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    Linear Pots ....

    Until very ecently I thought I was familiar with every electronic component ever made. From crystal radio detectors
    made from coal, to the latest micros and FPGAs... but I recently saw a pot that is a cylinder with a shaft coming out one end, and three terminals! it looks like a tiny gas shock! It really caught me by surprise, as it is not really al
    slide pot per se, but a totally different unit than I had ever seen! What a neat gizmo for us builders! Is anyone else (Mike P) familiar with these?



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    Re: Linear Pots ....

    This is a "linear displacement sensor" used in automotive, motor-racing and similar industries e.g. http://www.pennyandgiles.com/Linear-...94,3,24,16.php
    Basically, it's a linear pot with mechanical life of 10+ mln movements and great environmental protection.
    It should cost about $100-$200 per piece if you are lucky. I have a few just in case world financial system comes to a total collapse.

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    Re: Linear Pots ....

    I guess finding them for $5 is very lucky then.....

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