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Pot 16mm 250 kOhm SG/Lin (:D 200mW 200VDC Spline 18 Teeth

Pot 16mm 250 kOhm SG/Log (A) 100mW 150VDC Spline 18 Teeth

This the description of the pots I could buy from Dick Smith (An aussie store)

I thought guitar wiring was AC not DC?!

Am I just confusing myself? Can someone verify if the above pots would work fin for tone/vol on a strat.

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id presume that "200mW 200VDC" is thier rating

you can use either for your strat

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Pot 16mm 250 kOhm SG/Lin (:D 200mW 200VDC Spline 18 Teeth

Pot 16mm 250 kOhm SG/Log (A) 100mW 150VDC Spline 18 Teeth

This the description of the pots I could buy from Dick Smith (An aussie store)

I thought guitar wiring was AC not DC?!

Am I just confusing myself? Can someone verify if the above pots would work fin for tone/vol on a strat.

The VDC rating is the voltage that you can safely apply to the pot without the voltage arcing inside the pot.They are giving the value in DC volts. The output of the pickups is in Millivolts AC.

They will work.

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Potentiometers can be used in either AC or DC circuits. The wattage rating is how much power the pot can dissipate before it releases its magic smoke. The voltage rating is the arc threshold, but you'll never see either in a guitar circuit.

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