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 ±150ppm/°C in Fully Sealed IP67 Package

Malvern, Pennsylvania, (PresseBox) - Vishay Intertechnology Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced a new low-cost, long-life panel potentiometer with a low temperature coefficient down to ±150ppm/°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 2.83oz. per inch, and an end stop torque of 9.9oz. per inch. The potentiometer features four resistance values from 1k to 50k , 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 Electronic GmbH

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., ein an der New Yorker Börse notiertes (Tickersymbol VSH) und in der "Fortune 1000"-Liste enthaltenes Unternehmen, zählt zu den weltgrößten Herstellern von diskreten Halbleiterbauelementen (Dioden, Gleichrichter, Transistoren, optoelektronische Bauteile, ausgewählte IC-Typen) und passiven elektronischen Bauteilen (Widerstände, Kondensatoren, Induktivitäten, Sensoren und Wandler). Diese Bauelemente werden in elektronischen Geräten und Einrichtungen fast aller Art eingesetzt. Das Unternehmen ist in zahlreichen Märkten präsent: Industrieelektronik, Computertechnik, Automobiltechnik, Konsumgüterelektronik, Kommunikationstechnik, Wehr-, Luft-/Raumfahrttechnik und Medizintechnik. Vishay bringt immer wieder technische Innovationen hervor, verfolgt eine erfolgreiche Akquisitionsstrategie und kann seinen Kunden eine Vielzahl von Produkten aus einer Hand anbieten. Das sind die Gründe dafür, dass Vishay heute eines der weltweit führenden Unternehmen der Bauelementebranche ist. Im Internet finden Sie Vishay unter http://www.vishay.com.

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