potentiometer question for a project, please help

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by vasdef1, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. vasdef1

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    Apr 15, 2009
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    Hello, I've built a few simple amps and have used the recommended value pots for them.

    But say I had one that required a 1K pot, and I used a 5k or a 1 meg. What are the differences? Thanks.
     
  2. thingmaker3

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    May 16, 2005
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    The difference will depend on how the pot is used. If you can supply a specific schematic, we can discuss the effect of replacing a specific pot.
     
  3. vasdef1

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    ok, here's the schematic. What I'm asking is, do I have to use the 1k dual gang pot in place if c3 and c4, or what are the consequences of using a 5k, etc..

    Also, it did not list the value of the volume pot. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
     
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  4. bertus

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    Apr 5, 2008
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    Hello,

    When you change the potentiometer from 1K to 5 K the gainschange will be on a smaaler part of the potentiometerrange and the rest will hardly give any change.
    The change will be heard if the value gets below 1K.

    Greetings,
    Bertus
     
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