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Unit 1 - 6115 4 St SE
Calgary AB  T2H 2H9


Unit 1 - 6115 4 St SE
Calgary AB  T2H 2H9
+1 403 282-7335

Slider 30

ID: POT2000_0

Ideal for user input, this slider has 30mm of travel and connects to an Analog Input or VINT Hub port.


Quantity Available: 1000+

Qty Price
5 $8.55
10 $8.10
25 $7.20
50 $6.30
100 $5.85

This linear potentiometer has 30mm of travel and connects to a VINT Hub or Phidget analog input port.


  • Add a slider to your system for an easy way to adjust variables
  • Outputs a voltage ratio between 0.0 to 1.0 that varies linearly across its 30mm length
  • Remove the knob and use the 1.4mm hole with a push rod or RC servo tie rod
Push rod

Interface Boards and Hubs

This sensor can be read by any Phidget with an Analog Input or VINT Hub port. It will connect to either one using a Phidget cable. VINT Hub ports can behave just like Analog Inputs, but have the added flexibility of being able to be used as digital inputs, digital outputs, or ports to communicate with VINT devices. For more information about VINT, see the VINT Overview page.

Product Voltage Inputs
Part Number Price Number of Voltage Inputs Voltage Input Resolution (bits)
VINT Hub Phidget
$40.00 6 (Shared) *** 15 bit
1-Port VINT Hub Phidget
$24.00 1 (Shared) ** 16 bit
VINT Hub Phidget
$35.00 6 (Shared) * 15 bit
VINT Hub Phidget
$30.00 6 (Shared) *** 15 bit
Wireless VINT Hub
$60.00 6 (Shared) * 16 bit
$120.00 6 (Shared) * 16 bit
8x Voltage Input Phidget
$20.00 8 12 bit
PhidgetInterfaceKit 8/8/8
$80.00 8
PhidgetInterfaceKit 2/2/2
$50.00 2 10 bit
PhidgetInterfaceKit 8/8/8
$80.00 8 10 bit
PhidgetInterfaceKit 8/8/8 Mini-Format
$70.00 8 10 bit
PhidgetInterfaceKit 8/8/8 w/6 Port Hub
$110.00 8 10 bit
PhidgetTextLCD 20X2 : White : Integrated PhidgetInterfaceKit 8/8/8
$70.00 8 10 bit

Phidget Cables

Below is a full list of Phidget cables you can use to connect this sensor to your Hub. You can solder multiple cables together in order to make even longer Phidget cables, but you should be aware of the effects of having long wires in your system.

Product Physical Properties
Part Number Price Cable Length
Phidget Cable 10cm
$1.50 100 mm
Phidget Cable 30cm
$1.75 300 mm
Phidget Cable 60cm
$2.00 600 mm
Phidget Cable 90cm
$2.00 900 mm
Phidget Cable 120cm
$2.25 1.2 m
Phidget Cable 150cm
$2.50 1.5 m
Phidget Cable 180cm
$2.75 1.8 m
Phidget Cable 350cm
$3.00 3.5 m
Phidget Cable Kit
$10.00 80 mm

Getting Started

Welcome to the POT2000 user guide! In order to get started, make sure you have the following hardware on hand:

Next, you will need to connect the pieces:

POT2000 Connecting The Hardware.jpg
  1. Connect the POT2000 to the VINT Hub with the Phidget cable.
  2. Connect the VINT Hub to your computer with the USB cable.

Now that you have everything together, let's start using the POT2000!

Using the Slider

Phidget Control Panel

In order to demonstrate the functionality of the POT2000, we will connect it to the HUB0001, and then run an example using the Phidget Control Panel on a Windows machine.

The Phidget Control Panel is available for use on both macOS and Windows machines. If you would like to follow along, first take a look at the getting started guide for your operating system:

Linux users can follow the getting started with Linux guide and continue reading here for more information about the POT2000.

First Look

After plugging in the POT2000 into the HUB0001, and the HUB0001 into your computer, open the Phidget Control Panel. You will see something like this:

HUB0001 Panel.jpg

The Phidget Control Panel will list all connected Phidgets and associated objects, as well as the following information:

  • Serial number: allows you to differentiate between similar Phidgets.
  • Channel: allows you to differentiate between similar objects on a Phidget.
  • Version number: corresponds to the firmware version your Phidget is running. If your Phidget is listed in red, your firmware is out of date. Update the firmware by double-clicking the entry.

The Phidget Control Panel can also be used to test your device. Double-clicking on an object will open an example.

Voltage Ratio Input

Double-click on a the Voltage Ratio Input object that corresponds to the hub port you plugged the slider into. This will run the example:


General information about the selected object will be displayed at the top of the window. You can also experiment with the following functionality:

  • Modify the change trigger and/or data interval value by dragging the sliders. For more information on these settings, see the data interval/change trigger page.
  • Move the slider back and forth to see the Voltage ratio change from 0.0 V/V to 1.0 V/V.

Technical Details

Phidget Cable


The Phidget Cable is a 3-pin, 0.100 inch pitch locking connector. Pictured here is a plug with the connections labelled. The connectors are commonly available - refer to the Analog Input Primer for manufacturer part numbers.

What to do Next

  • Programming Languages - Find your preferred programming language here and learn how to write your own code with Phidgets!
  • Phidget Programming Basics - Once you have set up Phidgets to work with your programming environment, we recommend you read our page on to learn the fundamentals of programming with Phidgets.

Product Specifications

Sensor Properties
Sensor Type Input (Slider)
Controlled By VoltageRatio Input
Sensor Output Type Ratiometric
Physical Travel Length 30 mm
Sensor Travel Length 25 mm
Electrical Properties
Current Consumption Max 1 mA
Output Impedance 5.5 kΩ
Physical Properties
Hole Diameter 1.4 mm
Operating Temperature Min -25 °C
Operating Temperature Max 70 °C
Customs Information
Canadian HS Export Code 8473.30.00
American HTS Import Code 8473.30.51.00
Country of Origin CN (China)


Product History

Date Board Revision Device Version Comment
August 2022 0 N/A Product Release

This device doesn't have an API of its own. It is controlled by opening a VoltageRatioInput channel on the Phidget that it's connected to. For a list of compatible Phidgets with VoltageRatio Inputs, see the Connection & Compatibility tab.

You can find details for the VoltageRatioInput API on the API tab for the Phidget that this sensor connects to.

Code Samples

Example Options


				Make your selections to display sample code.

Have a look at our potentiometers:

Product Sensor Properties
Part Number Price Sensor Type Controlled By Linear Travel (Electrical)
Slider 30
$9.00 Input (Slider) VoltageRatio Input
Slider 60
$11.00 Input (Slider) VoltageRatio Input
Slider 100
$14.00 Input (Slider) VoltageRatio Input
Linear Potentiometer - 75mm
$65.00 Input (Linear) VoltageRatio Input 75 mm
Linear Potentiometer - 100mm
$75.00 Input (Linear) VoltageRatio Input 100 mm
Linear Potentiometer - 200mm
$95.00 Input (Linear) VoltageRatio Input 200 mm
Linear Potentiometer - 300mm
$120.00 Input (Linear) VoltageRatio Input 300 mm