The Good Knob (and Pots + Encoders) Thread

#181

@moofi
Where did you find those pots?
They look great ! :slight_smile:

#182

Actually they aren´t manufactured anymore, at least from that specific manufacturer. Don´t know wether someone else might produce them. Gladly got them from a leftoverstock.

#183

@FG445 have you bought something from fk-industrie?
What are the prices and MOQ’s?

#184

Anyone have any tips for 25mm encoders with <2mm lugs? I’m really struggling to find one for my self-source Shruthi. The Alps one I have (EC12E2424407) is great, only 5mm too short for the metal cases. The 24PPR/24-click Bourns one from Mouser (PEC11R-4220F-S0024) is the right height, but the lugs are 0.5mm too wide to go through the PCB.

#185

30mm Mouser

#186

I’ll ask the price from GG445 link for bigger quantity.

#187

uh oh, that encoder adrian linked to already has an “end of life” notice - so get them while you can!

#188

Thanks Adrian.

Mic – hopefully the new 12R series will have arrived by the time these run out.

#189

New 25mm ones should be avalible in mid November.

#190

@csl: I got those Bourns encoders as well (cheap on ebay), but I’m guessing it cannot be too hard to get rid of that extra 0.5mm on the two lugs.

#191

onlinecomponents also has the old 25mm in stock.

#192

And digikey has the ones with 30mm shaft

#193

Also tti has the longer ones.
Only bad thing is that all of them are located in USA.

#194

To not derail the MI Ambika Metal Cases thread I need some advice on the pot and the knob to put volume on the back. Specially, if possible, to match the standard knobs.

So i’ve to found a pot with D-Shaft or a knob without if i’m not wrong…

#195

The standard knobs are also available in a knurled fashion… Finding a knurled panel mounted pot is a lot easier. But panel mounted D-shaft pots are also available.

#196

This should fit.
Datasheet

#197

Thanks, I will check for the knurled knob…

#198

Just to share my experience with PEC11 Bourns encoders.
I know these do not fit the MI PCBs. But in case some of you would still want to use them while cutting the 2 lugs that maintain the encoders on the board, be very careful when you try to remove the knobs from the encoders.
I find it sometimes difficult to remove a knob from those encoders and I killed 1 or 2 while trying to remove the knob. This is no problem if the 2 lugs are soldered tho… so think twice before cutting the 2 lugs :wink:

#199

You can also carefully trim the 2 mounting lugs so that they fit. It is an imperfect solution, but it worked for me on my MI Euro module tester and still gives you some extra security :slight_smile:

#200

i had not realized the one @Adrian suggested is d-shafted but i’m affraid is a bit short (15mm) also can’t find knurled version of the standard knobs or something close (on mouser or reichelt if possible)