Help connecting potentiometer

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by shubham123, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. shubham123

    Thread Starter New Member

    Nov 11, 2012
    I am making a project on 'Transistor as a switch' and I am not really sure how to connect the potentiometer.Main aim is to vary the voltage.
    I connected the -ve end of the battery to one of the ends of the pot, +ve end of the battery to the other end of the pot,-ve of multimeter to -ve of battery, +ve of mutimeter to the middle point of the pot and I got a perfect reading.
    But doing the same in the circuit but it did not work.

    Have to connect the pot with Vbb in the given diagram

  2. Audioguru


    Dec 20, 2007
    Why did you start this new thread when I answered it yesterday in your original thread, here:

    EDIT: In your original thread you said, "Rb = 680k+680k+120k resistors in parallel" which is a total of 88.7k, not 200k. Your 100k pot might not work well if RB is 200k because then the maximum base current will be too low.
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2012
  3. shubham123

    Thread Starter New Member

    Nov 11, 2012
    Sorry for starting a new thread.I have attached new readings in my previous post.I had connected the transistor and pot wrongly.Please let me know if the readings are correct.
    Thanks a lot for helping me out.