ACP Announced New Products

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04 January 2019

ACP Q16 series is expanding its product range by launching a new spring-loaded potentiometer version called QJ16. In addition, the 14mm potentiometer series is expanding its range with the launch of the new round potentiometer version called CAR14.


ACP 14mm potentiometer series expands its range with the launching of the new round potentiometer version called CAR14.

Keeping the same functionality of the current 14mm models, the shape is different.

You can find, ready available, this new potentiometer with round shape, in Carbon (CAR14), Cermet (CER14) technology and it could work as Rotary Sensor version (RSR14), up to 1.000.000 cycles.



CAR14 (Carbon)

14mm potentiometers are mainly used in control applications in different markets:
- Electronic household appliances, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment, thermostats.
- Automotive: HVAC controls, lighting regulation (position adjustment and sensing), dimmers, seat heating controls.
- Industrial electronics: multimeters, oscilloscopes, time relays, measurement and test equipment.

CER14 (Cermet)

14mm cermet potentiometers are used in applications where either the operating temperature is high, or where the applications requires product with excellent ohmic value stability:
- Electronic appliances: boilers, water heaters.
- Automotive: climate controls, position sensors.
- Industrial electronics: multimeters, oscilloscopes, time relays, measurement and test equipment.


14mm Rotary Sensor with up to 1.000.000 cycles of mechanical life , making it particularly appropriate for sensor applications.

- Household appliances: temperature control, position sensor.
- Automotive: position adjustment and sensing.
- Industrial controls.

ACP Q16 series expands its range with the launching of the new spring loaded potentiometer version called QJ16.

Keeping the same dimensions and layout of the Q16, the functionality is completely different. When the operator turns the knob CW or CCW from the central rest position, a spring mechanism fitted into the component provides an opposite torque. When releasing the knob, the spring returns the potentiometer to the central rest position.

Electrically, the potentiometer is a standard 245° linear taper with a 5% absolute linearity. The mechanical rest position corresponds to the physical middle position, hence to the central value of the output signal. Starting from there, the output value varies along the linear curve until reaching the corresponding end stop.

An alternative output signal to the above is an SPDT configuration, with “on” positions at both mechanical end stops and “off” position in the central rest position. Mechanical angle option available: ±45°

Application: Alternative to a tact switch or incremental encoder to increase or decrease the value of a certain parameter.