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FUNCTION BLOCK
DESCRIPTION


  • A simple volume control will allow the amplitute of an AC or DC signal to be adjusted from 0v to full signal.
CIRCUIT DETAILS
A volume control can be made from just a single potentiometer.

A value around 10K should be suitable for most applications.

Any signal is measured with reference to 0v.

COMPONENT AND CONNECTION

Conventionally, clockwise rotation increases the volume on most appliances in the UK. To ensure this, connect the potentiometer as shown in the diagram.

Potentiometer Types
Front view

Preset
PCB/Chassis Mount
Chassis Mount
Written by Phil Townshend - 2008
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