I bought 10 circular sofpots and have already burnt up two of them by connecting like is described here - centre to analog input pin, left (with triangle above) connects to 5v and right goes to ground.
I have also tried putting resistors (5-100 ohm) before the 5v go to the softpot but I always get a bad reading out of it (only about 1/4 of the softpots gives out a reading)
If i put a resistor that is lower than 10 ohm, the sofpots overheats and starts burning/smoking.
I think this is really wierd since I was under the impression that you couldnt burn up these sofpots with 5v
If anyone can spot a solution it would be much appriciated