Important: Dust Covers for 16mm Potentiometers!


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I believe this is mandatory for Dust covers on Pots under the PCB.
It is a on going Issue that should be standard practice in Builds.
This stops the PCB from shorting out on the metal back of the Pot :
They come standard with Tayda Alpha 16mm Pots.
UPDATE: Alpha stopped supplying Tayda Pots with Dust Covers on some 16mm Potentiometers.
You need to Order the Dust Cover separately!
5 Cents each!

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I've always been the guy that says Condoms removes all the feel.... Who needs condoms!
Also, all my pedals are infected, so now I use them religiously.. lol
I had the literal ONE time I didn't use a dust capped POT cause a short due to clearance issues when I built the UberDrive... I was like "seriously, the one time I didn't wrap it up?" haha

Feral Feline

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Or use milk tabs hot glued on ...

That's seriously annoying though. All my Alphas have the covers, I'm used to that and now they want me to PAY? They should've continued including them for "free" and just upped the price of the pots overall to keep their bottom-line accountants (and me) happy-ish.


Has anyone else found that not putting a cover on makes them turn much more smoothly? It's as if the cover creates a vacuum effect and they're much stiffer.


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saying it turns in to a restrictive ring at times making it harder for use?anyways I do need to order another mountain of the things had stretch where all the pots got nowhere near the boards either all at the edge or enough that I just had to solder them not fully seated it made a decent gap that impacts from dropping didn't move the board.