• Draw Wire Potentiometer (0.5m)

In complex mechanical systems, it is often very difficult to accurately measure the movement of a single part, particularly if it has several degrees of freedom. The draw wire potentiometer is a versatile solution to this very problem; it can be attached to a part using an M5 screw or fastened to the end with a zip tie, and the potentiometer itself has a pair of M5 screw threads on the back for easy installation.

When the wire is pulled out, the sensor produces a voltage to describe the length of wire exposed. The reel is spring loaded, so it will retract when there is no tension in the wire. Multiple draw wire sensors could be used to track the position in more than one dimension.

Specifications POT4200_0:

Sensor Properties

Sensor Type Distance (Draw Wire)
Wire Pull Length 500 mm
Potentiometer Impedance 5 kΩ
Repeatability Error Max 2 %

Electrical Properties

Supply Voltage Min 5 V DC
Supply Voltage Max 24 V DC

Physical Properties

IP Rating IP54
Wire Load Maximum 16 kg
Wire Pull Speed Max 600 mm/s
Lifespan 200000 actuations
Weight 340 g
Operating Temperature Min -10 °C
Operating Temperature Max 70 °C
Screw Thread Size M5


How to Wire:

You can connect this potentiometer to any board or micro controller that has an analogue input by soldering a sensor cable to the wires as described below:

POT4200 Sensor Cable
Red Red
Black Black
Yellow White


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Draw Wire Potentiometer (0.5m)

  • Brand: Phidgets
  • Product Code: POT4200
  • Availability: Pre-Order
  • 263.75€

  • Ex Tax: 217.98€

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