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Matt Gnarly

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Potentiometer Question
« on: December 01, 2011, 02:09:24 AM »
I've noticed that on a lot of vero schematics and the Madbean PDFs I've read, that often times the type of pot isn't specified. In general, is audio or linear taper the standard?
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Re: Potentiometer Question
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2011, 02:16:59 AM »
Hey man... often the type is indicated, as a letter after the Resistance value... ie A, B or C

A = logarithmic (log or audio) taper
B = Linear taper
C = reverse log

So a 100KB pot is a 100K Linear taper.  5KA is a 5K, log taper etc.

If you have a questions about a particular project's pot requirements where its not otherwise made clear, feel free to shoot a specific question in the tech help section  :)

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Re: Potentiometer Question
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2011, 06:14:11 AM »
I don't know if it will help, but there is an illustration of the different pot tapers HERE

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Re: Potentiometer Question
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2011, 12:26:08 PM »
Thanks guys!