[EMS Discuss] Looking for part: Mallory VW-60 variable resistor

Benjamin Hallert EMAIL HIDDEN
Wed Apr 17 15:22:33 PDT 2013

It's for a plane, actually.  If I buy it from a salvage yard, it's crazy expensive (like $100-200) which is crazy.
- Ben

On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 3:03 PM, Hovis Biddle <EMAIL HIDDEN>

> What do you need it for?  Such a low resistance with such a huge
> dissipation seems weird, but I guess it might be appropriate for that use
> case.
> I know that there are scrap yards specifically for retired planes, you
> might be able to find one online and negotiate a part from them.
> On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 1:29 PM, Ben Hallert <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I'm looking for a part and coming up blank through the usual methods.
>> It's a Mallory VW-60 variable resistor.  60 ohm, 5 watt single flection
>> free earth.  I've cross referenced it against a part number 5905010216817
>> too but can't find it for sale or an equivalent replacement.  It's used as
>> a dimmer for a 12v light in airplanes.
>> Any ideas?
>> - Ben
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