wire-wound potentiometer

wire-wound potentiometer

[′wīr ¦wau̇nd pə‚ten·chē′äm·əd·ər]
(electricity)
A potentiometer which is similar to a slide-wire potentiometer, except that the resistance wire is wound on a form and contact is made by a slider which moves along an edge from turn to turn.
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Young engineers used a precision conductive plastic potentiometer in place of the wire-wound potentiometer used in many wind gauges.
The plastic potentiometer eliminates the friction and wear found in wire-wound potentiometers in wind gauges.