- Alternating Current
- Amperes (Amps)
- Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC)
- Band gap
- Charge Carriers
- Conduction band
- Current source
- Digital Potentiometer
- Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC)
- Direct Current
- Free electrons
- Imaginary numbers
- Input Bias Current
- Intrinsic semiconductor
- Offset Voltage
- Ohm's Law
- Operational Amplifiers (Op-amps)
- Power Supply
- Slew Rate
- Static electricity
- Summing Amplifier
- Valence band
- Volt-amp reactive (VAR)
- Voltage Follower
- Voltage source
Potentiometers are usually referring to a voltage divider. They are typically bigger and easy to adjust, for situations where you anticipate changing it frequently. Because we’re lazy, we also call them "pots" a lot.
A three-terminal variable resistor used to vary the voltage between the center terminal and one of the outside terminals.
Grob’s Basic Electronics, 11th Edition by Mitchel E. Schultz
The potentiometer (or pot for short) is a three-terminal device that operates on the principle of voltage division.
Fundamentals of Electric Circuits, 5th Edition by Charles K. Alexander and Matthew N. O. Sadiku
Potentiometers. Pots. Trimmers. Rheostats. If you’ve done very much with electronics, ...
Potentiometers. Pots. Trimmers. Rheostats. If you’ve done very much with electronics, you’ve heard at least a couple of these words. Maybe you’ve ...
Potentiometers. Pots. Trimmers. Rheostats. If you’ve done very much with electronics, you’ve heard at least a couple of these words. Maybe you’ve heard them interchangeably and ...