FREMONT, Calif., 11 May 2015. Elma Electronic Inc. in Fremont, Calif., is introducing the Multi Wheel Encoder for aviation cockpits, transportation, construction, and test and measurement applications in outdoor environments.
The miniature rotary encoder includes an illuminated 8+1 joystick that enables users to control it using one finger. The device features Hall effect sensed incremental encoder output and 12 detents with magnetic indexing to ensure proper alignment and positioning through the life of the encoder.
The rotary encoder comes standard with IP66 sealing, with an outer O-ring ensuring secure front panel sealing. Measuring 10.5 by 30 millimeters, the switch incorporates a low profile design for incorporation in space constrained environments.
Front or rear mounting is accomplished using two self-tapping screws that are driven into the switch's hard polycarbonate body. The front end is metal with clear or black matte plating.
The encoder's communication interface incorporates a UART output that sends an 8-bit command for every encoder step and joystick actuation, as well as an LED control input with a proprietary protocol.
The independently-controlled, backlit LED offers full color RGB spectrum with different brightness levels. Encoder life is 1 million revolutions and joystick life is 500,000 actuations. Operating temperature is - to 70 degrees Celsius and a 3-volt DC power supply is required for proper Hall sensor operation.
For more information contact Elma online at www.elma.com.