The Rotary Encoder is versatile, commonly used in balancing robots and dead reckoning navigation. However, its precision also makes it an excellent choice as an input knob. The encoder is equipped with a set screw coupler for easy attachment to any 4mm shaft.
The Rotary Encoder is designed for efficiency and precision. With a resolution of 200 pulses per rotation, it offers high accuracy. The device can operate on an input voltage of 5 - 12VDC, and it can achieve a maximum rotating speed of 5000rpm. It can withstand an allowable radial load of 5N and an axial load of 3N. The encoder also comes with a 50cm cable for convenient connection and a 4mm shaft diameter.
The Rotary Encoder is not only functional but also user-friendly. It comes with a comprehensive datasheet for easy reference and example code to help you get started. The device is a testament to Sparkfun's commitment to providing innovative and high-quality products that cater to the needs of tech enthusiasts and professionals alike.