POT4200_0 Draw Wire Potentiometer (0.5m)

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Like a digital tape measure, this 500mm draw wire potentiometer measures the length of wire pulled out of it.

POT4200_0 - Draw Wire Potentiometer (0.5m)
POT4200_0 - Draw Wire Potentiometer (0.5m)

In complex mechanical systems, it is often very difficult to accurately measure the movement of a single part, particularly if it has several degrees of freedom. The draw wire potentiometer is a versatile solution to this very problem; it can be attached to a part using an M5 screw or fastened to the end with a zip tie, and the potentiometer itself has a pair of M5 screw threads on the back for easy installation.

Sensor Properties

Sensor Type Distance (Draw Wire)
Wire Pull Length 500 mm
Potentiometer Impedance 5 kΩ
Repeatability Error Max 2 %

Electrical Properties

Supply Voltage Min 5 V DC
Supply Voltage Max 24 V DC

Physical Properties

IP Rating IP54
Wire Load Maximum 16 kg
Wire Pull Speed Max 600 mm/s
Lifespan 200000 actuations
Weight 340 g
Operating Temperature Min -10 °C
Operating Temperature Max 70 °C
Screw Thread Size M5


Mechanical Drawings

You can connect this potentiometer to any board with an analog input by soldering a sensor cable to the wires as described below:

POT4200  Sensor Cable 
 Red  Red
 Black  Black
 Yellow  White
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