potentiometer wiper wiring??

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  1. simontheng

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    HI guys, just want to check is there any potentiometer which has the the wiper pin at its last pin.

    i have just screwed my pcb, i had put the wiper pin in pin 3 which is wrong!!! so is there any potentiometer that it's pin is swap?

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  2. beenthere

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    I've never seen a 3/8ths or 9 mm pot that does not have the wiper as the center pin.

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  3. ErnieM

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    Me neither. In fact I can't remember any pot that did not have the wiper in the center.
     
  4. KMoffett

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    10-turn cylindrical wire wound pots. CW-front, CCW-middle, Wiper-rear. ;)

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  5. beenthere

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    Don't know that I have ever seen a Beckman Helipot on a PCB though.
     
  6. BillB3857

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    Bourns 3082 series has the wiper at the screw end.
     
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