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Using a non-Vex Potentiometer and limit switch 
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Post Using a non-Vex Potentiometer and limit switch
The potentiometer's info:
on the back of it there is a label that says
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BI P160KNP2F

Mouser Part #: 858-P160KNP0QC20B10K
Manufacturer Part #: P160KNP-0QC20B10K
Manufacturer: BI Technologies / TT Electronics
Description: Potentiometers 16mm Rotary Panel Potentiometer

potentiometer info site
pdf of potentiometer:
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I would like to connect it to a Vex Cortex with the newest firmware. What ports on the cortex would I connect to which terminals on the potentiometer?

Also for the limit switch I would like to do the same thing.
The limit switch is model #: SS-01GL13PT
limit switch info site
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Sat Oct 04, 2014 5:12 pm
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Post Re: Using a non-Vex Potentiometer and limit switch
Here is a VEX Cortex pinout: http://content.vexrobotics.com/docs/276-2194-Rev1-PINOUT-20140430.pdf
The pot wiper goes to an analog input, one side goes to 0V and the other side goes to 5V.
There is a VEX Cortex schematic of the I/O on page 13 of: http://content.vexrobotics.com/docs/VEXnet-UserGuide-20140811.pdf
Since the digital inputs have an internal pullup resistor, connect the switch from the input to 0V.


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