String (Draw Wire) Potentiometers

MTA Voltage Divider Output

MTA Voltage Divider Output

The MTA miniature cable extension transducer combines 0.4% accuracy and 50-million cycle potentiometer life into a small package that gives designers high-performance to fit in small assemblies. Measurement ranges available are 0-3″ and 0-5″.

The MTA is part of TE Sensors’ miniature line of cable-extension position transducers (formerly under the Celesco Brand) that are perfect for short-ranged testing and control applications where space is at a premium. This transducer uses a high-cycle conductive plastic potentiometer to provide a precision voltage divider feedback signal for measurement ranges of 3 or 5 inches full stroke. With an accuracy of ±0.4% and a repeatability of ±0.02%, the MTA conveniently mounts using servo-clips for easy rotational adjustment.


  • Compact String Pot • Absolute Linear Position
  •  High Cycle Applications
  • Full Stroke Ranges: 0-3 and 0-5 inches, min.
  • Output Signal: voltage divider (potentiometer)
  • Accuracy: ±0.4 % full stroke
  • Repeatability: ±0.02% full stroke
  • Resolution: essentially infinite
  • Potentiometer Cycle Life: 50 million cycles*
  • Measuring Cable: 0.024-in. dia. nylon-coated stainless steel
  • Measuring Cable Tension: see ordering information
  • Enclosure Material: anodized aluminum
  • Sensor: conductive plastic potentiometer
  • Weight (maximum): 3-inch: 0.10 lbs., 5-inch: 0.26 lbs.