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Mounting potentiometers
« on: November 14, 2020, 05:05:19 AM »

I completed some builds wich allow PCB-mounted pots, but all pots i have are short-lugged, so mounting them as is = placing pot shaft in parallel with pcb. What is the best way to mount them vertically? I tried to solder extra lugs wich were cut from soldered parts, but it seems not very firm and reliable. I thought about etching some small adapter boards with 3 tracks and 6 holes (with l-shaped connectors on one side). Is there any less tricky solution?
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Re: Mounting potentiometers
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2020, 05:38:16 AM »
If itís just one pot and the board is supported by other pots or switches I use cut leads from components to do this sometimes and itís fine. Just use thicker leads, like the ones from diodes.

Otherwise I use wire. I have rigged up little connectors using very to attach wire to, but generally donít worry about it.


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Re: Mounting potentiometers
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2020, 11:17:49 AM »
you basically figured it out already. Just take some (thicker) wire, cut it to size and solder it on. works every time and regular pots are out of stock less often imo
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