The Absolute Binary Rotary Encoder is a mechanical encoder capable of rotating a full 360° in both the clockwise and counterclockwise directions without limits. This device can also relate its current position relative to one of sixteen points on the encoder. The Absolute Binary Rotary Encoder is compatible with any Parallax microcontroller and sample code for the BASIC Stamp 2 and Propeller chip are available.
This device can be used as an absolute encoder for Position and Motion Control. This device can also be used as a Multi-positional Selection Switch.
Technical specification of the digital encoder from Parallax
The technical specifications are:
- Full 360° rotation with positional feedback
- 6-pin DIP module is ready for breadboard or through-hole projects
- Built-in 10kΩ pull-down resistor included on each output pin
- Compatible with any Parallax microcontroller