Potentiometer numbering systems?

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  1. Rbeckett

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    Can anyone tell me where to find the standard or rules for pots. I see various sizes such as 3256 and similar numbers used to describe some trimpots and multi turn devices. I have looked all over the net for an explanation of that particular numbering system and the benefits of the different sized devices. apparently this system is designed for identifying the parts more closely, but I am unable to find how or where the sizing info came from or how it is applied. Any help finding the info would be greatly appreciated. TIA!!!
    Wheelchair Bob
     
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    Thanks Bertus.
    The first link led me to the answer. 'Preciate the help.
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