Rheostats

A rheostat is a variable resistor which is used to control current within an electrical circuit. They are able to vary the resistance in a circuit without interruption. Rheostats are very similar in construction to potentiometers.How Rheostats OperateRheostats use two connections, even when 3 terminals are present, the first connection is made to one end of the resistive element and the other connection to the wiper (sliding contact). Resistive wire is wound around an insulating ceramic core, as the wiper slides over the windings the resistance, and therefore current, produced is altered.Rheostat TypesSeveral types of rheostats exist, with varying functions and applications. Rotary type – Mostly used in power control applications. Rotary rheostats feature a turnable shaft that adjusts the resistance. They are used to control multiple applications in parallel or to increase the power rating or adjusting range. Slide type – Slide rheostats are often used for education and in laboratory environments. Linear or slide types are constructed of resistive wire wound on an insulating cylinder, a sliding contact moves along the winding to increase or decrease the resistance.

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Description Price Maximum Resistance Tolerance Power Rating Number of Turns Mounting Type Shaft Diameter Mounting Hole Diameter Termination Style Dimensions Depth Height Length Maximum Operating Temperature Actuator Type
RS Stock No. 891-5442
Mfr. Part No.RHS750E
TWD2,249.00
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750Ω ±10% 25W 300 ° Panel Mount 6.35 mm - Solder Lug 39.62 (Dia.) x 34.93mm - - 34.93mm - Linear Shaft
RS Stock No. 827-6397
Mfr. Part No.VRH320 33R K
BrandArcol
TWD7,646.00
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33Ω - - - Surface Mount - - Solder Lug 446 x 93 x 150mm 93mm 150mm 446mm - Slide
RS Stock No. 891-5395
Mfr. Part No.RHS1R0E
TWD2,357.00
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±10% 25W 300 ° Panel Mount 6.35 mm - Solder Lug 39.62 (Dia.) x 34.93mm - - 34.93mm - Linear Shaft
RS Stock No. 891-5559
Mfr. Part No.RKS2R0E
BrandOhmite
TWD5,364.00
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±10% 100W 300 ° Panel Mount 6.35 mm - Solder Lug 79.38 (Dia.) x 44.45mm - - 44.45mm - Linear Shaft
RS Stock No. 892-2507
Mfr. Part No.18E-100
BrandOhmite
TWD48.50
Each (In a Pack of 50)
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- - 175 W, 225 W - - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 891-5587
Mfr. Part No.RLS150E
BrandOhmite
TWD5,449.00
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150Ω ±10% 150W 300 ° Panel Mount 6.35 mm - Solder Lug 101.6 (Dia.) x 50.8mm - - 50.8mm - Linear Shaft
RS Stock No. 891-5458
Mfr. Part No.RJS10KE
BrandOhmite
TWD2,934.00
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10kΩ ±10% 50W 300 ° Panel Mount 6.35 mm - Solder Lug 58.67 (Dia.) x 34.93mm - - 34.93mm - Linear Shaft
RS Stock No. 144-5539
Mfr. Part No.RKS50RE
TWD3,211.00
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50Ω 10% 100W 300 ° Panel Mount 6.35 mm - Solder 79.38 (Dia.) x 44.45mm 79.38 (Dia.)mm - 44.45mm - Linear Shaft
RS Stock No. 892-5027
Mfr. Part No.RUS25R
BrandOhmite
TWD30,436.00
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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25Ω ±10% 1kW 335 ° Panel Mount 9.53 mm - Solder Lug 304.8 (Dia.) x 76.2mm - - 76.2mm - Linear Shaft
RS Stock No. 892-2510
Mfr. Part No.5E-100
BrandOhmite
TWD26.50
Each (In a Pack of 50)
units
- - 8 W, 12 W - - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 891-5613
Mfr. Part No.RLS7R5E
BrandOhmite
TWD4,582.40
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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7.5Ω ±10% 150W 300 ° Panel Mount 6.35 mm - Solder Lug 101.6 (Dia.) x 50.8mm - - 50.8mm - Linear Shaft
RS Stock No. 891-5294
Mfr. Part No.RCS100E
TWD5,793.80
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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100Ω ±10% 7.5W 300 ° Panel Mount 3.18 mm - Solder Lug 13.08 (Dia.) x 15.88mm - - 15.88mm - Linear Shaft
RS Stock No. 788-7680
Mfr. Part No.RT100AS1001KB
BrandVishay
TWD8,492.00
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1kΩ ±10% 100W 1 Panel Mount 6 mm 10.5mm Solder Lug 85 (Dia.) x 81mm - - 81mm +320°C -
RS Stock No. 144-5522
Mfr. Part No.RES50RE
TWD1,715.00
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50Ω 10% 12.5W 300 ° Panel Mount 3.18 mm - Solder 22.23 (Dia.) x 17.46mm 22.23 (Dia.)mm - 17.46mm - Linear Shaft
RS Stock No. 788-7719
Mfr. Part No.RT055AS3300KB
BrandVishay
TWD9,084.00
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330Ω ±10% 55W 1 Panel Mount 6 mm 10.5mm Solder Lug 60 (Dia.) x 64mm - - 64mm +320°C -
RS Stock No. 893-5181
Mfr. Part No.RHL1K5E
BrandOhmite
TWD2,442.20
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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1.5kΩ ±10% 25W 300 ° Panel Mount 6.35 mm - Solder Lug 39.62 (Dia.) x 34.93mm - - 34.93mm - Linear Shaft
RS Stock No. 891-5590
Mfr. Part No.RLS1K25E
BrandOhmite
TWD6,146.00
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1.2kΩ ±10% 150W 300 ° Panel Mount 6.35 mm - Solder Lug 101.6 (Dia.) x 50.8mm - - 50.8mm - Linear Shaft
RS Stock No. 891-5335
Mfr. Part No.RES25RE
TWD1,841.00
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25Ω ±10% 12.5W 300 ° Panel Mount 3.18 mm - Solder Lug 22.23 (Dia.) x 17.46mm - - 17.46mm - Linear Shaft
RS Stock No. 892-2447
Mfr. Part No.RRS50RE
BrandOhmite
TWD16,297.00
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50Ω ±10% 500W 325 ° Panel Mount 9.53 mm - Solder Lug 203.2 (Dia.) x 53.98mm - - 53.98mm - Linear Shaft
RS Stock No. 144-5527
Mfr. Part No.RHS1K5E
TWD2,330.00
Each
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1.5kΩ 10% 25W 300 ° Panel Mount 6.35 mm - Solder 39.62 (Dia.) x 34.93mm 39.62 (Dia.)mm - 34.93mm - Linear Shaft