When you need to track movement in a volatile environment, HotPotprovides a thin and sealed form-factor with operating temperature tolerances of-40 to 85C. The HotPot is the preferred product for industrial and outdoorapplications. By pressing down on various parts of the strip, the resistancelinearly changes from 100 Ohms to 10,000 Ohms allowing the user to veryaccurately calculate the relative position on the strip. Can be used as anaccurate positional indicator for CNC head positioning, variable user input(volume level input for example), straight user input (multiple button areastranslate to given resistance levels), and many other applications.
The HotPots are ideal for higher temperature environments, but manyusers also find that the HotPots which are made out of a impregnated fiberglassmaterial, ?feel? better than the SoftPots which are made out of a polyesterbase. If you?re planning on using these pots with finger contact (versus withthe actuator), you may want to consider using the HotPot line.
Unit comes with adhesive backing. Connector is 0.1″ spaced andbread board friendly.
Note: These potentiometers work great with a finger, or stylus. Forpremium repeatability, the wiper listed below is perfect for machine and objectpositioning.