Slide Pots use a linear taper. Slide pots are commonly used in applications where the shaft position must be directly visible. Slide pots are widely used in audio equipment such as mixers and graphic equalizers. Slide pots set the on time and off time.
Slide Switches open and close electrical contacts by the translational motion of a level. Slide switches are available only up to DP4T. Slide switches are used to make continuous settings, for example, in music mix-and-control stations.