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:

About Bourns
Bourns, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of automotive sensors, circuit protection solutions, magnetic products, microelectronic modules, trimming and precision potentiometers, panel controls and encoders and resistive products. Headquartered in Riverside, CA, Bourns serves a broad range of markets, including telecommunications, computer, industrial, instrumentation, automotive, consumer, non-critical life support medical, audio and various other market segments. Bourns® products are manufactured according to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards under Six Sigma quality programs. Bourns® automotive products are manufactured in accordance with the ISO/TS 16949 standard. Additional company and product information is available at the company’s website at

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

**Bourns follows the prevailing definition of “halogen free” in the industry. 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.