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    Wiring Optical Encoders

    Hi Guys,

    Im changing from mechanical to optical rotary encoders and was wondering if anyone using optical encoders could post a close up picture of hey they wired in the pullup resistors.

    Thankyou
    Gary

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    What optical encoders are you using. Brand name and part number? Oh, and what interface are you going to use it with
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    Hi Matt,

    Im going to use the Grayhill 61C11-01-08-02 encoders with the FDS-G1. They have a 2 bit output so should work. Im trying to keep the wiring as neat as possible so was considering if it would be easier using terminal blocks and running 2 seperate wires for each output - one to 5v with resistor the other direct to the interface ,but I would like to see how others are doing it also.

    Thanks
    Gary

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    I'm not sure if this is helpfull, if not maybe someone else can jump in here. Check out these drawings:

    http://ifsbi.org/public_ftp/RotaryWiring.gif

    http://ifsbi.org/public_ftp/62GB_Scematic.JPG

    Hope this helps....

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    Hi Matt,

    I have the schemetic for the encoder. Before soldering the resistors into the +5v I just wanted to see a photo of what others have done, to be sure Im actually on the right track. Electronics is not my specialty to say the least

    Gary

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    I know what you're going through... I'm not a electronics expert myself, but eventually I just dove in. Maybe this schematic is not so threatening


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    Thanks for the schematics Matt,

    I Greatly appreciate your help.

    Gary

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