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    10K pot wireing?

    Could anyone help me with telling me what pin is what on a 10K potensionmeter?
    I'm trying to wire it up to my USB axis card and want to get it right.
    I know there is GND/DATA/POWER but what pin is what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by QF6228 View Post
    Could anyone help me with telling me what pin is what on a 10K potensionmeter?
    I'm trying to wire it up to my USB axis card and want to get it right.
    I know there is GND/DATA/POWER but what pin is what?
    In general: one pin of the pot is one end of the resistor, another pin of the pot is the other end of the resistor, the third pin is connected to a variable point in between dependent on how you have turned the pot.
    So between the third pin and the one of the other two pins you have 0 ... 10 K.

    This has nothing to do with GND/DATA/POWER...

    I don't know what kind of USB axis card you are referring to but suppose it's the IOCards one, then you have to connect these three pins to one of the 4 Jx jumpers indicated with a 1.. I guess the middle pin of the three is for the "variable" pin. Just experiment a little, you cannot do much harm with it. Its all passive electronics.

    Nico Kaan

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    Thanks Nico

    It is the IO USB axis card, the three pins on the card state that.
    PIN1.GND PIN2.Data PIN3.+5v

    All that i want to determine is what pin is what on the 10K pot.
    I Think the middle pin on the pot is my data, and the 2 ends are the power and ground
    Does it matter what end the power or ground go's on to?

    Damien

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    No. If it works the wrong way, either change the wires or reverse the axis in FSUIPC or FS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QF6228 View Post
    Thanks Nico

    It is the IO USB axis card, the three pins on the card state that.
    PIN1.GND PIN2.Data PIN3.+5v
    Yes, but that is the interface card side, from a pot point of view there is no GND or +5V side, you can use a pot either way, just like Boeing Skunk Works is telling.


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    No problem

    Thanks guys for the help.

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