Can you help me identify this component symbol?

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  1. essedra

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    What is this component which is sketcked in Eagle 5.1 below and how can I find it, is it homebrewed or something?

    Can anyone tell me, how can I find this component, I looked up my Eagle library, but I couldn't find, is this a rheostat?

    Many thanks in advance!

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  2. hgmjr

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    What you have there is a potentiomter.

    hgmjr
     
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  3. Wendy

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    Looks like potentiometer to me.
     
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  4. hgmjr

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    Check out pot.lbr in the eagle library folder.

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  5. essedra

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    I found a potentiometer, but not exactly the same. I'll use it. Thank you.
     
  6. SgtWookie

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    The exact potentiometer symbol isn't so important; it's the physical dimensions of the pot that you really need to pay attention to, as that's what you'll have to deal with on the board.

    If the pot won't actually mount on the board (such as a panel mount pot), you should either place a connector or use some wire pads to provide a place to connect the pot leads later.
     
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