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A potentiometer – or pot as is it is known in the world of electronics – is essentially a voltage divider used for measuring electric potential (voltage) and commonly used to control electrical devices such as volume controls on audio equipment.

Rapid stock both types of potentiometer, namely control potentiometers and preset potentiometers. Amongst the range of control potentiometers are the popular rotary potentiometers that have a square body and dust proof construction, while single turn and multiturn pots are also available. Rapid additionally serve up low cost commercial potentiometers (TruOhm), while miniature pots can also be purchased. Amongst the industry's leading manufactures supplying these components are Spectrol, TT Electronics, Omeg and Alps, while Bourns are a major provider of cermet potentiometers, including SMD trimmers.

The majority of Rapid’s potentiometers are in stock and can be despatched immediately.