C&K has released a new optical rotary encoder, the ENC Series 24-Position Optical Encoder, with an integrated pushbutton. The new encoder was created to improve its 16 Position Optical Encoder. As well as adding 50% more detent positions, the 24-position encoder also possesses an often-requested right angle connector socket to make installation even more straightforward for users.
The fluid, precise rotation of the central encoder shaft makes applications such as mode selection or menu navigation simple with rapid and accurate responsiveness to user input. The integrated pushbutton, activated by pressing the encoder shaft downward, makes the encoder a means of interface control as easy as the click of a button, all in a straightforward design.
The new switch provides a smooth haptic feel that allows for fast rotation. The encoder's 2-bit Gray code output makes it easy to monitor the direction and magnitude of rotation through whatever microcontroller our customers prefer.
The encoder is excellent for applications such as automotive entertainment clusters, navigation, and volume control knobs. It is also ideal for applications in medical devices such as menu navigation, power cycling and intensity tuning. It works well for mode selection in control panels and other similar functions in an industrial setting.
"The ENC Series 24-Position Encoder is all about building upon the success of our ENC series, providing more functionality and features for our customers while increasing the ease of installation. The complete focus on customer desires and needs reflects C&K's ongoing commitment to deliver solutions that our customers want, with the high quality that they've come to expect from C&K," said Tanios BouRamia, global product manager at C&K.