General Purpose Rotary Potentiometers

The general-purpose series of rotary potentiometers are designed with a flange mounting case manufactured from a durable high-grade polymer and fitted with a bush type bearing. The measurement element combines layered track technology with low-force multi-fingered electrical contacts, to provide a sensor with infinite resolution and long operation life. They are extensively used in motorsport data acquisition systems to monitor suspension movement, steering angle and gear position, where reliability is required in high dither vibration applications.

RP5100 Series

The RP5100 general-purpose rotary potentiometer series is specified in non-critical motorsport measurement control systems. The sensor is available with the option of three stainless steel shafts that include sprung, round and blade. They are environmentally sealed to IP66.

Technical datasheets:


  • Electrical angles, 100°, 130° and 350°
  • Three stainless steel shaft options
  • Sealed to IP66
  • Optional heat shrink boot
  • Flange mounting
  • Bush type shaft bearing

Design Capability

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Rapid Availability

Rotary potentiometers are designed to enable our manufacturing to be 'customer responsive'. We build our sensors in state-of-the-art, semi-automated manufacturing cells. We can supply any sensor configuration with rapid delivery, satisfying our customers production programs.

Assured Performance

Active Sensors product development processes include exhaustive 'in-house and field testing' to ensure the sensor performance specification stated is backed by 'real-life' experience. This is our assurance to customers that our sensors are designed to perform.