Low Profile Rotary Position Sensor / Potentiometer

The N-15 series converts angular position into a proportional analog voltage with endless rotation, 340º wide electrical angle, SMD or through-hole mount, an extended working temperature range of –40ºC to +120ºC and a whole series of customisation possibilities making it  the most flexible product on the market. The N-15 is ideal for appliance and automotive control and sensor applications.

  ■  SMD or Through-hole mount
  ■  Excellent performance (3% linearity)
  ■  Up to 2.000.000 life cycles
  ■  IP54 protection
  ■  360° endless rotation
  ■  340° electrical angle
  ■  Low profile (4.4 mm) and footprint (15 mm)
  ■  High operating temperature range
  ■  Polarised “T” rotor (European Home Appliance standard)
  ■  Embossed tape packaging according to IEC 60286-3:2007
  ■  All PT-15 shafts compatible
Also available as 6-pulse incremental encoder or mechanical switch with up to 12 positions.



Standard Extra-long life
Taper Linear
Resistance range¹ 5 kΩ ≤ Rn ≤ 100 kΩ 5 kΩ
Tolerance ±30%
Max. voltage 120 Vdc 27 Vdc
Nominal power at 50°C
0.15 W
Linearity (absolute) 3%
Operating temperature -40°C to +120°C

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Standard Extra-long life
Mechanical rotation angle 360°
Electrical rotation angle 340° ±10° 110° ±10°
Rotational torque ≤20 mN.m
Mounting method SMD or Through-hole SMD
Mechanical life Up to 200,000 cycles Up to 2,000,000 cycles
Test method ΔR(%)- typical test results
Electrical life 1.000 h at 50°C; 0.15 W ±40%
Mechanical life 100,000 cycles at 20 cpm ±40% (Rn < 100 k)
Temperature coefficient -40°C; +120°C ±300 ppm/°C (Rn < 100 k)
Thermal cycling 10h at 120°C and 10h at -40°C ±40%
Damp heat 480h at 40°C and 95% relative humidity (RH) ±40%
Storage 6 month at 23°C ±2°C and 50% RH ±40%

Out of range values may not comply with these results. Standard test conditions: temperature:23°C ±2°C and 45% to 70% RH