Vishay Intertechnology Releases Industry's First Panel
Potentiometer With Variable Resistor and Switch Included in
MALVERN, Pa. - June 4, 2012 - Vishay Intertechnology Inc.
(NYSE: VSH) today announced a new panel potentiometer that
is the industry's first to include a variable resistor and
switch incorporated into a built-in knob. The P16S potentiometer is designed for
military, professional audio, and industrial applications
that require volume, speed, intensity, and voltage controls
in a compact design − such as portable equipment,
communication headsets, night-vision goggles, and cockpit
Featuring a compact, fully sealed, and panel-sealed
construction, the Vishay Sfernice potentiometer released
today is a revolutionary concept in panel mounted
potentiometers. Its unique design consists of a knob
driving that incorporates a cermet or conductive plastic
potentiometer. Only the mounting hardware and terminals are
situated on the back side of the panel, which keeps the
required clearance to a minimum and makes it ideal for
small, low-profile, low-weight equipment.
The P16S offers a power
rating to 1 W at + 40 °C and TCR of ± 150 ppm/°C typical,
with high dielectric strength of 2.5 kVrms.
The device is available in 7 mm bushing length (15 mm
inside equipment) with a 16 mm knob diameter, and offers a
temperature range of - 40 °C to + 125 °C. It is
RoHS-compliant and lead (Pb)-free.
A version of the new potentiometer with a conductive
plastic element for audio applications, the P16S, is also available.
Samples of the new potentiometers are available now.
Production quantities of the P16S NM with metal knob will be
available in June 2012; production quantities of the P16S NP with plastic knob are
available now. Lead times are 8 to 10 weeks for larger
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1,000 Company
listed on the NYSE (VSH), is one of the world's largest
manufacturers of discrete semiconductors (diodes, MOSFETs,
and infrared optoelectronics) and passive electronic
components (resistors, inductors, and capacitors). These
components are used in virtually all types of electronic
devices and equipment, in the industrial, computing,
automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military,
aerospace, power supplies, and medical markets.
Vishay's product innovations, successful acquisition
strategy, and "one-stop shop" service have made
it a global industry leader. Vishay can be found on the
Internet at http://www.vishay.com.