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Is it possible to connect (4) Quadrature encoders to a single IOtech WBK17 module?


Applies to: Hardware: WBK17; Software: WaveView, DASYLab; Custom applications


Encoder support varies according to hardware and software.  Statements regarding encoder support follow.

 

WaveView
The included IOtech WaveView “Out of the Box” software supports up to (2) Quadrature (A/B, Z) encoders connected to a single WBK17 module. Additional encoders can be added to a WaveView based system only by adding additional WBK17 hardware modules to that system.

DASYLab
DASYLab software can fully support up to (3) Quadrature (A/B, Z) encoders per WBK17 module. DASYLab also provides a mode which supports (4) encoders connected to a single WBK17 module; however, it is important to note that in this configuration, the (Z) index pulse channel is not read or utilized in any way. This special mode allows for only connecting and reading the (A) and (B) pulse channels of each of the (4) encoders connected to a single WBK17.

Custom Applications
Custom applications using LabVIEW, Visual Basic, and C++ programming environments can support up to (3) full Quadrature encoders (A/B, Z) on a single WBK17 and would also support (4) encoders connected to a single WBK17 without the utilization of the (Z) index pulse.




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