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Ok, I ordered a project box 130mm x 68mm x 44mm and is a little to small for my needs, I also ordered 3 10K pots by mistake. Make me an offer and + $2 shipping any where in the world or swap all for 3 100omh Pots and or FS mirrors (Only 1 Project box for sale, picture shown for reference)




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10K pots, ouch. I got 1K pots myself, and they wont work for a Spiro
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tell me about it, just turn it a touch and kapow, stops it dead
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Lol then how about 5k?
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I get 25 ohm pots for my spiro
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The smallest I can get is 1K which is what I thought I got, looking around I need at the most a 100ohm, any ideas where I can get some that ship to the UK cheap ??
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can't you just parallel a fixed resistor with the pot to reduce the resistance of the pair?
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I could but not sure what value to get ?
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Really nice online resistor calculator for series & parallel.
Even gives the 2nd resistor required in parallel for a target resistance. Anyone know of other programs / calculators that do this?
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the only problem with adding a parallel resistor is that your paralleled pair can't ever = 0Ω... not a problem for a spiro.
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I've got switches for all three motors anyway so I can turn each one off individually
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not getting to 0Ω prevents a motor from going full speed, not preventing it from stopping.
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Ahh yeah, of course, busy day at work, brain not working !!! guess i'll go with new pots then
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