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    Rotary encoder question

    Hi all

    I have hooked up my rotary encoder to leo's BU0836X board using 30 and 31. Hooked up the wires, middle to gnd and the outer wires to 30 and 31. I open up the control board settings, when I rotate the encoder to the left "30" lights up but when I continue to rotate to the left 31 lights up then 30 and so on.
    Is this normal.

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    Re: Rotary encoder question

    Your encoder sequence should be:
    30[OFF] - 31[OFF]
    30[ON] - 31[OFF]
    30[ON] - 31[ON]
    30[OFF] - 31[ON]
    30[OFF] - 31[OFF]
    30[ON] - 31[OFF]
    30[ON] - 31[ON]
    30[OFF] - 31[ON]

    And so on. (And vice versa if you turn it the other way.

    Remember to run the small piece of software provided on Leo Bodnars homepage. This is required for encoders to work on the BU0836X.
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    Re: Rotary encoder question

    Thanks
    The sequence is about right, so that explains it. I have leo's software, one question when using Fsuipc and assigning rotary encoders lets say VOR1 gauge, does it make any difference if I spin the encoder slowly or fast in one direction before assign it to the VOR1 inc option in the drop down box

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    Re: Rotary encoder question

    That is called "acceleration". I am unsure is the BU0836X supports it or if it is handled (and/or supported) by FSUIPC. Perhaps someone else knows this...
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