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New Vishay Sfernice P10L Miniature Panel Potentiometer Features Long Life of 500,000 Cycles and Ultra-Small 9.6-mm Size
Low-Cost Device Offers Low Typical Temperature Coefficient Down to ±150 ppm/°C in Fully Sealed IP67 Package
MALVERN, Pa. — July 11, 2008 — Vishay Intertechnology Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced a new low-cost, long-life panel potentiometer with a low temperature coefficient down to ±150 ppm/°C and small 9.6-mm size.
While standard low-cost panel potentiometers reach 50,000 cycles, the P10L offers a long life of 500,000 cycles. For designers, this reduces the need for replacement parts, increasing reliability and lowering maintenance costs.
Featuring a fully sealed IP67 package with pure Sn terminals, the potentiometer is intended for control panel, low-cost actuation proportional pedal, and illumination applications in toys, hospital bed audio systems, air conditioning controls, portable heater controls, simple tool machines, and dimmers.
With its 9.6-mm size, the new device offers designers a compact alternative to other low-cost panel potentiometers. Its cermet element provides better stability than carbon elements, while its 1,000-VRMS dielectric strength offers greater reliability and robustness. The P10L features a plastic shaft and bushing, with custom shafts available in accordance to drawings supplied by customers.
The new Vishay Sfernice device offers a maximum operating torque of 2.83 oz. per inch, and an end stop torque of 9.9 oz. per inch. The potentiometer features four resistance values from 1 kΩ to 50 kΩ, with a low 1 % typical contact resistance variation. An operating temperature range of - 40 °C to +100 °C ensures reliable operation even in extreme environments.
Samples and production quantities of the P10L are available now, with lead times of eight to 10 weeks for larger orders.
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1000 Company listed on the NYSE (VSH), is one of the world's largest manufacturers
of discrete semiconductors (diodes, MOSFETs, and infrared optoelectronics) and passive electronic components (resistors, inductors,
and capacitors). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial,
computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, power supplies, and medical markets. Vishay’s product
innovations, successful acquisition strategy, and "one-stop shop" service have made it a global industry leader. Vishay can
be found on the Internet at www.vishay.com.
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