Is there a proper way to mount a potentiometer to a perforated circuit board?

I would like to attach my potentiometer directly to my perforated PCB, and I was wondering if there is a correct way to do this. I was thinking it has something to do with the tabs.  I know I can just solder wires to it, and then solder those to the board, but I would rather not have it hanging loose. My pot looks exactly like this: http://angela.com/images/products/detail/370430015798.jpg

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iceng6 years ago
Here is a pic of how I mount this pot.
erikp (author)  iceng6 years ago
Yeah I thought about that, but I ended up just super-gluing it to the top of my board, haha. Nice drawing though.
iceng erikp6 years ago
Thanks, I like your solution better.
In my favor, when I did that, super glue wasn't available.
Here an old dog learns a new trick LoL.

Eastman 910 co$t an arm and 2 legs then haha.
I'd go with that too.
That is a panel mount potentiometer. For board mounting, you want a PCB mount form factor potentiometer if you want to attach it directly to the PCB board.

erikp (author)  Quercus austrina6 years ago
That's what I'll do next time, thanks dude.

when I mount pots to a board I usually use this kind, http://www.alphapotentiometers.net/assets/images/3rp1610n-xa1.jpg , that way you can just put the pins straight into the holes on the board.  with the pots you have now I think your only option is individual wires