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Potentiometer-Based Position Transducer Voltage Divider and Power Calculator


INPUTS Unit of Measure
transducer displacement: actual actual travel in, mm, °, etc.
transducer range: maximum design travel in, mm, °, etc.
power supply voltage (input voltage) voltage applied across RED and BLACK VDC
potentiometer power rating per manufacturer's specification W
potentiometer resistance resistance between RED and BLACK ohms

OUTPUTS Unit of Measure
voltage output voltage across WHITE and BLACK 5.7143 VDC
current (across potentiometer) current across WHITE and BLACK 2.4000 mA
current (max recommended)   20.0000 mA
power supply voltage (max recommended)   100.0000 VDC

To learn more about potentiometers used as voltage dividers, review this "Potentiometer as a Voltage Divider" article.

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