Wires for Potentiometers

Get the ribbon cable, JST cables and connectors ready to wire up to the potentiometers. Use the following wire lengths.

  • 2x 3-pin JST cables – 80mm
  • 6-wire ribbon cable – 126mm

Tin Ribbon Cable Wires

Use wire stripper to remove a bit of insulation from each of the wires. Tin the strands of wire by adding a bit of solder.

Solder JST Connectors

Tin the pins on the JST connectors by adding a bit of solder. Add pieces of heat shrink tubing to three of the six wires from the ribbon cable. Attach the three wires to the 3-pin JST male connector.

Wired 3-pin JST Connectors

Repeat this process for the last three wires.

Wire Potentiometers 

Connect three from the ribbon cable to the pins on the potentiometer. Add pieces of heat shrink tubing before soldering. Follow the order of the colors to get the correct polarity.

  • White – Middle Pin
  • Red/Black – Side Pin

Wired Potentiometers

Repeat this process for the second potentiometer.

This guide was first published on Mar 18, 2020. It was last updated on Mar 18, 2020.
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