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1. An instrument used for measuring small differences in electrical potential.
2. An electrical resistor of fixed total resistance between two terminals, but with a third terminal attached to a slider that can make contact at any desired point along the resistance.
[L. potentia, power, + G. metron, measure]


Etymology: L, potentia + Gk, metron, measure
a voltage-measuring device.


A voltmeter.

calibration potentiometer

A mechanically adjusted resistance used as a calibration control on many instruments. It adjusts a voltage or current within the device.
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By pairing the AS5600 with a low-cost two-pole magnet, design engineers can implement an angle-measurement system at a similar cost to that of a mid-range potentiometer, benefiting from the attractive price/performance ratio of the device.
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Thus, says Bourns, it is well prepared to meet an industry trend it predicts: in the next two years (according to Bourns), "over 50% of all potentiometer requirements will be surface mount.
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With their support of the wide operating voltages and extended temperature ranges that are common in industrial and automotive power supplies, these new digital potentiometers allow Microchip to address a broad range of applications, said Bryan J.