Application ID: 67341
A trimmer capacitor has a variable capacitance. One way of obtaining this is to use parallel facing electrodes with a variable overlap area. In this example, the capacitance can be changed by turning one electrode using a screwdriver. Typically a linear angular response is desired.
Trimmer capacitors are often used in high frequency applications, for example for frequency tuning of RF and microwave filters.
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