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Nonwire Wound Variable Resistor

NSN: 5905-00-006-6970 | Model: 960544-10C

A resistor in which a sliding or rolling contact moves over an exposed area of the resistive element to change the ohmic value of the output. The functional tolerance (linearity), if given, of the output is greater than plus or minus 1 percent on linear outputs. Specified outputs such as sine, cosine, tangent, etc., shall be considered to be precision. For items having manually positioned taps designed to be set and fixed prior to use, see resistor, adjustable. For items with step by step variation, see rheostat and resistor, step by step. For tandem-mounted items designed to function together as an attenuator (and rated accordingly), see attenuator, variable. Excludes resistor (1), variable, wire wound, nonprecision; resistor (1), variable, nonwire wound precision; and resistor (1), variable, wire wound, precision.


Temperature coefficient of resistance per section in ppm per degrees celsius: -100 to 100 single section, terminal length: at least 0.125 inches

NSN Properties and Flags
NATO Stock Number
Section Quantity
Body Style
Reliability Indicator
Not established
Terminal Length
at least 0.125 inches
Body Length
0.75 inches
Body Width
0.25 inches
Body Height
0.19 inches
Actuator Type
Flush drive with slot-hole
Effective Electrical Rotation In Degrees Angular Rotation
Center To Center Distance Between Terminals
0.6 inches
Terminal Location
Dual inline
Mounting Method
Electrical Resistance Per Section
10 kilohms single section
Rotary Actuator Travel In Angular Degrees
Center To Center Distance Between Center Terminal and Outside Terminal
0.3 inches
Ambient Temperature In Degrees Celsius Per Section At Zero Percent Rated Power
150 single section
Temperature Coefficient Of Resistance Per Section In Ppm Per Degrees Celsius
-100 to 100 single section
Power Dissipation Rating Per Section In Watts
0.75 free air single section
Resistance Tolerance Per Section In Percent
-10 to 10 single section
Actuator Travel Control Feature
Ambient Temperature In Degrees Celsius Per Section At Full Rated Power
70 single section
Standard Taper Curve Per Section
A single section
Terminal Type and Quantity
4 pin

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NSN 5905-00-006-6970 Datasheet

Supply Class (FSC):
Cross Reference:
  • 960544-10C
  • 3099PJ09-103
  • 49010-10C
Cage Codes:
  • Raytheon Company (CAGE 82577)
  • Bourns Instruments Inc (CAGE 80294)
  • Vernitron Corp (CAGE 84048)
Schedule B & Trade:
  • Schedule B: 8533400080 (NAICS 334416)

    Variable resistors, including potentiometers, nesoi

  • SITC: 77235

    Variable electrical resistors (including reostats and potentiometers), n.E.S.

  • End Use: 20005

    Electric apparatus


N - Indicates there is no data in the hmirs and the nsn is in a fsc not generally suspected of containing hazardous materials.


U - Precious metal content is unknown


- The item does not have a nuclear hardened feature or any other critical feature such as tolerance, fit restriction or application.

Freight Information:
  • NMFC:

    062960 - Reostats/parts noi

  • WCC:

    658 - Electrical appliances, small

  • SHC:

    9 - Other or no special handling required (sh)

  • ADC:

    A - Shipment is not a consolidation and does not exceed 84 inches in any dimension.

  • ACC:

    H - Instruments/equipment/supplies for radio, communications, electrical, laboratory, etc. (includes signal corps)

  • LTL:

    P - 77.5

  • TCC:

    Z - No special type of cargo code applicable

NSN Management Codes:
  • SOS
  • AAC
  • Quantity per pack
    No qup
  • Unit of Measure
  • Shelf Life
  • Classification Control
  • Repariability

Questions & Answers:

What are the historical prices recorded for this stock number?
Historical data shows pricing from $15.35 to $25.58..
Does NSN 5905-00-006-6970 have a shelf life?
No. There is no shelf life applicable for this NSN.
What NATO entities are users of this NSN?
Spain, and Turkey
What is the NIIN of NSN 5905-00-006-6970?
000066970 or 00-006-6970
Does NSN 5905-00-006-6970 require demilitarization?
Yes - ITAR Controlled
What is the most recent solicitation for NSN 5905-00-006-6970?
No solicitations for this NSN.
When was this national stock number assigned to the federal catalog?
Jun 25, 1972