Bourns New 24 mm Potentiometer Capable of Up to 1 Million Shaft Revolutions

RIVERSIDE, Calif., February 5, 2018 - Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today released a new 24 mm potentiometer designed for use in light industrial applications such as test and measurement, communications, clean energy and select medical and diagnostic equipment. Supporting the long cycle life and high reliability needed for these applications, the Bourns® Model PDF241 potentiometer features various flatted and slotted shaft lengths and a long-life carbon element that is capable of up to 1 million shaft revolutions.

The latest potentiometer from Bourns has a 0.5 watt power rating and IP40 dust seal rating. It also features an extended temperature (-10 °C to +85 °C) operating range, anti-rotation pin and metal shaft, and is available in a variety of standard resistance values and audio or linear tapers. Available in a bushing mount configuration with standard solder lugs, the new long-life Bourns® potentiometer offers a highly-versatile panel mount solution that delivers excellent reliability and durability.

With sample and production quantities available now, Model PDF241 is also RoHS compliant*. As a pricing reference, Bourns® Model PDF241 potentiometer is priced at $3.89 in quantities of 1,000 pieces. For additional information, please visit:

*RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC Jan. 27, 2003 including annex and RoHS Recast 2011/65/EU June 8, 2011.

** Bourns considers a product to be "halogen free" if (a) the Bromine (Br) content is 900 ppm or less; (b) the Chlorine (Cl) content is 900 ppm or less; and (c) the total Bromine (Br) and Chlorine (Cl) content is 1500 ppm or less.

About Bourns

Bourns, Inc., is a leading manufacturer and supplier of position and speed sensors, circuit protection solutions, magnetic components, microelectronic modules, panel controls and resistive products. Headquartered in Riverside, California, USA, Bourns serves a broad range of markets, including automotive, industrial, consumer, communications, non-critical life support medical (low/medium risk), audio and various other market segments. Additional company and product information is available at

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Agency Contact:
Annette Keller
Keller Communication
Company Contact:
David Scofield
Bourns, Inc.
(951) 781-5054