- Joined Sep 30, 2009
On a PCB, is the use of a high quality trimpot acceptable for use as a voltage divider to set reference voltages for comparators? By high quality I mean like one made by Bourns, not one from China. It will be a set and forget type of a thing, to get a voltage level not available by a normal voltage divider. I've seen them used in other things, but have heard from members here that they will die after a time in a circuit. If not being used like a volume or tone control that is constantly being changed, are they reliable?