ENC 24 Position Optical Encoder

ENC Series 24-Position Optical Encoder Switch with Integrated Pushbutton for Automotive, Medical, and Industrial Applications

By News Author | December 16, 2021

C&K, a leading manufacturer of high-quality electromechanical switches has launched a new optical rotary encoder, the ENC Series 24-Position Optical Encoder with integrated pushbutton.  The new encoder was developed as an improvement to our very successful 16 Position Optical Encoder. In addition to adding 50% more detent positions the 24-position encoder also includes an oft-requested right angle connector socket to make installation even easier for our customers. The fluid, precise rotation of the central encoder shaft makes applications like mode selection or menu navigation a breeze with rapid and accurate responsiveness to user input. The integrated pushbutton, activated by pressing the encoder shaft downward, makes the encoder a means of interface control that’s as easy as the click of a button, all in one simple design.

The new 24-position center select switch has a smooth haptic feel which allows for fast rotation. The encoder’s 2-bit Gray code output makes it easy to monitor direction and magnitude of rotation through whatever microcontroller our customers prefer. 

The ENC Series 24-Position Encoder is ideal for applications like automotive entertainment clusters, navigation, and volume control knobs. It’s also ideal for applications in medical devices like menu navigation, power cycling and intensity tuning.  In an industrial setting, it works well for mode selection in control panels and other similar functions.

"The ENC Series 24-Position Encoder is all about building upon the success of our ENC series, providing more functionality and features for our customers while increasing the ease of installation." Says Tanios BouRamia, Global Product Manager, "The complete focus on customer desires and needs reflects C&K’s ongoing commitment to deliver solutions that our customers want, with the high quality that they’ve come to expect from C&K."

For more information on C&K's new ENC Series 24-Position Optical Encoder, including details and specifications, click below:


ENC 24 Position Optical Encoder


About C&K

At C&K, we do more than just make the world’s best switches. We are trusted advisors, helping global brands and innovators improve customer satisfaction by building better products. C&K offers more than 55,000 standard products, 8.5 million switch combinations, as well as custom designed solutions, to help solve the hardest engineering challenges faced in the automotive, industrial, IoT, wearables, medical, telecom, consumer products, aerospace and POS terminal industries. For over 90 years, leading designers, manufacturers and distributors of electronics have turned to C&K when they require mission-critical reliability in an electromechanical switch, high-rel connector or custom assembly. The reason they keep coming back is because C&K’s innovative design, cutting-edge production process, and strict quality assurance standards produce the world's best switches and components.  For more information, please visit www.ckswitches.com or connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter.