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Is a potentiometer considered a sensor?

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ARDUINOIDE

20 days ago

It depends upon for what purpose you are using the Potentiometer. If you are using it with microcontroller for some inputs then you may consider it as a "Sensor". However, using it in a basic circuit in which the potentiometer is not giving any input to the IC(Including transistor and MOSFETs)and working more like a "Variable Resistor" then it will not be considered as a sensor.

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Texas_MikeARDUINOIDE

Reply 20 days ago

Thank you for the clarification. The pot would be used like those in a Joystick to translate human position into an analog signal, then to an ADC for digital processing.