Optical encoder switch has integrated pushbutton

Optical encoder switch has integrated pushbutton

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By Christoph Hammerschmidt

The ENC Series 24-position optical encoder switch from C&K does not only offer 50% more detent positions than comparable parts, the switch also includes an oft-requested right angle connector socket to make installation easier for designers.

The fluid, precise rotation of the central encoder shaft makes applications like mode selection or menu navigation a breeze 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 that’s as easy as the click of a button, all in one simple design.

The new 24-position center select switch has a smooth haptic feel that allows for fast rotation. The encoder’s 2-bit Gray code output makes it easy to monitor direction and magnitude of rotation through whatever microcontroller our customers prefer. 

The switch is ideal for applications like automotive entertainment clusters, navigation, and volume control knobs. It’s also suited for applications in medical devices like menu navigation, power cycling and intensity tuning. In an industrial setting, it works well for mode selection in control panels and other similar functions.


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