Can anyone explain to me how I got 5.66V after going trough the potentiometer?
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Another way of looking at it: You lost ~3.345V across the top half of the 'potentiometer' leaving ~5.66V across the diodesCan anyone explain to me how I got 5.66V after going trough the potentiometer?
Another way of looking at it: You lost ~3.345V across the top half of the 'potentiometer' leaving ~5.66V across the diodes
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Yes, that's why I put single quotes around potentiometer in my post. I was using the term the OP used and I wanted a get out clause if anyone pointed out it was a rheostat I didn't want to confuse the OP because when you buy one of those 3 terminal twiddly things, it's called a potentiometer. I didn't feel it was necessary to clarify potentiometer vs rheostat in my response to the OP.Technically the potentiometer is a rehostat - a variable resistor.
"A resistor by any other name would control as sweet"It's probably not our job to cause the maximum confusion for the new member, to have bought a potentiometer and to be told it's actually a rheostat. Almost as bad as being sent to stores for some glass nails.
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