Available in a wide range of resistance values
Solder or PC terminals
1/4" or 6mm Diameter Aluminium shaft
Variety of standard lengths to choose from
Custom shaft lengths available (also flats, slots etc)
A hard working 1" diameter old school pot
Available up to 5 Gang (3-45, 4-45, 5-45)
NOTE: When ordering please ensure you select NONE in the resistance laws you do not require. Thank you!
The Series 45 Carbon Composition Potentiometer has a proven track record in all aspects of the electronics industry, and can claim to be among the most versatile general purpose potentiometers available.
Our Series 45 potentiometers are highly customisable. Standard pots are fitted with a plastic shaft, but all are available with metal shafts (see here). In May 2017 we re-introduced the knurled and slotted brass shaft model for guitars, a decision driven by customers looking for an alternative to the more commonly used CTS models (here). In addition, to this, the Series 45 is customisable even further by our wide range of resistance values, in linear, logarithmic and reverse logarithmic laws, our shaft options, termination options and bushing options. We can also offer different torque settings on our metal shaft potentiometers from our standard 0.7Ncm to a much higher torque of 3.6Ncm, with varying degrees in between to suit your requirements. This is particularly useful for audio applications where the feel of the pot is critical.
2-45 Dual Gang Series 45 Metal Shaft (3 - 5 gang options)
300º +/- 5º without switch
320º +/- 5º with switch
0.7 - 3.6 Ncm
End Stop Torque
Integral moulded spindle
Plug-in metal spindle
Integral metal spindles (outer and inner)
Integral metal spindle (outer) integral moulded spindle (inner)
*Lengths, diameters and end configurations are customisable.
Solder, Printed circuit, wire wrap
Bush 9.5mm diameter diecast bush, 32 TPI Whitworth form
6.35mm diameter diecast bush, 32 TPI Whitworth form
Locating key, 7.9mm long located left (terminals down, viewed from spindle end).
Locating key fits 3.2mm diameter hole on an 11.1mm radius.
Each potentiometer comes supplies with one fixing nut and one internal tooth lock washer
M10 diecast bush, M10x0.75x8mm long with standard or DIN locating key.
Bushes of other lengths and materials are available upon request
270º +/- 5º
500 Ω to 10M Ω Linear
1K Ω to 10M Ω Logarithmic (positive and negative laws)
Non standard resistance values are available on request
Standard +/- 20% for values to 1M Ω
+/- 30% for values above 1M Ω
Special +/- 10%
Linear, Log, Reverse Log.
Other specials available on request.
500V d c maximum
Linear: 0.5% RN
Log: low slope end 0.5%
high slope end 2.0%
Standard minimum resistance value 5 Ω
1.5 kV peak minimum
-25ºC to 70ºC
Typically +/- 500 ppm
Power Rating at 40ºC Ambient Temperature