How Many Shaft Positions Exist on Absolute Encoders?

Posted by London Rhodes on Jul 29, 2021 10:33:47 AM

You can calculate the number of shaft positions on your encoder with the following equation: 2x where X = the resolution of your absolute encoder in bits.

For example, an encoder with a resolution of 12 bits, follow the equation of 212, gives you a resolution 4,096 discernable positions on the shaft.

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