Wire-wound potentiometer | Article about wire-wound potentiometer by The Free Dictionary
wire-wound potentiometer[′wīr ¦wau̇nd pə‚ten·chē′äm·əd·ər]
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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Young engineers used a precision conductive plastic potentiometer in place of the wire-wound potentiometer used in many wind gauges.
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