Author Topic: Swapping pots?  (Read 3831 times)

itchyfingers

Swapping pots?
« on: July 12, 2010, 05:05:46 PM »
Hey guys,

I was hoping to work up the Beginner Boost Project using spare parts I have lying around my workbench.  I have all the caps and resistors with the right or "close enough" values, but wasn't sure about the boost pot.  Do you think I can use a 25k pot instead of the recommended 5k pot, and still get it to work?  If anything, what would be the difference?

Thanks in advance!
Itchy

aron

Re: Swapping pots?
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2010, 05:48:11 PM »
You can try a 6.3K across the two outer lugs of the pot as a temporary work around.

Bad Chizzle

Re: Swapping pots?
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2010, 06:56:36 PM »
Yeah, what he said. I've had to do it in the past and it worked out well enough that I could keep my project going until I could get the right pot.  :icon_biggrin:
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itchyfingers

Re: Swapping pots?
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2010, 09:50:50 PM »
Cool thanks guys, I'll give that a whirl if I have a 6k3 lying around!