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Default Anyone know the Ohm rating of the pot on a Flex drive V5?

So i broke the pot on my flexdrive the other day. I want to go to radio shack and replace it with a larger more robust one but i cant seem to get a good reading on the resistance of the tiny pot that came on the flexdrive originally. Has anyone every replaced a pot on a flexdrive before? What ohm rating should i use?


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Default Re: Anyone know the Ohm rating of the pot on a Flex drive V5?

PM Dr_Lava here or over Photonlexicon.

Im sure he would know
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Default Re: Anyone know the Ohm rating of the pot on a Flex drive V5?

If you have another flexdrive you could try measuring the resistance across two of the three terminals (the 2 ends of the track, not the wiper contact) if you haven't tried already. I don't have fine enough probes to do so though.
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Default Re: Anyone know the Ohm rating of the pot on a Flex drive V5?

Ok will do, I know that some people have had a similar issue from reading previous posts; The trim pot is so small and sensitive that it is easy to overturn it and too many turns will render it unusable. I have talked to Dr Lava and he has offered to send me a new pot, but i am going to verify the resistance with him for future reference too. Ill let you know what i find out
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Default Re: Anyone know the Ohm rating of the pot on a Flex drive V5?

I just measured a flex drive -- in circuit across the pot. It reads 0.830 KOhms both ways. I'd assume that is a 1 KOhm pot. Remember that I'm reading this in circuit but both polarity directions.

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There should be markings on the original pot as well - or at least something left that allows you to measure resistance. In-circuit measurement can be very tricky, or you can get lucky and read the exact value as long as the unit is not powered.
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