Rotary encoders are widely replacing conventional analogue potentiometers for audio, instrumentation and industrial control functions as they offer more accurate, repeatable setting. Cliff’s rotary encoder range features LED illuminated spindles to provide visible indication of panel position or function. Standard LED colors available are blue, green and red. The company is now manufacturing a wide range of customizable translucent control knobs in its UK factory in eight solid colors. The control knob are available to fit standard pot and encoder shafts. Custom designed translucent knobs are also available on request.
“The provision of an LED illuminated shaft provides integrated indication to simplify and reduce the cost of control panels by eliminating the need to fit a separate LED indicator. Our experience of manufacturing control knobs in-house puts us in a unique position to provide a range of matching translucent control knobs for our own and other suppliers illuminated rotary encoders.” Says Cliff Electronics General Manager John Hall
The rotary encoder range provides an output of 24 pulse / 24 clicks and features a 24mm shaft with ‘flats’ of 15/17.5/20/25/30mm available. Switch contacts are rated at 5VDC/0.5mA and the operating temperature range is -40° to +85° making them ideal for audio, broadcast, industrial control, medical and telecoms equipment and many types of portable devices.