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10k-Ohm Wheel Potentiometer

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271-001

 | Catalog #: 271-001
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Product Summary

Turn it up, turn it down.

Use this 10k-ohm wheel potentiometer as a volume control in your project. It is rated at 20% tolerance.

  • Ideal for hobby projects
  • Commonly used for volume control applications
  • 10k ohms, .05 watts
  • .55" (14mm) wheel diameter; 2/5 pins
  • 20% tolerance
  • RoHS compliant
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  • Wheel potentiometer
 

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Manufacturer Warranty

  • Parts: 90 days
  • Labor: 90 days
Tech Specs

Customer Reviews

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by PowerReviews
RadioShack10k-Ohm Wheel Potentiometer
 
2.5

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

54%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

    Cons

    • Incompatible (5)

    Best Uses

        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (7), Casual user (3), Power user (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (14)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (7)

      Reviewed by 15 customers

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      1.0

      Does not work with breadboards

      By Nick

      from Boston, ma

      About Me Enthusiast

      Pros

        Cons

        • Incompatible
        • Wears Easily

        Best Uses

          Comments about RadioShack 10k-Ohm Wheel Potentiometer:

          this product does not work with breadboards! the pins are also very weak and bend very easily.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Can be modified to work with breadboards

          By not good at this

          from earth

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Incompatible
            • No Diagrams

            Best Uses

              Comments about RadioShack 10k-Ohm Wheel Potentiometer:

              I made this work on a breadboard by carefully spreading the pins out and bending them 90 degrees so that the wheel stands up instead of sitting flat. Then I jammed the pins into the holes of a pcb board and soldered it in place. Then I soldered jumper wires from my breadboard kit into adjacent holes. I cut the section out of the pcb and inserted it into the breadboard. This is too complicated and fragile for real use, I just got frustrated and decided to force it to work.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Won't work with breadboard

              By Nsmurf

              from Not gonna tell you.

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Tiny

              Cons

              • Incompatible

              Best Uses

              • Led Dimmer

              Comments about RadioShack 10k-Ohm Wheel Potentiometer:

              Won't work with a breadboard. No useful tech specs.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Pin-out verified

              By 78RPM Collector

              from Eureka, MT

              About Me Power User

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Tiny

              Cons

              • Unusual Pin Pitch Of 2mm

              Best Uses

              • Cmoy Headphone Amp
              • Dorm Room
              • Hobby
              • Travel

              Comments about RadioShack 10k-Ohm Wheel Potentiometer:

              Pin pitch is 2mm (slightly smaller than 0.1"). Hardware Hacker is correct on pin-outs. Looking down on wheel with pins toward you, numbering left to right:
              1. Common to Ground - CCW shorts to Ground
              2. Wiper of R1
              3. Wiper of R2
              4. End of R2 - CW shorts to wiper
              5. End of R1 - CW shorts to wiper

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              No Specs as usual

              By Saturn Five Tony

              from Springfield, MA

              About Me Enthusiast

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about RadioShack 10k-Ohm Wheel Potentiometer:

                    Wow, I can believe that this was sold by Radio Shack. No diagrams (I am finding many shortcoming now, even with 2-3 wire LEDS that don't say anything). I think its because RS went to thin plastic annoying packages and hire people to just copy specs haphazardly. I miss the days when you actually got a SPEC SHEET from them!! A dual pot, no drawings, RS has lost it connection with us. I guess you have to be grateful its not given in its original foreign language from over seas. Thats next I'm sure.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Agree on all points, good and bad

                    By powergeek

                    from minneapolis, mn

                    About Me Power User

                    Pros

                    • Available
                    • Inexpensive

                    Cons

                    • No documentation

                    Best Uses

                    • Audio repair

                    Comments about RadioShack 10k-Ohm Wheel Potentiometer:

                    It works well, and I was glad it was available. Thankfully the other reviews gave me the information I needed to make an informed purchase. Are you listening Radio Shack? I had no idea this was a dual wipe pot and how the 5 pins were connected. Without the other reviews giving me what I needed to know, I would not have bought this. Please figure out what the "Tech Specs" tab is for. There was more technical information on the "product summary" tab. Overall, it worked for me, but I get so frustrated having to guess if the products on this site will meet my needs before I have to buy it and find out.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Wiring diagram missing

                    By tommykay

                    from New Mexico

                    About Me Enthusiast

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about RadioShack 10k-Ohm Wheel Potentiometer:

                          How hard would it be to include a pinout, Radio Shack? In 40 years I've never seen a five pin potentiometer, so it wouldn't be asking too much to explain which pins do what. Sure, I could test a couple dozen possible combinations. But since this item is way way over priced, I figure the least you could do is document what you are selling. Sheesh.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          Repaired a Magnavox portable DVD player

                          By Hef

                          from Gurnee

                          About Me Casual User

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Travel

                              Comments about RadioShack 10k-Ohm Wheel Potentiometer:

                              Thanks to Hardware Hacker for the pinouts. Part surface mounted perfectly for a Magnavox DVD player after flattening the pins. Unfortunately the dial was a bit small, so I had to glue the old dial on top and dremel the housing for a proper fit.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

                              (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              3.0

                              It seems to be a dual Pot

                              By cajun bob

                              from Mandeville, LA

                              About Me Power User

                              Pros

                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                              • Sloppy tolerance

                              Best Uses

                              • Low end equipment

                              Comments about RadioShack 10k-Ohm Wheel Potentiometer:

                              Too bad that the people writing "Tech Specs" don't know technology. It would have been good to know such things like it is a dual pot, that it is log tapered, pin spacing, power rating, etc

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

                              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              3.0

                              Pins not spaced for bread-boarding..

                              By chad

                              from Florida Panhandle

                              About Me Enthusiast

                              Pros

                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                              • Incompatible
                              • Pricy

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about RadioShack 10k-Ohm Wheel Potentiometer:

                                So the pin-out is well-described in another reviewer's comments, but I just wanted to stress that the pins are not spaced for breadboard use.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal

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