bolt On Vitreous Enamel 210 14.3 (Dia.) x 101.6mm 14.3mm 101.6mm +350°C
RS Stock No. 892-6685
Mfr. Part No.D25K400E
BrandOhmite
HK$143.30
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400 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. 892-4819
Mfr. Part No.D175K50RE
BrandOhmite
HK$348.32
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50 Ω ±10% 175W ±260ppm/°C - - - Bolt On, Bracket Vitreous Enamel D175 28.6 x 215.9mm 28.6mm 215.9mm +350°C
RS Stock No. 892-4869
Mfr. Part No.D25K10KE
BrandOhmite
HK$124.27
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10 kΩ ±10% 25W ±260ppm/°C - - - Bolt On, Bracket Vitreous Enamel D25 14.3 x 50.8mm 14.3mm 50.8mm +350°C