EEVblog 1573 – TEARDOWN: How a Rotary (Angle) Pulse Encoder Works

How a Rotary (Angle) Pulse Encoder works. This is entirely different to the normal quadrature phase encoder you have used before.
A teardown from the Haefely Trench PESD 1600 ESD Tester.

Unboxing & Testing video of 16kV ESD tester: https://www.eevblog.com/2023/10/13/exclusive-haefely-esd-gun-unboxing/
Pointless video about toggle switches: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1C0qz8fR_U

Forum: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/blog/eevblog1573-teardown-how-a-rotary-(angle)-pulse-encoder-works/

00:00 – This is NOT a regular quadrature rotary encoder!
02:08 – Tool Tip, Pin Vice
05:41 – EDC tool shootout, Victorinox MiniChamp vs Gerber Dime vs Olight Otacle
06:34 – We’re in like Flynn!
07:13 – New Lab Jack for the Tagarno microscope
08:09 – Of course that’s how it works
09:59 – Why is this not used more often?
12:29 – How it works
14:49 – Is there another example of this type of encoder? if not, why not?

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