As usual, I keep reading into things after posting-
so my encoder has:
So, if I powered up this little bad boy, and only monitored ABZ, would I only have a four position/directional encoder per 360 degrees of rotation?
A/,B/,Z/ I read somewhere that these are the middle points of the wave, so to put in simpler terms 0+45 degrees for pulses (45, 135, 225, 315 degrees)
what the heck is the "/" channel?!? though,
I and using ROD 476 encoders from heidenhain. And Al (thank you so much) was the only kind soul to give me pinout info on these (I have a bunch)...even Heidenhain didnt get back to me with info on these.
Can anyone correct me on these assumptions?
Also, I am confused why as to why these are called 5000ppr encoders...wouldn't TTL imply a required base 2 (binary) output resolution?