can i use 47K Ohm potentiometer instead of 50k ohm potentiometer

hi, i am new to electronics...i am trying to build a circuit from a schematic i found on internet...the circuit uses 50k ohm potentiometer...but i have only 47k ohm potentiometer with me...can i use 47k ohm potentiometer?...i have 100k ohm potentiometer also...will they work instead of 50k ohm potentiometer?...or will it fry the circuit?

by bhuvand
May 03, 2021

I doubt that there will be any problem using 47k instead of 50k. That's only 6% low and a lot of the time manufacturing tolerances may be this much.

by Foxx
May 03, 2021

You can also add a fixed 2.7k resistor in series. That would also avoid shorting the total resistance since the minimum will then be 2700 instead of 0 ohm.

by vanderghast
May 04, 2021
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