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Discussion Starter #101
Ok so:

input cable>resistor on positive signal lead>pot>ground right?

Datasheet electrical characteristics:

Standard Resistance Range ....................... 1 K ohms to 1 M ohms
Total Resistance Tolerance .................................±10 % or ±20 %
Standard Tapers ................Linear & audio
Maximum Operating Voltage ............................... 150 VAC, 20 VDC

Rated Power
Linear Taper .......................0.05 watts
Audio Taper ......................0.025 watts

Noise .................................. 100 mV max.
Insulation Resistance @ 250 VDC ....................................... 100 M ohms
Dielectric Withstanding Voltage ..............................................300 VAC
End Resistance .................20 ohms max.
Tracking Error (-40 dB to 0 dB) .......±3 dB
 

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Signal lead or ground lead, it doesn't matter on which the resistor goes, right?
Where is the picture?

Resistor goes on Signal...
Pot goes from signal to ground after the resistor.

1k to 1M is a lot...
You probably want somewhere in the 2k to 20k for the resistor.
100k would come in at the end.
1k would come in in the first few degrees.

Maybe you just need the resistor before the pot, using the pot wired as it is...?
 

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Might as well put a 2k on one channel and a 20k on the other...
You will get to goldilocks land twice as fast that way.
 

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I have no idea how that works, but if you say so. Off to ebay for resistors.
Do they not have a tandy or some other local shop?
You want like one each of a 2k to 100k to listen for which side is best...
Then you need two after that.

You might as well get the 2.7, 4.7k, 10k, 47k while you are ordering.
 

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Oh I get it, balance left and right to listen for sound at minimum volume with different resistors on each channel to test for best resistance. Ok I'll order all those too. I'm not driving for stuff like this.
 

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Oh I get it, balance left and right to listen for sound at minimum volume with different resistors on each channel to test for best resistance. Ok I'll order all those too. I'm not driving for stuff like this.
More like how one side tapers in compared to the other side.
You willl twist the knob and think that left or right "feels" better...
 

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I'm an idiot. I just now figured out the taper. The taper curve charts on the bottom of the data sheet tell all :)

I have the A5 taper. I want a more gradual slope up, rather than steep then flattens out up top, right? I had overlooked that they offer 18 taper types for this pot.

So that would be the A1 taper, correct?

See the taper charts at the bottom of page 3:

 

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Well I guess I'm not understanding the taper charts. All Bourns part numbers are A, B, or C only in the part number for taper types. I don't know how to differentiate between A1 through A6 tapers when corresponding the data in parentheses next to each taper type with a part number. Any ideas?
 

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Oh so this is for taper? I thought this was to emancipate the signal at minimum volume?
Yeah... both.
but you are 5-6 days late on the pun...


Well I guess I'm not understanding the taper charts. All Bourns part numbers are A, B, or C only in the part number for taper types. I don't know how to differentiate between A1 through A6 tapers when corresponding the data in parentheses next to each taper type with a part number. Any ideas?
If you do not understand it then I cannot read your mind.
And I cannot see the data sheet from here.

If there are Bourne part numbers... I am imagining a Jason.
 
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